The Oral Healthcare Challenge!

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The Listerine Oral Health Challenge! ~www.thebettermom.comDid you know that brushing alone misses 75% of your mouth????  YUCK!  That fact alone is why I am excited my family will be taking on the LISTERINE® 21 Day Challenge!

We take our oral health seriously, but I have to admit, probably not serious enough.  My children brush their teeth everyday, but usually it is only once before bed. {gasp}  As a busy mom with a large family can you please agree with me that sometimes it is VERY difficult to remember the whole "brush your teeth" routine??? I don't forget to brush my own teeth (after all they are in my mouth! :)), but I can sometimes forget to double check that the kids are all set!  We are taking on this LISTERINE® 21 Day Challenge full force! As a part of this challenge we will be keeping track of our teeth and gums! Not just a daily brushing of the teeth but wait for it... daily flossing and daily use of LISTERINE! Did you know that by using LISTERINE Antiseptic mouthwash twice daily for 30 seconds, you can clean virtually 100% of your mouth!?!

I was shocked to learn that oral disease is now the most chronic childhood illness in the U.S. It impacts kids of all backgrounds, but especially the millions who are unable to afford, or otherwise get access to, regular professional care ---and I can attest that is is expensive!! This exciting project will benefit Oral Health America, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting at-risk kids with needed oral health services. We're excited to invite you to join us and become part of the LISTERINE® 21 Day Challenge by going HERE.

For every person who signs up for the challenge, the LISTERINE® Brand will make a contribution to help Oral Health America’s Smiles Across America program toward their goal of connecting up to 210,000 children with needed oral health services in 2013.

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Resources: [1] Dentistry Today. “Mouth Contains More Germs Than Total Number of People on Earth”. http://www.dentistrytoday.com/todays-dental-news/5596-mouth-contains-more-germs-than-total-number-of-people-on-earth [2] “Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General”. http://silk.nih.gov/public/hck1ocv.@www.surgeon.fullrpt.pdf Disclosure: I received products from 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 are my own. 

Ruth Schwenk

Ruth Schwenk is the creator of The Better Mom, and along with her husband, the creator of For the Family. She is a pastor’s wife, mom of four energetic kids, a lover of coffee, and dreamer of big dreams. She loves leading, speaking, and blogging. Ruth is the co-author of Hoodwinked: Ten Myths Moms Believe and Why We All Need to Knock It Off and two forthcoming books with Zondervan. A graduate of The Moody Bible Institute, Ruth and her husband have been in full-time local church ministry for over fifteen years.