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Question #23141 posted on 02/20/2006 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Have you tried the Listerine Whitening Pre-Brush Rinse? I've read reviews, some talking about how it peels layers of your gum off or something like that, but some have said that it does work. So how good is it, and how bad is the gum peeling for your teeth?

- Listerine Lover

A: Dear Listerine Lover,

My gums haven't peeled, and I used it all the time during 2005. Honestly, it doesn't have that much effect, IMO. I prefer the strong but sure herbal mint mouthwash (prescription strength) prescribed from Provo Dental. It actually does help your gums, whereas the Listering stuff is more just... hydrogen peroxide with flavoring.

Best of luck Listerine lover,
Lady Last Line

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