This is a sponsored post.  I received LISTERINE Brand products from Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. as part of my participation in this project.  All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own. 

Does oral health have an impact on the self-esteem of our teens/tweens?

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Oral Health and Self-Esteem

Being a teenager is hard.  Not only is your body growing and changing in new ways, but now you have to worry about your every move being documented or shared on some social media channel.  Unfortunately, it seems as though image is everything.  We often talk about how body-image affects the self-esteem of youth, but we rarely talk about the effects oral hygeine can have on a person’s self-esteem.

Based on a recent survey by LISTERINE® and GFK:

  • More than 8 in 10 Americans feel oral health issues are embarrassing.
  • 3 in 4 Americans say the state of their mouth determines how they look and feel, nearly as much as their weight.
  • And studies show that people form immediate opinions about people based on their oral health.

This is especially frustrating if you are a teen trying to make a good impression and find friends. It’s hard to feel confident when talking to someone if you have bad breath or other oral health problems.

Oral Health

Just brushing your teeth misses 75% of your mouth, leaving millions of germs behind.  Those germs can lead to plaque, gingivitis and cavities, as well as bad breath. When you use a mouthrinse, such as Listerine Antiseptic, twice a day, you can basically clean 100% of your mouth and wash those germs away helping your gums to be 5 times healthier in just 2 weeks. No want wants bad breath or to talk to someone with bad breath.

 On Oct. 27 at noon ET  join us for a one-hour Twitter party where we will be sharing more information from the LISTERINE brand survey about the social impact of poor oral health.  Now through December 1st, each tweet that uses the hashtag #LISTERINE  will result in a $10 donation, up to $40,000 to support Oral Health America’s Fall for Smiles campaign.

To learn more about the LISTERINE brand survey, click here.

What oral health issues does your family deal with?