Myths about Triclosan Debunked

news_views_icon“The Debate Rages On – Triclosan/Copolymer: Debunking the Myths,” by By Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, MS.colgate_total
There have been claims in the news lately that triclosan is unsafe for humans. As with any product, toxicity is determined by the dosage, and the amount of potentially toxic ingredients in a product. This article discusses the efficacy of dentifrices containing triclosan, and the fact that there is currently not enough evidence to recommend avoiding use of products that contain triclosan. Triclosan is a broad-spectrum antibacterial agent with anti-inflammatory properties. It is compatible with ingredients of oral care products, and has a long history of safe use. There have been no concerns with staining, calculus, or taste disturbance, and there are over 90 clinical studies that support the safety and efficacy of dentifrice with 0.3% triclosan and 2% copolymer. Read more.

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