‘Delivering better oral health – An evidence based toolkit for prevention’** states ‘toothpastes containing triclosan in combination with a copolymer help to reduce plaque and gingival inflammation.’
* In addition to containing 1450ppm fluoride for cavity protection, Colgate Total® contains triclosan/copolymer to provide 12-hour antibacterial protection for teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue.
† Over time, triclosan is slowly released from the copolymer to provide sustained antibacterial activity for 12 hours.
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