Do you feel strongly about keeping the planet safe, making choices that promote a sustainable lifestyle, and you have started to realize that you’d like to make sure your smile care reflects this? If you’re curious about the ways in which you may promote a greener approach to brushing, flossing, and more, then boy do we have some exciting news for you! Our Austin, MN team is on hand to share simple yet powerfully impactful dental care tips!
Turn Off That Water!
Our team reminds you that one very easy way to “go green” with your dental care is to consider the ways in which you may be wasting water. Are you someone who usually leaves the water running as you brush your teeth? If so, this simple change can have quite an impact on your water usage. Turn that faucet off when you’re brushing and spitting. Then, only when you need it, turn it back on until you’re through.
Use A Cup, Not A Stream For Rinsing
Do you turn the water back on to rinse your smile? Generally speaking, if you use a cup to prepare a set amount of water for rinsing your smile and the sink, you’ll use far less H2O for this finishing portion of your smile care! Give it a try.
Swap Trash-Able For Reusable
Of course, a good way for patients to avoid the buildup of bacteria from standing water (and to save some time on cleaning up, dishes, and laundry), is to rely on things like paper cups and paper towels. However, if this doesn’t sit well with you, then you may want to instead use a container like a glass cup that you rely on when it’s time to rinse. Or, you might want to say goodbye to paper towel use as you opt for a hand towel instead. Just remember to keep these items clean and fresh and you’re on track for improved green practices with your dental care!
Recycle Your Toothbrush
Do just the tiniest bit of research and you will discover that you don’t have to feel guilty about tossing out a total of three to four toothbrushes each year that will end up in landfills. Instead, you can recycle that brush! Yep, just consider getting involved with a toothbrush program for this particular facet of green dental care (where you can often even recycle your empty tube of toothpaste, your floss container, and more)!
Enjoy A Sustainable Dental Care Experience
Remember that there are always ways to approach your self care, dental care included, that will support not only your own well being but also the well being of our planet! For green dental care tips, we can help! Schedule a visit with our Austin, MN practice today by contacting Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic today at 507-437-6312 to schedule your care.