My Journey to Healthier Gums with the #LISTERINE 21-Day Challenge

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I have never had a problem with my teeth. As a child I required very few trips to the dentist. Luckily, my children have been the same way. However, at some point when I was pregnant with one child after another, my gums started to pay the price. Pregnancy really took its toll on them and it seems they have been getting worse as the years go on. Rather than suffer through costly surgery that didn't work like my grandma, I am taking less drastic measures to improve my gum health and healthy habits for 2015 with the LISTERINE® 21-Day Challenge.

The LISTERINE® 21-Day Challenge

Did you know that brushing and flossing misses nearly 75% of your mouth? Neither did I. I thought I was good with my tried and true oral care routine. It's true though, rinsing with an antimicrobial mouthwash for 30 seconds twice a day can help clean 100% of your mouth. That is important because believe it or not, there are more germs in your mouth than there are people on Earth!

February is Children's Oral Health Month, and what better time to get kids started on a healthy rinsing routine. My boys are a little hesitant to try rinsing, but the fun Frozen themed LISTERINE® Mouthwash bottle along with the kid-themed flavor has been enough to entice them to jump on board the 21-Day Challenge too.

What exactly is the challenge? Well, you can sign up for the LISTERINE® 21-Day Challenge on, and pledge to carry out a new and improved oral care routine that includes not only brushing and flossing, but rinsing with LISTERINE® Antiseptic Mouthwash twice a day for 30 seconds too. LISTERINE® is also interested in helping you reach your other healthy habit goals for 2015 too. So, when you sign up for the challenge, you can choose from fitness, nutrition and organization, and daily emails will be sent out to you from experts to help keep you motivated.

Join the LISTERINE® 21-Day Challenge and Win!

Not only can you see up to 5 times healthier gums in 2 weeks and 9 times healthier gums in 9 weeks with the use of LISTERINE® Antiseptic Mouthwash, but you also have the chance to win some incredible instant daily prizes like a FitBit, $100 Container Store Gift Card or Apple TV when you participate in the LISTERINE® 21-Day Challenge. Plus, for every 7 consecutive days you keep swishing, you earn an entry into a grand prize drawing. What are you waiting for? Get started on the road to better oral healthy and sign up for the LISTERINE® 21-Day Challenge now!

Stay tuned via Twitter and Facebook as I send out updates during my challenge, and check back here in three weeks when I announce my results!

I received LISTERINE® Brand products and a Walgreens gift card 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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  1. I grew up with Listerine in our house but it wasn't until I was an adult that I began to use it. I always thought it had the worse taste. But I've been using it now for several years and it has worked great for me. I'm willing to take the challenge myself.

    1. I figure I can handle anything for 30 seconds at a time, and I love how fresh my breath is afterwards if nothing else. :)

  2. Probiotics, raspberry leaf and yogurt improve gum health, prevent plaque stains from bacteria and help with keeping canker sores at bay

  3. I am a huge fan of the Listerine products, we keep them stocked up in the hallway closet, I love the natural mouthwash.

  4. I've used it for thirty years and still loving it.

    1. Wow, that is a lot of years of use, it must work well for you. Hoping to see it work well in our home too.



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