Why does Listerine and other mouthwash burn?

Most of us have experienced mouthwash burn. Some people see it as a positive sign that the product is working. Others accept it as a necessary evil. But is mouthwash burn a good or bad thing, why does it happen and is it inevitable?

In short, the saying “no pain, no gain” might apply to exercise. But in terms of mouthwash, that burning sensation isn’t inevitable and may be a sign that your mouthwash is doing more harm than good. So understanding why mouthwash burn happens is vital.

The simple answer to the question: why does mouthwash burn, sting or hurt is because of the ingredients it contains. But nothing is ever that simple!

We all respond differently to products like mouthwash. We each have different tastes and tolerances. What burns you may not burn another person. This may due to your individual constitution or your particular oral health issues.

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Does mouthwash go bad?

The question, “How long does mouthwash last before it expires?” is a bit like, “How long is a piece of string?”

Basically, all mouthwashes are different. Some contain alcohol, preservatives or antimicrobials.  Others don’t. This affects how long the product will last and continue to work.

But the quick answer is, yes. All mouthwashes expire eventually.

This article looks at:

  • How long mouthwash generally lasts before it expires
  • The impact of different ingredients on shelf-life
  • What happens if you use old mouthwash
  • Summary

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Crest Pro Health Mouthwash

This review takes an overall look at the Crest Pro Health range of mouthwashes. We outline key factors to consider when buying a mouthwash then hone in on the options available in the Pro Health family to help you match your needs to the right product.

Adding a mouthwash to your oral care routine seems simple enough. But look down the dental aisle of any grocery store and you’re faced with a dizzying array of choices. As well as every colour in the rainbow you’ll  see mouthwashes that focus on freshening breath, others that fight cavities or plaque, and others that claim to heal all oral ills.

How can you be sure to choose one that meets your oral health needs and taste preferences?  Well if you’re considering the Crest Pro Health range, we’ve done the hard work for you.

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Biotene dry mouth mouthwash review

biotene dry mouth moutwash
Biotène is an extremely good mouthwash to relieve the symptoms of a condition called dry mouth. It soothes and refreshes whilst gently cleansing the mouth and helping to both replace saliva and encourage saliva production (view on Amazon).

There are a bewildering array of mouthwashes on the market today. And it is important to select one that meets your specific needs. If you are considering Biotène, you are probably experiencing one or more of the symptoms associated with dry mouth. Choosing the wrong mouthwash in this instance could significantly worsen an already unpleasant condition.

So here, we help you decide whether Biotène is the right option for you. Questions we answer for you in this article are:

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