Did you know that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month? One of my biggest concerns about parenting in this house is oral health. “Did you brush your teeth?”
Growing up, there were plenty of nights when I “forgot” to brush my teeth and I certainly paid the consequences. I never flossed, I hated going to the dentist and I was a lazy brusher. I’ve been doing everything I can to avoid creating that same situation here in our house. From the get go, I’ve tried to be positive about our oral health, not letting them in on any of my “fears” about the dentist and keeping it positive. So far so good, but when I heard Aidan had a “spot” we had to watch at his last dental check-up, I was so upset with myself. “Already? He hasn’t even lost his first tooth yet. How can this be?” Softer teeth like his mom, perhaps? Maybe some bad brushing habits? Low and behold, after six months of watching it, he just recently had it filled. Such a bummer.
Did you know that brushing alone misses 75% of your mouth? Sorta gross, right. That’s why the Stow family has just signed up for the Listerine® 21-Day Challenge. With this challenge, we’ve committed to rinsing with Listerine® twice daily to ensure a healthier mouth. Not only will we be able to improve our oral health, but we’ll also be able to stick to our overall goals of 2015 with experts available in the fields of life coaching, fitness, nutrition and home organization. You can sign up for these healthy habits for your family right here, too! I’m excited to get some coaching tips on home organization! This 21-Day Challenge is nothing but a win-win! Let’s hope we can stick to it!
Will you lead by example and sign up? I almost forgot to mention the amazing prizes you’ll be entered to win when you sign up to take the challenge. You’ll have a daily opportunity to win a FitBit®, a $100 Container Store® Gift Card or an Amazon Fire TV!
The bedtime “routine” can get pretty crazy here, sometimes not being routine-like at all. We like to use a timer for brushing to make sure that each kid brushes long enough – the Lickety Split app is the best and the kids just love the classical music. If you don’t have this app yet, you can get it here. There’s nothing wrong with a little healthy competition!
The Listerine® Brand has products that the whole family will love. I particularly rely on the Listerine® SMART RINSE® for protecting the kids from those unwanted cavities. This rinse gives me the extra confidence I need to know I’m doing everything I can to avoid cavities and gum disease by reaching 100% of those little mouths. You can find all these wellness products from Listerine® at Walgreens!
Good luck with your family’s Listerine® 21-Day Challenge! Keep that rinse right on the counter in clear view so you don’t forget to use it! Here’s to cavity-free dentist visits forever more!
Disclosure: I received LISTERINE® Brand products and a Walgreens gift card 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 are my own.