Best toothpaste overall
Experts recommend Colgate Total more often than any other toothpaste. According to both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Dental Association (ADA), this was the first toothpaste on the market to include the antibacterial ingredient triclosan, which has been proven effective for fighting gum disease (gingivitis). Total contains a copolymer that allows triclosan to remain active between brushings, even after you eat or drink. Colgate Total is not recommended for kids under six years old, since its antibacterial properties have not been tested for young children.