Colgate Total® toothpastes contain an antibacterial system that gives you up to 12 hours protection against bacteria even after you eat or drink. The formula helps prevent plaque bacteria and tartar build-up.
All Colgate Total® toothpastes have a formula that is clinically proven to fight today's most common dental problems. In Colgate Total®, the antibacterial ingredient works with a copolymer which ensures the delivery and retention of the antibacterial ingredient in the mouth for up to 12 hours after brushing, even after eating and drinking. In this way, regular brushing with Colgate Total® helps prevent problems, such as dental plaque and helps to keep gums clean. On top of this, Colgate Total® fights tartar build-up, strengthens enamel, protects effectively against cavities, promotes the natural whiteness of teeth and helps provide long-lasting fresh breath.
The formula in Colgate Total® toothpaste contains a combination of ingredients that attach to your teeth and gums after you brush, forming a protective barrier around your teeth and gums that keeps working between brushings. This protective barrier is clinically proven to provide up to 12 hours of antibacterial protection even when you eat or drink. Brush twice daily with Colgate Total® and your whole mouth has antibacterial protection for up to 12 hours.
Brushing with Colgate Total® forms an antibacterial shield on your teeth and gums that protects against the re-growth of bacteria and plaque for up to 12 hours. This is due to the formula in Colgate Total® that contains a powerful plaque fighting system which is retained on the tooth surface and the gums by a copolymer. It protects you against dental plaque germs for up to 12 hours each time you brush and does not get washed away even when you eat or drink.
All Colgate Total® toothpastes deliver the same technology and antibacterial benefits, offering you clinically proven 12 hour protection against plaque bacteria and against the most common dental problems, including: cavities, plaque, tartar, staining, bad breath, enamel erosion and keeping gums clean. Each variant also provides you with a specific benefit:

Colgate Total® Advanced Whitening: Effective stain removal, to help restore the natural whiteness of your smile.
Colgate Total® Advanced Fresh: Fresh mint flavoured gel for confident fresh breath.
Colgate Total® Advanced Clean: Helps maintain a dentist clean feeling that lasts.
Colgate Total® Pro Clean Breath: A unique formulation with Neutro-Odor Technology* that helps to neutralise bad breath.
Colgate Total® Original: The original mint flavour for up to 12 hours of protection against plaque bacteria.
Colgate Total® Mint Stripe: A blend of minty gel and paste that leaves your mouth clean and fresh.

*Neutro-Odor Technology is part of the flavour system
Yes, all Colgate Total® toothpastes contain fluoride to strengthen teeth, protect the enamel and provide effective cavity protection.
Yes. Colgate Total® contains fluoride and is well suited for daily use. Brush twice a day with Colgate Total® and you'll know that your teeth will be cleaner and your breath will be fresher around the clock.
There are many types of bacteria in the mouth, some of which can cause oral health problems. The germ fighting ingredient in Colgate Total® is effective against a wide range of these bacteria including those that cause cavities, gum problems and bad breath. Brush twice a day for clinically proven 12 hour protection against bacteria and a healthier mouth.
Gum disease such as gingivitis is mainly caused by plaque, which is formed on the tooth surface from the bacteria in your mouth. Colgate Total® Advanced's highly efficient antibacterial ingredient combined with a copolymer attaches to your teeth and gums to form a protective antibacterial barrier, and with twice daily brushing provides you with 12 hours of protection against the build-up of dental plaque helping to prevent gingivitis.