Today is Earth Day! And on this day, we celebrate Mother Nature and her beauty all she has done for us. We also recognize just how important it is to be environmentally friendly. We have a large impact on our environment. Over the years we have created a huge carbon footprint that is harming our planet. We can decrease that footprint by changing our daily routines to be more environmentally friendly. Here are some tips to help make your oral hygiene routine a little more green.
Turn It Off!
Be sure to turn off your faucet while brushing. Don’t mindlessly brush your teeth with the water running. Turn on the water only to rinse your mouth and toothbrush.
Flossing is an important part of your oral hygiene routine. It can also have an important effect on our environment. Floss is typically made with nylon or teflon which takes years to decompose. Trying eco-friendly brands can help out our planet as well as your mouth. Check out these brands:
- Dental Lace
- Radius (comes in a plastic container)
- Eco Dent (comes in a plastic container)
Switch Up Your Cup
A small switch that has a big impact is switching out those plastic cups for a glass cup. Plastic has become one of our biggest trash problems because it does not decompose. Trading in those plastic cups for a glass cup is an easy switch that will also save you money. Just make sure to clean it after you use it.
Not only are these tips easy to add to your oral health routine but they are also friendly for our environment. Do your part this Earth Day and make the switch. Mother Nature will thank you in the end.