I received LISTERINE® Brand products from Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in this LISTERINE® campaign. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.
Have you ever really thought about how many folks in the world suffer from the embarrassment of gum disease, bad breath, or some type of other oral hygiene problem?
Surprisingly, while more than 8 in 10 people believe they have a healthy mouth (83%)[i], the truth is that nearly all Americans suffer from some form of oral disease.
[i] LISTERINE® Brand’s “The Social Impact of Poor Oral Health” Survey, GfK, May 2015
A recent national survey conducted by LISTERINE Brands revealed that the health of one’s mouth has a surprising and significant impact on how others perceive many aspects of one’s life – from opinions about success in romantic relationships and career, to assumptions about overall health and hygiene.
Growing up, I always thought I had a problem with wanting to brush my teeth, literally all the time… It turns out, I was really just taking care of my teeth, and of course not wanting to have bad breath.
I want to make sure this little munchkin learns the same thing, because teaching her the right way to have a good oral health routine is the only way she will want to do it when she is older.
As a salesperson for most of my life, speaking and engaging with other is a big part of my job. Like many people, I felt like if I had bad breath, I would not get the sale, or they would talk about me when I left the room.
More than 7 in 10 Americans believe having an unhealthy mouth can negatively impact one’s confidence giving a speech (75%), and more than 6 in 10 believe it can affect a person’s willingness to speak in a meeting (64%) and their ability to lead a meeting (61%).[i] So true, don’t you think? I mean this is one of the main reasons I carry my toothbrush and rinse everywhere.
After seeing the results from Listerine’s national survey about how people feel about their mouths, looks like I am not the only one who feels like oral health can be an embarrassing thing..
But, here is the thing that we have to remember for ourselves and also our kiddos, as much as I love my toothbrush, brushing your teeth alone misses 75% of your mouth, leaving millions of germs behind. Left untreated, these germs can lead to oral care issues such as plaque and gingivitis.
And, after using Listerine Antiseptic the past 2 weeks, my mouth has never felt better, honestly. I feel more confident and my breath stays fresher longer. I have really never used mouth wash before, I was never a big fan of it, but now I am.
I am so excited to keep trying these products and get my little one more into of a routine with her brushing routines as well.
We are making a priority in our house the next month to get into a better routine, so if you have some tips or ideas that have worked for you or your kiddos- drop me a line and let me know!
#LISTERINE Twitter Party Alert!
Join me and The Motherhood for a fun Twitter party taking place on October 27 at noon ET / 11a CT / 9a PT. Each tweet using the #LISTERINE hashtag between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 will result in a $10 donation from LISTERINE® to Oral Health America’s Fall For Smiles campaign, up to $40,000. During the party, more information from the LISTERINE® Brand Survey about the social impact of poor oral hygiene will be shared.
To learn more about the LISTERINE® Brand survey, click here
Author: Nicole Mildren
Nicole Mildren is the author of Champagne To Crayons, first time mom, and celebrates motherhood in the best way she knows how; by remembering she is just not a mom. Owning her own business, and Marketing Director of the Pittsburgh MomCon helps her stay sane in the world of motherhood.