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LISTERINE® Antiseptic Bacteria Kill

LISTERINE® Antiseptic Bacteria Kill

LISTERINE® Antiseptic deeply penetrates and kills plaque biofilm.

At full strength, LISTERINE® Antiseptic has a broad spectrum of bacterial kill.

LISTERINE® Antiseptic lyses, kills, and inhibits growth of both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.12, 14-19The superior anti-microbial action13 DESTROYS the bacterial cell surface,11INHIBITS biofilm growth,11 and INCREASES the time it takes for bacteria to grow back.10

Bacteria that LISTERINE® Antiseptic destroys in the oral cavity include:

Gram-Positive Bacteria (+)

  • Actinomyces naeslundii
  • Actinomyces viscosus
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Streptococcus mutans
  • Streptococcus sanguinis
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus
  • Enterococcus faecalis*
  • Streptococcus pyogenes
  • Streptococcus gordonii

Gram-Negative Bacteria (-)

  • Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans
  • Porphyromonas gingivalis
  • Prevotella intermedia
  • Bacteroides loescheii
  • Eikenella corrodens
  • Fusobacterium nucleatum
  • Klebsiella pneumoniaue*
  • Leptotrichia buccalis
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa*

Gram-Neutral Bacteria

  • Candida albicans (yeast)22

*Tests were run at 1-minute time point.

30 Second Exposure

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