Phillippines – According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Oral Health Report 2022, almost 46% of people 30 years of age and older have gum disease. This is one of the most common oral diseases affecting middle-aged adults and is the leading cause of tooth loss. In addition, we are told that, like our parents and grandparents, we are destined to lose all of our teeth as we age. But did you realize that this can be avoided? By practicing regular dental hygiene, you can maintain a healthy mouth as you become older. The earlier you establish appropriate oral hygiene practices, such as brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash, the easier it will be to avoid dental problems in the future.

“The dental profession strives to reduce the consequences of oral health disease in the country. A lot don’t know that as we age, oral health problems become more common. These can take a toll on a person, causing mental distress, impaired social function, and worsening health conditions. I’m very happy that Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health Philippines is spreading awareness by advocating “Mouth Aging.” Just remember, the progression of oral health diseases as you age can be hindered with regular visits to the dentists and by practicing proper oral hygiene: brushing, flossing, and rinsing with a mouthwash.” Dr. Jose Angelo “Gelo” Militante, oral and maxillofacial surgeon and immediate past president of the Philippine Dental Association.

Last April 13, 2023, Listerine held a talk on the significance of protecting your mouth as you age. It was moderated by Listerine brand ambassador Macoy Dubs, and it featured special guest Dr. Jose Angelo “Gelo” Militante, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and immediate past president of the Philippine Dental Association, who spoke about the aging mouth and the need to act immediately to improve overall oral health, and Dr. Ashita Bhatia, associate director research & development for Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health APAC, who shared the science behind Listerine and how it is the best mouthwash partner for people who are experiencing mouth problems as they age.

“We at Listerine envision a world where everyone, everywhere realizes the transformative impact of good oral health. We are committed in helping every Filipino enjoy healthier mouths for longer by raising awareness on the impact of aging on the mouth, and educating on the essential role of mouthwash and how Listerine helps #FightMouthAging”, says the marketing manager for Listerine Philippines, Miguel Gamboa.

Learning how to get your mouth clean with a brush, floss, and rinse routine may be as simple as it sounds but maintaining a consistent oral care regimen is a different story. We all know that brushing alone only reaches 25% of your mouth and that it leaves behind oral problem-causing germs that damage your oral health. “As you age, your body’s ability to fight germs and infections weakens, making you prone to oral health problems. Using a mouthwash like Listerine is essential as you age because it reaches the whole mouth and gives you protection from these germs. Just swish two times daily after every brush.” says associate director for research & development for Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health

APAC, Dr. Ashita Bhatia.
With Listerine Total Care Zero it helps you #FightMouthAging because it gives up to 24-hour complete germ defense to fight cavities, plaque, and gum problems. It also has four essential oils, namely thymol, eucalyptol, menthol, and methyl salicylate which has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and offer long-lasting freshness, to help keep your teeth and gums healthy, even as you age. Aside from this, Listerine Total Care Zero has zero alcohol for a mild taste and contains fluoride to strengthen enamel and give protection against cavities.

If you want to have a healthy mouth for the rest of your life, making an investment in your oral health is essential and should also give priority. It’s important to follow the proper procedures every day to care for our general dental health, which includes following the recommended brushing, flossing, and Listerine use routine.

Listerine may be found on the official Johnson & Johnson Shopee and Lazada pages, as well as in Watsons both online and in-store. Visit and follow Listerine on Facebook at @ListerinePhilippines to learn more about the product.


So, guys and girls, don’t forget to bring Listerine INSIDE YOUR BAG wherever you go. Para iwas mouth decease and iwas ganda or pogi points.