15613 Bel-Red Rd., Ste. A, Bellevue, WA 98008
Posted on 5/25/2016 by Janie Bell
|People are becoming more environmentally conscious than ever, and this can extend to the way that we take care of our teeth.
Fortunately, if you want to reduce your environmental impact, there are ways that you can do so while you ensure that you maintain a healthy mouth.
Be Conscious of How Much Water You Are Using
Many people have the bad habit of letting the water run while they are brushing their teeth. By turning off the faucet while you are brushing, you'll still get your teeth cleaned, but you'll do so while saving a ton of water.
Use a Saltwater RinseIf you are looking for an eco-friendly way to rinse out your mouth in order to fight bacteria, consider a warm, saltwater rinse. This can help to rid your mouth of germs and bacteria, and it is natural and inexpensive.
Choose Recyclable ToothbrushesYour toothbrush will last about three months, meaning that you'll go through a lot of them throughout your lifetime. Choosing one that is recyclable or compostable can be extremely beneficial to the environment and will reduce your waste.
Use a Stainless Steel Tongue ScraperIf you use a tongue scraper to clean off your tongue, choose a stainless steel option that can be used over again. One use scrapers can produce a lot of waste.
Choose Organic Foods
Raw fruits and vegetables are extremely beneficial for your oral health, and choosing organic will be the best option for the earth. As an added benefit, you'll enjoy clean and healthy teeth.
Consider Your Floss OptionsYou won't be able to recycle dental floss, but if you are concerned about your waste, consider a compostable floss pick.
Do you have additional questions about how you can better care for your mouth while caring for the environment? Contact our office today.
D. Ian Bell, D.D.S.
Advanced Aesthetic, Restorative & Implant Dentistry
Bellevue-Redmond Professional Center
15613 Bel-Red Rd, Suite A(425) 883-8333
Bellevue, WA 98008-2348