Is it dangerous to drink Listerine?

Why does mouthwash say you shouldn't drink straight from the bottle?

Masterler  📅 09.04.2019 23:23:36
Why does mouthwash say you shouldn't drink straight from the bottle?
Perhaps you have also noticed: On every or at least many mouthwashes it says that you should not drink straight from the bottle. Only, as is so often the case in life, the really important things are of course not there: WHY? Why not drink straight from the bottle?

I always drink straight from the bottle myself. That has a main reason and a secondary reason. The main reason: The lid is almost never protected by a film when rinsing the mouth, in other words: When I drink from the dosing lid with my mouth, my mouth touches a place that has probably already been touched by several strangers. I do not feel like it.
The secondary reason: It is simply much faster, less complicated and cleaner than every time this transfer.

In any case, I can't find any information about this via Google. Maybe a resourceful student can explain it to me here, possibly from medicine, dentistry or (bio) chemistry?

Has that to do with the fluorine? That people then fear that I have too much fluorine in my mouth all at once? But that doesn't really make any sense. Because most mouthwashes don't even contain half as much fluorine as toothpaste.

Does it have something to do with my oral bacteria that get into the liquid and do what with the mixture of substances?

And if so, what are the negative consequences?

Please note that this is always right next to the safety instructions with the poor children. So probably a great danger to my life and limb?

And basically, what exactly is bad about too much fluorine from a biochemical point of view? This question interests me quite objectively. Does this destroy the enamel, the gums, is it carcinogenic, ...?

Many Thanks! Stay clean!
Philosopher  📅 10.04.2019 22:30:24
Re: Why does mouthwash say not to drink straight from the bottle?
From Masterler I always drink straight from the bottle myself.
It would never occur to me to drink mouthwash. Neither from the bottle nor from a mug.
questioner  📅 11.04.2019 05:51:04
Re: Why does mouthwash say not to drink straight from the bottle?
Well, if you drink straight from the bottle, how do you actually dose? You should only use the specified amount.
I also think that when you drink directly from the bottle there is a possibility that you swallow something and you shouldn't.
aldante  📅 11.04.2019 06:27:53
Re: Why does mouthwash say not to drink straight from the bottle?
He's back!
Re: Why does mouthwash say not to drink straight from the bottle?
You shouldn't swallow the stuff, just rinse it with it. Therefore not from the bottle drink.
Malcolm Gillespie  📅 11.04.2019 08:11:42
Re: Why does mouthwash say not to drink straight from the bottle?
From aldante He's back!
Who exactly do you mean Matthis thought at first but the kind of question sounds more like Griffin.
Malcolm Gillespie  📅 11.04.2019 08:39:06
Re: Why does mouthwash say not to drink straight from the bottle?
From Tittendachs You shouldn't swallow the stuff, just rinse it with it. Therefore not from the bottle drink.
Depending on the definition, the process of drinking does not include swallowing. In English, for example, "drink" is not an invitation to put something in your mouth and swallow it, but just to take it into your mouth as a container with liquid.

From where I know this? There was once a series of "the stupidest references to food" that said "Drink first, then swallow" or something like that, so "drink first, then swallow." And these mouthwashes are often produced abroad and the labels are translated.
Re: Why does mouthwash say not to drink straight from the bottle?
I also drink from the bottle. And I'm still alive. Therefore.
canteen  📅 11.04.2019 13:46:46
Re: Why does mouthwash say not to drink straight from the bottle?
Often you have to dilute the solution with water and only then rinse. ;-)
Limes  📅 11.04.2019 13:57:40
Re: Why does mouthwash say not to drink straight from the bottle?
By Malcolm Gillespie
From aldante He's back!
Who exactly do you mean Matthis thought at first but the kind of question sounds more like Griffin.
You are griffin!