How long can you keep listerine in your mouth ?

@ronnyb (6125)
Jamaica
December 21, 2009 8:23pm CST
It has been said that the longer you gurgle listerine the whiter your teeth will be.And believe me I have tried to keep it in my mouth for about three minutes but somehow I have never been able to go beyond that record. What about you ?
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@rusty2rusty (5928)
• Defiance, Ohio
22 Dec 09
I am not sure how long I can. But i know it is not 3 mintues. As the stuff is strong and messes with my acid reflex causing my gag reflex to kick in.
@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
23 Dec 09
Wow it is and you shouldnt swallow it .Thanks for your answer
@maezee (19112)
• United States
18 Nov 12
Probably about 30 seconds. It's pretty painful! But the pain makes it feel as though it's working. I wouldn't suggest keeping it in your mouth for too long - maybe there is some danger in that..
@gilenie (190)
18 Nov 12
hmmm may i just share my experience in using mouthwash ,, i just notice my tongue was always dry worst instead of having a fresh breath it make my mouth dry and somewhat smelly so i consulted my dentist. My dentist explained to me that not all mouthwash is good u have to use the brand that fits you, i was also warned that if u feel a bit of dryness when using such product better change cos its not fitting to your needs... so what i did was stop using the said product (dnt wanna mention the name/brand)for a month and presto the smell went out...from that day on i started to change my usual brand.. a much lighter flavor of mouthwash.
@tash01 (2035)
• Jamaica
22 Aug 11
I use Listerine basically every morning, an the longest i think i have keep it for maybe ariund three are four minutes. I always try to keep it long but never keep it for long,but i see people keep in longer than i do.An i always wonder how do they do it,but i never ask any question on that. I don't know about that saying the longer you gurgle Listerine the whiter the teeth,you have to take good care for your teeth to have them white visit the dentist regular so that your teeth can be white.
@walijo2008 (4661)
• United States
22 Dec 09
Oh that stuff is awful hot, I used to use it all the time, and I got used to it, but I don't think I've ever been able to keep it in my mouth for more than a couple minutes if even that long..haha. Its hot stuff...
@ANTIQUELADY (36493)
• United States
22 Dec 09
Good morning Ronnyb, I do use listerine but have never timed myself to see how long i can hold it in my mouth. MERRY CHRISTMAS.
@audrey7 (235)
• Jamaica
22 Dec 09
Ronnyb, you have given me an idea I will try it. I have read that it is Hydrogen Peroxide whitens the teeth not Listerine.
• United States
22 Dec 09
30 seconds, my eyes start to water after that.