Give your patients the #1 recommended mouthrinse.
LISTERINE® Antiseptic Mouthwash COOL MINT®
In fact, The American Dental Association® (ADA) advises use of an ADA-Accepted antimicrobial mouthrinse in your patients' daily routine of brushing and flossing to help prevent and reduce plaque and gingivitis.8 Discover more about what the ADA has to say.
Want to know more about the science behind LISTERINE® Antiseptic? Find out the results of our Deepest Clean study, which proves how LISTERINE® is as effective as a prescription rinse containing Chlorhexidine.1,9,10 You can also read peer-reviewed, evidence-based studies in the journal library
In LISTERINE® Antiseptic products, alcohol is an inactive ingredient that is used as a solvent, and a delivery vehicle to carry the fixed combination of 4 ESSENTIAL Oils.7An independent analysis by the ADA found that there is no causal link between alcohol-containing mouthrinses and oral cancer.11 Studies have also shown that alcohol-containing mouthrinses do not cause dry mouth.12-14 Plus, LISTERINE® Antiseptic has a favorable side effect profile:
Also, there is no known interaction between essential oils and toothpaste ingredients; hence, rinsing with water is not required after brushing and prior to rinsing with LISTERINE® Antiseptic.
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1. Pan PC, Harper S, Ricci-Nittel D, Lux R, Shi W. In-vitro evidence for efficacy of antimicrobial mouthrinses. J Dent. 2010;38(suppl 1):S16-S20. 2. Van Leeuwen MP, Slot DE, Van der Weijden GA. Essential oils compared to chlorhexidine with respect to plaque and parameters of gingival inflammation: a systematic review. J Periodontol. 2011;82(2):174-194. 3. ADA Seal Product Category. American Dental Association Web site. http://www.ada.org/5266.aspx?category=Plaque%2fGingivitis+Control+Mouthrinse. Accessed March 16, 2012. 4. Charles CH, Mostler KM, Bartels LL, Mankodi SM. Comparative antiplaque and antigingivitis effectiveness of a chlorhexidine and an essential oil mouthrinse: 6-month clinical trial. J Clin Periodontol. 2004;31(10):878-884. 5. Overholser CD, Meiller TF, DePaola LG, Minah GE, Niehaus C. Comparative effects of 2 chemotherapeutic mouthrinses on the development of supragingival dental plaque and gingivitis. J Clin Periodontol. 1990;17(8):575-579. 6. Wolters Kluwer Q210 Performance Measurement Report. 9/22/2010. 7. Data on file, McNEIL-PPC, Inc. 8. Oral health topics: Cleaning your teeth and gums. American Dental Association Web site. 2012. http://www.ada.org/2624.aspx. Accessed March 21, 2012. 9. Charles CH, Mostler KM, Bartels LL, Mankodi SM. Comparative antiplaque and antigingivitis effectiveness of a chlorhexidine and an essential oil mouthrinse: 6-month clinical trial. J Clin Periodontol. 2004;31(10):878-884. 10. Overholser CD, Meiller TF, DePaola LG, Minah GE, Niehaus C. Comparative effects of 2 chemotherapeutic mouthrinses on the development of supragingival dental plaque and gingivitis. J Clin Periodontol 1990;17(8):575-579. 11. Science brief on alcohol-containing mouthrinses and oral cancer. American Dental Association® Web site. 2009. http://www.ada.org/sections/professionalResources/pdfs/topics_cancer_brief_mouthrinses.pdf. Accessed March 21, 2012. 12. Gordon JM, Lamster IB, Seiger MC. Efficacy of Listerine antiseptic in inhibiting the development of plaque and gingivitis. J Clin Periodontol. 1985;12(8):697-704. 13. DePaola LG, Overholser CD, Meiller TF, Minah GE, Niehaus C. Chemotherapeutic inhibition of supragingival dental plaque and gingivitis development. J Clin Periodontol. 1989;16(5):311-315. 14. Charles CH, Sharma NC, Galustians BS, Qaquish J, Mcguire AJ, Vincent JW. Comparative efficacy of an antiseptic mouthrinse and an antiplaque antigingivitis dentifrice: a six-month trial. J Am Dent Assoc. 2001;132:670-675. 15. Von Fraunhofer JA, DePaola LG, Kelley JL, Meiller TF. Effect of a dental unit waterline additive on resin bond strengths. General Dentistry. 2004:502-504.