8 years ago Tom G

I've read mouthwashes w/alcohol and lead to oral cancer on wiki..? Why does it have alcohol in the first place; should I switch to non-alcohol mouthwashes from now on? Here's the article. Further investigations are being done quote unquote. http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,24896583-5001021,00.html How does EVERYTHING cause cancer..?

8 years ago James N


Alcahol acts as a disinfectant... that's why it burns. It's killing all the bacteria in your mouth. Alcahol free uses a different agent for disinfecting your mouth that's probably less reliable than Alcahol. I'd just go with original listerine, unless the burn is a little too much. After a few days, it dosent hurt very much because the days of using it have acted like napalm against bacteria. Wait a minute... you can get DRUNK?!? Oh, hang on a sec... NO SH|T.