Why does Listerine burn the tongue? What does it mean when Listerine hurts on the tongue?
Listerine burns your tongue because of the alcohol in it. "Alcohol burn". The more it burns, means that there are a lot of germs on your tongue and mouth that the alcohol is killing.
Feel a little tingle burn? Thats the alcohol at work killing the germs. If you're sensative enough you can feel it. The more you use it and the more often you brush your teeth etc, you may notice the pain going down. I brush my tongue with the tooth brush at least one of my brushings. Brushing your teeth lessens those germs to be killed by the listerine.
I hope this helped ^_^
The alcohol content in Listerine is responsible for the burning sensation. This sensation could be intense if you have minor abrasions (tiny cuts) in the lining of your cheeks, your gums, or even your tongue. There are now alcohol-free mouthwashes, so there's no need to put up with the burn any more. I believe one of the factors that led to mouthwash manufacturers coming out with alcohol-free mouthwashes is that alcohol is a known risk factor in oral cancer, and consumers are becoming aware of this and demanding safer products.
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