If you’ve been wondering what you can do to make your dental routine stay “green” and eco-friendly, you’ve come to the right place! Here’s a simple guide to how you can help preserve the earth while still maintaining the health of our teeth.
1. Choose an Eco-Friendly Dental Office
Help the environment by choosing a dental practice that prioritizes conserving resources. Here at Kherani Dental at Aspen, we take special care to reduce our carbon footprint. Modern dental technology allows us to save energy, paper, water, and your time. Our state-of-the-art equipment, such as digital dental X-rays, efficiently delivers safer outcomes for both the patient and the earth. We’d be happy to discuss our conservation efforts at your next appointment!
2. Turn Off the Faucet
In your daily oral hygiene routine at home, you can conserve water with just a few simple adjustments. Turn off the faucet unless you’re actively rinsing your toothbrush so that the water doesn’t run unnecessarily.
3. Reuse, Recycle or Use Bamboo
With a simple Google search, you can find a variety of ways to repurpose an old toothbrush around the house, from a cleaning tool to a craft brush. Certain organizations also recycle used toothbrushes and create cool things, like playgrounds! Or, you can buy bamboo toothbrushes instead of their plastic counterparts. After you remove the nylon bristles, a bamboo toothbrush can be composted since it is biodegradable.
4. Conserve Electricity
In addition to conserving water, you can conserve electricity. Install energy-efficient lightbulbs instead of traditional incandescent bulbs. Moreover, turn off the lights when leaving the bathroom and teach your family to do the same.
Ask Our Team for More Dental Tips!
Contact us if you have any additional questions about how to have a more earth-friendly dental routine, or if you want to learn about how we try to reduce waste at our office. Caring for your oral health and the earth can be fun when we do it as a family! We hope you are a member of our dental family! Schedule a checkup today.
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