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.

A recent national survey revealed the health of one’s mouth has a surprising and significant impact on how others perceive many aspects of one’s life – from opinions about success in romantic relationships and career, to assumptions about overall health and hygiene.

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And that should come as no surprise to anyone! Let’s face it, we do judge a book by it’s cover. It’s no wonder that we are all self-conscious about the way we look, the way we walk, the way we talk, the way, well, everything about us! I find that I am the most self-conscious when I am around my peers. Whether I am attending a meetup, workshop, or conference, I stress over everything. What I am going to wear. Who I am going to talk to. Even, what I am going to eat! 

From presenting to a room full of people to having conversations with brand representatives, I am always hoping and praying that my breath is fresh. I am not alone in my thinking. More than 7 in 10 Americans believe having an unhealthy mouth can negatively impact one’s confidence giving a speech (75%), and more than 6 in 10 believe it can affect a person’s willingness to speak in a meeting (64%) and their ability to lead a meeting (61%).

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I find myself doing the breath check a lot during these functions. And I have to say, that’s more embarrassing than the bad breath!

Did you know that brushing your teeth alone misses 75% of your mouth? This leaves millions of germs behind and, if left untreated, these germs can lead to oral care issues such as plaque and gingivitis. Much more serious than smelly breath! 

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Many of the oral care issues that Americans experience can be prevented, and adding LISTERINE® as part of a twice-daily oral care routine can help ensure your mouth is always on your side. LISTERINE® Antiseptic cleans virtually 100% of your mouth to achieve up to five times healthier gums in two weeks and up to nine times healthier gums in four weeks.

Join the LISTERINE® Twitter Party on October 27th at 12 pm EST. During the party, more information from the LISTERINE® Brand survey about the social impact of poor oral health will be shared. To learn more about the LISTERINE® Brand survey, click here

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Every tweet using #LISTERINE, whether it’s during the Twitter party or in blog posts and additional social promotion, will trigger a $10 donation, up to $40,000, to support Oral Health America’s Fall for Smiles campaign (October 1 – December 1, 2015) to educate communities about the importance of proper oral care.

 

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