Vanilla Mint Listerine

Hi Dr. Ellie,

I was wondering whether the Vanilla Mint flavored Listerine could be used as part of the system? It does have the ADA approval on the label, and the active ingredients look the same as the Cool Mint flavor. However, I notice that some of the inactive ingredients are different (Vanilla Mint includes sucralose). Here’s a link to the ingredients:http://www.listerine.com/product-vanilla-mint.jsp

Thanks in advance for your help.
-E

Dear E,

This “system” started with a suggestion to use Original Listerine . This remains the flavor that I use twice daily as part of the system.

However, many people dislike the taste or find it “too strong” so we looked for a sensible alternative rather than make people hate the system. It appears that people using Cool Mint achieve just as much success as people using the Original formula (This comes from reports and patient observations over the years).

Next came people who found Cool Mint too strong so I suggested diluting it to taste. This allows the patient to benefit from the antiseptic effects of the Listerine and also the acidity of the liquid prior to the use of ACT.

(The acidity of the Listerine enhances the effects of the ACT).

I feel that Vanilla Mint is a similar alternative for people who wish to use something other than the Original or Cool Mint.

We need to gather results from people who use Vanilla Mint do their dentists noticed great improvements?- we will incorporate this question into our next on line survey.

So far our survey results have shown that 98 % of people using this system daily have had positive feedback from their health professionals so go ahead “Wow Your Dentist!” and let us know what he says!

Best Wishes,
Ellie Phillips DDS

26 Corporate Woods
Rochester, NY 14623



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