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An History Of Mouthwash In The USA, 1976-present

Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:09 am

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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RE: An History Of Mouthwash In The USA, 1976-present

Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:14 am

I miss the glass Listerine bottles.  


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RE: An History Of Mouthwash In The USA, 1976-present

Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:58 am

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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RE: An History Of Mouthwash In The USA, 1976-present

Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:33 am

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.
 
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RE: An History Of Mouthwash In The USA, 1976-present

Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:39 am

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?
 
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RE: An History Of Mouthwash In The USA, 1976-present

Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:41 pm

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?

        
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RE: An History Of Mouthwash In The USA, 1976-present

Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:20 pm

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...
 
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RE: An History Of Mouthwash In The USA, 1976-present

Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:36 pm

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!
 
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RE: An History Of Mouthwash In The USA, 1976-present

Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:19 pm

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.

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RE: An History Of Mouthwash In The USA, 1976-present

Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:18 pm

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

 
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RE: An History Of Mouthwash In The USA, 1976-present

Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:59 pm

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...  
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RE: An History Of Mouthwash In The USA, 1976-present

Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:46 am

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.

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

Amen.

But
Wait.

Do real men use mouthwash ?   
 
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RE: An History Of Mouthwash In The USA, 1976-present

Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:05 am

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

Good ol Listerine...I remember this commercial very well
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RE: An History Of Mouthwash In The USA, 1976-present

Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:11 am

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.*



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RE: An History Of Mouthwash In The USA, 1976-present

Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:35 am

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%.
 
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RE: An History Of Mouthwash In The USA, 1976-present

Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:02 am

So far, no one has 'splained whatever became of that red Scope from decades ago...
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RE: An History Of Mouthwash In The USA, 1976-present

Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:22 pm

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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