You know you have to brush and floss daily to keep your mouth healthy, but one part of oral hygiene often gets overlooked: mouthwash. Mouthwash brand Listerine and superstar Kristin Chenoweth have teamed up to promote the importance of oral hygiene.
Your Mouth Has Something to Say
Listerine’s campaign, “Your Mouth Has Something to Say,” was designed to spread awareness for America’s Toothfairy, a national nonprofit foundation that focuses on pediatric dental disease and childhood oral health. Tooth decay is the number two most widespread childhood illness, coming in second to the common cold. The organization promotes that pediatric dental disease is preventable and treatable by following proper oral health care.
The campaign is derived from a study by Listerine Whitening that found that almost half of Americans are ashamed of their smiles and 43 percent of people don’t smile in photos because they have stained teeth.
The makers of Listerine are contributing $100,000 to America’s Toothfairy and an additional dollar each time the video is viewed. Chenoweth is the campaign spokesperson and her voice helps narrate and promote the video trailers. She is very excited to work with Listerine to “celebrate our smiles and help children get the healthy smiles they deserve.”
The Use of Mouthwash
The Listerine campaign wants to promote the importance of using an oral antiseptic to rinse your mouth and keep it healthy. They have created a short, animated video of statistics to explain that it’s important to go beyond brushing to take care of your health.
Brushing and flossing helps remove bacteria that are stuck on and between your teeth, but mouthwash helps fight extra germs that you can’t see and reach. In fact, brushing your teeth alone misses the germs in about 75 percent of your mouth. Using an oral mouth rinse twice a day for 30 seconds will provide constant germ-fighting protection. The video shows the power of a great smile and the impact it has on overall life.
Ask Dr. Stewart which mouthwash is best for you, and the proper way to use it. Contact Dr. Stewart at our dentist office in Livonia, MI, at (734) 425-4400 to schedule an appointment. We welcome families from the surrounding areas of Farmington Hills, Plymouth, Novi, Dearborn, Redford, and other nearby communities.