Total FAQ Accordion
Frequent Asked Questions
How does the Colgate® Total work?
Colgate® Total gives you whole mouth health. The Colgate® Total technology uses a unique combination of ingredients like zinc and arginine, and forms a pro-active barrier that fights bacteria not just on teeth, but also your tongue, cheeks & gums, so that your whole mouth is healthy.
What do zinc and arginine do?
Zinc proactively fights against bacteria in the mouth, and arginine works to enhance its delivery so that your whole mouth – teeth, tongue, cheeks and gums - gets the benefits of its advanced protection.
How safe are zinc and arginine?
Zinc is an essential mineral known for its antibacterial properties. Arginine is an amino acid known to be a building block of proteins. Both play critical roles in our bodies including growth and development. Both zinc and arginine are naturally present in our mouths.
Is Colgate® Total safe for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers?
The ingredients in Colgate® Total have been proven safe and effective. 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. Our daily diet contains many times more arginine than what is possibly ingested during the use of this toothpaste. Similarly, zinc is an essential element that is found in our daily food. The amount of zinc that is possibly ingested during the use of our toothpaste is far below our daily dietary intake and well within the levels that have been confirmed by international safety authorities to be safe. However, if you are pregnant or nursing, as with any product, we recommend seeking the advice of your medical or dental professional.
Is Colgate® Total safe for children?
Colgate® Total is not recommended for children 6 years or less due to the fluoride content. For children over 6 years, it is safe when used within the recommended conditions for all fluoride toothpastes. Zinc is an essential element, and arginine is a nutrient, both are naturally occurring in a healthy diet for all ages. You can find usage directions on all of our packs!
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
What are the different types of Colgate® Total?
Please visit: colgate.com/en-za/colgate-total to learn more about the different types and benefits of Colgate® Total.
Does Colgate® Total contain alcohol?
No Colgate® Total toothpastes contain alcohol.
Where can I buy the Colgate® Total?
Colgate® Total is widely avaliable across both Australia and New Zealand. You can visit colgate.com/en-za/colgate-total to buy now.