Colgate Total is a classic, white toothpaste that does it all : cavity protection, fluoride, healthier teeth and gums, and minty fresh breath. My dentist recommends this toothpaste above all others because it's one of the few on the market without the little blue plastic "scrubbing beads" that are so popular in toothpastes today... Studies are now showing that the scrubbing beads in toothpastes are causing problems with users' teeth and gums, considering that the beads are just little balls of plastic that can get caught between teeth, in gum pockets, and in dental work. I prefer my toothpaste without the little blue balls, so Colgate Total is just what I'm looking for! It's less abrasive -- great for my enamel -- and comes in several versions perfect for my own unique needs. (Sensitive teeth, anyone?) This toothpaste has a gentle mint flavor that isn't overwhelming.