Renewal FAQ Accordion

Frequent Asked Questions

  • How does Colgate® Renewal work?

    All Colgate® Renewal toothpastes contain a formula that revitalizes gums by reversing early damage. The Colgate® Renewal formula uses the active ingredient stannous fluoride, stabilized with nitrate and phosphate, to fight bacteria, for gums that are healthy and revitalized.

  • What are the different types of Colgate® Renewal?

    Colgate® Renewal has four offerings: Whitening Restoration Gel, Whitening Restoration Paste, Sensitivity Repair Gel, and Enamel Fortify Gel.

  • How does the whitening benefit of Colgate® Renewal compare to Colgate® Optic White® Renewal?

    Colgate® Optic White® Renewal contains 3% hydrogen peroxide to remove stains beneath the tooth surface and whiten teeth inside and out. The Colgate® Renewal formula does not contain hydrogen peroxide. It gently whitens teeth by removing surface stains with its unique 3-tired stain protection formula.

  • What are the active ingredients in Colgate® Renewal?

    Stannous fluoride is the only active ingredient used in the Colgate® Renewal and it provides multiple benefits; namely, anti-cavity, anti-gingivitis, and anti-sensitivity benefits, without the need for any additional active ingredients. Stannous fluoride is unstable in the presence of water, which is commonly used in toothpaste formulation. Colgate® Renewal’s proprietary technology protects stannous fluoride in the presence of water and oxygen, delivering highly available stannous fluoride to target and repair early gum damage with additional benefits of anti-cavity, sensitivity relief, anti-plaque, and fresh breath.

  • How safe is stannous fluoride?

    Stannous fluoride is recognized as safe by the US Food and Drug Administration when used according to the Drug Facts label. Stannous fluoride has a long history of use in oral care products since its first introduction in the 1950's.

  • What’s the difference between stannous fluoride and other fluorides?

    Like certain other forms of fluoride, stannous fluoride is an approved anti-cavity ingredient to be used in toothpaste by the FDA. Stannous fluoride differs from other fluorides in that it also provides anti-gingivitis and anti-sensitivity benefits.

  • How much fluoride does Colgate® Renewal toothpaste contain?

    Going along the US Food and Drug Administration OTC regulations, all Colgate® Renewal toothpastes contain 0.454% of stannous fluoride for anticavity, antigingivitis and anti-sensitivity indications.

  • I’ve heard stannous fluoride causes staining - is this true?

    Stannous fluoride, when formulated without its potential to stain taken into consideration, has been associated with staining. Colgate® Renewal is formulated not to stain and is clinically proven to help prevent staining. Its unique cleaning system actually removes stains significantly better than non-whitening toothpastes and helps whiten teeth.

  • What are the RDA levels of Colgate® Renewal toothpastes?

    All Colgate® Renewal toothpastes are under 250, as determined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and are therefore safe for daily use.

  • Does Colgate® Renewal contain gluten?

    Colgate® Renewal toothpastes do not contain gluten. Colgate® ensures all ingredients used within our formulas are not derived from gluten sources and that there is no cross- contamination of our ingredients or products with sources of gluten at our suppliers' or at our own manufacturing facilities.

  • Does Colgate® Renewal contain animal derivatives?

    Colgate® Renewal toothpastes do not contain ingredients derived from animals. The glycerin used in our Colgate® Renewal toothpastes comes from synthetic products or vegetables.

  • Does Colgate® Renewal contain sugar?

    None of the Colgate® Renewal toothpastes contain sugar.

  • How safe is Colgate® Renewal?

    All ingredients found in Colgate® Renewal are safe. The active ingredient, stannous fluoride, used in Colgate® Renewal is recognized as safe by the US Food and Drug Administration, when used according to the Drug Facts label. Stannous fluoride has a long history of use in oral care products since its first introduction in the 1950's.

  • Can kids use Colgate® Renewal?

    The Colgate® Renewal packaging specifying use in children 12 and over is the FDA required age limit for toothpastes providing desensitizing benefits because sensitization does not generally occur in children under 12. However, stannous fluoride, which provides the anti-gingivitis, anti-caries, and anti-sensitivity benefit, is present at the amount approved by the US FDA for caries prevention in children over 2 years of age.

  • Is Colgate® Renewal safe for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers?

    The ingredients in Colgate® Renewal have been proven safe. You can be assured that Colgate-Palmolive will introduce products into the marketplace only after their ingredients have established an exhaustive scientific record of safety and efficacy. Stannous fluoride is an approved active ingredient and is recognized as safe by the FDA. However, if you are pregnant or nursing, as with any product, we recommend seeking the advice of your medical or dental professional.

  • Are the ingredients in Colgate® Renewal safe for the environment?

    All of the ingredients we use in our products are safe for people and the environment. They meet our strict safety standards and all applicable government regulations everywhere they are sold around the world. The decisions we make on ingredients are based on a thorough evaluation of the latest scientific evidence. When we choose an ingredient, it is first pre-screened by a team of Colgate-Palmolive scientists. Every ingredient is assessed alone and within a formula to ensure that nothing unexpected will occur. Our ingredient review assesses not just what happens in our laboratories, but across a range of real-world conditions – during manufacturing, in transportation, at the store, in consumers’ homes, and after consumer use. Stannous fluoride is an approved active ingredient and is recognized as safe by the FDA.