Colgate Total® Toothpaste


One of the most extensively tested and researched toothpastes in the world.

  • Ingredients

    Active ingredients

    Sodium Fluoride 0.22%


    Water, Sorbitol, Hydrated Silica, PVM/MA Copolymer, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Flavor, Carragenan, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Saccharin, Triclosan, CI77891, Sodium Fluoride, CI74160

  • Proof Of Efficacy

    Whole mouth antimicrobial effects after oral hygiene: comparison of three dentifrice formulations. 

    Fine DH, Sreenivasan PK, McKiernan M, Tischio-Bereski D, Furgang D. 

    For all 4 oral sites and 6 organisms evaluated in each site, the TCN/C demonstrated significant reductions (49%-83%) as compared with the other treatments (p < 0.01). The SnF (2)/SHMP group showed significant reductions of 14%-43% for 14 of 24 outcomes as compared with the NaF group (p < 0.01), with no differences in 10 outcomes. 

    CONCLUSIONS: The TCN/C dentifrice formulation consistently demonstrated significant reductions for a range of microorganisms in diverse oral sites in comparison with the NaF, or the SnF(2)/SHMP dentifrice formulations as seen 12 h after brushing.

  • Mode Of Action

    Unlike ordinary toothpastes* Colgate Total® adheres to hard and soft tissue for whole mouth protection. Ordinary anticavity toothpastes only protect the hard tissue, which is 20% of the mouth1. 80% of the mouth is soft tissue.1 Bacteria develop on soft tissue surfaces, and can act as a reservoir to start recolonizing teeth and gums right after toothbrushing.

    *Defined as non-antibacterial fluoride toothpaste.
    Defined as fluoride for cavity protection, plus 12-hour antibacterial protection against gingivitis.

    Reference: 1.Amornchat C, Kraivaphan P, Triratana T. Mahidol Dent J. 2004:24:103-111.

  • Drug Facts

    Active Ingredients: Sodium Fluoride (0.24%) (0.15% w/v Fluoride Ion), Triclosan (0.3%).

    Purpose: Anticavity, Antigingivitis.

    Use: Aids in the prevention of: cavities; plaque; gingivitis.

    Warnings: Keep out of the reach of children under 6 years of age. If more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Ask a dentist before use if you have bleeding or redness lasting more than 2 weeks; pain, swelling, pus, loose teeth, or more spacing between teeth. These may be signs of periodontitis, a serious form of gum disease.

    Directions: Supervise children as necessary until capable of using without supervision. Antiplaque and antigingivitis use not proven in children. Adults and Children 6 Years of Age and Older: Brush teeth thoroughly, preferably after each meal or at least twice a day, or as directed by a dentist or a physician. Children Under 12 Years: Instruct in good brushing and rinsing habits (to minimize swallowing). Children Under 6 Years: Do not use unless directed by a dentist or a physician.

    Inactive Ingredients: Water, Hydrated Silica, Glycerin, Sorbitol, PVM/MA Copolymer, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Flavor, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Propylene Glycol, Carrageenan, Sodium Saccharin, Titanium Dioxide.

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