While it may not seem like dental care and the environment go hand in hand, there are many ways in which they overlap. At North Tonawanda Family Dentistry, we believe in doing our part to protect the environment and encourage sustainable behavior. So, today we want to talk about a few ways in which our patients can help the environment as part of their daily dental routine.
This simple adjustment can have a huge impact on the environment – and all you have to do is turn off the water while you brush! If you brush your teeth the recommended two times a day for two minutes each time, you can save up to eight gallons of water per day simply by turning off the faucet. Be sure you also teach your children to conserve water while they brush their teeth.
Think about all the toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes you’ve gone through in your lifetime. Multiply that by the amount of people in the world brushing their teeth – that is a lot of trash! There are eco-friendly dental products available as well as recycling options for traditional plastic toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes.
At North Tonawanda Family Dentistry, we work hard to offer the latest in technological innovations that also help protect and preserve our environment. Our highly-trained team uses the most efficient tools and techniques to cut down on the amount of waste we produce as we provide you with high-quality treatments.
We hope that this post has given you some ideas on how you can protect the environment while maintaining a healthy smile. Get in touch with our dental office to learn more about improving your oral care routine or to schedule your next dental visit.