It is NOT good to be used as a mouthwash, claims Danbury CT dentist Jay M. Marks, DMD. It contains alcohol, which dries out the tissues of the mouth and gums. It kills bad, as well as good bacteria. Those who use it regularly, will see white patches in the mouth, which is our body’s reaction to the overuse of this alcohol containing solution.
HOWEVER, there are many good uses for Listerine, which can save you money, and not irritate your mouth by regular use. Some uses are: