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Meta-analysis of the effect of an essential oil-

containing mouthrinse on gingivitis and plaque

A landmark meta-analysis supporting the use of LISTERINE® Antiseptic in the reduction of plaque and gingivitis when used as a supplement to regular oral hygiene measures.


inhibition of supragingival dental plaque and gingivitis development

Data supporting the efficacy of LISTERINE® Antiseptic against plaque and gingivitis when used as a supplement to regular oral hygiene measures.

Use of essential oil-containing mouthrinses by xerostomic individuals:

determination of potential for oral mucosa irritation

A clinical study surrounding LISTERINE® Antiseptic mouthrinse and the effect on xerostomia.*

The effect of LISTERINE® Antiseptic on

reduction of existing plaque and gingivitis

A clinical study discussing the effect of LISTERINE® Antiseptic on existing dental plaque and gingivitis over a 6-month period.

Adjunctive benefit of an essential oil–containing mouthrinse in

reducing plaque and gingivitis in patients who brush and floss regularly: a six-month study

Results on the incremental benefit of LISTERINE® Antiseptic on whole-mouth plaque and gingivitis when added to a routine brush-and-floss regimen.



Gum disease and caries are major public health issues around the world but at the same time are preventable with relatively simple measures.

*LISTERINE® Antiseptic is not indicated for use in the treatment of xerostomia.
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