Here I am 11 years later and still learning as we go. I also now have four little mouths to take care of. With each of my children in a different stage in terms of oral care, it's become more and more important to me to make sure they are all getting the most from their home oral care routine. As well as learning themselves how important healthy teeth and gums are.
My oldest lost one of his last baby teeth just yesterday! I have been striving to make him understand this is his last set of teeth, his adult set, the teeth that will be with him for the rest of his life and how important it is to take care of those teeth.
My youngest son has lost his first few teeth over the past 6mths. As much as it shames me a bit to admit it, he also has had the worst oral care. His baby teeth are embarrassing to a point with a good old fashion case of "bottle rot". He has even had to have two removed and such a young age. With him I took my cue from the dentist telling him about those little sugar "bugs" that attack his teeth and get stuck in between them. I am really trying to get him to understand that brushing alone isn't going to cut it. He is really resistant to flossing so we are working hard on how to floss, along with the benefits of flossing. I won't try and hide the fact that I myself, again, didn't realize that just brushing alone was leaving behind 75% of the germs! Oral Care is a system that works together, of brushing, flossing and rinsing at least twice a day! Even for children.
When I heard about the Listerine Oral Care Challenge I knew at this stage, this challenge would be a great teaching tool to help not only get my children on the right track but myself as well. As much as I get on my kids I typically brush and run, skipping the mouthwash and the floss. I guess I really need to learn to practice what I preach and set a good example as well.
Practicing what I preach, is a big step in the Listerine Oral Care Challenge. To complete the challenge, kids, alongside their parents, have to brush, floss and rinse every day, twice a day for two weeks-a key step in building a strong oral care foundation! I will be provided the tools for the challenge, then me and my family need to step up to the plate, and put our best foot forward to complete the challenge. At the end my hope is that we are together, able to build a life long regimen of brushing, flossing and rinsing, twice a day everyday, without hesitation or question.
I can wait to share our journey with you!
“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Listerine and received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.”