Gum disease is inflammation of the gums that is caused mainly by bacteria in plaque, a sticky film that constantly forms on your teeth the tooth surface due to the bacteria in your mouth. Therefore to fight and prevent gingival problems, effective plaque removal is required.
Colgate Total Pro Gum Health provides a comprehensive system of oral care products that is clinically proven to improve gum health. The products help fight dental plaque either mechanically, with the toothbrush, the floss and the interdental brushes, or non-mechanically, with the toothpaste and the daily mouthwash.
To prevent and fight gum problems, a meticulous daily plaque removal is required. Colgate Total Pro Gum Health provides a comprehensive system of oral care products, which help fight dental plaque either mechanically - toothbrush, floss and interdental brushes, or non-mechanically, - toothpaste and daily mouthwash.
With a comprehensive product range at hand, you have a variety of choices to protect against gum problems, tailored to your individual needs. If in doubt or if you are concerned about your gums, ask for your dentist’s advice on products best suited to your specific situation.
All products of the Colgate Total Pro Gum Health system, i.e. the toothpaste, the toothbrush, the daily mouthwash, the floss and interdental brushes are intended and safe for daily use on a long-term basis.
Colgate Total Pro Gum Health Toothpaste contains fluoride (at 1450ppm) to strengthen teeth, protect the enamel and provide effective cavity protection. It provides the daily protection of regular toothpaste and it does not need to be used in addition to any other daily toothpaste.
Colgate Total® Pro Gum Health is supported by multiple large, controlled clinical studies and systematic reviews. A recent review of 198 published scientific articles and clinical studies confirms its efficacy against plaque and gingivitis. ("Is there a role for triclosan/copolymer toothpaste in the management of periodontal disease?" A. Blinkhorn et al. British Dental Journal 2009; 207: 117-126)
Yes many studies exist on the importance of gum health. A number of large scale studies in various countries, including the UK have shown that on average, 3 out of 4 people may suffer from gum disease. Despite the high incidence, public awareness of gum disease remains low.
Colgate is aware of this challenge, as voiced by many dental professionals and has developed the Colgate Total Pro Gum Health range to specifically address the ‘gum health as a key contributor to oral health.