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Antiseptic Mouthwashes

All LISTERINE Antiseptic mouthwashes are equally effective at killing the bacteria that cause bad breath, plaque, and gingivitis. Powered by 4 essential oils, LISTERINE Antiseptic penetrates deeply into the bottom layers of the plaque biofilm, breaking down its structure in places that are difficult for a toothbrush or dental floss to access.1-3


Anticavity Mouthwashes

LISTERINE® offers multiple fluoride-containing anticavity mouthwashes, including LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE—a complete mouthwash solution with 6 key benefits. Formulated to enhance the bioavailability of ionic fluoride, LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE maximizes fluoride uptake, restoring and strengthening the enamel.5-8

Alcohol-Free Mouthwashes

A precise combination of sodium lauryl sulfate, poloxamer, propylene glycol, and sorbitol maintains the bioavailability of the 4 essential oils without alcohol in LISTERINE® ZERO. This advanced formula provides clinical benefits comparable to LISTERINE® Antiseptic for patients with certain mouthwash needs or preferences. Other alcohol-free LISTERINE® options are available.

Whitening Mouthwashes

LISTERINE whitening products offer both patient appeal and professional benefit by whitening teeth and remineralizing the enamel. Recommend LISTERINE whitening products to help maintain the effects of other whitening treatments and to whiten between teeth.

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