Is it time to re-evaluate your approach to oral health management?

Dentistry’s evidence base is always changing, making Henry Ford’s famous saying: ‘If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got’ particularly relevant.

If we consider current oral health levels, 66% of people have visible plaque, with many unable to achieve beneficial results consistently using mechanical methods alone (, 2011; Barnett, 2006). 

But, did you know that daily rinsing with Listerine essential oil mouthrinse alongside mechanical methods provides statistically greater odds of having a cleaner and healthier mouth, which may lead to prevention of disease progression (Araujo et al, 2015)?

While recognising that change is not easy, introducing patients to a new oral care regimen may help them to improve their oral health.

With that in mind, why not re-evaluate your approach to oral health management, to see if a new at-home routine might make a difference to your patients?

To read more about the science and efficacy behind Listerine, visit


Barnett ML (2006) The rationale for the daily use of an antimicrobial mouthrinse. JADA 137: 16S-21S (2011) accessed 5/8/19

Araujo MWB, Charles CA, Weinstein RB, McGuire JA, Parikh-Das AM, Du Q, Zhang J, Berlin JA and Gunsolley JC (2015) Meta-analysis of the effect of an essential oil-containing mouthrinse on gingivitis and plaque. JADA 146(8): 610-22

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