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Colgate dental cream
with GARDOL
Colgate dental cream with GARDOL

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Posted by Bob Matthews at 3:39 pm (PST) on Thu March 9, 2017   
It also used to be called "Ribbon Cream" on the box. Any idea what that meant? It was just white toothpaste.
Posted by LoyalTubist at 11:28 am (PST) on Thu March 2, 2017   
Gardol, created by Colgate-Palmolive-Peet in 1931 is sodium lauroyl sarcosinate. It was created as (and this is a quote from the original trademark form) an "antiseptic and germicide for use as a mouth wash, gargle, deodorant, nasal spray, or douche, and as a mitigant for offensive breath." As consumers over the years have become wary of chemicals, the folks at Colgate-Palmolive stopped using the term Gardol (the trademark lapsed in 1992) and it now goes by the name Advance White.
Posted by Lana at 6:06 pm (PDT) on Mon August 31, 2009   
I remember this! What the heck is gardol?

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