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Spring Clean more than just your home with Colgate Total New Gum Health Mouthwash!

I don't know about you, but the first thing I like to do in the morning is freshen my breath from sleeping all night. I'm talking about even before I eat breakfast, I just don't' like that morning breath smell or taste. I also don't like having a bad taste in my mouth after I've eaten a meal that has a lot of spices in it either. That's why I try to always keep my mouthwash bottle handy in the bathroom so I can easily and quickly freshen up my breath.  And with Colgate Total’s New Gum Health Mouthwash I'm not only freshening up my breath I'm also helping kill germs and fight bacteria that can cause gingivitis. I call that a win-win and a much better trade off then trying to cover it up with gum or mints that don't have the added extra benefits. I like the smooth "clean mint" flavor and they way it leaves my mouth feeling and smelling fresh!

Colgate Total’s New Gum Health Mouthwash freshens breath, in addition to providing the following health benefits:
• Kills 99% of germs on contact
• With twice-daily use, it’s clinically proven to deliver 45% stronger, healthier gums
• Fights plaque between teeth and along the gum line
• 12-hour protection against bacteria that can cause gingivitis

Colgate Total has also partnered with Dr. Simpkins, an Internist and Medical Advisor for the State of New Jersey, to provide tips on how to “spring clean” and improve your overall health.


Dr. Nancy Simpkins is a Board Certified Internist who has been involved in all aspects of internal medicine, with a focus on women's health for over 28 years. Dr. Simpkins is a graduate from The Chicago Medical School and completed both her internship and residency in internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx before receiving her certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Simpkins is affiliated with St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. In addition to her solo practice, Dr. Simpkins is also a Medical Advisor for the state of New Jersey.

Dr. Simpkins’ Health Tips: 

Get Moving Outside: Spring is a great time to be outdoors, so ease back into your exercise routine with daily walks outside.  This will help reduce stress and help lower your risk of heart disease and hypertension.  Get creative and use apps to track and challenge your friends to walk at least 10,000 steps a day!

Reset Your Sleep Pattern: With the arrival of spring come longer days and more daylight. Beat fatigue by setting a goal to keep your waking and bed time consistent – even on weekends.  This will help avoid mid-day burn outs while keeping your body in sync with its natural rhythms.
Think About Your Gum Health: Most people don’t realize that proper oral hygiene can be a good step toward helping to improve their overall health. In addition to brushing your teeth, make sure to take good care of your gums – they’re the foundation of a healthy mouth. Switch up your daily oral care routine by using Colgate Total®’s New Gum Health Mouthwash after brushing. It has an advanced germ-fighting formula forms a protective shield along the gum line and protects against bacteria that can cause gingivitis.

Travel Healthy and Be Prepared: As you begin to make plans for spring and summer travel, be sure to schedule your family doctor and dentist appointments and address any issues before your trip. Compile a list of medications, unique health issues or history, and physician contact information.
This will be important and save time if you end up needing healthcare while you’re away.

Refresh Your Diet: Simple changes to your diet can bring more sustained energy and knock off a few pounds.  Swap out snacks like potato chips with banana chips and replace red meat with lean protein from turkey and chicken.  Also look to incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables that are in season into your diet.

What are some things you do to "spring clean" your home and yourself?
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