Mainly harmless fluids used to rinse out the mouth, leaving it feeling pleasantly refreshed for a few minutes. They serve little or no medical purpose and are no substitute for good mouth hygiene and regular dental attention.
Despite that small dip in sales, suppliers and retailers agree that the newest generation of mouthwashes and oral rinses will help propel the segment forward as more consumers become aware of the products' benefits.
which makes Listerine, believe that the alcohol and other substances in many mouthwashes kill off odor-causing bacteria and serve a useful purpose by getting to parts of the mouth a toothbrush or other device cannot reach.
The American Dental Association (ADA) requires that all ADA-accepted mouthwashes containing over 3 grams of alcohol have a child-resistant cap to prevent the potential of alcohol poisoning in members of that age group.