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Thursday, June 23, 2016

A 2-Step Toothpaste? I Tried Crest Pro-Health HD Toothpaste for 10 Days With My Husband

Make Your 2 Minutes Count!
I recently asked my husband if he was up for a small challenge: would he like to join me and try a two step toothbrushing programme.  To sweeten the deal I even threw in an electric toothbrush for him, the gadget aficionado (I would use a traditional toothbrush).  I mentioned that the toothpaste claims to help with plaque and whitening at the same time.  Needless to say, he was right on board with the idea.  Note: this product is not for children.
Guess Who Got the Electric Toothbrush:
Me or My Hubby?
For 10 days, both my husband and I abandonned our old toothbrushing regime and tried the Crest Pro-Health HD two step toothpaste.  The routine goes like this: brush for one minute with Step 1, then spit but do not rinse your mouth, then brush for another minute with Step 2 (rinsing afterwards).  Step 1 is the paste that claims to help with plaque, and Step 2 the whitening agent.  Why a two-step programme?  This process is supposed to isolate key ingredients so that they can perform at their peak.

Our Findings
  1. Accountable - Doing the Crest Pro-Health HD routine together ensured that we were accountable and did not miss any brushings.  
  2. New Routine - After a lifetime of using a one-step toothpaste, it took a short while to remember to use the Step 2 paste as well (and not rinse in between), but we quickly got used to it.
  3. Different Texture - We found that the Step 1 paste was a grainy texture although the Step 2 felt like the gel to which we were accustomed.  We quickly got used to the texture of the Step 1 paste.
  4. Didn't Foam - Neither the Step 1 or Step 2 pastes foamed up like our previous paste, which was neutral to us.
  5. Less Time Brushing - With Crest Pro-Health HD 2 minute brushing routine, we actually found that we were brushing 5 minutes less than with our other paste.  This is a good thing, right?
  6. Fresh & Clean - We both agreed that after using the Crest two-step routine, our breath smelled fresh and our teeth felt clean.  Both the Step 1 and Step 2 toothpastes had different tastes from one another, both each one pleasant.  
  7. Shiny - After brushing, our teeth seemed to be "shiny".
After Brushing Selfie
Crest Pro-Health HD is now available in Canada, if you wish to try out their two-step toothbrushing programme for yourself.  Have you tried this two-step paste, and if so, did you notice a difference in plaque or whiter teeth?  If so, we'd love to hear in the comments below!  

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Would you try a two-step toothbrushing routine?  If you could change one thing about your smile, what would it be (whiter smile, straighter teeth, etc).

“Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Crest / P&G and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”
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