I thought I had good oral hygiene. At least I did until I read the statistic that “…brushing alone misses 75% of your mouth.” Yikes! I do use an electric toothbrush, which I swear by, but I suppose that 75% includes between my teeth and under the gums. I am determined to not have dentures. Most of my older family members have them, many of them from a young age, so I know that the possibility is very real that I will too. To find out more and to do all that I can to keep my teeth as I age, I’m about to take on a 21 Day Listerine Oral Care Challenge to make sure I’m caring for my teeth the best that I can.
I’ll admit that I don’t floss every day. Some nights I’m just too tired. Plus, I have two bridges that need extra care. I know that I should force myself to complete the cleaning every night, but sometimes sleep just sounds so much better. I’m guessing some of you have the same issue.
It turns out that I can help increase my chances of having clean teeth and fresher breath by using LISTERINE® ULTRACLEAN® twice a day. And while I’m working on my oral health, LISTERINE® Brand is helping children in need by making a contribution to help the Oral Health America’s Smiles Across America® program. Just by signing up for the 21 Day Listerine Oral Care Challenge on Facebook, I’ll help trigger a donation to this great group and you can too! You can also adopt a “pet mouth” and sign up for a reminder app to help keep you on track.
I’m fortunate that even though I’m not thorough, I have healthy looking gums – nice and pink with no bleeding – and even though I’m over 50, I don’t have recessed gums. I credit dentist visits and that electric toothbrush of mine! If your gums aren’t great shape, now’s a fabulous time to make your mouth a priority, because so many health issues can be triggered by problems with teeth and gums. Check out the Challenge and then follow along with me over the next three weeks for more information on caring for your teeth and gums.
I received products from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the LISTERINE® 21 Day Challenge. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.