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.”


  1. Very interesting! I had never heard of a two-step brushing program before!

  2. This is really interesting, I haven't heard of doing a two step system but if it gives me a better smile - I'm sold.

  3. Interesting, I have never heard of a two step tooth paste. I am still working on make sure I floss before I move on to adding more steps to my routine!

  4. I have never heard of this program before but it makes sense. Looks like something to try. I'm always looking for ways to get my teeth cleaner.

  5. Interesting. I've never heard of 2-step brushing before. Yes, I'd try it.

  6. This is the first I have heard of this and would love to give it a try, I quit smoking but my teeth are still stained!

  7. This is interesting, I'm always interested in new products!

  8. I would love to try the 2-step brushing


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