Colgate Total® Encourages Women to Take Charge

of Their Health During National Women’s Health Week

Simple changes to your daily routine can help improve your overall health. During National Women’s Health Week, which runs from May 10 through May 16, Colgate Total® is encouraging women to take charge of their health one small step at a time.

One of the most overlooked small steps women can take to help improve their overall health is better oral care habits.

A small change like switching to a Colgate Total® regimen with Colgate Total®’s New Gum Health Mouthwash can provide advanced gum protection for 45% stronger, healthier gums.*


To inspire women to lead a healthier lifestyle, Colgate recommends women follow these small steps provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health:

  1. Visit a doctor or nurse to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings. Schedule your annual well-woman visit on National Women’s Checkup Day, Monday, May 11. Use this time to discuss your health goals, concerns or questions.
  2. Get active. Try to incorporate more physical activity into your daily routine. Walk or bike to work or park your car further away from your destination.
  3. Eat healthy. Making healthier food choices can be as simple as using a smaller plate at meals to help control portions or choosing water instead of soda and other sugary drinks.
  4. Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress. Try and set aside at least 15 minutes each day in your busy schedule to do something for yourself.
  5. Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, texting while driving, and not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet.

“Taking care of your oral health can potentially lead to better overall health,” said Philip Durocher, Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Oral Care Marketing, Colgate-Palmolive. “Each product within the Colgate Total® portfolio has a formula that helps improve the health of your mouth, whether through bacterial protection or anti-cavity protection or both, to make you confident you are taking better control of your oral care.”

For more information on the Colgate Total® portfolio of products, visit Help spread the word about the importance of women taking charge of their health on social media using #NWHW. For more information on National Women’s Health Week, visit

* Vs. regular, fluoride toothpaste 12 hours after brushing

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