Healthy Oral Care Habits
You eat with it, you communicate with it, you even show your undying affection with it - so why not take care of it? Your mouth will be happy to know that the makers of LISTERINE® have teamed up with oral care experts to provide a few simple tips to help establish and maintain good oral care habits to last a lifetime.
Don't ignore that reminder card!
Nearly 50% of American adults suffer from various forms of periodontal (gum) disease and don't know it. Visiting your dentist twice a year is the best way to maintain good oral health and treat problems early, preventing potentially costly and painful oral care problems down the road.
Brush, Floss and Rinse.
Brushing teeth alone misses the germs in 75% of your mouth, leaving millions of germs behind. That’s why adding a therapeutic mouthwash like LISTERINE® to your daily routine is essential to maintaining a proper oral care routine. Make it a goal to brush using a fluoride toothpaste, floss once daily, and rinse for 30-seconds twice-a-day.
The World Isn't Flat And Neither Is Your Mouth.
Brushing and flossing cleans teeth and gums, but teeth make up less than half of your mouth. Whether you prefer the powerful sensation of LISTERINE® Antiseptic, prefer a less intense zero alcohol breath freshening rinse, or would like to brighten up that smile with a whitening rinse, make sure you're getting your whole mouth clean. LISTERINE® offers a variety of products, including new LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE ZERO Anticavity Mouthwash, which caters to every oral care need and preference you may have.
There's a proper way to brush and floss. If you're unfamiliar with the correct technique, ask your dentist or dental hygienist for help. You can also visit the American Dental's Association's website to watch some great tutorials on proper technique.