With Halloween being tomorrow you know that means one thing. Our children are going to eating lots of candy. October seems to be a month full of sweet treats. With all the candy and sweets of course we worry about our kids teeth. As Moms, although we may try our best to teach our kids the proper brush and floss routine, the U.S Department of Health and Human Services states that 50 percent of kids between the ages of 5 and 9 get a cavity or filling.
During the month of October our family has been onthe Listerine and Reach "Oral care Challenge". Our Family made sure to brush, floss and rinse every day, twice a day for two weeks—a key step in building a strong foundation of good oral care habits. What a challenge it was but we are working hard at good oral habits.
To help in our challenge we received Listerine Cool Agent Blue which is a product we love in our home. Agent Cool Blue is a pre-brush tinting rinse. Used before brushing, it tints teeth blue so kids pay attention when cleaning their teeth; giving kids a sense of accomplishment that they are doing a good job and reinforcing the positive behavior. I have to say when my daughter saw the box she jumped up and down. It was like we were receiving a box of candy. Not only did they get the Listerine Cool Agent Blue but also the Smart Rinse as well. Smart Rinse is an anticavity mouthwash for kids ages six and older that helps clean and protect teeth beyond brushing alone.I can't say enough good things about these 2 products and how much our kids love to use them. They have made a huge difference in how are kids brush their teeth and you will always find them by the sink.
Take the Two Week Challenge!
Here's some fun tips to get children in the habit of brushing, flossing, and rinsing twice a day:
- Post a calendar in the bathroom where your children brush
- Have them place stickers on each day that they flossed, brushed, and rinsed (2x/day)
- Reward them for each sticker they earned at the end of two weeks
Listerine Total Care. It is also a great product with 6 ways to a cleaner healthier mouth.
- Helps Prevent Cavities
- Restores Minerals to Enamel
- Strengthens Teeth
- Kills Bad Breath Germs
- Freshens Breath
- Fights Unsightly Plaque Above the Gum Line
Disclosure : 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.