A question you may ask yourself is why is a fashion/lifestyle blogger writing about oral health? Well, after having my 6 month check up at the dentist last week, I realize, now more than ever, that there’s never a good time like the present to be educated about taking care of those pearly whites!
As you get older and realize you are no longer in your early twenties, one realizes the importance of things like flossing and rinsing with mouthwash, starting and ending the day with a cleansed face, or even spritzing heat protectant on your hair before styling. When you’re young you often skip a few of these habits that when not picked up eventually, could lead to things like cavities, split ends, dry and brittle hair, and even worse, wrinkles!
Consistency is key. I’m guilty, sometimes, of skipping the face wash before bed when I’m absolutely dead tired, but I know I have to keep up with my beauty routine and oral health care to take the best care of myself as I possibly can. I only get one body and one set of teeth!
Luckily, I’ve yet to experience cavities in my 27 years, but nearly all American adults over the age of 20 have had cavities at some point in their lives (91%) and one in four have untreated cavities (27%). The best way to prevent those nasty cavities? Start by creating a routine of brushing, flossing, and rinsing using a therapeutic mouthwash, like LISTERINE® Antiseptic! Brushing your teeth alone misses 75% of your mouth, leaving thousands of germs behind. Left untreated, these germs can lead to oral care issues such as plaque and gingivitis – gross!
Consider these statistics from the LISTERINE® Brand Survey.
I mean, let’s have some real talk here for a moment. 3 in 4 Americans say the state of their mouth determines how they look and feel, nearly as much as their weight. What makes you feel confident? When you’re rocking that amazing outfit that fits just right, with your hair finally cooperating to allow for the perfect set of beach waves, and a killer smile showing off that killer lip color? That’s when I feel most confident! That’s why, when I’m constantly on the run between work and freelance life, I keep a mini bottle of LISTERINE® in my bag when I need to freshen up after a quick-lunch date or after dinner.
So tell me, do you have a specific oral care routine that you follow? Let me know in the comments below!
PS. When you share the #LISTERINE, it will trigger a $10 donation, up to $40,000, to support Oral Health America’s Fall for Smiles campaign (October 1 – December 1, 2015) to educate communities about the importance of proper oral care. How awesome is that?!
Thanks to LISTERINE® I’m practicing good oral care as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Listerine. All data referenced in this post was provided by the LISTERINE® Brand Survey. To learn more, please go to www.listerine.com/health-mouth-vs-unhealthy-mouth.com