This week Listerine gave me the chance to review their Listerine Whitening Vibrant White Rinse. I am a pretty big fan of regular old Listerine, so I was excited to try out their whitening product. I guess the worst part of trying out a whitening rinse was realizing and admitting how white my teeth aren’t. Once I swallowed that pill, I cracked the seal and tried it out.
When I think of reviewing mouthwash, I think of 3 important questions: Does it taste bad? Is it safe? How am I supposed to use it? Does it work?
Does it taste bad? Absolutely not. This Listerine does not have the strong powerful taste of traditional Listerine. You won’t find yourself battling a burning sensation in your mouth waiting for those 30 seconds to be up. Listerine has done a great job creating a mild minty flavor that leaves your mouth feeling clean and fresh. The Vibrant White version that I used was labeled “clean mint” which was exactly how I thought it tasted!
Is it safe? Yes! The whitening ingredient used in the mouthwash is the same enamel –safe whitening ingredient used by dentists. As with any mouthwash, you should not ingest it, especially more than the amount used for rinsing… but yuck! Who would want to do that?
How am I supposed to use it? Well, I am used to my good old Listerine antiseptic rinse after I do my brushing and flossing. The Listerine Whitening is a little different. You rinse with ½ a fluid ounce for 60 seconds straight PRIOR to brushing. After you spit out the mouthwash, you brush your teeth regularly. You are supposed to do this once in the morning and once at night.
Does it work? I only used Listerine Whitening for 7 days. According to the label, you may see noticeable whitening after 6 weeks and full results are expected after 12 weeks. With that said, I have noticed that my teeth feel cleaner and I have convinced myself that they look whiter!
If you’re looking for a whitening product that is more effective than your average whitening toothpaste, Listerine Whitening is an easy addition to your daily dental routine. According to the label, this rinse has 4 times more whitening power as compared to the leading toothpaste. Listerine actually has an entire line up of whitening products. You can even sign up and receive a coupon to try out one of their products for yourself! I just took a big trip out to restock on our usual toiletries and hygiene products (coupons in hand of course) and Listerine Whitening Mouthwash is now a regular on the list.
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Ashley has a background in teaching Kindergarten and working with children K through 8th grade. She is now a SAHM and a very active member of our local MOMS Club chapter. She writes her own blog at Momicles – The Chronicles of Mommyia.