Listerine Smart Rinse Review

Encourage Healthy Habits With This Kid-Friendly Rinse

Listerine Smart Rinse
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Using Listerine Smart Rinse as a part of your child's daily oral care routine will help develop the routine and structure necessary to instill the importance of proper brushing and flossing habits. Smart Rinse also has fluoride, which helps protect your child's teeth from tooth decay.


  • Contains fluoride to provide extra cavity protection
  • Kills germs that cause bad breath
  • Tints the particles brushing may leave behind, putting proof in the sink
  • Avoid eating and drinking 30 minutes after use
  • Not intended to help prevent or reduce plaque and gingivitis
  • Available in several different flavors and character themes


  • Encourages brushing
  • Contains fluoride
  • Freshens breath
  • Shows your child the plaque and food particles left behind after brushing
  • Pre-measured cap for easy dispensing


  • May stain clothing and/or other fabric
  • Must avoid eating and drinking for 30 minutes after use

Listerine Smart Rinse Review

Listerine Smart Rinse is a post-brush mouth rinse that shows the particles of food and plaque that were left behind after brushing. My 5-year-old daughter was more than happy to try the Mint Shield Smart Rinse considering she had such a great time reviewing Agent Cool Blue.

The bottle of Smart Rinse is very user-friendly.

My daughter was able to open and measure out the recommended 10 milliliters (2 teaspoons) of the rinse. She carefully began to swish the rinse around her mouth. I was expecting her to immediately spit it out because she is very sensitive when it comes to strong minty flavors. Surprisingly she was able to continuously rinse for the required one minute.

Instead of letting the rinse go down the drain, we closed the drain so we could inspect the rinse for the left over particles. When she spit out the mint green rinse, bits of dark green (plaque and food particles) were scattered throughout. It's gross, but it helps reinforce the importance of healthy brushing habits and shows that brushing is completely ineffective if done improperly.

I must say that the days following her initial use of Listerine Smart Rinse were the most enthusiastic toothbrushing sessions to date. She was very eager to use her own mouth rinse and demonstrated a level of independence new to her.

The only downside to Smart Rinse is that you can't eat or drink for at least 30 minutes after use. After my daughter brushes her teeth she likes to have a big drink of water. The first few uses were a struggle to avoid water, but with time she recognized that she needed to wait to have a drink.

My daughter really enjoys using the product, and I will continue to allow her to use it.

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