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Dental and Oral Health (Seniors)

Listerine gargles



I sent in this same question on Tuesday August 8th,and I still have not received a reply. Her it is again.

Are there any benefits to gargling with listerine? How many times a day is best? How many seconds each time?


Listerine is not recommended for use by the elderly because of its alcohol contents and phenolic compounds, since alcohol dries the soft tissues of the mouth.

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Abdel Rahim   Mohammad, DDS, MS, MPH, FAAOM, FACD Abdel Rahim Mohammad, DDS, MS, MPH, FAAOM, FACD
Clinical Professor of Geriatrics
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University