Taking the LISTERINE 21-Day Challenge – The Results Are In!

By Shannon Gurnee
In Body
March 7, 2014



When I was younger, I needed braces and wore them diligently for the required two years.  After I was done with my braces, I had a beautiful smile!  Since that moment of seeing my transformed smile for the first time, it has been very important to me to maintain my healthy smile.

When I was invited to participate in the LISTERINE® 21-Day Challenge with The Motherhood, I jumped at the opportunity!  As part of the 21-Day Challenge, I used LISTERINE® Antiseptic, LISTERINE® WHITENING® Original Gel Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste and REACH® Floss.  I had no idea until I started the challenge that I learned that brushing misses 75% of my mouth.  That’s pretty scary!


Taking the LISTERINE® 21-Day Challenge not only helps me to have maintain a healthy smile, but it also helps children in need.  For every person who posts a “Swish Selfie” to LISTERINE® Brand’s Facebook page, LISTERINE® Brand will make a $5.00 contribution to Oral Health America’s Smiles Across America® program, up to $85,000, toward their goal of connecting 210,000 children with needed oral health services in 2014.


Before starting the challenge, I brushed my teeth twice a day and flossed once a day (on a good day).  During the LISTERINE® 21-Day Challenge, I continued to brush my teeth twice a day (using the LISTERINE® Whitening Original Gel), flossing once a day with REACH Mint Floss and rinsing my mouth once to twice a day with LISTERINE® Antiseptic in the Cool Mint Flavor.  What a difference!!!  Literally, when I ran my tongue over my teeth after rinsing, it felt 10 times more clean! People with missing teeth may get full arch dental implants from a dental implants specialist so they can restore their full smile. This will motivate them to take better care of their oral health moving forward.

Will you take the LISTERINE® 21-Day Challenge?  
What is your favorite LISTERINE® product?

I received a Target gift card to purchase LISTERINE® Brand products from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the LISTERINE® 21-Day Challenge. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.


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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

12 Responses to “Taking the LISTERINE 21-Day Challenge – The Results Are In!”

  1. I have used Listerine for years and love it.

  2. Listerine is the brand we use most. I love the way my mouth feels after using it.

  3. Listerine is the only brand we use. Love how it makes my mouth feel.

  4. cindy b says:

    I love listerine and have been using it for years! nothing works better!

  5. Brandie says:

    David is a loyal listerine swisher and he’s always mentioning to me that he thinks I would like it, I’ve just never been much of a mouthwash user. I really like that they are making a pledge for everyone who signs up for the challenge…$85,000 will do a lot of good for kids and their teeth.

  6. We just finished the challenge too. It made me realize I could do much better taking care of my teeth.

  7. Mistee Dawn says:

    Yes, I would love to take the challenge. I love their mouthwash.

  8. mel says:

    I use Listerine all the time! Dentist approved:)

  9. I love Listerine. I have chronic dry mouth & that leaves a horrible taste in my mouth. Listerine is so powerful, it wipes it right out.

  10. Kerri says:

    I love Listerine and use it every day. It truly does make the germs go away.

  11. Scott says:

    My wife took the challenge too, and I’m happy to report that she continues the routine even though the requirements are done!

  12. Coralie says:

    I really love the feel of how much cleaner your mouth and teeth feel when using a mouth rinse. Flossing and brushing regularly are huge, but rinsing makes an even bigger difference. I need to do this!

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