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What is Colgate?

Colgate Palmolive Company is one of many companies that provide dental care products to the consumer. One of the things it sells is toothpaste. It also sells toothbrushes, detergents, and soaps.


William Colgate was the founder of Colgate. Born Janurary 25th of 1783, William Colgate originally lived in England but came to America when he was only 16 years old. He died on his birthday in the year 1857.

The story of his company...

At his time in England, he was a soap bailer. In 1806, William founded his company selling soap, candle, and starch. It wasn't until after William Colgate died in 1857 that the company was named Colgate & Company. When they first marketed toothpaste it was 1876 then the idea of tubes came out 23 years later. (Makes you wonder what they put it in before that!) Colgate company was in New York the time but moved to Jersey City in New Jersey in 1910. In 1953 the company changed its name again to Colgate-Palmolive Company.

Ingredients in Colgate Toothpaste (advanced whitning)

The ingredients in colgate toothpaste whitning are...water, hydrated silica, glycerin, sorbitol, PVM/MA, copolymer, sodium lauryl sulfate, flavor, cellulose gum, sodium hydroxide, propylene glycol, carrageenan, sodium saccharin, titanium dioxide.