A recent review by the Cochrane Collaboration group on the effect of triclosan copolymer-containing fluoride toothpaste versus fluoride-only toothpastes showed the clinical benefits of using a triclosan/copolymer fluoride toothpaste in reducing plaque, gingival inflammation and gingival bleeding compared to using fluoride only toothpastes.
The results showed 22% reduction in plaque, 22% reduction in gingivitis, 48% reduction in bleeding gums and 5% reduction in tooth decay.
How it works
One of the ways that distinguishes Colgate Total from fluoride-only toothpastes is its impact on bacterial recolonisation of tooth surfaces, which recurs at the end of mechanical plaque removal. Bacteria accumulate on soft tissues, which act as reservoirs, and recolonise tooth surfaces following mechanical plaque removal.
Colgate Total toothpaste with triclosan copolymer technology helps control regrowth of dental plaque for 12 hours by reducing bacteria on teeth and soft tissue reservoirs – for whole mouth protection.
Fine et al, demonstrate the exceptional efficacy of Colgate Total toothpaste versus other sodium fluoride and stannous fluoride toothpastes in reducing the numbers of viable bacteria at various oral sites post toothbrushing. The special antimicrobial effect of Colgate Total toothpaste leaves less bacteria to repopulate and form dental plaque on tooth surfaces.
Dental professionals can recommend Colgate Total toothpaste to their patients with the confidence of high quality clinical support in providing whole mouth protection. References are available.
For more information on Colgate Total toothpaste and to download the Fine study summary and the Cochrane systematic review please visit: www.colgateprofessional.co.uk/products/colgate-total-toothpaste/overview.