Earth Day 🌳

As we celebrate 🌎 Earth Day 🌳 Friday, April 22nd, we would like to highlight some of the ways that our 🦷 dental health practices can help to promote a healthy and sustainable environment. We have compiled a list of quick and easy adjustments to make in your daily routine that will go a long way in helping our Earth

.1. 👍 Turn off the water when you brush your teeth 💧If you leave the sink on when you are brushing, you are wasting an average of 10 gallons of water per day. For a family of four, one year of water waste would be enough to fill a 24 foot round swimming pool. While we would all love to have a swimming pool, it would be best to get the pool water from a different source. So take the extra second and turn off the water when it is not being used.

2. 👍 Go Digital! 🖥 Digital x-rays deliver 75-90% less radiation than traditional x-rays while eliminating the need for toxic x-ray fixer solutions and lead foils.

3. 👍 Recycle ♲Toothpaste tubes and mouthwash bottles are both able to be recycled. Beyond recycling, you can also re-use your toothbrush when it has become ready to replace. Instead of throwing the old brush away, use it as a household cleaning tool. The bristles are the perfect size to get in between cracks and other hard to reach places.

4. 👍 Save Electricity ⚡️If you are using an electric toothbrush, be sure to take it off of the charger and unplug the charger from the wall as soon as it reaches a full charge. Once it is fully charged it will continue to use electricity for no reason. Rather than wasting that electricity, choose to unplug!

🌎 Earth Day 🌳 is celebrated all around the world in various different ways; from planting trees to mass recycling projects. If you do not have the time to participate in a larger project, help to save the Earth with a few quick changes in your morning and evening routines.

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