Being that Halloween is right around the corner, Mom central sent out information about this oral care challenge that Listerine and Reach are doing to make October Oral care month and I said where do I sign up because I have been there done that with big dental bills. Here is what I received from mom central as far as information goes:
Moms worry more about cavities. A night full of sugar and it's endless days of leftover candy may seem like harmless fun, but statistics show kids miss 51 million school hours each year because of dental-related illness, and pediatric dental disease is the #1 chronic childhood illness.
To help with the candy frenzy this month, Listerine and Reach created "October Oral Care Challenge" for kids 6 and older to take with their parents—a great tip to get kids to imitate good oral hygiene routines. To complete the challenge, kids and Moms have to brush, floss and rinse every day, twice a day for three weeks—a key step in building a strong oral care foundation. We all hear about the importance of regular brushing and flossing for your oral care routine, but rinsing with a therapeutic mouthwash for 30 seconds twice daily, an additional but essential activity, helps reach those other parts of the mouth that harbor germs.The makers of Listerine and Reach have also teamed up with America's Toothfairy to launch "Trick or Treat for America's Toothfairy," a campaign to raise awareness of pediatric dental disease and help provide life changing care to underserved children. You can visit www.AmericasToothfairy.org to learn more.
I know that there is a dentist here where I live that takes the candy kids bring in after trick or treating and will pay 1 dollar per pound of candy up to 5 pounds plus they get a toothbrush and the candy goes to our troops in Iraq. How cool is that? That is what we will be doing with our candy.
As far as the Oral care Challenge, my kiddos and I have been competing to complete the oral care challenge where we brush our teeth twice a day. We already have been doing that as per our dentists advice for the kids. At the end of the three weeks, the people who have followed the challenge honestly will get a prize from mom and dad :). Follow my lead and join the challenge and better yet trick or treat for Americas toothfairy too.
“I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of LISTERINE and REACH and received products to take the Oral Care Challenge. Mom Central Consulting also sent me a Global Giving gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.”