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Does listeria antibacterial mouthwash cause dry mouth?
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Dr. Anna Guarna
Dentistry
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In brief: Not sure
If you are referring to listerine, then possibly.
Any mouthrinse that contains alcohol can cause dry mouth...Traditional listerine has alcohol. Try switching to listerine zero or any other mouthrinse that is alcohol free.

In brief: Not sure
If you are referring to listerine, then possibly.
Any mouthrinse that contains alcohol can cause dry mouth...Traditional listerine has alcohol. Try switching to listerine zero or any other mouthrinse that is alcohol free.
Dr. Anna Guarna
Dr. Anna Guarna
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Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry
In brief: If It Has Alcohol.
Any mouthwash which contains alcohol has the potential to dry-out oral tissues, especially if used often.
This effect can be more pronounced in smokers, and those who already have a predilection for dry mouth as a result of side-effects of medications. Ask yourself what benefit you want/need from a mouthwash, then ask your dentist/hygienist to recommend one which will provide that specifically.

In brief: If It Has Alcohol.
Any mouthwash which contains alcohol has the potential to dry-out oral tissues, especially if used often.
This effect can be more pronounced in smokers, and those who already have a predilection for dry mouth as a result of side-effects of medications. Ask yourself what benefit you want/need from a mouthwash, then ask your dentist/hygienist to recommend one which will provide that specifically.
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dr. Daniel Wolter
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