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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

Jul 24, 2022

On this episode of A Tale of Two Hygienists we welcome back Angie Stone, RDH live at RDH Under One Roof to talk to us about the most recent clinical study from LISTERINE, sharing some fascinating data around the use of the LISTERINE Cool Mint Oral Rinse. 


Episode Highlights 

  • Angie’s Background
  • Preventing Alzheimers 
  • Oral Microbiome: What we Know
  • Dental Prophylaxis: Impact on the Oral Microbiome 
  • Bacteria Timeline
  • Limitations of Prophylaxis
  • Controlling Biofilm: The shift from Good to Bad 
  • Brush, Floss AND RINSE
  • Diet and Glycemic Control
  • Highest Risk Populations 
  • Show me the Science
  • Post op Instructions 



“The world is always preparing you for your next step.” 


“We’ve got to think about our brains and prevention.” 


“We need to elevate this whole thing and stop saying ‘you have a little plaque here’, and start talking about what is actually happening in the mouth and oral microbiome.” 


“When our patients leave our chair their mouths are as clean as it is ever going to be.” 


“We have to help our patients if we are going to help them get their oral microbiome under control.” 


“In 48 hours that bacteria is under the gumline and that is when the party really gets started.” 


“We shouldn’t be clearing all of the bacteria, because there are some good guys.” 


“The more we leave that biofilm uninterrupted that is when the bad bacteria start to come in.” 


“The magic happens when you add an antimicrobial aspect to that process.” 


“Antibiotics can wipe out all the good guys, in addition to the bad guys which we don’t want.” 


“A recent clinical study demonstrated that LISTERINE Antiseptic is 4.6X more effective than floss for sustained supragingival plaque reduction.*Flossing by a dental hygienist. Sustained supragingival plaque reduction after a dental prophylaxis.”  


“The antimicrobial keeps the biofilm thin and none of the bad bacteria can live in it.” 



LISTERINE Clinical Study