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Oral Health Care Products for Daily Use – Listerine

Oral Health Care Products for Daily Use – Listerine

What is Listerine composed of?

Listerine contains active ingredients such as eucalyptol 0.092%, menthol 0.042%, methyl salicylate 0.060%, thymol 0.064%. Inactive ingredients include water, alcohol (26.9%), benzoic acid, poloxamer 407, sodium benzoate, and caramel.

Why is the immune system important?

The mouth provides easy entrance to digestive and respiratory tracts. Normally the body's natural defenses as well as good oral health care habits, such as daily brushing and flossing, keep any harmful bacteria under control. However, without maintaining good oral hygiene, these bacteria might lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease. Oral health can also contribute to many diseases which can become life threatening in certain cases:

  • Endocarditis: infection of the inner lining of the heart chambers or valves. A typical cause of this infection is bacteria or other germs gaining entry to the body through the mouth, spreading through the bloodstream, and settling in core areas of the heart.
  • Cardiovascular disease: heart disease, occluded arteries and stroke have often been linked to inflammation and infections caused by oral bacteria.
  • Pregnancy and birth complications: Periodontitis can lead to premature birth and low birth weight.
  • Pneumonia: Certain bacteria in the mouth make their way and settle in the lungs, causing pneumonia and other respiratory diseases.

Other complications caused by ill oral health include eating disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, certain cancers and an immune system disorder that results in dry mouth (Sjogren's syndrome). Hence, prioritizing oral health care can be seen as an investment in overall health.

How to take care of oral hygiene?

Oral hygiene should be practiced daily; some key actions include brushing your teeth at least twice a day using fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, using mouthwash after brushing and flossing to further remove any remaining food particles, scheduling regular dental appointments, using teeth whiteners, tongue scrapers and avoiding tobacco use. This can also help you achieve a beautiful and radiant smile and make you known as someone who takes good care of hygiene in the community.

What are the uses of Listerine?

Mouthwash is able to reach and clean parts of the mouth that are missed by brushing and flossing. So, mouthwash should be part of everyone’s daily oral hygiene routine. There are several mouthwashes which are effective and good to be used including Peroxyl, Périogard and Paroex. However, when choosing a mouthwash, the first thing to consider is personal oral health goals and needs. Using the right mouthwash can support dental health, while an inadequate one may further hinder it. Listerine is a solid and popular brand that stands out from others. It has many beneficial uses that make it so; let’s go through a few.

  1. Helps prevent gum disease

Bacteria around the tooth and along the gum line causes inflammation and gingivitis which is also known as early gum disease. Plaque buildup that later causes gingivitis can be avoided by following an effective oral hygiene daily care routine. Rinsing each day with the antiseptic mouthwash Listerine prevents odor-causing bacteria to settle and breed in the mouth. Since the Listerine mouthwash reaches and cleanses basically the entire mouth surface area, with consistent use, any future risk of gum disease can also be prevented.

  1. Prevents formation of cavities & keeps teeth strong

The Listerine mouthwash contains fluoride; when the mouth is rinsed after eating, the fluoride content makes the enamel stronger and sturdier, preventing the decay of teeth and formation of cavities. Using mouthwash dislodges any stuck food between tooth and gum.

  1. Helps tackle on-the-go bad breath situations

Whenever you need a quick fix for bad breath, using Listerine on-the-go gives you fresh breath on a busy day at the office, first date, drinks with friends and before greeting your co-workers at an important meeting.

  1. Helps whiten teeth

Listerine not only helps whiten teeth but also makes the tooth enamel stronger. This antimicrobial mouthwash avoids and reduces any dark stains, plaque buildup, tooth decay and cavity formation.

  1. Helps reduce tooth sensitivity

Receding gums and damaged enamel exposes the inner part of the tooth called dentin.  Dentin hypersensitivity, also called tooth sensitivity, causes sharp pain in the mouth area. This condition can be treated by use of Listerine. The mouthwash achieves this by blocking 97% of exposed dentin tubules. Potassium oxalate binds to calcium in saliva to form calcium oxalate crystals which are then deposited onto the dentin. They assemble inside the dentin tubules and block the pathway to the nerves inside the teeth. This feature also helps relieve any pain that you might be experiencing.

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