Happy Earth Day! Green-up Your Dental Routine

April 22, 2017 Uncategorized 0 Comments

Dear Patients,

Happy Earth Day! Here at Austin City Dental, we take environmental matters very seriously and attempt to be green whenever possible, both in our practice and in our routines at home. Below are some quick tips that we wanted to pass along to help you green-up your own dental routines. These habits alone can help to make a tremendous difference for our planet!

Turn the water faucet off while brushing. Leaving the faucet on while brushing wastes about 8 gallons of water per day, amounting to 2,920 gallons of water per year for one person. If everyone in the U.S. were to leave the faucet running while brushing, that amounts to over 947 billion gallons of clean, drinkable water being wasted!

Upcycle your toothbrush. It’s recommended to replace your toothbrush every three months, but you don’t have to toss it in the trash! Check out some ideas here for giving your old toothbrush a new function rather than throwing it away.

If you don’t use an electric toothbrush, consider using a manual bamboo toothbrush. It’s eco-friendly and biodegradable.

-Conserve your toothpaste. Many of us use way more than the recommended amount of toothpaste – a pea-sized amount is all you need.

Recycle your dental product packaging.

Let’s all do our part!

All the best,

Dr. Cook & Team