Brushing only cleans 60% of the surfaces of your teeth leaving plaque bacteria in the hard to reach places such as between your teeth. That is why dentists and hygienists recommend additional oral hygiene aids such as floss and mouthwash.
Used twice daily, Listerine Original is proven to kill up to 99.9% of bacteria in the mouth; reduce plaque by up to 56% more than brushing alone; provide 24hr fresh breath protection; and maintain healthy gums.
The active ingredients are Eucalyptol, Menthol, Methyl Salicylate and Thymol. The other ingredients are water, alcohol, benzoic acid, poloxamer 407, sodium benzoate and caramel
Rinse full strength for 30 seconds with 20 ml (2/3 fluid ounce or 4 teaspoonfuls) morning and night. Do not swallow.