Have you met Donkey?

Meet Donkey, LISTERINE®’s teeth and gums champion

Continue reading to learn all about Donkey’s native Scotland, his very important morning routine, and his journey to becoming LISTERINE®’s friendly neighbourhood hero!

My family emigrated here a very long time ago to benefit from the fresh air, highland grazing, and cleanest spring water around. Ooooh, it’s as fresh as a donkey! It was actually my family’s healthy way of living that got me interested in oral hygiene.

Not to brag, but I have always had good teeth as I understood the importance of looking after them. With a mouth as healthy as mine, it wasn’t long before LISTERINE® came knocking to make me the face of their brand.

I’ll start by telling you what I don’t do – stop after brushing! This is because brushing only targets a quarter of your mouth*, so I ensure I always follow up with 30 seconds of swishing. LISTERINE® helps kill 99% of the germs** left behind after brushing that can cause plaque and bad breath. Now that is how you give plaque a kick every morning and night!

As I am a pretty early riser, I start the day by going for an early morning canter around the hills before breakfast and water at the trough. Then it is time for my favourite part of the day, brushing my teeth and swishing with LISTERINE® to complete the clean. After that I am ready to go on my way and start spreading the word about the importance of good oral hygiene.


As I am a donkey who loves cleanliness, there’s nothing greater than seeing the happy smiles of healthy mouths! So, when I see someone about to stop after brushing, I pop up and inform them they are not finished yet! Until I’ve helped the whole world complete the clean with LISTERINE®, I won’t be finished yet either.

I have a special sixth sense where I can just tell when someone is about to stop after brushing. Then I sort of just wander in, although it does help if they have a donkey flap I can squeeze through. I must say it does give them quite a surprise!

Aha, you cheeky devil! Well, I might have been round the mountain a few times as with teeth like mine you get a wee bit of attention. However right now LISTERINE® is the love of my life.

I do love a fine bowl of Scottish oats in the morning. I like to leave them overnight to soak in a bit of fresh, highland water with a few berries and a pinch of salt, just how my granny used to make them. I like to keep it natural, the less sugar the better! I also like to chew on a crunchy carrot every now and then as it’s good for my jaw muscles.

Number one is definitely my LISTERINE® Total Care 10 in 1 as I have got to swish with it day and night for up to 12 hours fresh breath protection. I’ve also got my toothbrush and mirror, so I can check on my pearly whites when I wake up and go to bed.

Oh aye, many. Beauty is only skin deep, but they say a smile is sometimes the first thing you see on a person. Keeping mine in good nick is what’s brought me here today. So, remember whatever life throws at you, give it a swish and complete the clean with LISTERINE®!


*From study representing teeth surface area measurements.

**Clinical Study, 2011. Excluding Total Care Sensitive, Advanced White Milder Taste, Advanced Defence Sensitive, Advanced Defence Gum Treatment and Smart Rinse.