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4 Easy Ways To Help Protect Against Germs In Your Mouth

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Your mouth is the gateway to your body so protecting yourself against germs is very important for your oral as well as your overall health and well being. 

While there are good germs in your mouth, there are those that can cause problems like tooth decay and gum problems.  That’s why good dental hygiene is important – it helps protect against germs so you can enjoy a healthy smile. 

Colgate Total 12’s breakthrough formula with Zinc and Arginine offers you 12 hour anti-germ protection*:

Zinc cleans and creates a protective mineral shield, while arginine weakens the plaque structure and enhances the delivery of zinc to the surface of the mouth**

 Colgate Total 12 range offers 12 hour anti-germ protection* with 8 key benefits:

  • Reduce plaque
  • Promote gum health
  • Strengthen enamel
  • Control tartar
  • Relieve sensitivity
  • Whitens Teeth
  • Freshen breath
  • Protect against cavities

Grab Colgate Total 12 products and follow these four tips to continue promoting good oral health: 

Brush Your Teeth

Protecting against germs starts with the first thing you do in the morning; brush your teeth. Brushing twice a day helps protect against germs, as well as remove plaque and food particles from the surface of your teeth. Because germs and plaque naturally form in the mouth throughout the day, it’s important to regularly clean your mouth. Remember to use a fluoride toothpaste like Colgate Total 12.  Colgate Total 12’s breakthrough formula with Zinc and Arginine offers you 12 hour anti-germ protection*

Don’t Forget Your Tongue

Germs don’t only stick to the surface of your teeth; they can also form on your tongue. Keep your tongue clean by gently brushing it with your toothbrush or using a tongue scraper. It may seem like a small thing but cleaning your tongue can assist with having fresh, pleasant breath throughout the day. 

If you’re looking for a toothpaste that can help with bad breath, try Colgate Total 12 Pro Breath Health. It’s refreshing formula assists in protecting against bad breath germs so you can enjoy a healthy mouth and long-lasting fresh breath.


Now that you know how to keep your teeth and your tongue clean, you might be wondering what else you can do to ensure that the rest of your mouth is healthy too. A good oral hygiene routine includes interdental cleaning. Cleaning between your teeth once a day helps remove food debris, plaque and germs from the areas that your toothbrush can’t reach (between the teeth and below the gumline). If plaque isn’t removed in these hard-to-reach areas it can turn into tartar, which can only be removed with professional cleaning. To prevent this, try Colgate Total Tartar Control Floss, it’s easy-to-use and resists shredding so you can effectively remove plaque and help prevent tartar build-up. 

Complete your oral hygiene routine with Colgate Total 12 Multi-benefit Mouthwash and enjoy refreshing 12-hour protection against germs*.

Visit your dentist regularly

Your dentist is a vital part of your oral health journey, so be sure to visit them at least twice a year. During these visits, they will take you through professional cleaning and examine your mouth for any dental issues. If they find signs of gum problems or tooth decay, they will recommend treatment options to help restore your healthy smile. 

Following these oral care habits can help protect against germs and promote a healthy mouth. Consider incorporating the Colgate Total 12 range into your dental regimen, it’s specially formulated to help protect against germs.

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*after 4 weeks of continuous use

**in vitro


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