The 2015 LISTERINE® Challenge wrap up with giveaway

It has been two weeks and a bit since I announced I was taking part in  The 2015 LISTERINE® Challenge To be honest I was unsure if I could do it as outlined. Rinsing with LISTERINE® twice a day for two weeks sounds easy enough, but change is hard for me. Plus I had a little time away from home and was unsure how it would fit.

The challenge

Rinse with LISTERINE® Twice a day for 14 days

There is still time for Canadians to take the challenge- Take The LISTERINE® Challenge for a chance to win $20,000 until July 15 2015.

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I had left the LISTERINE® out on the counter so I saw it every time I brushed. I found the first few times my mouth really felt the power of the mouthwash. You know that tingly feeling you get when you first use mouthwash? But after I was use to it, it was refreshing. LISTERINE® has a variety of products and sizes which made keeping on on my new routine when away easy too. After a couple of days it was habit and I was feeling the difference.


As I get older I know how important good oral health is. I wish I had added rinsing twice daily to my routine years ago. Before I knew better, I thought that bleeding gums were a result of brushing too hard, but it’s actually a sign of early gum disease. I have enjoyed adding rinsing to my oral hygiene routine and look forward to continuing. My mouth feels fresh and clean and there has been no issues with my gums. I love the LISTERINE POCKETPAKS® to add a little freshness when I am out. These breath strips fit nicely in my purse and taste great!

*with twice daily brushing. Consult with dentist if gingivitis symptoms persist or worsen. Always read and follow label. No purchase necessary, please see full contest rules and regulations for details.

Have you taken the challenge? Do you rinse with mouthwash twice daily?
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One lucky reader will win a LISTERINE® kit. Fill out the form below for your chance. Good luck!

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Disclosure: This post was generously sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Inc., the makers of LISTERINE® the opinions and thoughts are my own.




  1. i don't rinse regularly – it a once in a while sort of thing…when i think of it! I also don't floss as much as i should…my routine needs revamping!

  2. Elaine G says

    Yes I rinse. I brush and rinse twice a day and floss at night.

  3. wendy Hutton says

    I brush and rinse daily but I forget to floss

  4. tanyab79 says

    Brush and rinse regularly but flossing here and there. Most floss more.

  5. I do not rinse although I really should add that into my routine of brushing and flossing. my husband does tho a few times a day

  6. Judy Cowan says

    I brush and floss daily but have to admit that I am not consistent when it comes to rinsing. I need to work on that.

  7. Victoria Ess says

    I don't rinse!

  8. I don't rinse. I do well most days to floss. I do however brush daily.

  9. seoforfun2014 says

    I usually rinse, sometimes I forget:) But I always floss.

  10. Silvia D says

    brush, floss and rinse.

  11. I dont rinse but have been thinking I should as I get older I am finding more problems and want to avoid going to dentist as much as possible

  12. I do brush and rinse and I`ve been flossing more then I have

  13. Brush, rinse and floss daily.
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  14. Dayna Wilson says

    Brush twice a day, floss and rinse when I remember…could be better.

  15. I don't always rinse, I don't always floss either! I need to get back in the routine

  16. I brush, rinse and floss.

  17. Erin McSweeney says

    i don't rinse…but I suppose I should

  18. I personally do not like rinse at all!

  19. i'm bad for rinsing, i admit it, but seeing and reading the blog about this, i have been doing ok.. i leave it on my bathroom counter so it's right there in front of me.

  20. Yes I do rinse-with Listerine

  21. lyndac1968 says

    I brush and rinse everyday, but I admit I do not floss as much as I should

  22. Wanda Tracey says

    I brush two to three times a day, rinse with Listerine and floss daily.

  23. brush floss rinse the whole works
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  24. Carole Dube says

    Brush 3 times a day, rinse twice a day and floss when I remember.

  25. I do rinse, but not every day 🙁

  26. Amanda Fontaine says

    I brush and rinse with water.

  27. Florence C says

    I brush regularly and rinse a few times a week.

  28. Brush and Floss, I always keep forgetting to rinse

  29. sarah sar says

    I mostly brush my teeth in the morning and at night and floss sometimes but I really need to start rinsing!

  30. I brush, but I don't usually rinse.

  31. Doris Calvert says

    Brush, Floss, Rinse twice a day

  32. butterflyamyc says

    I brush 2x a day floss once and normally forget to rinse.

  33. I rinse, floss and brush all the time.

  34. Yes, I do rinse daily with Listerine

  35. Love to start a new ritual…..

  36. Susanne McCarthy says

    I do occasionally. Just never feel like taking the extra time ( like it takes so much)—just like flossing!

  37. angela m says

    No I don't rinse, I brush and floss once a day

  38. Mostly brushing and floss but use mouthwash once in awhile

  39. I don't currently use rinse. I brush and floss.

  40. I do rinse, floss and brush daily

  41. Kelley Moore says

    I don't rinse!

  42. lynnbeanie23 says

    rinse floss brush 2 a day

  43. Serena Debolt says

    We always use mouth wash – for those times when we need to run out the door quick and don't have time to brush and floss after every meal

  44. LILLIAN BROWN says

    Brush-floss and rinse

  45. I brush 2x's a day, floss once and try to rinse with mouthwash. My dentist told me to use Listerine

  46. I floss and brush after every meal. I rinse twice a day, once in the morning and night.

  47. Yes,I do rinse,,but not daily.

  48. I have always been good about brushing and flossing but only recently started rinsing as well.

  49. mommakoala says

    Brush, floss and rinse

  50. Brittney House says

    I usually just brush. I have gotten lazy with flossing and rinsing.

  51. Robyn Bellefleur says

    I brush and floss, but I don't rinse on a regular basis.

  52. hmrcarlson says

    I brush twice a day and floss at night. I rinse when I remember to do so.

  53. Brush and rinse twice a day

  54. Barbara Hutcheson says

    i rinse first to loosen up plaque,then brush,floss then rinse again

  55. andrea amy says

    I brush twice a day, I try to remember to floss every couple of days. I normally do not rinse as I normally forget to buy mouthwash. If I have mouthwash in the house, I rinse after every meal.

  56. rinse – always looking for a better product. thanks

  57. edmontonjb says

    I am not a consistent rinser. I find most mouth wash is too strong for me.


  58. I brush, floss and rinse 2x a day.

  59. No, I don't usually rinse. I haven't yet found something that I don't mind the taste of. I do brush and floss, though.

  60. Yes I rinse

  61. I rinse every so often, I haven't got into the habit of making it a daily routine.

  62. Sunshine G says

    Sometimes I rinse – depends on how tired I am! I always brush and usually floss.

  63. Laurie P says

    brush at least twice daily….and rinse. Floss needs more attention…

  64. kathy downey says

    I do not rinse although I really should but I do brushing and flossing

  65. Erika Letson says

    I brush and floss two times a day, but I do need to rinse more often!

  66. Jenness M says

    Unfortunately I dont rinse regularly.

  67. Brush, floss & rinse

  68. Donna L. says

    Sometimes I rinse.

  69. I brush twice a day and rinse once.. I am bad for flossing daily!

  70. naiddia p says

    I brush, floss and rinse.

  71. Carol Denny says

    I brush and floss but I don't always rinse

  72. Angela Massis says

    I brush twice a day and don't floss or rinse as often as I should!

  73. I take great care of my oral health, but not rinsing…yet!

  74. Brush, floss, rinse. Morning & night.

  75. Julie Bolduc says

    I brush twice a day floss at night and rinse in the day a few times

  76. Lauraleigh says

    I do rinse! I recently made the mistake of buying random mouthwash at the dollar store. It tastes super gross!! lol.

  77. I don't rinse consistently, but I brush and floss.
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  78. Jeannie Lam says

    I don't rinse regularly, but I do brush and floss daily.

  79. glogirl3 says

    I brush daily but very rarely rinse with mouthwash.

  80. I do rinse, but need to remember to floss more often.

  81. I rinse usually at night but I do sometimes forget 🙂

  82. BlessedTA says


  83. Bailey Dexter says

    Of course! Great feeling, brush then rinse after every meal!

  84. vinci777 says

    Use an electric toothbrush, but do not generally use a mouth wash.
    Would try to get in the habit as my hubby brand is Listrine.

  85. I don't always rinse.

  86. I forget sometimes, but only rarely. I generally rinse.

  87. mrdisco1 says

    as often as I can, or remember too

  88. Tricia Hope says

    I rinse on occasion but I am more of an avid flosser

  89. I only rinse if I've had something to eat that smells – garlic, onion, etc.

    I have gotten better with flossing though! I didn't realize that it was recommended to rinse on a regular basis.

  90. Michelle Roy says

    Yup, I rinse each day.

  91. Yes I rinse. I brush /rinse/floss

  92. Stephanie LaPlante says

    I brush then rinse. Floss every other day because I'm lazy.

  93. Angela Mitchell says

    I brush 2 to 3 times a day and I floss a few times a week and rinse a few times a week as well.

  94. I rinse every night

  95. I rinse in between brushes

  96. Wendy Jensen says

    No I have not been doing a rinse. It is important to use one without alcohol.

  97. Yes I rinse and brush floss two times a day.

  98. Sheryl P says

    Yep, I rinse… and floss!

  99. Harmony A. says

    I'm a daily rinser:)

  100. Alison K says

    My current oral health routine of brushing 2x a day does not include rinsing with anything but water

  101. I rinse, brush and floss

  102. Theresa C. says

    I always rinse, and Listerine is the only mouthwash that works for me! 😉

  103. I don't rinse regularly.

  104. Juliee Fitze says

    I brush , floss and rinse every time.

  105. prairiebelle says

    i brush twice a day and floss and rinse too

  106. I brush and floss but usually forget to rinse honestly!

  107. danielle nantau says

    I don't, but I know I really should!

  108. Tammy Dalley says

    Brush , floss and rinse

  109. I brush twice a day and rinse also. No flossing though. It's always the one things I hated doing, thought i'm sure i'll regret that in time.

  110. kittypride says

    I brush and floss daily, I rinse sometimes.

  111. Surso S. says

    i normally brush and sometimes use mouthwash

  112. Brush and rinse

  113. Erica Seaman says

    I rinse every morning…Listerine Total Care is the best 🙂

  114. Elizabeth Matthiesen says

    I do rinse but not regularly, I find it helps a lot with mouth ulcers 🙂

  115. I brush my teeth at least twice a day, and I floss and rinse often, but not daily.

  116. Lori Bazan says

    I try to rinse daily!

  117. S. Jackson says

    after every meal I brush and floss!

  118. I have an electric brush, I brush in the morning when I wake up & I usually rinse unless I'm in a hurry & I don't want to ruin the taste of my morning latte. I don't eat breakfast but I usually do a fast brush with a regular brush after lunch. I do a thorough brush & a flossing & a rinse after dinner or before I go to bed.

  119. Belinda Shaw says

    I brush, floss and rinse twice daily.

  120. I brush every day, floss when I remember and rinse sometimes, should do it more

  121. Sarah Gibson says

    I brush and rinse daily, but I forget to floss. I will make it my goal to start. Thanks for the opportunity to win:D

  122. Cheryl Reinhardt says

    I brush, I floss and I rinse.

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