"Colgate Total Toothpaste has been shown to be an effective decay-preventive dentifrice, and to help prevent and reduce gingivitis when used as directed in a conscientiously applied program of oral hygiene and regular professional care. It has been shown to help reduce the formation of plaque and tartar above the gumline. Its effect on periodontitis has not been determined." - Council on Scientific Affairs - American Dental Association
Comments about Colgate Total 12 Hour Multi-Protection Toothpaste, Travel Size, Original, .75 oz:
This has helped to heal my gums. My gums were red, puffy, bleeding and painful. I tried prescription and over the counter products, but this toothpaste has worked the best. My gums are now pink and do not bleed when I brush.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend