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Is listerine appropriate for your teeth and gums?

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Dr. Jennifer McAroy
Dentistry 17 years experience
Listerine: Listerine containing alcohol can dry the tissues an make them more irritated.
Dr. Joel Doyon
Cosmetic Dentistry 36 years experience
Used correctly, no: If you use listerine according to the manufacturers instructions, listerine is safe. If you abuse it, however, it can cause problems with your gums and cheeks.

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Last updated Jul 31, 2016

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