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Is it recommended to rinse with water after using listerine antiseptic mouthwash?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: Effectiveness....

If you are using an antiseptic mouth rinse to control bacteria and other microorganisms in your mouth and you rinse right after with water, you are weakening its effect and somewhat defeating the purpose.
The most important thing to do is to brush and floss properly after meals and limit your intake of refined sugars and sticky starch foods. Rinses are secondary. Find one you like.

In brief: Effectiveness....

If you are using an antiseptic mouth rinse to control bacteria and other microorganisms in your mouth and you rinse right after with water, you are weakening its effect and somewhat defeating the purpose.
The most important thing to do is to brush and floss properly after meals and limit your intake of refined sugars and sticky starch foods. Rinses are secondary. Find one you like.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry

In brief: No

Do not rinse after using Listerine so you get the maximum benefit from it.
Use the flavor a with the ADA seal n it because these contain the essential oils that are antimicrobial. Listerine can be intense so you can dilute it a little bit.

In brief: No

Do not rinse after using Listerine so you get the maximum benefit from it.
Use the flavor a with the ADA seal n it because these contain the essential oils that are antimicrobial. Listerine can be intense so you can dilute it a little bit.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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