About one decade ago, we used whatever was given to us growing up. If it was soap, shampoo, toilet paper, or mouthwash, we pretty much had no choice. And for many years, your choices in mouthwash were either Scope or Listerine.
But as awareness of mouthwash has increased, so have your options; however, Listerine still seems to be the brand most people think about when they hear the word “mouthwash.”But is the story behind the liquid that makes your mouth feel like it is on fire? Is it effective?
Exactly that! That sensation that you have like if every single plaque, bacteria and cousins of the bacteria have been exterminated. Thanks to the high content of alcohol that is inside of Listerine’s mouth on fire jar. That freshness burning sensation is what makes Listerine so appealing to consumers. Well, at least now you now what an Iceberg really tastes like.
So the short answer is NO. Listerine has been around for decades, but while the company has tried to improve its image by coming out with different flavors, the main ingredients remain the same… with the most noxious and unsafe ingredients being the alcohols.
Salt with water solution is the main mouthwash recommended by dentists. I know It sounds so simple and so poweful, but it works.
And here it is the logic why Salt and water works better
History of Salt for Medicinal Use
The use of salt for health care purposes has a long history, dating back to some of the oldest medical scripts in existence, according to the Science Tribune. Ancient Egyptian papyruses from 1600 B.C. provide recipes for a range of medicinal treatments using salt, particularly in anti-infectives. The ancient Greeks used it for similar purposes, and already knew – more than 2,000 years ago – that it had anti-inflammatory effects.
How Salt Inhibits Dental Bacteria
So, how does a salt water mouth rinse work to reduce dental bacteria? According to Eric Shapira, D.D.S., quoted in Men’s Health, it temporarily increases the pH balance of your mouth, creating an alkaline environment in which bacteria struggle to survive. Because they – along with most other natural species – generally prefer an acidic environment, using the rinse often enough can make it difficult for bacteria to breed.