Colgate Total Toothpaste Ingredients List

Colgate Total Toothpaste Ingredients List and Review

Colgate Total Toothpaste Ingredients List and Review of Colgate Total Toothpaste Products

By Shyla Harvey


Colgate Total (Advanced Whitening) 4.0 oz. Active Ingredients List

Drug Facts for Colgate Total Advanced Whitening Paste

  • Sodium fluoride 0.24% (0.15% w/flouride ion) …Anticavity
  • Triclosan 0.30%…Antigingivitis

List of Inactive Ingredients in Colgate Total (Advanced Whitening) Toothpaste 4.0 oz.

  1. water
  2. hydrated silica
  3. glycerin
  4. sorbitol
  5. PVM/MA
  6. copolymer
  7. sodium lauryl sulfate
  8. flavor
  9. cellulose gum
  10. sodium hydroxide
  11. propylene glycol
  12. carrageenan
  13. sodium saccharin
  14. titanium dioxide

Colgate Total (Gum Defense) 4.0 oz. Active Ingredients List

Drug Facts for Colgate Total Gum Defense Paste

  • Sodium fluoride 0.24% (0.15% w/flouride ion) …Anticavity
  • Triclosan 0.30%…Antigingivitis

List of Inactive Ingredients in Colgate Total (Gum Defense) 4.0 oz.

  1. hydrated silica
  2. water
  3. glycerin
  4. sorbitol
  5. PVM/MA
  6. copolymer
  7. sodium lauryl sulfate
  8. flavor
  9. cellulose gum
  10. sodium hydroxide
  11. propylene glycol
  12. sodium saccharin
  13. carrageenan
  14. titanium dioxide

Colgate Total (Advanced Clean) 4.0 oz. Active Ingredients List

Drug Facts for Colgate Total Advanced Clean Paste

  • Sodium fluoride 0.24% (0.14% w/flouride ion) …Anticavity
  • Triclosan 0.30%…Antigingivitis

List of Inactive Ingredients in Colgate Total (Advanced Clean) 4.0 oz.

  1. hydrated silica
  2. water
  3. glycerin
  4. sorbitol
  5. PVM/MA
  6. copolymer
  7. sodium lauryl sulfate
  8. flavor
  9. cellulose gum
  10. sodium hydroxide
  11. propylene glycol
  12. carrageenan
  13. sodium saccharin
  14. titanium dioxide

Colgate Total Toothpaste Review

The Colgate Total Line claims to Help Prevent Cavities, Gingivitis and Plaque; Fight Tarter, Freshen Breath and Whiten Teeth. It is also a dentist recommended toothpaste. *Remember to check with your dentist to see if they have any handouts or free samples for you.

Ingredients in Colgate Total Toothpaste VS ingredients in Colgate Sensitive enamelprotect (Whats’ the difference?)

The different toothpastes under the Colgate Total Toothpaste line are alike in ingredients–the order and amount or percentage of each ingredient used signifies their differences (as one can see in the ordered lists above). Colgate’s Sensitive enamel protecting toothpaste has a different active ingredient however. Instead of including the Antigingivitis Ingredient called Triclosan, like the Colgate Total Line does, Colgate Sensitive enamelprotect contains Potassium nitrate, which is the antisensitivity ingredient. After using anti-gingivitis toothpastes in general, I find switching to Colgates Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth with Potassium nitrate to be a relief from the pain and irritation that I feel when I normally brush. If I didn’t care about gingivitis and product label warnings I would use it all of the time because it makes brushing a more pleasant experience for me and still protects me from cavities with the Sodium fluoride.

If you’re using Colgate Sensitive please note that the warning on the product label warns consumers not to use the product any longer than 4 weeks unless recommended by a dentist, doctor or physician.

Interesting Factoids:
As of Winter of 2011 (the time this review was created):

  • New Colgate Toothpastes (4.0 oz sizes, Total Product Line) come with the NEW Stand-Up Caps!

Who makes Colgate Toothpaste?

Colgate-Palmolive Company distributes Colgate Toothpaste in New York, NY.

Where is Colgate Toothpaste Made?

Colgate Total Toothpastes are made in the U.S.A.

More Information or additions regarding this article:
If you have any information to add, further comments or questions regarding this article, please feel free to use the space below for immediate review. You may decide that want to speak directly with the Colgate Total Toothpaste Product Divison about their ingredients.

The Colgate Total Toothpaste Phone Number is: 1-800-468-6502 for questions or comments.



References

Colgate-Palmolive Company. Colgate Sensitive enamelprotect 6.0 oz. Colgate Packaging Product Label, December 2011
Colgate Total Advanced Clean 4.0 oz. Colgate Packaging Product Label, December 2011
Colgate Total Advanced Whitening 4.0 oz. Colgate Packaging Product Label, December 2011
Colgate Total Colgate Total Gum Defense 4.0 oz. Colgate Packaging Product Label, December 2011