About Discontinued Listerine® Mouthwashes and READY! TABS™
For more than 125 years, Listerine has been one of the leading brands in oral care. Our most popular product on the market today includes mouthwash in a variety of mint flavors as well as several different sizes, making the product ideal for use at home or on-the-go.
To meet the needs of our customers, we routinely evaluate products, flavors, and formulas. This is why in 2021, Listerine discontinued specific products such as LISTERINE® ULTRA CLEAN® (Fresh Citrus), LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE (Cinnamint), LISTERINE® HEALTHY WHITE™, LISTERINE® NATURALS ENAMEL REPAIR, LISTERINE® GUM THERAPY, LISTERINE® STRONG TEETH, and READY! TABS™
Discontinued Listerine® Products and Alternative Options
Over the past century, Listerine has introduced and discontinued several rinse formulas and flavors. In most cases, we have alternatives that are equally as effective. However, we continue to provide a wide range of oral health rinses with specific flavors and therapeutic ingredients to fit the needs of our customers.
As of 2022, Listerine discontinued the following formulas and flavors:
LISTERINE® ULTRA CLEAN® Fresh Citrus and Arctic Mint
LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE Cinnamint
LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE Stain Remover Fresh Mint
LISTERINE® HEALTHY WHITE™ Restoring Clean Mint
LISTERINE® HEALTHY WHITE™ Vibrant Clean Mint
LISTERINE® NATURALS ENAMEL REPAIR Herbal Mint
LISTERINE® NATURALS HEALTHIER GUMS Herbal Mint
LISTERINE® GUM THERAPY Glacier Mint
LISTERINE® STRONG TEETH Mint Shield
LISTERINE® ZERO ALCOHOL Green Tea & Mint and Aloe & Cucumber
LISTERINE® READY! TABS™ Soft Mint and Clean Mint
LISTERINE® READY! TABS™ Whitening Polar Mint™
Why Did Listerine® Discontinue Mouthwash Lines?
While the reasons for the discontinuations vary, they generally reflect the needs and preferences of our customer. For instance, Mint flavors are more popular than Citrus or Cinnamint blends. Listerine continually monitors the demand and sales of our products to shift our oral care products to better fit oral health concerns and flavor preferences.
Which Listerine® Product Lines Were Discontinued?
Beginning in 2022, the following Listerine product lines have been discontinued:
LISTERINE® STRONG TEETH
LISTERINE® GUM THERAPY
LISTERINE® READY! TABS®
Although these specific lines are no longer in production, LISTERINE® offers alternatives for our customers who prefer these products.
Alternative Listerine® Products to Use
If you prefer LISTERINE® NATURALS HEALTHIER GUMS, consider LISTERINE® COOL MINT®. LISTERINE® COOL MINT® mouthwash kills 99.9% of the germs responsible for bad breath, plaque, and gingivitis and destroys 5X more plaque above the gumline than floss! *.
If you prefer LISTERINE® NATURALS ENAMEL REPAIR and LISTERINE® STRONG TEETH, consider LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE that provides 24-hour cavity protection and kills 99.9% of bad breath germs while helping restore tooth enamel.
And finally, if you prefer discontinued LISTERINE® GUM THERAPY or LISTERINE® WHITENING, we encourage you to try LISTERINE® ULTRACLEAN®, which offers 4x healthier gums in 3 weeks and helps keep teeth naturally white.
*Germ kill provides sustained plaque reduction after a dental cleaning. Rinse is not intended to replace brushing or flossing. Use product only as directed.
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