Bad breath is one of the ultimate conversation killers. Sadly, there have been times where I have tried to time my breaths so that I breathed in when the other person was NOT breathing out. I know – that’s bad, but a girl’s gotta breathe some fresh air! I’ve started carrying around mints to make sure that I’m not ever the person that is breathing stinky breath into the conversation. But in truth, having fresh breath is more than just popping a mint. To really address bad breath you have to start with your morning wake-up routine. To help us defeat the evil, stink-causing bacteria, REACH and Listerine have the perfect combination of products to effectively combat bad breath.
When you’re brushing your teeth, first it’s important to have the right toothbrush. I got to try out the REACH design toothbrush. If you’re looking for a toothbrush with some personality, this is definitely a brush to check out. There are 8 festive fun patterns to choose from to help spice up your brushing experience. The REACH design brush is “clinically proven to remove over 95% of plaque between teeth.” It also features two different levels of bristles, the inner ones to clean out the plaque between teeth, and the outer bristles to clean around the gum line. As an electric toothbrush user, I was pleasantly surprised that my mouth felt cleaner after using this brush. I think it was something about the outer bristles and the way they massaged and cleaned my gums, which is something my electric lacks. REACH also offers several other types of toothbrushes and is currently offering coupons for a couple of their products.
Once you have your brushing routine down, the next step is a mouthwash. Listerine Antiseptic mouthwash is the Monster Truck of mouthwashes in my opinion. If you want something that has power, stomps and crushes all the icky germs, and can get the job done, this is the mouthwash for you. They add some cool mint flavor into the mouthwash, but there’s no denying the sheer germ-killing burn that “hurts so good” when you rinse with Listerine. Listerine Antiseptic contains four essential oils proven to kill germs that specifically cause plaque, gingivitis and bad breath, and has earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance. Just rinse with Listerine, and your mouth will have a just-cleaned feeling that will last you through most of the day (until you eat, that is.) Special for the holidays, Listerine has introduced a holiday duo pack that includes travel-size Listerine Antiseptic and Listerine Total Care so it’s easy to take the mouthwash with you on your journeys.
Now that you’ve killed most (if not all of the germs) after waking up, you’re ready to leave the house! But what should you do when you’re on the go and you need a quick, minty (or cinnamon) mouth pick-me-up? Grab a Listerine PocketPak. I’ve been using these for years, they are so awesome. The Listerine PocketPaks are slim plastic containers that are perfect for slipping into a pocket, purse, or even a wallet. Inside each container are 24 instantly dissolving, germ killing breath-freshening strips. Simply place the breath strip on your tongue, and it will immediately dissolve, releasing a powerful minty flavor that is so strong it might clear your sinuses. Listerine PocketPaks are also great because you don’t shake, rattle & roll with each step like other mint containers sometimes do, advertising to the world that you have breath mints in your pocket.
With good dental hygiene, bad breath and cavities can be a thing of the past, and Listerine and Reach can provide the tools to make that happen. The products mentioned here are available at food and drug stores nation-wide. For more information about REACH, you can visit their website at www.reachbrand.com and to learn more about Listerine, visit www.listerine.com.
In honor of the holidays, and the Listerine and REACH products capabilities to keep cavities and bad breath at bay, even while gorging on food and sweets at holiday parties, we are happy to be a host of the WCatDD “Eat Your Sweets & Keep Your Teeth Too!” Giveaway!
One winner will receive a great package which includes a Williams-Sonoma No-Bake Winter Wonderland Gingerbread House Kit, REACH® by Design™ Toothbrush, LISTERINE®PocketPaks®, and LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE and LISTERINE® Antiseptic.
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Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a free sample Listerine and Reach products and a Gingerbread kit from the manufacturer or the representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.