Cochrane Review on
Colgate® Total® Technology
Triclosan 0.3% w/w, Sodium Fluoride EP 0.32% w/w (1450ppm F)
Colgate's priority is the safety of our products. For over 20 years Colgate Total has been the subject of rigorous and continuous scientific review by the FDA and regulators in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Rest of the EU, Australia, Canada and other countries, all of which affirm the safety and effectiveness of Colgate Total. Colgate Total users can be confident in the safety of Colgate Total and the distinctive public health benefit it provides in fighting plaque and gingivitis.
Colgate Total contains a unique combination of triclosan, an anti-bacterial agent and copolymer. After the plaque has been disrupted through effective brushing, triclosan is retained on the tooth surface by the copolymer, where it can help prevent the plaque from reforming for up to 12 hours. The Department of Health suggests that toothpastes containing triclosan in combination with a copolymer is more effective than standard fluoride toothpaste in improving plaque control and gingival health7
More UK dentists and hygienists recommend Colgate Total than any other toothpaste (Data on file, Colgate-Palmolive).
- Clinically proven to provide a more effective level of plaque control compared to a regular fluoride toothpaste
- Clinically proven to reduce the gingival index more effectively than stannous fluoride toothpaste
- Contains Sodium Fluoride (1450ppm F) to protect against caries
- Triclosan acts effectively against plaque bacteria and has been proven to be safe and effective in a number of long term studies3
- The copolymer ensures the retention and delivery of triclosan to the surfaces of teeth and gums to create an antibacterial protective barrier
- Over time, triclosan is slowly released from the copolymer to provide sustained antibacterial activity for 12 hours, even after eating and drinking
- Provides 72% reduction in plaque bacteria regrowth - 12 hours after tooth brushing vs stannous fluoride toothpaste4
- Reduces the gingival index more effectively than stannous fluoride toothpaste 5,6