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:
- Use LISTERINE® daily mouthwash twice a day after brushing your teeth
- Use 20 ml of the solution; this is equal to 3/4 of a capful
- 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® Teeth and Gum Defence
Gum problems? Not a problem! New Listerine Teeth & Gum Defence milder taste 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® 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® Miswak mouthwash fights millions of germs left behind after brushing to give you a pure & clean mouth.
LISTERINE® Total Care
For total oral health, rinse twice daily with LISTERINE® Total Care 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® Total Care Zero
For total oral health, rinse twice daily with LISTERINE® Total Care Zero mouthwash. With 6 benefits in 1, Total Care Zero kills up to 97% of bacteria left behind after brushing. It also reduces plaque up to 56% more than brushing alone, and effectively removes stains.
This no alcohol formula has a less intense taste and Smooth Mint flavor. By using the LISTERINE® Total Care Zero mouthwash, you can protect yourself against cavities, and keep your breath fresh all day long!
LISTERINE® Green Tea
Inspired by nature, LISTERINE® Green Tea 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.
If you’re looking for a deep clean with a milder taste, then LISTERINE® Zero mouthwash is right for you! Zero fights germs that cause plaque, and gives a 3x deeper clean vs brushing alone.
LISTERINE® Cool Mint
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® Advanced Tartar Control
Use LISTERINE® Advanced Tartar Control 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
- Pour 20ml (4 teaspoon) of Listerine mouthwash into a cup
- Empty the cup into your mouth. Don't dilute the solution with water
- Swish for a full 30 seconds
- During rinsing, gargle in your mouth
- 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