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Measures of Plaque

LISTERINE®Total Care Milder Taste has demonstrated reduction in plaque causing bacteria and in measures of plaque

In vitro studies have shown that LISTERINE® Total Care Milder Taste provides significant reductions in levels of plaque-causing bacteria.1

                        Mean percentage reduction in plaque-causing bacteria


Data on file D, microbiology dossier1. Study designed to determine bacteria kill using a saliva-inoculated flow-through mixed biofilm model. Average log10 Relative Light Units (RLU) following LISTERINE® Total Care Milder Taste 4.88 (95% CI 4.56–5.20), Aquafresh 6.15 (95% CI 6.06–6.19), Dentyl 6.4 (95% CI 6.31–6.49) and Chlorhexidine 0.06% 6.98 (95% CI 6.89–7.07).
*Range in germ kill across studies 93.4–99.6%.

 

LISTERINE® Total Care Milder Taste – effective reduction of plaque indices

In a randomised controlled study of 337 healthy adults, LISTERINE® Total Care Milder Taste demonstrated a plaque reduction of 31.6% compared to negative control after six months of use.2

References

  1. Data on file D, microbiology dossier, McNeil-PPC, Inc.
  2. Cortelli SC et al. Oral presentation at IADR, Iguaçu Falls, Brazil, June 20–23, 2012.