7 Ways to Green Your Dental Routine

18th May 2021

7 Ways to Green Your Dental Routine

We are all looking for ways to go green and reduce our environmental footprint, and looking at the impact of your dental routine is no different.

Eco Dentistry, also known as Green Dentistry, is a new way of approaching treatments offered by dentists that are better for your health and the environment. They look at technologies and procedures that are less invasive on the environment, and also switching from disposals to reusables where possible.

Here are 7 ways you can protect the Earth, the environment, and each other with your dental care routine:

TURN THE WATER OFF

Something as simple as turning the water off whilst brushing your teeth helps conserve our precious natural resources.

BRUSH SOFTLY

Brushing your teeth with force can damage your gums as well as your toothbrush. If you brush gently, your toothbrush will last longer. This will save you money and reduce waste.

BUY A COMPOSTABLE TOOTHBRUSH

450 million toothbrushes end up in landfills every year. A compostable toothbrush, like our One Good Brush, is made up of 100% plant materials which will reduce the amount of plastic that will end up in the landfill if you make the switch.

SWITCH TO A NATURAL TOOTHPASTE

Natural toothpaste like our Superclean Toothpaste breaks down easier, which makes it easier on our water ways. Also, You will also find some artificial chemicals and additives in most regular toothpastes you won’t find in natural toothpastes.

TAKE BETTER CARE OF YOUR TEETH YOURSELF

If you floss daily, you are not only preventing future dental work on your teeth, but you are also saving money and reducing the amount of chemicals dentists use while filling cavities.

CHOOSE AN ECO DENTIST

Switch to an Eco Dentist for your next delta checkup

RECYCLE YOUR TOOTHPASTE TUBES PROPERLY

The materials that makes up a toothpaste tube is designed to keep the product as safe and free from bacteria as possible, but the down side is that not all local councils recycle them.

Find a local Terracycle partner like Keeko's Take Back Program in your area that you can recycle your oral care products like toothpaste tubes. To find one in your local area visit Terracycle Australia Collection Hub or Terracycle USA Collection Hubs.

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