Plaque / Tartar


Reduce 83% more plaque germs* that cause cavities and gingivitis with Colgate Total® 12 hours after brushing versus ordinary non-antibacterial toothpaste.

Plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria that constantly forms on our teeth. It is the main cause of cavities and gingivitis and can harden into tartar if not removed daily.

Colgate Total® toothpaste contains an antibacterial ingredient in its unique formula that adheres to teeth to reduce plaque and help control tartar build-up.

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*vs. ordinary, non-antibacterial toothpaste 12 hours after brushing.

This toothbrush does not replace flossing.