My #Listerine 21-Day Challenge is Complete!

by Bay on March 8, 2014

Three weeks ago I told you about how I was embarking on a 21 Day Challenge with Listerine.  I had all the ingredients to enjoying a healthier mouth: Listerine toothpaste, Listerine Antiseptic and Reach Floss.  The kids even had their own Listerine Smart Rinse to get in on the “swishing” habit.

I have to say that it has gone really well!  It took a lot of getting used to the strong taste of Listerine for me, but now I can swish with the best of ‘em!  (The first time I tried swishing I couldn’t do it for more than a few seconds, it was so strong!  But I think the toothpaste also helped me get used to the strong flavor).  The kids have really enjoyed using the Smart Rinse, it helps motivate them to get to the sink and start brushing when they know they can use the mouthwash:

listerine kids

Okay, so Rayna doesn’t look too sure in that picture, but they really do love using it.  I like that the bottle only dispenses the right amount so there are no major spills and no one is “accidentally” chugging it!

When I first started the challenge I was hoping to eliminate some of the lines of plaque I have on my teeth in the morning.  I still get a little, but it has been greatly reduced with the rinsing and regular flossing.  I know that I need to go get my teeth professionally cleaned (it’s been a long time!) and I should be in much better shape.  But if you are turned off by the strong flavor of the Listerine, I definitely say to stick with it because it does take some getting used to!  I’ve been sick for the last few days and I feel like Listerine really helps kill the creepy germs in my mouth in the morning (sorry if that’s TMI!)

Finally, I did actually post my #SwishSelfie on the Listerine Facebook page, here it is:

swish selfie2

Puckering up my lips is totally making me look like I have a mustache, eek!  But it was worth it to do my part in the goal of raising $85,000 to the Smiles Across America program. :)  It’s not too late for you to participate in the #SwishSelfie program (or the 21 Day Challenge).  Just visit the Listerine Facebook page for the scoop on how to post your selfie (not only does each selfie count for the charity donation, but there’s a chance for a weekly winner to win $$ too!)

Disclosure: I received a Target gift card to purchase LISTERINE® Brand 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.

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Melissa Inzerillo March 8, 2014 at 7:33 pm

Matt is a FAITHFUL listeriner… I was not a fan of the kids listerine though. I don’t think it really showed the gunk on their teeth.

Eric March 8, 2014 at 8:18 pm

Great photo. I like how it looks like Marc is chugging it.

Life with Kaishon March 10, 2014 at 9:58 am

My son has always loved swishing with mouthwash! I didn’t know they made mouth wash for kids. Thanks for sharing.
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Carrie @ Chockababy March 10, 2014 at 1:56 pm

We are a listerine family. My kids love the kids’ mouthwash and my husband is convinced that a rinse in the morning keeps colds away!
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kim @ DESIGN + LIFE + KIDS March 10, 2014 at 1:58 pm

My husband is an avid Listerine user and we’ve always loved it. But I always wondered at what age is it safe for kids to start? Mine are 4 and 6… is it time for them now?
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Heather March 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Listerine is on my must have list. Love it.
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Rachel March 10, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Love the kids version of mouthwash and a training tool!
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Sherry Aikens (@Babypop) March 10, 2014 at 11:01 pm

I did the challenge last year my teeth and my kids they got great check up at the dentist. so glad you have great experience.
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