Shaking Up My Morning Routine

Eva Amurri Martino wears a pinstripe top and hold a bottle of mouthwash in front of the sink in her light and bright bathroom

The first thing I do when I roll out of bed in the morning (or when I’m dragged out by my two year old) is brush my teeth.  It’s a part of my morning routine that is so deeply ingrained I think there is an actually pathway in my hardwood floor carved out by my slippers making the exact same walk every day.  I’ll admit that I haven’t really been a “mouthwash person” in the past.  I was so turned off by the intense burning feeling– the last thing I wanted to do was wake up relaxed and sleepy… and then white knuckle my sink with tears in my eyes.  What a way to start the day! LOL. But Colgate just came out with a new really intriguing mouthwash, and I knew it was just what I needed to shake up my morning routine with a little excitement (sans the pain!)

Colgate advanced health mouthwash sits next to a bowl of lilac's in Eva Amurri Martino's bathroom

Eva Amurri Martino shakes up a bottle of Colgate Advanced Health mouthwash

Eva Amurri Martino shakes up a bottle of Colgate Advanced Health mouthwash

Eva Amurri Martino wears a white and blue pinstripe top and tags a swig of Colgate mouthwash in the bathroom of her Connecticut home

Colgate Total Advanced Health Mouthwash has tons of benefits: it freshens breath, reduces plaque, and helps prevent gingivitis– but it also has a really cool new technology that helps remove 24x more bacteria!  The key is literally shaking up the bottle.  Before you use it, you shake it up to activate the ingredients! Then you swish it around in your mouth, spit it out…and SEE the bacteria in the sink.  So satisfying. Shake, Clean, and See! Ha! I love how much fresher my mouth feels after I use it, and killing off that nasty bacteria feels great too.

Eva Amurri Martino swishes mouthwash in her mouth before spitting

Eva Amurri Martino spits mouthwash in the the sink

After using this mouthwash consistently for a while, I can’t imagine going back to not using it. My hubby has always been a mouthwash person…of the stinging variety…and I even converted him.  We like comparing who has more bacteria in the sink when we spit.  So…romantic? We’ve been married for five years, this is the type of thing we do together.  Hahaha.

Eva Amurri Martino looks at the bacteria in the sink that have been killed by Colgate advanced health mouthwash

Eva Amurri Martino smiles to check out her clean teeth in the mirror

I will say that my new, fun morning dental hygiene routine with Colgate Total Advanced Health Mouthwash has been inspiring me to shake up other areas of my life too. I’ve found myself trying bolder accessories with my daily outfits! Normally, I’m the type who has a regular “lineup” of earrings that I keep in for long periods of time (I have three holes on one ear and two on the other) but the other day I totally ordered some fluorescent pink tassel earrings! I love wearing them for a bright pop of color against a simple top.  Now my fresh style matches my fresh breath…

Eva Amurri Martino tries on some bright pink tassel earrings

Eva Amurri Martino wears a blue and white pinstripe bell sleeve top and bright pink tassel earrings

How do you shake up your morning when you’re feeling like you’re in a rut? Let me know in the Comments below!


Photographs by Courtney Ann Photography

My top by Theory (similar), Jeans by Madewell


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  1. Michaela says:

    I like to drink some warm water with lemon juice, honey and a bit of acerola powder. Lately I’ve also enjoyed hemp tea with a tiny bit of ghee. As for dental hygiene ritual, I love to brush my tongue after I’ve done my teeth – I just love the freshness, no coating, ready to taste new things properly?

  2. Jaimee says:

    I decided to try this after noticing it replaced the Listerine on my dentist’s counter at my last visit, and I LOVE it!

  3. Vanessa says:

    EW! Love you, Eva, but you’re not supposed to put your mouth on the mouthwash!!! All that bacteria will collect at the top of the bottle. You’re supposed to pour it into the cap and barely touch your lip as you pour the mouthwash in there.

    Hm…now that I’ve written that, maybe it’s a personal preference…like toilet paper rolled over/under kind of thing….can’t believe I’m thinking on this so hard….enjoy your wacky, shaken, new mouthwashy mornings!