Staying Confident With Listerine

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.

For the last few weeks I have been thinking a lot about personal health and wellness, especially oral health. It is completely true that great oral health leads to great health for the whole body and most importantly the heart. Brushing is easy, but when you just brush once in the morning and once before bed is it enough?  To improve my personal oral health I joined the LISTERINE® 21-Day Challenge and it has made an incredible difference in my lifestyle so far.

To succeed in the LISTERINE® 21-Day Challenge I used Listerine throughout the day and I used my phone to set up a daily alarm and reminders to use the mouthwash and to floss, something I don’t always remember to do. Constant repetition has been key during this challenge.

Since brushing alone doesn’t get all the germs in my mouth I rinse with Listerine to ensure that my mouth is completely clean after I brush. The flavor is a strong mint flavor which energizes me in the morning. When I use the mouthwash it feels like I have ten toothbrushes working inside my mouth.

Another Listerine product I like using are the pocket pack breath strips. Working in a restaurant I like to feel confident that my mouth is clean and my breath is fresh since I’m talking to people all day long. I use a strip every couple of hours to maintain a clean feel.

The good people of Listerine emailed me every day. It helped me track my progress and stay focused and encouraged me to succeed. The best part of the emails was that there were health tips every single day included. Here are a few of my favorite days.

Want to participate in the challenge? Walgreens has everything you need to get started and there is even a great deal this week. The week of March 1st purchase LISTERINE® Antiseptic for only $4.49; a great price to help keep you going with your new rinsing habit!

Getting Excited About Oral Care With Listerine

Disclosure: I received LISTERINE® products and a gfit card from The Motherhood as part of my participation in the 21-Day Challenge. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Confidence makes the world go round. The simplest way to have a great deal of confidence for me is to have great oral hygiene. I manage a restaurant and I am around people around the clock so my smile and a clean fresh breath are very important. On top of that I am a father of 2 boys who have already had visits from the tooth fairy and need to be in the know on how to completely care for their teeth. Since I have moved to the US over 15 years ago one name stood true to offer extra help with oral care and confidence and that is Listerine. Now as a family we are looking for ways to keep the kids committed to great habits so we are joining the Listerine 21-Day Oral Care challenge.

So typically brushing seems like it should be enough, but it is not. So you need a great mouthwash, and a floss and do not worry what else because Listerine has you covered. Listerine has an extensive line of products and flavors for the whole family. Even kids are happy because there are kid friendly flavors like bubble gum and grape.

Listerine wants us all to be healthy and successful when it comes to oral care so they created the 21 day challenge. It is very easy to sign up. Just go to www.listerine.com/21daychallenge and set up a profile and choose a coach that will inspire you and motivate you daily. We all have busy schedules and rely on our electronic devices so this is the one time electronics at our fingertips will greatly help our health with Listerine.

One place to find everything you need for the challenge is Walgreens. Walgreens offers all sorts of Listerine products but also many products for wellness. Walgreens also has a very user friendly app that can help with achieving wellness goals. I am striving to be successful with the 21 day challenge in order to inspire my kids to take care of their oral health with Listerine. The biggest battle will be to work on the kids flossing habits and using Listerine to rinse. There will be lots of bribing involved but in the future looking back the kids will be happy how they started using Listerine to improve their oral care.


The best part about the Listerine Challenge besides using Listerine, is that there are prizes to keep you engaged and motivated. Great oral health will be the best prize of all but you can be entered in sweepstakes to win prizes such as an Amazon Fire TV and a FitBit.

Check in with us in a few weeks to see the results and all the fun we had through the Listerine Challenge. Feel free to share your successes and leave a comment with questions if you have any.

Oral Care Prize Package {$100+ Value}

I have two things to share with you all in this post. I have an awesome giveaway courtesy of Westchester Smiles Dentistry that is open to anyone in the US but first I want to tell you about a huge giveaway going on for those of you in NY {or close enough to travel there}.

GIVEAWAY FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT LIVE IN NEW YORK:

Westchester Smile Design‘s Facebook Fan Page is giving away approximately $7,700 Invisalign Treatments to one lucky fan! The grand prize giveaway drawing will take place on 1/16/2012 and all fans of the page are eligible. {Details: The Invisalign treatment to take place at Westchester Smiles Dentistry located at 984 North Broadway, Suite 410 Yonkers, New York 10701. All travel costs related to getting to Westchester Smiles Dentistry is the responsibility of the winner. Any additional fees would be paid by the winner for dental work other than the Invisalign treatment. $7,700 represents the approximate retail value of the service, actual costs vary patient to patient. Grand prize winner has one year to redeem complimentary Invisalign service.}

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GIVEAWAY OPEN TO ALL U.S. RESIDENTS:

One reader will win a prize package worth about $110 that includes the following:

-3D White Multi-Care Whitening Rinse  $8

-Oral-B CrossAction Power Max Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush $14.99

-3D White Whitestrips with AdvancedSEAL No Slip Technology $64.66

-Crest 3D White Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste Advanced Vivid Enamel Renewal $5

-Reach Floss $2.47

-DenTek Dental Scaler, Dental Pick and Mirror $7.99

-Trident White 3 Pack Spearmint $2.59

-Target RE Stripe Bath Hand Towel $5.00

HOW TO ENTER:

(Do any or all of the following, leave a comment for each you complete)

1) “Like” Westchester Smile Design on Facebook

2) “Like” Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

3) Share this giveaway on a social network

4) Subscribe to this blog via email or RSS (look in upper right hand corner)

5) Enter another one of my giveaways (found here)

Giveaway ends on January 16, 2012 at 11:59pm CST. US only.

(Disclosure: I received product samples but all thoughts are my own. My giveaway is not associated with Facebook.)