Q:

Which mouthwash is better at whitening: Listerine or Crest?

A:

Quick Answer

Teethwhiteningathome.com rated both Listerine Whitening Restoring Fluoride Rinse and Crest 3D White Multi-Care Rinse a 3.5 out of 5 in whitening ability. Listerine Whitening Pre-Brush Rinse was rated a 3 in whitening ability.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

Women's Day rated Listerine Whitening Pre-Brush Rinse 2.6 out of 5 for whitening ability. Listerine Whitening Pre-Brush Rinse and Listerine Whitening Restoring Fluoride Rinse both use hydrogen peroxide as a bleaching agent. Listerine Whitening Restoring Fluoride Rinse and Crest 3D White Multi-Care Rinse contain the same three bleaching agents that are found in Crest Whitening strips, but the rinse is only in contact with the teeth for a very short time, which may not be sufficient for removing stains.

Learn more about Dental

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What are some unusual uses for Listerine?

    A:

    In addition to its value as a mouthwash, Listerine treats acne, kills fleas on pets and acts as an emergency deodorant. It can also be used as an anti-histamine for bee stings and poison ivy and to treat toenail fungus.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are the ingredients in Listerine?

    A:

    As of 2014, the active ingredients in Original Listerine Antiseptic mouthwash include eucalyptol, menthol, methyl salicylate and thymol. It also contains inactive ingredients, including water, alcohol, benzoic acid, poloxamer 407, sodium benzoate and caramel.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some well-rated whitening toothpastes?

    A:

    Arm & Hammer Extra Whitening, Rembrandt Premium Whitening, Opalescence Whitening Toothpaste, Crest 3D White Advanced and Sensodyne Pronamel Gentle Whitening Toothpaste are the top-rated whitening toothpastes, according to Dentistry.net. Priced modestly, all of these whitening toothpastes are available in fresh minty flavors.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some natural home tooth whitening recipes?

    A:

    Natural home tooth whitening recipes include using lemon juice, apples, strawberries or baking soda, according to About.com. Other options for tooth whitening at home include using wood ash and sea salt.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore