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Colgate Vs. Crest: Which Toothpaste Provides the Best Dental Care?


Tyson vs. Holyfield and Rocky vs. Apollo are some of the most memorable battles between greats. But today, we’re discussing another battle between two titans—Crest toothpaste vs. Colgate toothpaste.

We all have our favorite toothpaste brand, whether Crest, Colgate, or some other brand, but when comes down to it, which brand stands above the rest? These two brands both present customers with quality toothpaste for cleaning and other great benefits like teeth whitening and plaque protection. The battle of the toothpaste brands can tell us who will reign supreme in great teeth cleaning.

Colgate vs. Crest: Battle of the Toothpaste Brands

Among toothpaste choices, Crest and Colgate are known as the most recognizable brands out there. But what advantage sets them apart from each other outside of branding?

Colgate offers some benefits Crest doesn’t and vice versa. We’ll help with this toothpaste conundrum for you so you can get out of the toothpaste aisle quickly next time.

Team Colgate

Colgate brand's main advantage came about in 1992 when Europe launched Colgate Total toothpaste. The United States followed shortly after in 1997. Colgate Total is the first toothpaste to be FDA approved and contain Triclosan for gingivitis care. Triclosan is an agent that helps slow down or stop the growth of bacteria and mildew.

This ingredient works in conjunction with a copolymer to keep and sustain the preventative effects in the mouth for around 12 hours. Colgate became a leader in the fight for gingivitis with a toothpaste including triclosan. Colgate even has the patent that prevents other toothpastes from using this agent. Colgate: 1, gingivitis: 0.

Team Crest

Crest wanted to show its supremacy in tooth care by not using the standard sodium fluoride for their toothpastes. Crest Pro-health toothpaste contains stannous fluoride, which uses the element of tin to bind the fluoride. How does this help with your teeth care? It helps to prevent erosion on your teeth. However, evidence has been found to show stannous fluoride can stain a person's teeth and potentially irritate the gums, causing sensitivity and other problems. Can we get the fluoride upgrade, please?

So who wins?

Both Crest and Colgate offer their own dental health benefits, reigning as the top candidates for consumer favoritism among brands. However, due to its higher focus on considerably more oral health goods, such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, and mouthwashes, Colgate leads against Crest   as the more dedicated company from a sales and product perspective. Some even recommend Colgate Total as the "Best Toothpaste Overall."

Whatever your preferred toothpaste choice, however, one of the most important seals to look for on any dental product is the American Dental Association (ADA) seal, as this symbol remains the gold standard when it comes to "evaluating the safety and efficacy of dental products" since 1931. This ensures that the product in question ranks among the professionally evaluated to ensure good oral health.

Also, check the toothpaste containing fluoride—this is the important agent we want patients to have in their toothpaste. Next time you visit Cabrillo Family Dental Care, ask your dentist which toothpaste brand he or she recommends for your tooth care.

Find out Who We Choose

Our dentists at Cabrillo Family Dental Care have a vast knowledge in which is the best in this toothpaste brands debate. We’ll provide you with preventative dental care and recommended the best products for your oral care. Schedule an appointment with us today!