Frequently Asked Questions
When was Colgate® Total® launched?
Colgate-Palmolive launched the Colgate® Total® toothpaste in
How does Colgate® Total® work?
The first active ingredient is Triclosan, which is used to prevent plaque and gingivitis. The second active ingredient is Flouride which is used for protection against cavities. Both are effective in reducing tartar buildup and proportioning a long duration for fresh breath.
The Triclosan is active in between brushing because the Colgate® Total® toothpaste also contains a patented copolymer, called Gantrez. Gantrez makes it possible for the Triclosan to stay on top of the teeth’s surface, giving continuous protection for up to 12 hours. Colgate Total is the only toothpaste that has a Triclosan/Copolymer patented system.
The copolymer Gantrez does not prevent Flouride from getting to the tooth. In fact, Colgate® toothpaste contains fluoride which needs to get to the tooth’s surface for it to be activated.
Does Colgate® Total® contain gluten?
We certify that all Colgate® Total® toothpaste
Does Colgate® Total® contain animal derivatives?
What are the active ingredients in Colgate® Total
The first active ingredient in Colgate® Total®
How much fluoride do Colgate® Total®
Going along the US Food and Drug Administration, all Colgate® Total® formulas used for
Is Colgate® Total® safe for dental work?
All Colgate® Total®
Is Triclosan safe?
Colgate® Total® is the only toothpaste that has been submitted to the rigorous revision process from the US Food and Drug Administration, it is the only toothpaste approved by the FDA and accepted by the American Dental Association as effective and safe.
More than 80 clinical studies, which include 19,000 people, confirm the toothpaste’s safety and effectiveness.
Where is Colgate® Total® made?
What are the RDA levels of Colgate® Total®
All Colgate® Total®
Is there information on Colgate® Total® and diabetes?
To know more about diabetes and dental health, please visit: https://www.colgate.com/en-za/oral-health/conditions/diabetes-and-other-endocrine-disorders/diabetes-and-oral-health
Can kids use Colgate® Total
Due to the efficacy of plaque and gingivitis, Colgate® Total®
What are the different types of Colgate® Total
Please visit: https://www.colgate.com/en-za/products/total to learn more about the different types and benefits of Colgate® Total®.
Does Colgate® Total® contain alcohol?
None of the Colgate® Total®
What is Copolymer (or Gantrez)?
Triclosan stays active during brushing because Colgate® Total® toothpaste also contains the only patented copolymer called, Gantrez. This ingredient lets the Triclosan stay on the tooth’s surface and keep protecting for up to 12 hours. Colgate Total is the only toothpaste that has a patented system of Triclosan/Copolymer.
What is the difference between plaque and gingivitis?
Plaque is a sticky and invisible layer that builds up on the surface of teeth due to bacteria and saliva. The daily use of dental floss and a complete brush can remove plaque.
Tartar buildup is the mineral deposit that forms along the line of gums.
When tartar gets hard it can only be removed with a professional dental cleaning, when the dentist scrapes and polishes the teeth.
The best way to remove the plaque that causes the dental