Overall Rating

    LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE offers benefits
    for improved oral health:
  • Up to 7x greater fluoride uptake
    versus ACT® for strong teeth*
  • 50% stronger teeth than brushing alone**
  • Helps Prevent Cavities
  • Restores Minerals to Enamel
  • Strengthens Teeth
  • Kills Bad Breath Germs
  • Freshens Breath
  • Cleans the Whole Mouth
  • All LISTERINE® products are 100% Triclosan Free.

Use all products only as directed.
* In laboratory tests Compared to Act® Anticavity Kids Fluoride Rinse, Act® Total Care Anticavity Fluoride Rinse, Act® Total Care Anticavity Fluoride Rinse-alcohol free, Act® Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash, Act® Restoring Mouthwash.
** In laboratory studies
∂ Data on file, McNEIL-PPC, Inc.
† In laboratory studies vs ACT® Total Care Anticavity Fluoride Rinse, ACT® Alcohol-Free Anticavity Fluoride Rinse, ACT® TOTAL CARE Anticavity Mouthwash, ACT® Restoring Anticavity Mouthwash and Act® Anticavity Kids Fluoride Mouthwash.
‡ Compared to Crest® fluoride toothpaste and rinsing with water in a laboratory study.
References: 1. Featherstone JDB. The science and practice of caries prevention. JADA. 2000;131(7):887-899. 2. Tenuta LMA, Cerezetti RV, Del Bel Cury AA, Tabchoury CPM, Cury JA. Fluoride release from CaF2 and enamel demineralization. J Dent Res. 2008;87(11):1032-1036. 3. Markovic M, Takagi S, Chow LC, Frukhtbeyn S. Calcium fluoride precipitation and deposition from 12 mmol/l fluoride solutions with different calcium addition rates. J Res Natl Inst Stand Technol. 2009;114(5):293-301. 4. ten Cate JM. Review on fluoride, with special emphasis on calcium fluoride mechanisms in caries prevention. Eur J Oral Sci. 1997;105(5 Pt 2):461-465. 5. González-Cabezas C, Jiang H, Fontana M. Remineralizing effect of low-pH fluoride treatment on advanced non-cavitated lesions. Caries Res. Abstract 115. 2009;43:220. 6. Friberger P. The effect of pH upon fluoride uptake in intact enamel. Scand J Dent Res. 1975;83(6):339-344. 7. Petersson LG, Lodding A, Hakeberg M, Koch G. Fluoride profiles in human enamel after in vitro treatment with dentifrices of different compositions and acidities. Swed Dent J. 1989;13(5):177-183. 8. Delbem AC, Tiano GC, Alves KM, Cunha RF. Anticariogenic potential of acidulate solutions with low fluoride concentration. J Appl Oral Sci. 2006;14(4):233-237.
LISTERINE®, the LISTERINE® bottle design, and SMART RINSE® are registered trademarks of Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc.
Active ingredient Purpose
Sodium fluoride 0.02%
(0.01% w/v fluoride ion)

• aids in the prevention of dental cavities


Keep out of reach of children. If more than used for rinsing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.


• Adults and children 12 years of age and older:

  • use twice daily after brushing your teeth with a
  • vigorously swish 10 mL (2 teaspoonfuls) of rinse
    between your teeth for 1 minute and then spit out
  • do not swallow the rinse
  • do not eat or drink for 30 minutes after rinsing
  • supervise children as necessary until capable of
    using without supervision

• Children under 12 years of age: consult a dentist or doctor.

Other information
  • store at controlled room temperature
    20° - 25°C (68° - 77°F)
  • cold weather may temporarily cloud this product
Inactive ingredients

Water, sorbitol solution, alcohol (21.6%), flavors, poloxamer 407, sodium lauryl sulfate, phosphoric acid, sucralose, dibasic sodium phosphate, D&C red No. 33, FD&C blue No. 1


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Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 14 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 Burns I also had burning in my front teeth, gums, and lips when I started swishing it around. I spit it out after almost 10 seconds and then tried again but my eyes were tearing from the burning. I have somewhat sensitive teeth but I've never had that type of sensation from a product. November 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by It burns and it creates a white film around your mouth This product BURNS, it says to have it in for 30 seconds but this product just burns and numbs your mouth. It also creates a white film like substance around your mouth just after using. After a few minutes this white film around your mouth appears, I don't know if it is because it burns so much that it makes the mouth shed skin or the chemicals in this product. September 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by First, now only First started using the "original" Listerine when I learned how to RINSE after brushing my teeth without swallowing (around 1964). It was truly strong then but mom said it would keep the cold germs away (I guess she was right). However, since then I've tried other brands, other Listerine products, but the TOTAL CARE is by far my favorite and my "go-to" in the Listerine family. With flossing and brushing and rinsing, my dental visits are easy-peasy. My hygienists and dentist LOVE having me in the chair - cleaning takes no time and I'm done in less than an hour!! I also use an air-flosser after I brush and before I rinse to make sure I've reached every nook and cranny. Total Care does exactly what I need it to do. May 27, 2014
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