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Listerine Total Care

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What Is Listerine?

Originally formulated by American doctor Dr Joseph Lawrence in 1879 as a general antiseptic during surgery, Listerine has become a popular dental care product all over the world, after it was found to be effective at removing up to 97% of plaque-causing germs in the mouth.

Since its UK release in 1970, Listerine mouthwash has become one of the UK’s most popular oral care product.

Listerine mouthwash fights against plaque and helps to prevent cavities with its antibacterial and antiseptic qualities. It can help to remove plaque and foodstuff which get lodged between your teeth, freshen your breath and leave your mouth with a clean and fresh feeling.

There are many flavours of Listerine available, including cool mint, fresh burst, ginger and lime, and berries.

Freshen your breath and cleanse your mouth with Listerine mouthwash, available to buy online from Prescription Doctor’s UK registered pharmacy. All items dispatched from our UK pharmacy are packaged in plain packaging to ensure your privacy. We offer next-day delivery on orders approved by 3 pm on weekdays.


How Does Listerine Work?

Listerine mouthwash contains several active ingredients such as alcohol, menthol, and eucalyptol.

Alcohol and eucalyptol have antiseptic and antibacterial properties, helping Listerine to fight bacteria in the mouth that cause bad breath and tooth decay.

Menthol provides a cool and fresh feeling in the mouth, while also making your breath smell fresh and minty.

When swished around the mouth and gargled, Listerine reaches places your toothbrush normally can’t and kills more bacteria between the teeth and at the back of the mouth than brushing alone.


How Do I Use Listerine?

To remove the cap, squeeze the sides of the cap and twist it. The cap is marked with 2 smooth sections where you are supposed to squeeze it with your thumb and forefinger.

Pour 20ml of Listerine into a glass. You can use the cap to measure out 20ml of Listerine.

Do not take Listerine mouthwash straight from the bottle as this can introduce germs and bacteria into the bottle.

Swirl the mouthwash around in your mouth for approximately 30 seconds. Listerine recommend swishing the mouthwash from one cheek to the other repeatedly.

Spit the mouthwash down the sink.

Do not swallow Listerine mouthwash.

Listerine is not a replacement for brushing your teeth or flossing. It should be used in conjunction with good oral hygiene.

When should I use Listerine?

Listerine recommend using their mouthwash twice a day after brushing to remove the plaque and bacteria which can’t be removed by brushing alone.

However, the NHS and the British Dental Association advise not to use mouthwash straight after brushing your teeth, as it can wash away fluoride which protects your teeth. They recommend using mouthwash at other times of the day, such as after eating a meal.


Side effects and cautions of Listerine

Before you use Listerine, you must read the label on the bottle. The label contains instructions on how to use and store Listerine mouthwash, as well as important information regarding the safety of the product.

If you are unsure about anything you read on the label, speak to a pharmacist.

Who Should Not Use Listerine?

Although Listerine is generally safe to use for most people, especially as it is not swallowed, it should not be used by anyone who has open wounds or sores in their mouths, as they can be irritated by the mouthwash.

It is also a good idea to seek further medical attention if you are using Listerine to mask bad breath. Although bad breath can come about as a result of bacteria or food debris, it can also be a sign of underlying health conditions like diabetes.

If you find that your bad breath is not gone in a day or two, make an appointment to speak to your doctor or dentist about it.

Children under the age of 12 should not use Listerine.

Allergies

Do not use Listerine mouthwash if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed on the label.

If you experience an allergic reaction after using Listerine mouthwash, discontinue use and seek immediate medical attention. Go straight to your nearest accident and emergency department. Remember to take the packaging and any remaining mouthwash with you so that doctors know exactly what to take.

Signs of an allergic reaction may include:

  • Dry, red, and cracked skin
  • Itching, red, watery eyes
  • Red, itchy, raised rash (hives)
  • Swelling of the lips, tongue, eyes or face
  • Tightness of the chest
  • Tummy pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Wheezing

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Speak to your doctor before using Listerine if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or breastfeeding.

Other safety information

Always read the label before using Listerine.

Do not store Listerine above 25°C.

Do not use Listerine past the expiry date printed on the bottle.

Always store Listerine mouthwash out of sight and reach from children and pets.


Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I swallow Listerine?

If you accidentally swallow Listerine when rinsing out your mouth, consult your doctor immediately.

Can I drink alcohol while using Listerine?

Drinking alcohol before or after using Listerine will not affect the mouthwash.

However, it should be noted that Listerine itself does have a high alcohol content, though there are alcohol-free variations available.

Will Listerine impact my ability to drive or operate machinery?

As stated, Listerine does have a high alcohol content, which should be avoided when driving or operating machinery.

However, because Listerine is not ingested, the alcohol should not affect your cognitive ability or concentration.

Why does Listerine burn?

You may feel some burning (it may also manifest as stinging or general irritation) in your mouth when using Listerine. This is due to the high alcohol content in the mouthwash.

This high alcohol content is needed for killing bacteria, but it can heighten the sensitivity of the mouth and throat’s heat receptors, triggering a feeling of burning or stinging.

If you are sensitive to the intense taste of Listerine, there are milder formulations available.

Which Listerine is best?

The best Listerine formulation is the one that works best for you. You may need to try several variations of Listerine before you find the one you prefer. You can also speak to your dentist for advice n which Listerine they recommend.

Listerine offers a range of different flavours including ginger and lime, cool mint and fresh burst. Milder tastes are available, such as mild berry, if you find the normal Listerine mouthwashes to be too strong.

Listerine also have a range of alcohol-free mouthwashes under the Listerine Zero range.


Where Can I Buy Listerine

You can buy Listerine online from a recognised online pharmacist. You can also buy Listerine UK in pharmacies or supermarkets. As with any medicated mouthwash, it is best to speak to your doctor before you start to use Listerine to ensure that it is safe for you to do so, and to resolve any questions you might have.


Table of contents

What Is Listerine?

How Does Listerine Work?

How Do I Use Listerine?

Side effects and cautions of Listerine

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Can I Buy Listerine

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Listerine
  • Manufacturer: Johnson & Johnson
  • Active Ingredient(s): Alcohol, eucalyptol and menthol
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Mouthwash
  • Available Strength: Eucalyptol (0.092%), Menthol (0.042%) thymol (0.064%), alcohol (26.9%)
  • Exemption: General Sales License
  • Dosage: Swish 20ml of Listerine around your mouth for 30 seconds twice a day.
  • Description: Listerine is a mouthwash which prevents the build up of plaque on the teeth and freshens breath.
  • Drug Class: Antiseptic
  • Alcohol Consumption: No influence.
  • When Pregnant: Speak to your doctor before using Listerine if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.
  • When Breastfeeding: Speak to your doctor before using Listerine if you are breastfeeding.

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