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I was challenged to do a 21 day experiment with Listerine products. I, like many of you, brush regularly, and even floss on occasion. But rarely do I use mouthwash. That is why I was startled to learn that brushing alone misses 75% of your mouth! Can you imagine? I thought I was doing a good job cleaning my teeth, but now I find out that there are little germs sloshing around in there!
My brushing routine starts with swishing water around in my mouth, then putting toothpaste on my toothbrush. I add some water to the toothpaste too, so that it doesn't just stick on the first tooth I brush. I start in the front, of my mouth on the front of my teeth, then go to the sides brushing up and down. Next I brush the sharp parts of my teeth, and finish on the inside of my mouth. I brush my tongue too. I've always done that to get rid of bad breath and to make sure I get the germs off the tongue. Now they have tongue scrapers, but I have always stuck with my 'brushing the tongue' routine.
My mom had no dental insurance for years. She got a cavity and couldn't get it filled because of lack of funds. Because she didn't get the cavity filled, the tooth next to it became infected, until she lost virtually all of her teeth. Now she has a plate. She never uses it because it makes her gag. I do not want to go down that path. I plan to make the Listerine 21 Day Challenge part of my daily ritual to keep my teeth healthy and to show my 11 year old son how valuable my teeth are to me.
Join the 21 Day Listerine Challenge with me! Everyday you will get an email for 21 days encouraging you to stay on track. You can also choose from one of three coaches. These coaches are experts in their field. Choose from a fitness expert, a healthy eating and nutrition expert, or an organizational coach. Your daily email will have coach's advice on the topic you pick, daily oral care tips, chances to win great prizes, and ongoing inspiration from Life Coach Valorie Burton. Click here to sign up. You really have nothing to lose except bad breath, germs from food you missed while brushing, dingy teeth... Plus, Listerine has a money back guarantee for this challenge! Try it for 21 days, if you are not impressed with the results, mail them your receipt and they will refund your money (up to $12.99).
When you work with a partner it is much easier to stick to a routine. Let's do this together... Get healthier together... Sign up now! Grab everything you need for the challenge at Walgreens. They always have ample stock and the checkout lines move quickly.
Acid produced when food particles combine with bacteria can steal calcium and phosphate from teeth. (Taken from Listerine's 21 Day Challenge page).