Take the LISTERINE® 21-Day Challenge

Disclosure: I received LISTERINE® Brand products and a Walgreens gift card 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.

It’s February! Are you still going strong with your New Year’s resolutions, or have they sort of fallen by the wayside? Wherever you stand, it’s never to early or late to set new goals toward healthy living.  I recently turned 32, so I’m starting to look more and more at health matters.  It’s very hard to make lifestyle changes, so I always like to start with small and simple goals.  This month I’m making a simple and small change by joining the Listerine® 21-Day Challenge!  And I’m inviting all my readers to join too.  So who’s coming with me?

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Straight Teeth with Invisalign Teeth – With Giveaway! #InvisalignTalk

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Invisalign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Were you born with perfectly white, perfectly straight, perfectly perfect smile?  If you’re like me the answer is no.  I’ve pretty much always had problems with my teeth including cavities when I was young, and then I had to have oral surgery and get braces when I was 14.

We didn’t have Invisalign Teen when I was a kid, so I was stuck with the traditional metal braces. If you’ve never had to endure this, I’d describe them with one word: pain.  It’s painful when they first get put on, and your teeth hurt every month, when it comes time to have them tightened, that is a pain.  It can also be difficult to brush and floss around.  Since I’ve had my braces off, I’ve continued to have problems with my teeth, and I’ve had to have a lot of procedures, including filling, root canals, and crowns, not to mention, I still have white marks where some of the brackets were on my braces. [Read more…]

The Waterpik #NewAgeInWaterFlossing #Ad

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Waterpik.
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Every time you go to the dentist, you are reminded to floss, but often the simple task goes undone.  Why?  Many people say they forget; others say it takes too much time, and for others it is simply a pain in the neck (and teeth).  If you fall in to any of these categories, you should try a Waterpik Aquarius Professional Water Flosser.  This machine is the easy and more effective way to floss.

I had a braces for 2 years and afterward I had to deal with a  lot of other dental issues and dental work.  I’ve had to have fillings, root canals, and crowns, and a lot of the problems I’ve had and still experience today, stem from a lack of flossing.  I had heard of Waterpiks before, and I wish I’d had one years ago.  Needless to say, when I recently had a chance to try the product, I was very happy to do so.

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The Waterpik water flosser has a very compact, yet sleek design and is very user-friendly.  You simply fill your unit with water.  Put your desired attachment in place.  Plug in, turn it on, and get to flossing!  With the push of a button the machine goes from massage to pulse mode, and with the turn of a dial you can change the intensity and strength of the water steam.  From there, you just remove the hand-held flosser from the holder and use as directed.

I love the machine for its ease of use, but I also love it because it comes with a number of attachments.  There’s the traditional water squirter attachment, toothbrush attachment, tongue cleaner attachment, and tools for specific tasks like cleaning braces fillings, crowns, bridges, gums, and more.

As someone who’s had a number of fillings and crowns, as well as a couple of fillings which have actually come loose due to traditional flosser, I really love the alternative of the Waterpik and it’s attachments.

The Waterpik is also clinically proven to improve gum health more than string flossing.

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Buy it! Visit the Waterpik website to order yours.

Discount: Want free shipping? Just use coupon code: FREESHIPWP660. The code is good for free shipping on any Waterpik product purchased through the site. This coupon is valid until March 31, 2014.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Waterpik.