LISTERINE® Bloggers Dare: Week 1
Hi all! I’m eating a Nutella sandwich and this should be, by all intents and purposes, a pretty normal day.
But it’s not!!! I’m gonna try something different today.
Phew! I don’t know how many of you will watch the video, but yes, I will be joining 5 other bloggers in the LISTERINE® Bloggers Dare over the course of 6 weeks. (You can see my ugly mug on the website here – my hair looks rubbish!)
As with any challenge of this nature, there is a voting element and of course it’d be great if you guys could vote for me! Also one vote entitles you to a free sample of LISTERINE® Total Care mouthwash! Personally I think it is a rather meaningful exercise because it’s like being given a chance to do something you’ve always wanted to do. I’m sure every one of us can relate to that, especially with our hectic Singaporean lives, eh?
Here’s how you can show your support for me:
2) Click on this blogger badge – 1 point
3) Re-post any part of my post (video/photo/part of the post) on your blog – 5 points
4) RT my tweets about LISTERINE® Bloggers Dare (They’ll be tagged with #ListerineTC) – 5 points
5) Share any of my Facebook links related to LISTERINE® Bloggers Dare on Facebook – 5 points
6) Vote for me on the LISTERINE® Bloggers Dare website – No points, but they contribute to my final score
7) Read my posts – 1 point
NOTE: I will continue to remain true to the blog and the chai+biskut spirit even as I participate in this challenge and normal posts will continue as per usual during the 6 weeks! Inevitably I will be talking about LISTERINE® and the Total Care mouthwash once in a while, but I hope that you guys will be able to support me through this very new experience! (:
So as part of the adventure, we were scheduled dentist visits!
I absolutely HATE going to the dentist. In primary school the dentists were so horrible and I even remember one of them actually kind of spit into my mouth while she was giving me a check-up! Well not exactly spit, but as she was talking some of it did land into my mouth. Nasty!
So it was that I headed over to Q&M Dental Group at Novena Square, over 1 hour late as I had theatre practice before and had to rush down. Looking back I realise how dangerous it can be to make your dentist angry! (“When Dentists Attack!!”) Thankfully the dentist, Dr Ng, was very nice and he even reiterated that he never wants to make his patients feel pain! It was rather comforting.
During the check-up, he performed this Gingivitis Test where he basically poked my gums with a metal needle thingy and the more places it bleeds, the higher your gingivitis index! It was kinda horrifying (and I won’t lie, rather painful) to see my gums bleeding and it turns out my gingivitis index is 75%! (In this case a high number is not good!)
I have to admit that I always thought I had healthy teeth because they are rather straight but little did I know the effects of my meagre oral care! Usually I just brush my teeth twice a day and….er, that’s it. But I was quickly informed by Dr Ng that I would have to brush AND floss AND use mouthwash in order to have good oral health. Hard work but I definitely think it’s one of those “don’t do it and you’ll regret” kinda things, no?
I’ve started using LISTERINE® Total Care mouthwash everyday now, and like any new component in your life, you slowly get used to doing the extra step and I swear it makes my mouth feel cleaner at the end! (pinky swear, no BS!) I have to confess though that I’ve been a bit lazy at the flossing! Dr Ng I hope you’re not reading this!
So that’s my piece of exciting news! Do support me if you can – Visit the LISTERINE® Bloggers Dare website and vote nabbycat! (:
Just curious though, if you were dared to take the first step towards a dream of yours, what would that dream be?