Product Type: Listerine Oral Care
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Softly does it.
Listerine Softmint Mouthwash
Member Name: kellface
Listerine Softmint Mouthwash
Advantages: Milder taste. Leaves your mouth feeling cleansed and refreshed.
Disadvantages: A little pricey. Freshness doesn't last.
I've been using Listerine now for a couple of years, and have tried a few of the different flavours before finally settling on this one, Listerine Softmint. It is milder, making it softer on your mouth unlike some of the other flavours which leave your mouth so tingly it feels like its on fire. The taste is quite medicinal, but you can't expect anything different from a Mouth Wash. It's antibacterial and plaque fighting qualities leave you with the piece of mind that it's done it's job and worked it's magic on your mouth.
Listerine Softmint is a lot milder than some of the other varieties, I've found that some of them can be quite harsh tasting or too strong making it feel like your mouth is on fire. Don't think that because this version of Listerine is soft mint that it is weaker in strength. It is only the flavour that is milder, the strength is still the same, and is just as effective as other Listerine flavours.
Listerine claims to reduces plaque by up to 56%, kill bacteria between teeth and freshens breath for up to 24 hours when used twice daily. I can definitely say that it certainly keeps your breath fresh, it's not for the full 24 hours, if you ate nothing all day and only drank water it would probably still smell quite fresh and minty, but with all the food and drink you consume throughout the day your mouth soon looses it's freshness. Most products that claim to work for 24 hours very rarely do anyway.
Aqua, Alcohol, Sorbitol, Poloxamer 407, Aroma, Benzoic Acid, Eucalyptol, Methyl Salicylate, Thymol, Sucralose, Menthol, Sodium Benzoate, Propylene Glycol Alginate, Benzyl Alcohol.
Other Varieties of Listerine;
Coolmint and Coolmint Antibacterial
Teeth and Gum Defence
Total Care Antibacterial
Total Care Sensitive
Prices for Listerine vary depending on where you shop, and there are so many different size bottles and products you can buy. However, I normally buy mine from Wilkinsons or Asda, the bottles come in either 250ml or 500ml and range from £2-£4. There are regular offers on in various supermarkets for Listerine products so it's best to shop around. I think it's definitely worth spending a little extra on some Listerine, it is far superior to cheaper mouth washes and really does leave your mouth feeling like it's been deep cleansed.
I'd recommend that anyone give Listerine a try, there is a flavour for everyones oral health needs, it's best to have a browse through the different varieties and see what would suit you. Some of the Listerine flavours can be quite strong and over powering, thus why I use softmint I wouldn't recommend that young children use Listerine as it is very strong indeed, also they run the risk of swallowing it. If you want to feel like your mouth has had a real good cleanse after you've brushed then Listerine is definitely for you. It leaves your mouth tingly, sparkly clean and super fresh.
Summary: So many varieties, there's something for everyone's needs.
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