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Friday, October 9, 2015

The Importance of Good Oral Hygiene

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received LISTERINE® Brand products from Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc., as part of my participation int his project. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Do you think about teeth and oral health often? I do. Some say I get a little crazy when the talk about good oral health comes up. I agree with those people. To me, having a healthy mouth is one of the most important things on the planet. I am that mom that makes sure her kids brush twice a day, floss every night and go to the dentist every 6 months. I am very strict about oral health.  Teeth need to be clean and taken care of. That's it. No ifs and's or but's!

Why am I so crazy about this? Well, did you know that more than 6 in 10 people assume that people with oral health issues have other health issues (66%)? Or did you know that 3 in 4 Americans say that the state of their mouth determines how they look and feel (77%), nearly as much as their weight (78%)? A recent national survey revealed that while more than 8 in 10 people believe they have a healthy mouth, the truth is that nearly all Americans suffer from some form of oral disease! A healthy mouth and clean teeth, along with a nice smile are one of the first things I notice about a person and so do most people. To me, it shows you care about your overall health and appearance. I know I have pre-judged people based on their smile. You want to make a good impression and it only takes a few steps:

1. Brush your teeth twice a day and follow by rinsing with mouthwash.
2. Floss every day. Food that stays stuck in your teeth and gums causes disease and bad breath!
3. Visit the dentist regularly for a checkup and cleaning.

It's also very important to teach good habits at a young age. I am very strict about teeth and oral health in our home and my kids just follow the three easy steps out of routine already. They even enjoy flossing!

Visit the LISTERINE website for more tips on maintaining good oral health and a coupon to help you get on your way!

Interested in learning more? Join me, The Motherhood and LISTERINE® for a Twitter party on October 27, 2015 at 12pm EST/11 am CT! During the party, the use of #LISTERINE will trigger a $10 donation, up to $40,000, to support Oral Health America's Fall for Smiles campaign (10/01-12/01/15) to educate communities about the importance of proper oral care!

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