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An History Of Mouthwash In The USA, 1976-present  
User currently offlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2764 posts, RR: 4
Posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2881 times:

I use Listerine. I have been using Listerine just about every day for the past 22 years. I do not use the pantywaist minty versions of Listerine, for those were not available 22 years ago when I first became an Listerine user and my generation could HANDLE it, mister.

However, they did open a brand new CVS right near where I live, and we neighborhood residents were inundated with coupons oh so many coupons. Some of them were redeemamable for a free yes FREE CVS brand product up to a $3 value, so I helped myself to a $2.79 bottle of their fluoride anticavity rinse. I don't know if this stuff has any of its advertised anticavity powers, but it is purple, to Listerine's amberness, and it tastes different. I like a little variety, it turns out.

I would never ever buy Scope, for I am part of the Procter & Gamble boycott. But I must say, I believe that when I was a child in the late 1970's and totally early 80's, Scope was available in both green and red (cimmanom). Yet these days I only see green Scope on the store shelves. What happened there? No more red scope.

I also think I recall seeing a brand called Listermint regularly on drugstore shelves, but I do not see it anymore. Not that I need anything mintily pantywaisted, for I use REAL Listerine.

And you know what else is quite nice, with a unique taste, is the Cepacol.

But anyway - what happened to those mouthwashes of yesteryear... red Scope, and Listermint, and maybe even the Lavoris?


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40070 posts, RR: 74
Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2874 times:

I miss the glass Listerine bottles.  


Don't be a yuck-mouth!



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User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3070 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2855 times:

Quoting Airstud (Thread starter):
I would never ever buy Scope, for I am part of the Procter & Gamble boycott.

Which P&G boycott? The animal testing one, the Cincinnati gay rights one, the satanism one, or the Tea Party one?



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User currently offlineajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2802 times:

I use that blue/pink mouthwash that you shake so it turns purple. It gets all the crap out that your toothbrush missed and it's surprising how much it does - it's good stuff but at getting on for 4GBP/$8 a bottle, it is quite expensive.

User currently offlineRonglimeng From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 626 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2798 times:

My sister tells me that Listerine is good as an anti-fungal footbath!

I guess you'd only have to use enough to cover your toes?


User currently offlineALTF4 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 1214 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2759 times:

Quoting TSS (Reply 2):
Which P&G boycott? The animal testing one, the Cincinnati gay rights one, the satanism one, or the Tea Party one?

        



The above post is my opinion. Don't like it? Don't read it.
User currently offlineStuckInCA From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2733 times:

Quoting Airstud (Thread starter):
I do not use the pantywaist minty versions of Listerine, for those were not available 22 years ago when I first became an Listerine user and my generation could HANDLE it, mister.

They've offered cool mint for 19 years, so it's not like it's some new-fangled thing relative to your "epic" 22 year history of listerine use...


User currently offlineFingerLakerAv8r From United States of America, joined May 2011, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2722 times:

I usually wash my mouth out with a glass of single malt everynight. Certainly no spitting that into the sink and I must say no gingivitis!

User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7558 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2670 times:

I'm not sure about the current version but in at least the old days, Listerine had alcohol in it. While that would certainly kill germs and bad breath; but if one gargled too much and had the misfortune of getting pulled over by police for whatever. Their breath could give higher than the legal limit breathalyzer readings if one was given.

"But officer, all I had was some Listerine... I swear."   



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User currently onlinembmbos From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2653 times:

Damn, I'm disappointed. I thought this was going to be an oral history.

 


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20352 posts, RR: 59
Reply 10, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2618 times:

Quoting StuckInCA (Reply 6):

They've offered cool mint for 19 years, so it's not like it's some new-fangled thing relative to your "epic" 22 year history of listerine use...

Now that sounds like trash-talking to me...  


User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4903 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2603 times:

Quoting Airstud (Thread starter):
pantywaist minty versions of Listerine, for those were not available 22 years ago when I first became an Listerine user and my generation could HANDLE it, mister.

Man card APPROVED.

Quoting Airstud (Thread starter):
Not that I need anything mintily pantywaisted, for I use REAL Listerine.

Amen.

But
Wait.

Do real men use mouthwash ?   


User currently offlineaa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2570 times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjoVDhVO5RE

Good ol Listerine...I remember this commercial very well



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User currently onlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10341 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

Quoting Airstud (Thread starter):
for those were not available 22 years ago when I first became an Listerine user and my generation could HANDLE it, mister.

That don't mean it wasn't/isn't disgusting!

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 8):
I'm not sure about the current version but in at least the old days, Listerine had alcohol in it.

Still did as of 4 years ago or so. Something ridiculous like 11% or 16% by volume, I think.

As someone who has been sober for 5 years, I actually considered whether it was a good idea for me to use Listerine. But the thought of trying to drinking that stuff still makes me gag a bit.

Quoting comorin (Reply 11):
Do real men use mouthwash ?

Real men spit tobacco juice, not mouthwash.*



*Note that I am not a real man.



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User currently offlineha763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3672 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2548 times:
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Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 8):
I'm not sure about the current version but in at least the old days, Listerine had alcohol in it.

Unless it specifically says, "no alcohol," it will have alcohol. I just checked the generic Wal-Mart mouthwash and the second inactive ingredient after water was alcohol 21.6%.


User currently offlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2764 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2526 times:

So far, no one has 'splained whatever became of that red Scope from decades ago...


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User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4903 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2502 times:

Quoting Airstud (Reply 15):
So far, no one has 'splained whatever became of that red Scope from decades ago...

They changed the color back to green and removed 'Cinnamon' from the label. I think.


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