Healthy Habits featuring LISTERINE

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for LISTERINE. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

As parents we are constantly looking for ways to demonstrate healthy living for our children.  A lot of it comes down to example.  When my kids see me going outside to do yard work, or go for a walk, or work in the garden, they see that as something that they should be doing as well.

One of their favorite outside activities is riding bikes.  Every day that they can get outside and ride bikes is a great day for them - and for me!  It also brings me back to my own childhood (especially since I live on the same street I grew up on!).

Our healthy habits also extend to oral health.  As the daughter of a dental hygienist, my brother and I were taught from a very young age the importance of healthy teeth and gums.  It helps that my mom still stresses that importance to her grandchildren!

Every night before bed, part of their routine is to floss and brush their teeth.  They love it.  For some reason, something that seems so difficult for adults (flossing teeth) is a great game for my children.  Of course they aren’t pros at it, and I end up having to floss their teeth for the most part, but they do enjoy it!

I especially like using the LISTERINE Gentle Gum Care Floss for my kids.  I am less likely to cut into their gums, and the fact that it is woven is a huge bonus.  The kids love the flavor, and think they are getting some sort of treat.  It is soft and springy and removes plaque effectively – which is very important to this Mama!

If we continue to keep the kids on the track of healthy living, it is going to be so much easier for them as they grow older.  They will already have these healthy habits instilled in them.  Oral health, and overall health, is something that we all need to take seriously.  We can all take control of our health, and starting young is the best way!

If you are looking for where LISTERINE products are sold, check here.  Also, don't forget to check out the LISTERINE YouTube page featuring the Healthy Habit Heroes video series.

What are some of your healthy habits?  Do your kids like flossing as much as mine do?

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