Ingredients of Listerine Mouthwash in Cool Mint

Cool Mint Listerine Mouthwash

Review of Listerine Mouthwash Ingredients List in Cool Mint

By Shyla Harvey

Listerine Mouthwash 1pt, 2.7 oz. in Cool Mint Active Ingredients List

Drug Facts for Listerine Antiseptic (Cool Mint) Rinse 1 pt, 2.7 oz.

The following active ingredients are Antiplaque and Antigingivitis

  • Eucalyptol 0.092%
  • Menthol 0.042%
  • Methyl salicylate 0.060%
  • Thymol 0.064%

Listerine Uses: To Help and Reduce Plaque and Gingivitis of the Mouth

List of Inactive Ingredients in Listerine Mouthwash (Cool Mint 1 pt, 2.7 oz.)

  1. water
  2. alcohol (21.6%)
  3. sorbitol solution
  4. flavoring
  5. poloxamer 407
  6. benzoic acid
  7. sodium saccharin
  8. sodium benzoate
  9. FD&C green no.3

Cool Mint Listerine Mouthwash Review

Listerine Mouthwash Ingredients kill germs by the million–immediately. What else kills germs immediately like Listerine? Hydrogen Peroxide!

Warning: Although some do use hydrogen peroxide to wash germs out of their mouth…it’s not suggested as a long-term treatment. The ingredients in Hydrogen Peroxide will kill mouth germs however one should know that it is a hazard when swallowed and is not ideal as a mouth rinse unless diluted. In addition, it doesn’t taste very good. A better tasting option is Cool Mint Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash.

Listerine Mouthwash Ingredients are clinically proven to kill germs in ones mouth that cause bad breath and the mouth wash is ADA Accepted based on findings that–Listerine Ingredients are effective in gingivitis and plague prevention and reduction above the gum line, when used as directed. Listerine also freshens breath. It is advised to use Cool Mint Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash twice a day for 24 hour protection.

Ingredients in Listerine Mouthwash (Cool Mint) VS Crest Pro Health Complete Mouthwash Ingredients–which is BEST?

To begin, they address different dental problems. Crest Pro Health Mouthwash has fluoride (like most toothpastes do). Fluoride ion (the active ingredient in Crest Pro Health Rinse) fights cavities whereas Listerine Mouthwash Ingredients fight gingivitis and plaque germs.

What they have in common, is that they both fight bad breath germs. One notable difference is that the germ killing action of Listerine Mouthwash (Cool Mint or not) burns the mouth and contains alcohol whereas Crest Pro Health Mouthwash does not. So, deciding on which one is a better mouth rinse depends on what you are looking to combat and what you are willing to tolerate and pay for. If I was looking for a mouthwash that has ingredient fighting power for gingivitis and plaque I’d think to choose Listerine Mouthwash (in value size).

Crest Pro Health Complete Mouthwash is a fine choice for fighting cavities and doing without the alcohol burn. If one is on a budget, do note that Crest Pro Health Mouthwash is not considered a value brand however, as with purchasing Listerine–one gets what they pay for. Fluoride is an active ingredient not often found in breath freshening mouthwashes. One will find it in the Crest Pro Mouth Wash, however. In addition, if one is thinking of purchasing a generic brand of Listerine Mouthwash (such as a store brand mouthwash that the active ingredients are to be compared to those in Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash); the Cool Mint Listerine Formula is not sold to any retailer as a store brand so–in laymen terms, there is no generic alternative to the Listerine Mouthwash formula in Cool Mint.

Who Makes Listerine?

Listerine is distributed by Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNeil-PPC, Inc. Skillman NJ 08558-9418 USA and the Listerine Phone Number for questions is 1-888-222-0182.

Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNeil-PPC, Inc. Cool Mint Listerine Antiseptic 1pt 2.7 oz. Listerine Packaging Product Label, December 2011