Our Top Tips for Eco-Conscious Dental Care
Earth Day is a day when people from all over the world get together to celebrate our wonderful planet and to spread awareness of, and support, for environmental protection.
Here are our best recommendations for eco-friendly dental care!
Choose an electric toothbrush or a bamboo toothbrush
Bamboo is a fantastic material that grows really quickly, uses few to no pesticides, and is good for the soil, making it a very sustainable choice. Despite their plastic and metal components, electronic toothbrushes can remove more dental plaque and generate less waste in general than disposable plastic toothbrushes.
Brushes and toothpaste tubes should be recycled
To see if your toothpaste tube can be recycled, check the area you live in. If your local authority also collects plastic pots, tubs, and trays, pump-action toothpaste tubes can be placed in the recycling because they are simpler to recycle. A recycling scheme is offered by the majority of electric toothbrush manufacturers, so be sure to visit their websites.
While brushing your teeth, turn off the faucet
It might be a big water waste to wash your teeth with the faucet running. You may be wasting more water than an average dishwashing cycle if you brush twice a day for two minutes each time. That’s nearly 24 litres every day.
Select eco-friendly dental floss and picks
There are many different dental products available on the market, but some are more environmentally friendly than others. With a few easy changes, you may contribute to the reduction of plastic waste by using reusable or biodegradable materials. For instance, you can effortlessly clean in between your teeth every day by using this floss holder indefinitely with any floss.
Try to use the bus or walk wherever possible
Reduce your carbon footprint by leaving your car at home. We are very convenient to reach by rail, tram, bus, or bicycle thanks to our city centre location.
Pick a profession that upholds sustainable ideals
As a rule, we think it’s important to do what we can to help the Earth. We are happy to be paperless, which means we will contact you electronically and use digital systems when we take x-rays, make clinical notes, and scan your teeth. When we can, we separate and recycle our trash, and we buy reusable or autoclavable tools instead of ones that can only be used once.
In summary, there are several impactful ways to make your oral care routine more eco-friendly and promote both your oral health and the health of the environment. By opting for environmentally friendly dental care products and incorporating sustainable practices into your oral care routine, you can contribute to a greener approach to dentistry. From choosing biodegradable toothbrushes to using natural and organic oral hygiene products, these small changes can collectively make a significant positive impact. Embracing an eco-friendly dental practice not only enhances your personal well-being but also supports a more sustainable and healthier future for our planet. So, take steps towards an eco-friendly oral care routine and be a part of the positive change for both your oral hygiene and the environment.