From the manufacturer
Why Rinse – The Benefits of Mouthwash
Listerine is the next step to ensuring a healthier mouth. Focusing on good oral care habits, and sticking to them, includes regular visits to your dentist, and a daily regimen of brushing, flossing, and rinsing with Listerine. The truth is that brushing reaches 25% of your mouth. Listerine cleans virtually 100%.*
The power of the swish fights bad breath bacteria in your whole mouth, including on your teeth, tongue, and gums. Use Listerine mouthwash twice a day to reach its deep-clean effectiveness. After all, bad breath germs are in your mouth all day, every day, and rinsing twice a day provides 24-hour germ protection. For Listerine rinse to reach its full powerful potential, use as directed and rinse vigorously for 30 seconds twice daily.
*Study # FCLGBP0028, conducted in 2010.
A Natural Whole Mouth Clean
Just 30 seconds of rinsing two times a day for a naturally bolder clean. That’s all it takes when you use Listerine Naturals Herbal Mint Antiseptic Mouthwash. It kills 99.9% of germs that cause bad breath, plaque, & gingivitis* for 24-hour protection with an equally effective 99% natural formula compared to Original Listerine Antiseptic.
With ingredients like menthol, methyl salicylate and no artificial sweeteners or dyes**, use this rinse for greater reach than brushing and flossing alone—with virtually 100% coverage on teeth, between teeth and along the gum line. Available in an herbal mint flavor.
*Study # FCLGBP0028, conducted in 2010. **Please refer to the list of ingredients.
How to Swish
What happens each time you swish properly? Research shows that antimicrobial Listerine mouthwash kills oral bacteria within 30 seconds for a difference you will notice with continued use. In fact, the bacteria in plaque and saliva samples were killed within 30 seconds of coming into contact with Listerine rinse. Don’t give germs a fighting chance. Swish the full 30 seconds to make sure you’re getting a truly clean mouth.
Gum Disease & Gingivitis – How Listerine Can Help
Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum disease that is a precursor to the more serious gum disease called periodontitis. Gingivitis can be so mild, in fact, that you may not even recognize it.
Gingivitis is caused by the buildup of bacteria in our mouths, which combine into a sticky substance called plaque. Plaque infects and inflames the gums, developing into gingivitis. Symptoms may include redness and swelling of gums and bleeding while brushing.
How can you prevent gingivitis, and what are the benefits of mouthwash? The best way to prevent gingivitis is to maintain a healthy oral care routine, including brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and rinsing twice a day. Good oral care habits keep your mouth clean and healthy; remove plaque, maintain a healthy diet, and see your dentist at least once every six months.
Fight bad breath germs at the source with Listerine Naturals Antiseptic Mouthwash. This fluoride-free mouthwash eliminates 99% of the germs that cause bad breath, plaque, and the gum disease gingivitis. It provides greater reach than brushing and flossing alone, with virtually 100% coverage on teeth, between teeth, and along the gum line, when added to your oral care routine. This 99% natural mouthwash is equally effective versus Listerine Original Antiseptic mouth rinse and contains no artificial sweeteners or dyes, and features refreshing herbal mint flavor.Safety WarningDo not use: in children under 12 years of age. Keep out of reach of children. If more than used for rinsing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.IndicationsHelps Prevent and Reduce: Plaque; Gingivitis.IngredientsActive Ingredients: Eucalyptol 0.092% (antiplaque/antigingivitis)Menthol 0.042% (antiplaque/antigingivitis)Methyl salicylate 0.060% (antiplaque/antigingivitis)Thymol 0.064% (antiplaque/antigingivitis). Inactive Ingredients:Water, sorbitol solution, alcohol (21.6%), poloxamer 407, flavor, benzoic acid, stevia rebaudiana leaf/stem extract, sodium benzoate.DirectionsRinse full strength for 30 seconds with 20mL (2/3 fluid ounce or 4 teaspoonfuls) morning and night. Do not swallow. Store at room temperature. Cold weather may cloud this product. Its antiseptic properties are not affected. To Open: Squeeze smooth areas on cap and turn. To Close: Turn cap until it locks.