Ways Of Keeping Your Teeth Healthy That Are Also Green

by | May 10, 2021

You might think that using a plastic toothbrush and commercial dental floss are not exactly environmentally- or green-friendly ways to brush and care for your gums and teeth. However, you can become a partner in green-friendly tooth care. Read on to find out more.

Wet Your Toothbrush And Turn Off The Tap

Don’t allow water to run while brushing your teeth. Before each use, turn on the tap, dampen your toothbrush and switch off the tap. Doing so can save a lot on your water bill as well as conserve water.

Spit Out The Toothpaste But Don’t Rinse

You can also spit out the toothpaste you use but don’t rinse the dentifrice completely. This will also save water and allow the fluoride in the paste to do its thing and protect your teeth. While you have the toothpaste in your mouth, begin flossing. This will help spread out the paste and allow it to settle between the teeth. Using a floss holder will also help you reduce your consumption of floss. While you cannot reuse floss because of bacterial contamination, you can try using less of it.

Choose A Bamboo Toothbrush Or Larger-Charge Electric Toothbrush

Ask us for a recommendation for a bamboo toothbrush. Bamboo grows quickly in the wild and will not linger in a landfill for years. Some brands of bamboo toothbrushes feature a compostable handle. In addition, some flosses are biodegradable. You can even find toothbrushes that have lower electric charges, and will therefore help save and conserve electricity. However, before you march to the store to choose a brand, ask us first for our recommendations. You should use items that also meet with the American Dental Association or ADA seal of approval. That is why it is important to partner with us when you are selecting routine hygiene tools to clean and care for your gums and teeth.

We want to do our part for the continual greening and conservation of the planet. When you schedule an appointment at our office, check out what you can do to contribute as well. Call us today for an exam and consultation.