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What is Listerine Cool Mint
Listerine Cool Mint Mouthwash is an antiseptic and antibacterial mouthwash that kills up to 99.9% germs in the mouth. It prevents bacteria that cause bad breath, plaque, and gum inflammation known as gingivitis. Listerine is the #1 dentist-recommended brand for over the counter mouthwashes.
Adding Listerine to your daily oral hygiene routine could help in improving oral health, and it could save you from future dentist visits. This particular variant presents a minty flavour that both cleanses and refreshes the mouth.
This mouthwash is suitable for anyone over the age of 12 and should be kept away from children’s reach. Listerine Mouthwashes are meant to rinse the interior of the mouth and are not for consumption. Using Listerine Antibacterial Cool Mint Mouthwash twice a day is clinically proven to reduce concerns of bad breath and improve dental/ oral hygiene.
How Does Listerine Antibacterial Cool Mint Mouthwash Work?
Listerine Antibacterial Cool Mint Mouthwash contains Eucalyptol, Menthol, Methyl salicylate, and Thymol. These active ingredients are specially formulated for maintaining oral health and hygiene. The combination of these substances works together to reach difficult areas of the mouth, typically unreachable by a toothbrush or dental floss. By cleaning these areas, such as the gum lines, Listerine Antibacterial Cool Mint Mouthwash could kill germs up to 99,9%.
How Long do I Use Listerine Antibacterial Cool Mint Mouthwash Before I Notice a Difference?
In a randomized and controlled clinical trial, participants over the age of 12 showed significant improvements in the oral health after using Listerine Antibacterial Cool Mint.
Mouthwash for 6 months. As Listerine is a washing/rinsing agent, you will immediately feel cleaner and more refreshed after the first use. However, an extended duration of time may be needed to improve tougher stains or dental plagues.
After using Listerine Antibacterial Cool Mint Mouthwash regularly, you should be able to notice an improvement in your breath, dental/ oral hygiene, and reduction of plaques.
How Effective is Listerine Antibacterial Cool Mint Mouthwash?
According to research, Listerine Antibacterial Cool Mint Mouthwash significantly reduces plaque and gum inflammations (gingivitis) when used in accordance with the directions. Listerine is effective in maintaining oral health and hygiene because it has the ability to clean areas toothbrushes can’t reach, such as the proximal embrasures, which require special proximal cleaning aids.
Listerine is clinically proven to reduce gingivitis by 21% when used after brushing and flossing. Since Listerine Mouthwashes are liquid in form, it has a greater reach than brushing and is able to clean between teeth and along the gum line. As the only mouthwash to receive the ADA Seal of Acceptance, it has been proven to reduce oral plaques by up to 52%.
Can I Buy Listerine Antibacterial Cool Mint Mouthwash online?
Yes, you can buy Listerine Antibacterial Cool Mint Mouthwash online. If you are unsure about compatibility, sensitive to certain ingredients, or have oral injuries, you can either book an appointment with your GP or dentist to discuss. Or else you may prefer to book an appointment with one of Click Pharmacy’s own doctors, who are available to offer advice. Listerine Antibacterial Cool Mint Mouthwash comes in a 250ml bottle. There is a quick and simple questionnaire to complete so our doctors can determine the suitability of the treatment, after which you can check out quickly and easily. Your order will be delivered to you in discreet packaging. If you require a quick delivery, you can choose the Next Day Delivery Service at the check out stage of the process.
What dose should I choose?
Listerine Antibacterial Cool Mint Mouthwash comes in 250ml, 500ml, and a 1.5L bottle,
Pick the size that is suitable for your needs. 40ml of Listerine is used daily, so a 250ml bottle will be sufficient for about a week. You may consult your doctor to confirm which is ideal for you, or you may consult one of our specialists at Click Pharmacy for further advice.
How Should I Use Listerine Antibacterial Cool Mint Mouthwash?
When using Listerine Antibacterial Cool Mint Mouthwash, remember to still brush and floss your teeth as per usual. After brushing and flossing, you may continue to rinse the interior of your mouth with Listerine Antibacterial Mouthwash.
All Listerine Mouthwashes come with a 20ml bottle cap. To begin, twist the cap to open the bottle. Measure 20ml of Listerine Antibacterial Cool Mint Mouthwash by pouring it in the cap and filling it just before it reaches the brim. If you have trouble with the cap or you don’t intend to use it, you can measure it by pouring out 4 teaspoons worth of mouthwash. After brushing and flossing your teeth, put the Listerine solution into your mouth as if drinking from a cup but do not swallow. Swish the solution around your mouth for 30 seconds vigorously to properly clean it. Make sure you can feel the solution touching every corner of your mouth, including in between your teeth. If you feel like it is necessary, you may also gargle the solution.
After 30 seconds, spit out the solution. Some dentists recommend not rinsing your mouth with water afterwards, as mouthwashes will continue to do its job even after being spat out. Do not drink or eat directly after using mouthwash. Use Listerine Antibacterial Cool Mint Mouthwash twice a day, in the morning and at night, for maximum results.
What are the side effects of Listerine Antibacterial Cool Mint Mouthwash?
Listerine Antibacterial Cool Mint Mouthwash is formulated to maintain good oral hygiene but could cause side effects. This mouthwash contains 21.6% undiluted alcohol, which may cause dry mouth and discomfort. Methyl Salicylate, one of its active ingredients, is known to have similar effects as chronic aspirin ingestion. Antiseptic compounds found in Listerine may cause harm to the kidneys and the liver. As such, accidentally ingesting Listerine is dangerous.
If you are experiencing adverse effects after using Listerine Antibacterial Cool Mint Mouthwash, stop using it immediately and contact your GP or dentist.
When shouldn’t I use Listerine Antibacterial Cool Mint Mouthwash?
Do not allow children under twelve years of age to use this product. Make sure to keep it away from children’s reach. Always be diligent in checking ingredients before purchasing or using Listerine Antibacterial Cool Mint Mouthwash. Do not use this product if you are allergic or hypersensitive to the following ingredients:
- Methyl salicylate
- Poloxamer 407
- Benzoic Acid
- Sodium Saccharin
- Sodium Benzoate
- Artificial flavourings & colourings
If you are experiencing adverse effects after using Listerine Antibacterial Cool Mint Mouthwash, stop using it immediately. If accidentally ingested, contact your physician or visit the ER as soon as possible.
What makes Listerine Antibacterial Cool Mint Mouthwash different from Crest Pro Health Intense Clean Mint Mouthwash?
Listerine is different because it does not contain Fluoride, unlike Crest. Fluoride is a mineral substance known to help in preventing cavities. However, Fluoride is typically found in drinking and tap water, so many believe it is not necessary to add Fluoride into a typical brushing routine. Additionally, Crest mouthwash users have reported that they experience teeth staining and uncomfortable bitter aftertaste.
Can pregnant or breastfeeding women use Listerine Cool Mint Mouthwash?
It is advised to consult with a professional, such as a doctor or dentist, before using Listerine Cool Mint Mouthwash if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is to ensure the mouthwash does not cause any harm to both born and unborn babies.
How should I store Listerine Cool Mint Mouthwash?
You should store Listerine Cool Mint Mouthwash in a cool dry place, out of reach from children, and at room temperature. This mouthwash should not be exposed to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight.
What if I forget to use Listerine Cool Mint Mouthwash?
If you forget to use Listerine Cool Mint Mouthwash, you should use it as soon as you remember unless it is almost time to use the mouthwash again.
Can I use other mouthwashes while using Listerine Cool Mint Mouthwash?
You must not use any other mouthwash while using Listerine Cool Mint Mouthwash. This is because a combination of mouthwashes may be too strong for the teeth and gums and cause unwanted side effects.
Does Listerine Cool Mint Mouthwash contain alcohol?
Yes, Listerine Cool Mint Mouthwash contains alcohol as one of the listed ingredients.
After using Listerine Cool Mint Mouthwash you are unlikely to experience any side effects. This is because the mouthwash is not swallowed into the body. If you experience any of the following:
- Difficulty breathing
You may be experiencing an allergic reaction. In this case you should stop using Listerine Cool Mint Mouthwash immediately and seek medical advice, from a professional, as soon as possible.