Be Sweet Smart This Halloween

October is here!  Along with the cooler temps, Fall colors, and carved pumpkins comes the big bag of Halloween candy!  This is the perfect time of year to evaluate your family’s oral health habits.  Listerine Smart Rinse has started a campaign to teach kids how to be  Sweet Smart when it comes to protecting their teeth each day.  I had no idea before I started this campaign that tooth decay is Americas #1 chronic childhood disease – more chronic than the common cold!  Yikes!

What can you do about it?  You can make sure that your entire family is following the best oral care habits available.  The Sweet Smart Challenge is the perfect way to get this started.  My family is excited to start the challenge and get some great habits started.  Here is what our goals are:

  • Brush at least 2 times a day for at least 2 minutes each time.  How many times do you brush quickly before heading out the door?  Take time for your teeth.
  • Floss daily.  This is a tough one.  It takes time.  We are working on this!
  • Rinse 2 times a day with a post brushing mouth rinse for one minute.  This is the magic combo!  A mouth rinse such as Listerine Smart Rinse provides 12 hours of cavity protection.  And you thought it was only for fresh breath, right?    This is a very important step that most adults and children skip.

Here is our gear all ready to go.  This will make our challenge fun!


Fun toothbrushes, different flavors of mouth rinse, and of course floss!  Even my big kids are psyched about the different flavors of Listerine Smart Rinse – especially the Bubble Blast!  The handy chart will help us stay on track.  I know after we embark on this month long challenge we will have made some habits that we can stick with!

Want to make your little kiddos excited about their teeth?  Sign them up for America’s ToothFairy Kids Club.  They will receive a personalized Letter from the ToothFairy and quarterly fun, educational activities!  Or outfit their bathroom in products from their favorite characters.  How about Barbie™ and Phineas and Ferb rinses?  I’m excited about using my new argyle toothbrush – lol!

Think of a great reward for you family.  My teenagers want to whiten their teeth.  If they complete the challenge I will allow them to shine those canines up!  I told them that if they would commit to taking great care of their teeth, I would commit to buy them what they need to make them as white as they can be.

Are you in?  Give it a try!  Remember, you are never fully dressed without a smile 🙂

Disclosure:   I received products from Jonson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the LISTERINE SMART RINSE Sweet Smart Challenge.  All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.

October 8, 2012. health, Review.

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  1. We Were Sweet Smart! « KatyShops… replied:

    […] has already passed since my family took the Listerine Sweet Smart Challenge.  You can read about it here.  Basically, we took on the challenge to improve our oral health during the month of October.  We […]

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