One of our most important jobs as Moms is to make sure that everyone in our family takes care of themselves. In the midst of this, we often completely overlook our own healthy habits. Case in point: oral health care.
Teeth brushing? Well, of course. At least twice a day. Flossing? Getting much better at this since my dental hygienist almost put in time-out after one visit. Mouthwash- not so much.
Then I read, because of this Mom Central Blog Tour, about someone who got detailed oral health information from a friend at LISTERINE® who got to look at her own mouth cells under a microscope. She said that she’s “a total mouthwash convert! Who knew what lingered there?!”
With our ever growing to-do lists it can be so easy to neglect our personal oral health, but with 92% of adults ages 20 to 64 experiencing dental decay in our permanent teeth at some point in our lives, proper oral care routines and preventive dental care visits prove more essential than ever for achieving a cleaner, healthier mouth.
We need to take notes from what we tell our kids – by doing simple things regularly including brushing, flossing and rinsing twice daily and visiting your dentist twice a year for preventative care, you can avoid bigger problems down the line that require painful oral procedures and may cost thousands of dollars. An alarming recent survey by Cigna indicates that 41 percent of Americans are taking worse care of their health because of the economy.
LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE, Anticavity Fluoride Mouthwash, now available, is the only fluoride mouthwash that contains six benefits in one:
· Helping to prevent cavities
· Restoring enamel
· Strengthening teeth
· Killing bad breath germs
· Freshening breath
· Fighting unsightly plaque above the gum line