The Colgate-Palmolive Company launched Colgate Total* Toothpaste in December 1997. Colgate Total* Toothpaste was the first toothpaste to earn the CDA Seal of Acceptance for helping to prevent and reduce tooth decay, gingivitis, plaque and bad breath when used as directed.
All Colgate Total* toothpastes contain a unique formula that helps fight today's most common oral health problems including cavities, plaque, tartar build-up, gingivitis, and bad breath. The Colgate Total* Toothpaste formula is so revolutionary it's even patented.

The first Active Ingredient is Triclosan, which is used to help prevent plaque and gingivitis. The second Active Ingredient is Fluoride for protection against cavities. Both are effective in reducing tartar with brushing and provide long-lasting fresh breath protection.

Triclosan continues to be active between brushings because Colgate Total* Toothpaste also contains a unique patented co-polymer, PVM/MA, which enables the Triclosan to remain in the mouth’s surface and provides continuous protection for up to 12 hours against plaque and gingivitis. Colgate Total* is the only toothpaste that has the patented triclosan/copolymer system.

The Gantrez co-polymer does not prevent fluoride from getting to the tooth. Colgate Total* toothpastes are the ONLY ones with this unique triclosan/copolymer system and fluoride active system.
We certify that all Colgate Total* toothpaste and mouthwashes are gluten-free.
All Colgate Total* Toothpastes are free of any animal-derived ingredients. All glycerin used in our Colgate Total* Toothpastes comes from only synthetic or vegetable sources.
The first Active Ingredient in Colgate Total* Toothpastes is Triclosan, which is used to help prevent plaque and gingivitis. The second Active Ingredient is Fluoride for protection against cavities.
All formulas for Colgate Total* Toothpastes are 0.24% Sodium Fluoride.
All Colgate Total* Toothpastes are designed to be used as everyday toothpastes. They are safe to use on all types of dental work including braces.
More than 90 clinical studies involving 20,000 people affirm its safety and effectiveness — more than any other toothpaste. Our research is shared with regulatory agencies in Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States. All have conducted their own reviews of triclosan, and in every case, they have affirmed triclosan’s continued safe use in toothpaste, especially where a health benefit has been demonstrated, as with Colgate Total* toothpaste.
Colgate Total* Toothpastes sold in Canada are made at Colgate-Palmolive’s manufacturing facility located in Morristown, Tennessee.
Since plaque and gingivitis efficacy has not been demonstrated with children under 6 years old, Colgate Total* toothpaste is recommended for adults and for children over 6 years old. Please check with a dentist or physician. [NEED REGULATORY APPROVAL]
Please visit: http://www.colgate.com/app/ColgateTotal/CA/EN/HomePage.cwsp to learn about the different varieties and benefits of Colgate Total*.
None of our Colgate Total* toothpastes contains alcohol.
Triclosan continues to be active between brushings because Colgate Total* Toothpaste also contains a unique patented co-polymer, Gantrez, which enables the Triclosan to remain on oral surfaces and provides continuous protection for up to 12 hours. Colgate Total* is the only toothpaste that has the patented triclosan/copolymer system.
Plaque is the sticky, invisible coating that forms on the surface of teeth and is comprised of bacteria and salivary compounds. Daily flossing and thorough brushing can remove plaque.

The best way to remove plaque, the primary cause of tooth decay, is by brushing and cleaning between the teeth twice a day. Brushing removes plaque from the tooth surfaces.

Tartar is the crusty mineral deposit that forms along the gumline of teeth.

When tartar hardens it can only be removed during a professional cleaning, when the dentist or dental hygienist scales and scrapes your teeth.

All Colgate Total* toothpastes contain a unique formula that helps fight today's most common oral health problems including cavities, plaque, tartar build-up, gingivitis and bad breath. The Colgate Total* toothpaste formula is so revolutionary it's even patented.