Two things you need to know about me: I live to travel and I'm a health nut.
These things are often diametrically opposed, because, you know, it's hard to be healthy when you're on a 14-hour plane ride, or when you're eating questionable street food. But one thing I can always do for my overall health is keep my mouth as clean as possible. Enter the makers of LISTERINE® NATURALS Anticavity Mouthwash
I’ve travelled a long, hard road to good teeth--and it was paved with many a root canal and filling. My thought was always, I'm pretty good about brushing every day. That's good enough. Toothbrushes have only been around for a few hundred years anyway, right?
Right...except tooth decay was one of the leading causes of death in adults prior to the emergence of oral hygiene. Before you sigh with relief that we’ve left those medieval times behind us, chew on this: nine out of 10 adults age 20 and over have some level of tooth decay. Aside from just generally being gross, tooth decay can tax your precious immune system and give you awful breath.
I don't want to be one of those nine out 10 people with tooth decay, and though I brush and floss regularly, I don't get around to doing it after every meal (or snack, because I probably eat about eight times a day). An easy supplement is mouthwash.
I’ve had trouble finding a mouthwash that I love. (Subsequently, I've tried DIY-ing my own mouthwash.) Many pricey natural brands have unpleasant consistencies or flavors, while others have questionable ingredients (Blue Lake #40?) that I don't want to put in my mouth every day.
After going the DIY route for a while, I'm now happily using LISTERINE® NATURALS Anticavity Mouthwash. I absolutely love it when big brands introduce natural versions of their best-loved products. Available in both antiseptic and anti-cavity offerings, this mouthwash is free of artificial flavors, dyes, and sweeteners. The 99% natural formula is also just as effective as the classic formula. No compromises!
Best of all, it’s a fast and portable way to battle the vicious bacteria that can cause bad breath. And it tastes good, too. The Herbal Mint flavor has extracts of mint, eucalyptus, and thyme. It's crisp, herbal, and not overly sweet.
I’ve been using it for a few days and I’m already in love. It’s like my beloved DIY mouthwash, but someone else did it for me! I can't wait to bring my LISTERINE® NATURALS Anticavity Mouthwash along with me when I travel. It's totally refreshing and it'll swish away nasty bacteria before it starts to damage my choppers.
© McNEIL-PPC, Inc. 2014
This post was sponsored by the makers of LISTERINE®. All opinions are my own.