Monday, October 26, 2009

Healthy Teeth Challenge Was A Success

Through Mom Central I signed to participate in a Listerine and Reach Oral Care Challenge Blog Tour!

I received an assortment of adult and childrens products including:
  • Listerine Total Care (2)
  • Listerine Agent Cool Blue (2)
  • Reach Access Flosser (1 + refills)
  • Reach Toothbrushes (4)
  • Listerine Smart Rinse (2) 
  • Reach Floss
Along with a monthly chart and tooth stickers.

I explained to the kids we would be taking a challenge and that every time instead of just brushing we would also be rinsing, and flossing. After which we would take the little tooth sticker and put it on the appropriate day of the chart.

We had never used AGENT CO0L BLUE® and at first I used it incorrectly. I couldn't understand why the kids teeth had a light blue hue after rinsing. Then I realized after reading the directions (note to self: Always read before using. Duh!) that you are supposed to rinse before brushing. This way the kids would have to pay special attention while brushing to remove the blue tint.  They loved it! They especially love the dosing of it where you squeeze the bottle until the liquid fills up the cap. 

This was the first time the kids have used a rinse and they felt like big kids.
LISTERINE® SMART RINSE™ is an anticavity mouthwash for kids ages six and older that helps clean and protect teeth beyond brushing alone. The MAGNETIC CLEANING ACTION™ attracts particles—showing kids what brushing may have missed.
  • Contains fluoride to help prevent cavities
  • Kills bad breath germs
  • And shows proof in the sink of a cleaner mouth
When I asked Handsome what he thought about it he said, "It tastes good!"

Goddess said, "the swooshing, rinsing and spitting is me favorite part." Ummm...should I be concerned about this answer?

What this mom can tell you is that my children ask to rinse and brush now. Sometimes 4 times a day. Not bad when this mom usually gets in 1 kid brush and 1 parent brush a day.

To try LISTERINE® SMART RINSE™ or LISTERINE® AGENT CO0L BLUE® for yourself, check out these $1.00 coupons here

It was a pleasure to be part of this campaign so far. Oral health is very important and it has to start at an early age.

Did You Know:

  • 50 percent of children will have a cavity or filling between the ages of five and nine.
  • Perceived healthy snacks such as fruit juice and milk can also be the source of cavities.
  • The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD) recommends parents schedule an
    appointment with a dentist as soon as the first tooth appears. 
To participate for yourself in this worthwhile challenge with your children, head over to Listerine Kids and download the calender. Show your children by example how important oral health care is and they will always take care of their teeth.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Listerine and Reach and received Listerine and Reach products for the Oral Care Challenge and a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.


  1. Anonymous5:34 PM

    It is so funny that you posted this cause just yesterday i was interested in buying my daughter the Listerine. thank you so much for the post it helps a lot.

  2. Your kids are the cutest kids. I'm glad they liked the stuff and are now using it to take care of their teeth. Again, something I wish was around when my boys were little. Boy what a pain to get my kids to brush and then such terrible dentist visits.... UGH!!
    Thanks for a great review, please tell Handsome and Goddess thank you also.

  3. I think this very nice post. Your kids seems very smart and cute. Doing well to share this post.


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