Further protection

LISTERINE® delivers effective acid reduction in residual plaque for further protection from caries

Acid produced by cariogenic bacteria represent a significant cariogenic challenge.1 In a study of LISTERINE®, chlorhexidine and water, LISTERINE® was observed to effectively reduce plaque acidogenicity after sucrose challenge.1

LISTERINE®, after 17 days’ use, kept plaque pH levels above the critical level for enamel post-sucrose challenge, suggesting the potential to prevent caries.1


  1. Albertsson KW et al. Effects of mouthrinses containing essential oils and alcohol-free chlorhexidine on human plaque acidogenicity. Clin Oral Investig 2010; 14(1): 107–112.