Colgate (toothpaste)

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Colgate (sub-brand of Colgate-Palmolive) is an oral hygiene product line of toothpastes, toothbrushes, mouthwashes and dental floss. Colgate toothpaste was first sold by the company in 1873, sixteen years after the death of its founder, William Colgate.

Products[edit]

Colgate Toothpaste Pump Dispenser

Duraphat[edit]

Duraphat is a professional-strength paste intended for the treatment and prevention of dental caries.

The toothpaste is ideal for the management of high-risk patients such as those with rampant, early, existing or recurrent coronal or root caries.

The prime constituent is sodium fluoride and it is sometimes prescribed as part of a program of fluoride therapy. It is available as a prescription-only product.[1]

Colgate Cavity Protection[edit]

Although most Colgate toothpaste brands use sodium fluoride, the Colgate Cavity Protection variety instead contains sodium monofluorophosphate as the active ingredient. Manufactured by Colgate-Palmolive Canada Inc., Colgate Cavity Protection helps prevent cavities, gingivitis and plaque, as well as fighting tartar, freshening breath and whitening teeth. It is better known as anti-cavity fluoride and anti-gingivitis toothpaste. The toothpaste should be used for adults and children over 12 years, twice a day and should not be swallowed. It may cause minor inflammation of the gums caused by plaque above the gum-line.

Colgate Simply White[edit]

A whitening toothpaste that is "Clinically proven to whiten in 14 days".

Its whitening ingredient is hydrogen peroxide, which gradually bleaches the teeth.

Simply White utilizes two separate chambers that contain a whitening agent and cleaning gel.

Colgate Simply White contains a strong whitening formula with hydrogen peroxide, intended not only whiten teeth surface but also whiten below the surface of the teeth. The toothpaste shows immediate effects after 1 week and comes in three flavors including Sparkling Mint, Cool Mild Mint and Enamel White.

Colgate My First Toothpaste[edit]

A new product launched by Colgate in 2012. The product does contain fluoride, at a lower concentration so that it poses less of a hazard to children. The product was recently awarded a Best New Product Award for 'Best toothpaste' as well as the 'Best in Show'. Colgate My First Toothpaste is designed for children between the ages of 0–6 years. It contains low foaming and has a mild mint flavour to help keep children's mouth fresh.

Advertising[edit]

1915 magazine ad

Colgate developed an animated mascot — an anthropomorphic rabbit dentist named Dr. Rabbit — as a means of educating young children in the benefits of oral hygiene and of advertising their dental products. The character starred in several educational animated videos designed to encourage dental hygiene.

"Gardol" was actually their trademark for the ingredient Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, which today is an ingredient in Arm & Hammer's "Advance White" toothpaste.

History[edit]

Colgate was the first toothpaste in a collapsible tube, introduced in 1896 in New York when it had previously been sold in glass jars since 1873.[2]

Present in Singapore since the 1920s, Colgate is almost synonymous with toothpaste in the local market. It is also widely accepted well both in the rural and urban areas of Nepal and India. Manufacturing units are based in India and exported to Nepal. Colgate is willingly to introduce manufacturing plant in Nepal where household products are used at around 4.7% of the household products used in world.

In 1992, Colgate established its first factory in China to produce toothpaste for the domestic market, and by 1999 became the highest selling brand in that world. Colgate products are marketed in China using the transcription 高露洁 which is pronounced gaolujie, similar to Colgate, and has a positive meaning of high-quality cleaning gel. As of 2002, Colgate occupied 20% of the market share for toothpastes in China.[3] As of 2009, Colgate and its four core businesses including Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition surpassed sales of over $15, selling in over 200 countries worldwide.

Ingredients[edit]

Colgate Maximum Cavity Protection[edit]

Active Ingredient: sodium monofluorophosphate (1.1%)
Other Ingredients: Calcium Carbonate, Water, Sorbital, Hydrated Silca, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate,[4] Sodium Monoflurophosphate, Flavor, Cellulose Gum, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Saccharin, Sodium Bicarbonate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

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