The challenge is over. The results are in. And the winner of our family's Listerine and Reach Healthy Habits for a Lifetime Oral Care Challenge is ... (drum roll, please!) CC!
I have to say, I've been really proud of my 5-year-old, who flossed, brushed and rinsed twice a day, every day for three weeks! Her mom and dad? Well, I might have missed a night or two of flossing, truth be told. CC, though? Not one, and she's still going -- although I've since made flossing a once-a-day commitment for her.
As I wrote in my previous Oral Care post, I was floored by studies that showed how brushing misses 75% of the particles and germs in your mouth. Also, that 50% of children ages 5-9 have a cavity or need a filling.
|CC loves the calendar!|
Listerine Total Care Zero mouthwash to the regular version. The rinse wasn't as harsh because it contains no alcohol. And, believe it or not, flossing did get easier. It became a routine and also felt less harsh on my teeth.
But more than anything, I'm most proud of my little girl. Now flossing, brushing and rinsing are part of her little routine. She even reminds me about it! And starting this early really helps with developing great habits over her lifetime.
(Disclosure: I received products and compensation from Johnson & Johnson and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the Oral Care Challenge. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post, however, are my own.)