Disclosure:This is a sponsored post. I received LISTERINE® Brand products from Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. as part of my participation in this project. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.
Crinkle, crackle, crinkle, squeal! The familiar sounds of trick or treat night when all the candy is dumped on the floor and all the kids (ahem and parents too) fish through the loot to find their favorites. Chocolate, taffy, lollipops….SUGAR! We all love Halloween as evidenced by the bazillion Halloween themed posts on Pinterest and I am no different. I love Halloween and trick or treating with my little ghosts and ghoblins as much as the next person. What I do NOT love is ALL that candy. What do you do to rein in the sugar monsters? How do you remove the temptation to indulge in mini chocolate bar after mini chocolate bar. In our house it is the Candy Fairy to the Rescue.
Does the sight of all this candy make your teeth ache? Do you have nightmares about your children’s teeth rotting in their heads? I know I did. After our first Halloween with our first child I was overwhelmed with how to handle all the candy. Was it fair to take it all away? I know it would be the best thing for our child’s health but after the cute little bumblebee went door to door collecting all that candy it just didn’t seem right. Luckily a friend let me in on little secret and now I am sharing it with you. The Candy Fairy can sweep in and help you get rid of all that candy and also help you keep your kids teeth healthy. Let your children pick out a set number of their favorite candies. I usually just give them a small container and let them fill it. Then the rest of the candy goes out to the front porch before they go to bed.
The Candy Fairy comes during the night while they sleep. She takes all their candy and leaves them with a special toy. She also brings a new toothbrush, floss, and mouth wash. She leaves a cute little poem to encourage them to take care of their teeth. Here is our candy fairy poem:
We have used this trick for the past 8 years and it still works like a charm. Even my 10 yr old who no longer believes in the Candy Fairy plays along because he wants the toy. It also helps that my children LOVE LISTERINE® Mouth wash, they think it is fun to swish and spit. Of course I love that LISTERINE® Antiseptic cleans virtually 100% of your mouth so while they are developing their oral hygiene skills I can rest easy knowing that even though brushing your teeth alone misses 75% of your mouth LISTERINE® takes care of the rest.
Let’s not forget about the benefit to the parents either. Out teeth and our health will also be negatively impacted by all that candy unless of course you have an iron will. Not me. I know that I will eat too much of that candy. I know that all that candy is bad for my oral health. I know that poor oral hygiene affects how I feel about myself and that more than 8 in 10 Americans agree with me and feel that oral health issues are embarrassing (85%). In fact, more than 9 in 10 say that they feel better overall when their mouth feels clean (93%). I definitely agree with that. So while the candy fairy is out shopping for LISTERINE® toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash she should also pick some up for herself. Grab some coupons here to take to the store with you. I know that I feel so much better prepared to face whatever comes my way during the course of the day if my mouth feels clean and my breath is fresh. Is your mouth 0n your side?
Many of the oral care issues that Americans experience can be prevented, and adding LISTERINE® as part of a twice-daily oral care routine can help ensure your mouth is always on your side. Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 12 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. CT / 9 a.m. PT for a Twitter Party hosted by The Motherhood to learn more about the social impact of poor oral health. Every time during the Twitter party and between Oct 1 and Dec 1, 2015 that #Listerine is used in social media (Twitter, FB, Instagram, etc) a $10 donation, up to $40,000, will be made to support the Oral Health America’s Fall for Smiles campaign. Please stop in and say hello during the Twitter Party, I love to chat with our readers.
Note: the statistics shared in this post pertaining to oral health in Americans are the findings of a recent survey that LISTERINE® Brand and GFK conducted. To learn more about the LISTERINE® Brand survey, click here”