How to Use Listerine Mouthwash?

How to Use a Listerine Mouthwash

Brushing only cleans 25% of your mouth. To ensure you clean the whole mouth, use a LISTERINE® mouthwash twice daily by following these simple steps and tips. 

Let’s get to know Listerine better!

An antiseptic mouthwash product, Listerine is named after Joseph Lister, a pioneer of antiseptic surgery. Listerine was first formulated in 1879 by Joseph Lawrence, a chemist in St Louis, Missouri, and was marketed by the Lambert Pharmacal Company. In December 2006, Johnson & Johnson acquired the company and has been manufacturing and distributing Listerine since.

Listerine uses essential oils to fight germs that cause plaque, gingivitis and bad breath.

How to use Listerine mouthwash

When it comes to your oral health, there should be no compromise! Always follow the three-step routine for oral health: brush, floss and rinse.

Did you know that brushing only cleans 25% of your mouth?

Germs can colonize many surfaces in your mouth like your teeth, gums, cheeks and tongue. Food particles stuck in hard-to-reach places, like crevices between teeth and the back of the mouth, can cause germs to multiply. This can lead to tooth decay, cavities and a range of other dental issues.

Using LISTERINE® mouthwash daily will help you to look after your whole mouth, as it reaches places that your brush cannot, reducing dental plaque and fighting millions of germs for a clean and healthy mouth.

Rinsing with LISTERINE® is simple:

  1. Use LISTERINE® daily mouthwash twice a day after brushing your teeth
  2. Use 20 ml of the solution; this is equal to 3/4 of a capful
  3. Gargle for 30 seconds, and then spit out

LISTERINE® offers a range of mouthwashes to suit countless needs, whether it’s stained teeth, tartar and plaque prevention, or protection against gum disease.

Find out which Listerine Mouthwash is the Best for You

LISTERINE® Total Care Gum Protect Milder Taste 

Gum problems? Not a problem!  New Listerine® Total Care Gum Protect Milder Taste Mouthwash works above and below the gum line to help prevent plaque and gum disease. Use it twice a day for stronger teeth and healthier gums in just 2 weeks. It also has a less intense taste with soft mint flavor!

LISTERINE® Total Care Miswak Milder Taste

Listerine® Miswak, with Miswak extract, is a powerful combination of science and natural miswak extract.! Miswak extract has properties that effectively fight plaque and gum disease. It also has minerals such as chloride, sodium bicarbonate and potassium to strengthen the enamel in your teeth, leaving you with a healthy mouth. Used twice daily after brushing, Listerine® Total Care Miswak Milder Taste Mouthwash fights millions of germs left behind after brushing to give you a pure & clean mouth.

LISTERINE® Total Care Teeth Protect Milder Taste

For total oral health, rinse twice daily with Listerine® Total Care Teeth Protect Milder Taste Mouthwash. With 6 benefits in 1, Total Care kills up to 97% of bacteria left behind after brushing. It also reduces plaque up to 56% more than brushing alone, and removes stains.

Rinse twice daily with LISTERINE® Total Care mouthwash for complete oral protection.

LISTERINE® Green Tea Milder Taste

Inspired by nature, Listerine® Green Tea Milder Taste Mouthwash with added fluoride helps keep your teeth strong and prevent cavities!  This mouthwash strengthens tooth enamel, and even in hard to reach places; helps reduce and prevent plaque; and freshens breath with a less intense natural green tea taste.

LISTERINE® Cool Mint Milder Taste Mouthwash

If you’re looking for a deep clean with a milder taste, then LISTERINE® Cool Mint Milder Taste Mouthwash is right for you! Cool Mint Milder Taste fights germs that cause plaque, and gives a 3x deeper clean vs brushing alone.


Discover a whole mouth clean with Listerine® Cool Mint mouthwash. It provides protection against plaque and bad breath, and gives you a 3x deeper clean vs brushing alone!

LISTERINE® Fresh Burst Mouthwash

Discover a whole mouth clean with Listerine® Fresh Burst mouthwash! It provides protection against plaque and bad breath, and gives you a 3x deeper clean vs brushing alone!

LISTERINE® Total Care Tartar Protect

Use Listerine® Total Care Tartar Protect Mouthwash twice daily for a more confident smile! Thanks to this anti-tartar action, it keeps your teeth naturally white, while providing fresh breath for up to 24 hours. Add this to your dental routine and say hello to naturally white teeth.

Check out our broad range of mouthwashes here and complete the clean with LISTERINE®.

How to Use Mouthwash

  1. Pour 20ml (4 teaspoon) of Listerine mouthwash into a cup
  2. Empty the cup into your mouth. Don't dilute the solution with water
  3. Swish for a full 30 seconds
  4. During rinsing, gargle in your mouth
  5. Spit out the solution in the sink

Tip: After completing your healthy-mouth routine, it's important to refrain from eating and drinking for 30 minutes

The Indisputable Power of a smile Can be yours, by following these 5 simple steps.