I’ve found that the best way to make permanent healthy changes into your lifestyle is to make it a part of a routine. Its been a few weeks since we started our new oral health routine with LISTERINE products and so far, it has been a reasonably good success. My son is the type of kid who is leery of new things, so with him, it had to be a slow transition into this new routine.
We first started having him use the LISTERINE Smart Rinse each morning before school. We make a game out of it, making funny faces in the mirror as he swishes the rinse around in his mouth. In the evening before bedtime he has also used LISTERINE floss , which is something his dentist recommended because children often get small cavities (that turn into BIG cavities) when they don’t regularly floss in between their teeth. The LISTERINE floss is easy for him to use himself with a little bit of direction from us. We actually floss together, making it a floss “party” of sorts. And since he a boy, he enjoys gross things, so we compare the nastiness that LISTERINE floss gets out from between our teeth. Anything to make it fun for him so he will enjoy it and allowing it to become a healthy habit. LISTERINE ULTRACLEAN floss is shred resistant and glides easily between even the tightest of spaces between teeth. Its also very gentle on the gums, which is important when using it on kids. The patented MICRO-GROOVES removes twice as much plaque than another leading brand. I’ve also got into the habit of sticking the LISTERINE POCKETPAKS into my purse to keep my breath fresh and clean feeling.
In addition to our family using LISTERINE products to have Heroic Habits, we have also been more mindful of what we are eating. Having meals and snacks that have more vegetables was something I have been wanting to incorporate for a while. Sneaking veggies into meals has been easier than I thought. My food processor has been my best friend lately to whip up fresh salsa and to puree veggies to put into spaghetti sauce. Instead of the normal bedtime snack of some crackers, my dentist suggested we give my son a cheese stick as it is better for his teeth and won’t leave a sticky carbohydrate residue like crackers would. Its the small things you don’t think of, but they are equally important to be a Healthy Habit Hero! If you are looking for ways to be a Healthy Habit Hero for your family, check out LISTERINE’s YouTube channel.
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