Teeth and Gum Defence

Teeth and Gum Defence

LISTERINE® Teeth and Gum Defence combines the four Essential Oils of LISTERINE® with 100 ppm fluoride, adding fluoride to the antibacterial properties of the base range.

LISTERINE®’s antibacterial properties provide up to 70% reduction in plaque when added to brushing alone,1 or up to 52% when added to brushing and flossing,2 and up to 97% reduction of oral bacteria left behind after brushing.3

Despite the benefits of LISTERINE® Teeth and Gum Defence, your patients’ teeth may benefit from a more advanced product. You might like to read about the Total Care range.


  1. Sharma NC et al. Superiority of an essential oil mouthrinse when compared with a 0.05% cetylpyridinium chloride containing mouthrinse: a six-month study. Int Dent J 2010; 60: 175–180.
  2. Sharma N et al. Adjunctive benefit of an essential oil containing mouthrinse in reducing plaque and gingivitis in patients who brush and floss regularly. A six-month study. J Am Dent Assoc 2004; 135: 496–504.
  3. Data on file, FCLGBP0023, McNeil-PPC, Inc.