Powerful combo?  Toothpaste users might reap benefits of less plaque, inflammation, bleeding and tooth decay might be benefits from the inclusion of two ingredients in tandem.
According to Dental Tribune America, regular use of fluoride toothpaste containing triclosan, an antibacterial agent, and a copolymer, which helps prevent the triclosan from being washed away by saliva could deliver those results.
A new review in The Cochrane Library compares paste featuring this mix with fluoride toothpaste without those ingredients.

 

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