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The Effect of LISTERINE® Antiseptic Mouthwash on Reduction of Existing Plaque and Gingivitis1
Evaluate the effect of LISTERINE® Antiseptic on existing dental plaque and gingivitis over the course of a 6-month trial (N=129).
Randomized, double-blind study of subjects (aged ≥18 years) with preexisting plaque and gingivitis.
When compared with water, LISTERINE® Antiseptic reduced dental plaque by 22.2% and gingivitis by 28.2% at 6 months. When compared with vehicle, LISTERINE® Antiseptic reduced dental plaque by 20.8% and gingivitis by 27.7% at 6 months, respectively.
LISTERINE® Antiseptic, when used twice daily for 30 seconds, is effective in controlling plaque accumulation and gingivitis in a population that did not receive a prophylaxis.