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Tips to Start a Family Flossing Challenge

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for LISTERINE. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating and sharing tips to start a family flossing challenge.”

As a mom I am always trying to do what I can to keep my family healthy and happy (it’s part of my job description). So a few weeks ago I posted about how I was planning to improve my family’s oral health to get them to continue to consistently brush, as well as doing a better job with flossing and mouthwash.

We are a couple of weeks into our challenge, and while we are not perfect, we are improving. My kids where really excited about the marvel avengers themed LISTERINE Smart Rinse mouth wash that I had for them and have been busy checking off days on their “Heroes Save Their Teeth” reward chart that I created for them. As they check off days that they have brushed, flossed and used mouth wash they are getting closer to earning their reward of making a “floss” (aka fishing line) zip line to race their super heroes on. While working towards this goal they are building a healthy habit of better oral care.

My hubby, who was already doing a great job at flossing, has also been enjoying the new LISTERINE ULTRA CARE Access Flosser. He told me that it is able to reach into small spaces between his teeth unlike any other floss he has used before.

I think the biggest improvement that I have seen, however is in myself. As I mentioned in my first post, I have extremely sensitive teeth, so flossing and even using mouthwash tends to hurt my teeth and gums. I knew, however that if I wanted to improves my family’s oral health I would need to lead by example. To do this I have been using LISTERINE GENTLE GUM CARE floss and LISTERINE HEALTHY WHITECmouth wash. I just have to say, I really love these products. It is so nice to have a floss that I can finally use on a daily basis without having any issues with sore or bleeding gums. My favorite of the products however is the LISTERINE HEALTHY WHITE mouthwash. Because this mouthwash is peroxide-free, it whitens my teeth and tackles bad breath and germs without hurting me.

Tips to start a family flossing challenge
I also feel as though it is actually helping me to fix my sensitivity issue. My teeth feel better then they have for years, and as I am working on it everyday, I am noticing less and less sensitivities. 

Start Your Own Family Flossing Challenge:

Tips to start a family flossing Challenge
If you think that your family could benefit from improving their oral health, here are a few ways to get started:

• Buy new toothbrushes– something about a new toothbrush always gets everyone motivated to start fresh on their oral health routines
• Find products for the whole family– Search the LISTERINE website to find out what cool products might work for your family and where you can buy them locally.
Print out an Avengers Themed Reward Chart– Click here to get my free printable reward chart, making it fun to track your progress
Get inspired- watch this video with the family on why its important to build heroic habits
Reward them– think of a fun reward to get the family excited about your new oral care routines. Think about what works to motivate your kids best!
Stay with it- just like anything, change doesn’t happen over night. Keep being consistent in your efforts to build heroic habits, and day by day, your family (and their dentists) will thank you for it!

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Emily Buys

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