This article reviews evidence of the clinical effectiveness and mechanism of action of Colgate® Total®.
Introduction: Triclosan is a broad-spectrum antibacterial agent, marketed for use in oral products. It is effective against both grampositive and gram-negative bacteria.
On behalf of the Colgate-Palmolive Company, I welcome you to the premiere issue of Gingival Health Dialogue -- Investigations and Insights in Gingival Health Research.
The five research articles which appear in this special issue of the Journal of Clinical Dentistry present a series of laboratory and patient-based studies that compare the efficacy of a dentifrice containing 0.3% triclosan, 2.0% PVM/MA copolymer, and 0.243% sodium fluoride (Colgate Total) to a dentifrice containing 0.454% stannous fluoride, sodium hexametaphosphate, and zinc lactate (Crest Pro-Health) for the control of established supragingival plaque and gingivitis.
Colgate Total® uses triclosan/copolymer technology to provide more complete protection against plaque and bacteria for 12 hours after brushing.