articles 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 abi... More » Health Dental

Listerine burns due to the amount of alcohol it contains, according to The Center for Natural Dentistry. The alcohol in the mouthwash causes the mouth to become dry. More » Health Dental

The active ingredients in every Listerine bottle are essential oils such as thymol, menthol, eucalyptol and methyl salicylate. The inactive ingredients include caramel, water and alcohol in addition to sodium benzoate, p... More » Health Dental Dental Hygiene
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Certain types of mouthwash, such as ACT Total Care Dry Mouth Rinse or Biotene Dry Mouth Oral Rinse, contain xylitol and are specifically created to relieve dry mouth, Mayo Clinic notes. Saliva substitutes that contain xy... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Regular Listerine does contain alcohol, according to the Center for Natural Dentistry. The alcohol is in the mouthwash in order to kill germs and bacteria. More » Health Dental

Fluoride is an abundant, natural element that is also synthesized in laboratories and added to drinking water, toothpaste and mouthwash to prevent tooth decay. It is also taken orally to treat osteoporosis, rheumatoid ar... More » Health Dental Dental Hygiene

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, polo... More » Health Dental Dental Hygiene