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  • A mouthwash is a solution used as an adjunct to regular oral hygiene methods, like brushing and flossing.
  • Active ingredients in commercial brands of mouthwash can include thymol, eucalyptol, hexetidine, methyl salicylate, menthol, chlorhexidine gluconate, benzalkonium chloride, cetylpyridinium chloride, methylparaben, hydrogen peroxide and sometimes fluoride, enzymes and calcium. Ingredients also include water, sweeteners such as sorbitol and sodium saccharine, and a significant amount of alcohol (around 20%).
  • Listerine is a brand name for antiseptic mouthwash. Its medicinal taste is palliated slightly by a sweet flavor. Listerine is one of the most popular mouthwashes sold in the U.S.


  • After a mouthwash formula is designed, it is tested to ensure that minimal changes will occur over time regardless of the storage conditions. This testing, called stability testing, helps detect physical changes in such things as color, odor, and flavor. It can also provide information about product performance over time. In general, the process for creating a mouthwash occurs in two distinct steps. They are Compounding, Batch analysis and Filling.


  • Common use involves rinsing the mouth with about 20 ml of mouthwash two times a day after brushing. The mouthwash is typically swished or gargled for about half a minute and then spat out.
  • Mouth rinse or mouthwash is a product used for oral hygiene.
  • Antiseptic and anti-plaque mouth rinse claims to kill the germs that cause plaque, gingivitis, and bad breath.
  • Anti-cavity mouth rinse uses fluoride to protect against tooth decay. However, it is generally agreed that the use of mouthwash does not eliminate the need for both brushing and flossing.
  • Many people like to use a mouthwash to control their bad breath. This may be done on a short-term basis, but is unlikely to cure the underlying cause.


  • The mouthwash market is valued at €7.4 million according to Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. The company claims it is the clear category leader in the Irish mouthwash market with a share of 64.8%
  • The toothpaste market including mouthwash was ¥73.8 billion, 90% of that from quasi-drugs.
  • Ayurvedic mouthwash enters the market then it would really be a welcoming thing for patients with oral cancer, since it is quite possible that this new drug or mouthwash would be cheaper compared to the commonly used drugs to control mucositis called, Amifostine, which costs about 9,000 per dose.


  • Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash is the only mouthwash to receive accreditation by the Irish Dental Association. According to Pfizer, Listerine is the brand leader within this sector with a 49% market share, and a growth rate of 16.3% ahead of the market.
  • GlaxoSmithKline’s market share has recently received a major boost following the acquisition of the Stafford Miller portfolio of products which includes Sensodyne - the leading toothpaste brand for sensitive teeth - and the Poli-Grip range of denture fixatives.

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