Teach Healthy Oral Care Habits with LISTERINE® #MC

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Getting my kids to brush their teeth before bed is a no brainer for them but somehow in the morning craziness they constantly try rushing out the door without brushing their teeth. It kills me. We’ve started having everyone brush together and it’s been really helpful. Sawyer really likes brushing his teeth, if you let him do it all day long he would. After breakfast Sawyer knows the routine and will call his brother to the bathroom holding him more accountable.

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Not only is it helpful to holding my older boys accountable but it’s teaching my youngest that oral care is important and it’s something we should always make time for.

Sawyer & Gavin brushing their teeth

Sawyer, however, doesn’t like flossing. Gavin is a great flosser. Gavin has been using a stick flosser for several years now. The LISTERINE® ULTRACLEAN® ACCESS® Flosser was actually recommended by his dentist since he was struggling in the back of his mouth. We ended up with cavities in between all the back teeth. His dentist stressed the importance of flossing and this has made it so much easier. When he struggles it’s easy for me to help him and now we have one for Sawyer. He loves to let me floss him and then try to do it himself.


  • Long, ergonomic handle and non-slip grip to reach back teeth
  • High-tenacity yarn withstands breakage
  • Easily gets to 100% of HARD TO REACH PLACES®

Sawyer James flossing his teeth

One thing this has really helped Gavin with is mouthwash. The mouthwash is a great thing for him. He’s my most prone for cavities and as a mom I really like knowing there is a final chance to get every little hard to reach spot. I like that it fights for him until his next brushing too! As a result I’ve even started using one too! The LISTERINE® HEALTHYWHITE GENTLE Sodium Fluoride Anticavity Mouthrinse has been a great addition to my own oral health care needs!

LISTERINE® SMART RINSE® mouthwash is an anticavity mouthwash for kids ages six and older that:

  • Provides 12-hour cavity protection
  • Strengthens teeth 99% better than brushing alone*
  • Provides 2.4 times more fluoride than ACT Kids mouthwash*
  • Makes rinsing fun with Barbie™, Avengers™ and Phineas & Ferb rinses.

Gavin teeth mouth wash listerine

Make sure to check out the LISTERINE® Healthy Habit Heroes series on YouTube  on ways you can help your family be as healthy as possible.

To learn more about LISTERINE® and places where you can buy make sure to check out their website.

How do you help instill strong oral care habits with your children?

*Based on laboratory testing. Data on file.


  1. nicole says

    Listerine is my favorite for oral care products for my kids and me. I love the mouthwash! My kids love incorporated games with brushing there teeth, we have a app too.

  2. Maria Iemma says

    So important to teach children good oral health. It will be beneficial to them for the rest of their lives.

  3. Daisy says

    We always stress the importance of good oral care to our son. He isn’t always happy about brushing his teeth, but he seems to understand how it has to be done and the value of it. We use Listerine products too!

  4. Kecia says

    My Sawyer has always loved brushing his teeth. At 4, he is so excited that he can go to the bathroom and do it all himself – his biggest struggle has been not making a huge mess with the tube of toothpaste! He doesn’t care as much about flossing, so I am going to pick up a flosser like you have here to see if that will make things easier.

  5. I think the rinse is really important, especially for kids, like you said. They’re not nearly as thorough as we are and it’s just one extra step of protection.

  6. I go all out and get them each their own special bottle of mouthwash, etc. I let the younger ones pick out their fun-flavored toothpaste while the older ones could careless. My oldest is all about mouthwash, in fact before leaving the house he has to do one more rinse.

  7. We brush every morning and night, floss daily and use mouthwash after brushing to ensure healthy teeth and gums. My kids love flossing now, where about a month ago, they did not care for it as much. Your boys are so cute btw!!

  8. I didn’t know that Listerine made a kids brand! We have to stress the importance of proper oral hygiene too – our youngest just doesn’t see the need for it. lol. Luckily, her older brother holds her accountable too. 😉

  9. I have had to start making my youngest child use a timer. Otherwise, he is in and out of the bathroom too soon skimping on his brushing job.

  10. I need that flosser thing, flossing the little ones never occurred to me until my second oldest had a bunch of cavities and that was a nightmare. I just assumed flossing started when they were older, not even sure why I thought that. Thanks for the info!

  11. We are great brushers, but awful flossers! I will need to get one of those stick flossers for all of us, as well as the Kid’s mouthwash!

  12. I love that your boys are helping each other to be accountable. I recently made a check list (similar to a chore chart) to make sure my kids are brushing twice a day, as well as flossing and rinsing at least once a week, too.

  13. Stephanie says

    I think dental care is so important.

  14. Listerine is a favorite of this household. The roving One Question Site Survey on here isn’t though. My hubby loves the strips and my son uses the regular listerine daily.

  15. I try to be a good example & have us all stick to routines, but there are days we definitely don’t get our teeth as clean as I’d like. Listerine makes such a difference in how clean my mouth feels. I just don’t feel right without it.

  16. Lee says

    I swear to you my kids just won’t have teeth when they grow up. I teach them repeatedly how to brush and floss and they continue to do it wrong. They either don’t put the time into brushing. Or they don’t rinse their mouth which is so gross. Or they don’t get their toothbrush wet, gross again. I love seeing toothbrush/paste campaigns because we really need to get the message out there that this needs to happen!

  17. Listerine is the mouthwash my kids use. They love all the great characters and look forward to getting to “rinse, spit” I am just happy that their teeth are clean and it isn’t a fight.

  18. My kids have the worst oral care. I don’t understand why they resist it so, but they do like the smart rinse mouthwash. I can’t wait to get that flosser for my kids. That will be a great help.

  19. My daughter is really good about brushing her teeth twice a day, but flossing? Yeah we need to work on that. However she does love using mouthwash and that’s become part of her daily oral care routine. Thankfully Listerine makes a gentler version for her because she’s pretty picky and doesn’t care for really strong mouthwashes! Now if I could just get her to floss more than two or three times a week!

  20. My kids love to brush their teeth and floss when they have fun products to do it with. It’s all about making the experience fun and they are more likely to stick with it.

  21. Chelle @ Oh Just Stop Already says

    I love that our kids are all active in keeping their teeth clean and maintained. Makes for incredibly easy trips to the dentist with no one scared or anxious. Now if I could just figure out a way to get the little ones to stop playing in toothpaste while they brush, life would be perfect.

  22. Beth R says

    My kids would love the superheros on the package! We try to keep our teeth maintained by brushing and flossing. We haven’t tried a mouth wash yet because I wasn’t sure we couldn’t handle it, but I think we are almost to that point.

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