Listerine sweet smart rinse challengeWe are excited to be participating in the Listerine Smart Rinse Sweet Smart Challenge. Wow, what a mouthful!

If you’ve read my blog for more than a year you might have read this little ditty about ex#2 accusing me of feeding our child epoxy.

Don’t worry, I didn’t.

We have a bit of a tartar problem. That’s the royal ‘we’, I don’t have a problem with tartar but the young one does because she doesn’t brush as well as she should and I apparently have run out of nagging by the time she brushes her teeth.

In addition to her tartar problems she will be getting the first part of her braces soon. Some weird contraption that goes on her upper palette and makes her mouth wider. We had 5 teeth removed this summer in anticipation of this so already this has been a big investment. If you haven’t seen the video of her getting prepped (drugged) for the teeth extraction, you should, it’s pretty funny.

For a kid who hasn’t stopped talking since she spoke her first word I’m surprised she has such issues.

Anyway, when Listerine asked me to participate in the Listerine Smart Rinse Sweet Smart Challenge I was thrilled because I knew it would be a great way to get her into the whole fun of brushing, flossing and rinsing.

Cuz, you know, that stuff is always so much fun.

In order to participate we have to brush our teeth for two minutes twice a day as well as floss and rinse. We even get to mark it off on this cool calendar that gets stuck to the fridge. Each day she does it correctly she gets to cross off a day.

We went into this prepared. We (again, it’s the royal we, I did none of this) had our teeth cleaned at the dentist and when the 28 days is over we are getting the new appliance applied to our mouth.

They say it takes 28 days to develop a new habit. Let’s hope that’s the case.



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