Total Care Sensitive

LISTERINE® Total Care Sensitive – a triple mode of action that protects and cares for sensitive teeth

As with all the LISTERINE® Total Care products, LISTERINE® Total Care Sensitive is formulated with four Essential Oils that penetrate deep into the plaque biofilm.

LISTERINE® Total Care Sensitive reduces plaque accumulation by up to 52% when used as an adjunct to brushing and flossing,1 to help protect against gum disease and hence gingival recession.*

LISTERINE® Total Care Sensitive contains fluoride to promote re-mineralisation of teeth2 and potassium nitrate to help protect nerves against dentine hypersensitivity.3

Compared to potassium-containing toothpastes:
“The regular  use of a pre- or post-rinse mouthwash (following toothbrushing) may be more acceptable to consumers [with dentine hypersensitivity]...”3

*These data refer to LISTERINE® Total Care Sensitive formulated with alcohol.

Total Care Sensitive Promotion

LISTERINE® Total Care Sensitive contains 100 ppm sodium fluoride – LISTERINE® containing fluoride has been shown to promote effective re-mineralisation.1 Additionally, LISTERINE® Total Care Sensitive contains potassium nitrate, an ingredient commonly used in 'sensitive' dentifrices. Potassium nitrate has a soothing effect.


  1. 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.
  2. Zero DT et al. The remineralizing effect of an essential oil fluoride mouthrinse in an intraoral caries test. J Am Dent Assoc 2004; 135: 231–237.
  3. Gillam DG et al. Efficacy of a potassium nitrate mouthwash in alleviating cervical dentine sensitivity (CDS). J Clin Periodontol 1996; 23: 993–937.
  4. Fine DH et al. Effect of rinsing with an essential oil-containing mouthrinse on subgingival periodontopathogens. J Periodontol 2007; 78: 1935–1942.