Acidic Mouthwashes are Eroding Enamel

 

Non-Fluoride Mouthwashes
Brand pH
Therabreath Oral RInse 9.9
Listerine Whitening Vibrant White Pre-Brush Rinse 5.8
Crest 3D White Multi-Care Whitening Rinse 5.4
Scope Mouthwash 5.5
Biotene Mouthwash (older formula) 5.4
Biotene Mouthwash (Improved pH) ~6.5
Chlorhexidine Alcohol-Free 5.1
Smart Mouth Mouthwash 4.4
Breath Rx Mouth Rinse 4.6
Listerine Zero 4.3
Listerine Antiseptic Mouth Rinse 4.2
Peroxyl Antiseptic Oral Cleanser 3.9
The Natural Dentist Anti-Gingivitis Rinse 3.3
Tom's of Maine Wicked Fresh Mouthwash 3.1
Brand pH
Fluoride Mouthwashes
Carifree Maintenance Rinse 8.1
ACT Restoring Mouthwash 6.6
Smile Guard Orthodontic Brace Relief Rinse 6.1
Crest Pro Health Oral Rinse 4.7
Listerine Total Care Anticavitiy Mouthwash 3.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item pH
Everyday Acidic Liquids
Hydrogen Peroxide Topical Solution 4.4
Sports Drinks ~3.3
Diet Soda ~3.2
Lemon Juice 2.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be careful when choosing a mouthwash for regular use. Don't add extra acids into your day when you don't have to.

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Scott Frey is a reknown Orthodontist, professional speaker, and founder of the More than Smiles Movement. Follow him on Twitter.

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