Improving My Oral Health Was Easy with the LISTERINE® Challenge!

| June 15, 2015 | 43 Comments

My family stepped up to the plate when presented with taking the LISTERINE® Challenge for two weeks. I wanted to see just how well it worked to improve the overall health of my mouth. I used to think that bleeding gums was a result of brushing too hard, but it’s actually a sign of early gum disease. LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE®™ reverses early gum disease in two weeks.* LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE®™ kills 99.9% of germs that cause early gum disease. My family and I rinsed out mouths with LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE®™, along with our usual brushing and flossing regime, to see just how much better our mouths felt. This challenge was a fun one to take on, and we enjoyed doing it!


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I do have to admit, the first time I used LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE®™ it was an eye-opener! This mouthwash gave our mouths a refreshing zing first thing in the morning. My mouth also felt fresher as well.




I also used LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE®™ EASY SLIDING FLOSS and LISTERINE® FRESH BURST FLOSS instead of my regular floss, and they made it easier to get in between my teeth to remove anything that my toothbrush did not reach. I also liked that they were flavoured flosses, so it made flossing more fun and less of a chore.




I also had a lot of fun checking in to the LISTERINE® Challenge on their website. Each time I visited, checked in, and clicked on the “YES” button saying that I had rinsed today, I was given the opportunity to spin a wheel to see how many additional entries I was able to use towards being chosen for the $20 000 prize. LISTERINE® also shared some fun oral health facts with those taking their challenge to further educate entrants on how they are helping to improve their mouths by using LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE® twice a day every day. Here are some examples of some of the information LISTERINE® shared with those taking the challenge.


If you’ve stuck with it every day, you’re on your way to reversing early gum disease, known as Gingivitis. But wait… Gingi-what?

Did You Know?

Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. It’s an early form of gum disease that’s caused by plaque buildup around your teeth. Symptoms include pink in the sink when you brush or floss, or red, swollen gums.

LISTERINE® also sent me a bevy of LISTERINE® products to try while I was doing their challenge, and I loved using them!




It was great to have them to use along with the other products during this challenge to have alternatives to carrying mints and gum around to keep my mouth fresh. The LISTERINE® POCKETMIST® sprays in Cool Mint and Fresh Burst flavours were great to use! I was able to give my mouth a quick mist of mint to freshen my mouth if I needed it.




My favourite products from LISTERINE® to try, besides LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE®, had to be the LISTERIINE® POCKETPACKS® in Cool Mint, Cool Heat and Fresh Burst flavours! They are perfect to have when I am on-the-go and you want to carry a product to freshen your breath. Each LISTERINE® POCKETPACKS® is so small that I could easily carry one of them in your purse, clutch or my pocket without worrying about spoiling. I also love that each strip dissolves on my tongue quickly so I did not have to wait to know that my breath was fresh to go about my day and talk without thinking about the state of my breath.




Once I completed the LISTERINE® Challenge, it did not seem as though it was a challenge anymore. Rinsing with used LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE® was such an easy step to do during my oral health routine it has now become natural to reach out for the bottle after brushing and flossing. My teeth felt smoother after a few days of using this mouthwash, and I felt good about what I was doing to improving my oral health. We will be buying another bottle of LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE® before this bottle we received in this kit from LISTERINE® is empty. I would recommend taking the LISTERINE® Challenge to anyone! It was fun, easy and it helped to improve my oral health. So what are you waiting for? Take the LISTERINE® Challenge for a chance to win $20 000± and to improve your oral health! The LISTERINE® Challenge runs from January 27th, 2015 to July 15th, 2015, and is only open to Canadian residents.


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A Fresh Giveaway!




LISTERINE® would like for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club reader to improve their oral health by winning a LISTERINE® kit! This prize pack includes the following items from LISTERINE®:
• LISTERINE® POCKETPACKS® in Cool Mint, Cool Heat and Fresh Burst flavours
• LISTERINE® POCKETMIST® in Cool Mint and Fresh Burst flavours
• LISTERINE® FLOSS in Total Care and Fresh Burst flavours.

This giveaway will end at 11:59 PM EDT on June 30th, 2015 .

Contest statement: “This Contest is no way administered by Johnson & Johnson Inc.”.

Good luck to all that enter!

Disclaimer: The LISTERINE® Challenge** runs from January 27th , 2015 to July 15, 2015 and is only open to Canadian residents, No purchase necessary, please see full contest rules and regulations for details.

I was compensated with products from LISTERINE® to take this challenge. The opinions expressed are my own.
Disclosure: This post was generously sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Inc., the makers of LISTERINE® the opinions and thoughts are my own.
*with twice daily brushing. Consult with dentist if gingivitis symptoms persist or worsen. Always read and follow label. ‡No purchase necessary, please see full contest rules and regulations for details.

If you have any comments, concerns or questions about LISTERINE®, please click here to contact Johnson & Johnson Inc.

Click here to view this promotion.

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  1. Carey Hurst says:

    It is an easy challenge , they at least give you a coupon when you sign up.

  2. kathy downey says:

    I like the challenge because I learned that LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE®™ reverses early gum disease in just two weeks so we will start using this daily to keep our mouth healthy.Thanks.

  3. Athena says:

    It helps promote healthier habits

  4. Judy Cowan says:

    I like the challenge because it would hopefully help me to get into the habit of rinsing, something I don’t do well at doing.

  5. heidi c. says:

    I did the challenge and it certainly encouraged me to use mouthwash regularly!

  6. Silvia D says:

    easy challenge to do to help improve your dental health, just have to do twice a day.

  7. Amy C says:

    I like the chance to win 20, 000 while improving my oral health care at the same time.

  8. sarah sar says:

    I love that it promotes good dental hygiene and also encourages people to use mouthwash in their oral health routine.

  9. tanyab79 says:

    Chance to win money and they provide a coupon for a product we use and love in our home.

  10. jan says:

    it is a great reminder for those who are not great at dental hygiene

  11. lori b says:

    it is a reminder as mentioned above to make sure you floss and rinse

  12. holly o'gorman says:

    I like that it isn’t some impossibly involved challenge and is practical for everyone!

  13. l p says:

    we take our mouths/teeth for granted so this is a great reminder to care mindfully. thanks

  14. Cheryl says:

    I like that it encourages greats mouth help and helps us realize it’s simple to take car of your mouth

  15. Erika E says:

    I like that it was a good reminder for me each day and that it created a good habit.

  16. Elaine G says:

    That it improves our oral health.

  17. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I like that you can possibly win prizes while improving your dental health.

  18. Wanda Tracey says:

    I like the challenge because I learned that LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE®™ reverses early gum disease in just two weeks!

  19. Pam says:

    I like the challenge because dental health is important to me and I struggle to get into a rinsing routine. Hopefully this will help.

  20. Florence C says:

    I like the challenge because it reminded me of the important of rinsing, brushing and flossing daily.

  21. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I liked the fact that this ensured that you did rinse with Listerine twice a day, which helps your gums stay healthy 🙂

  22. Tina L. says:

    It encourages me to improve my oral hygiene.

  23. Jonnie says:

    I like that it’s an easy challenge but so important to oral health

  24. ivy pluchinsky says:

    it encourages people to brush and floss more.

  25. angela m says:

    I like the challenge because it encourages good oral hygiene and you received a coupon and a chance to win prizes.

  26. Julie Bolduc says:

    I like the challenge I did it with my kids and is has made brushing flossing and rinsing fun lol

  27. Glogirl says:

    I like that I can reverse early gum disease in just 2 weeks with this challenge.

  28. Dianne says:

    I liked the fact that you could win cash while improving your oral health with an easy challenge.

  29. BlessedTA says:

    it works

  30. Josh Siemens says:

    I like that it will help me improve my oral health.

  31. Jenn says:

    I like that it is a fun easy challenge.

  32. andrea amy says:

    I liked how easy it was!

  33. Andrew P says:

    I like that you can potentially win prizes while improving your oral health. Win Win!

  34. Kris L says:

    Great challenge! easy to do!

  35. Nicole B says:

    It helped me set a routine for everyday. It was good to have the reminder!

  36. Juliee Fitze says:

    I like getting the coupon so I could start right away.

  37. Brenda says:

    I like that they are encouraging great oral care.

  38. Angela Mitchell says:

    Well just being honest but I love the $20,000 prize:)

  39. mrdisco says:

    i like that the challenge offers a great prize and motivates you to practice proper dental care

  40. Melinda says:

    I like that this challenge promotes health.

  41. Wanda Tracey says:

    I like that it challenges and encourages good oral hygiene.It also offers a coupon and chances to win too!

  42. Darwin says:

    I like that the challenge makes you think about your oral health.

  43. Lynda says:

    It was an easy challenge to do and it was also a reminder and an incentive to make sure you brush, floss, and rinse with Listerine of course!!

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