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Should you rinse out your mouth with water after after rinsing with listerine?

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Dr. Leonard Tau
Dentistry
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In brief: No

If you do rinse your mouth after using listerine you will decrease the effectiveness of the listerine.
I would follow the directions and stick to them.

In brief: No

If you do rinse your mouth after using listerine you will decrease the effectiveness of the listerine.
I would follow the directions and stick to them.
Dr. Leonard Tau
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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: No.

Listerine is an effective way to lower the bacteria count in the mouth.
It is one of the few mouthrinses that does this. Because the bacterial-killing effect lasts beyond the time you are swishing it in your mouth, a water rinse afterward will reduce the effectiveness.

In brief: No.

Listerine is an effective way to lower the bacteria count in the mouth.
It is one of the few mouthrinses that does this. Because the bacterial-killing effect lasts beyond the time you are swishing it in your mouth, a water rinse afterward will reduce the effectiveness.
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
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