Tuesday, November 29, 2011

We're taking the Listerine Oral Care Challenge

Our family has been chosen to participate in the Listerine Oral Care Challenge.* It comes at a perfect time--not too long after Halloween and over the sugar-laden holidays!

I've noticed that some people are blessed with healthy teeth genes while others are not. In our family, Mike is the most vigilant of all five of us regarding oral hygiene. He flosses religiously, whereas I do it about once a week. He did have the disadvantage of being raised in Britain, where dental health is not taken as seriously as it is in the U.S. However, I do feel sorry for the poor guy when we return from dental visits and he has cavities and I do not. I'm just lucky. I didn't get a cavity until I was 15 (and had braces), unusual back in those days before the latest pediatric dentistry advances.

In recent months, we've begun flossing the younger boys' teeth daily...mostly because their dentist was concerned about their teeth. Everyone in the family brushes twice a day. Chris is the most slapdash about it, and that's unfortunate because he's the braces wearer in the family. I think he's been fairly lucky too.

As part of the Listerine Oral Challenge, we will be brushing, rinsing, and flossing twice a day for three weeks. I expect this to be a true challenge in our busy family schedule, but I'm anxious to see whether we can build better dental habits in the children (and in all of us). 
*I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Listerine and received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.


  1. The challenge will serve as a great start for you and your family, as you try to better each other's oral health. If you take risks, your life will change for the better. This has got to be one of the most challenging tests for everyone.. =)

  2. It is great opportunity for testing your oral hygiene product.