I was recently invited to participate in the Listerine Oral Care Challenge and since we have had our fair share of unpleasant visits to the Dentist lately I thought it would be a VERY good idea!
We were sent a box of supplies for the challenge and a handy dandy chart to keep track of our progress.
Since Aiden has had 3 cavities (THREE!!) in the past 6 months I figured he would be my main helper for this challenge, but we all participated as a family.
Step one is using Listerine Agent Cool Blue.
Both of my boys love Agent Cool Blue. They especially love spitting it all over my sink. I have had trouble in the past getting my boys to use anything remotely minty so the Bubble Blast flavour was definitely a hit.
I think one of my favourite features of Cool Blue is the way you can measure the dose right in the bottle. You simply squeeze the bottle a little bit and it basically measures the right amount for you! Easy. Love it.
Aiden loves the way it turns his tongue blue :)
Step two was to actually brush the teeth. My boys are getting pretty good at brushing their own teeth but I still need to supervise. We all love the Reach Wonder Grip toothbrushes- the boys loved the colours and Olivia loved the "squiggly neck".
Step three is flossing the teeth.
All 3 of Aiden's cavities were flossing cavities according to our dentist.
I admit it.
We suck at flossing the kids teeth.
It has always been such a huge struggle to do it that I basically gave up. But I decided to give it another go for the Oral Challenge.
We were sent these great Reach Access Flosser's that made the job much easier. Aiden was able to floss his own teeth and Owen was able to with just a little help.
Aiden thought it was cool that it would stay in his mouth hands-free...
The final step is to use Listerine Smart Rinse.
The hardest part of this step was getting the boys to rinse for a full minute like the directions say. We are thinking of getting some sort of timer for the bathroom to help with this step. Aiden and Owen both liked the Berry Shield flavour of Smart Rinse.
I must admit that we were not able to see much "proof" in the sink. That might be because my boys aren't very good at properly rinsing.
I was also sent some Listerine Total Care for us grown-ups to use. I really like it but I must admit I wish it had that super cool measure feature like the Cool Blue!
Overall I think these are great products and obviously using them regularly can only help with our family's dental health... which we clearly need! If you are looking for some creative, fun ways to help your kids brush than I would encourage you to give these products a try.
"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."