5 Ways to Green Your Brushing Routine

April 22 is Earth Day! Spread the Earth Day love dental-style with these 5 tips to save water and keep your pearly whites while staying green!

 


 

Turn The Water Off: Instead of letting the faucet run while you brush, turn the water off for most of the time and only use it when you need it.


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Use floss instead of a Waterpik to save water

Floss: Nothing beats good old-fashioned flossing for getting the food and plaque stuck in between your teeth- and it requires no water (unlike water flossers such as Waterpik or Air Floss).

 


Use Waterless Hand Sanitizer: If your hands are not visibly dirty, hand sanitizer is a great alternative to soap and water for killing germs transferred from your mouth to your hands.

 


Don’t Rinse: After brushing, spit the extra toothpaste out but do not rinse with water. It keeps the fluoride from toothpaste in your mouth and saves water!

 


Feed Your Plants: If you do use a rinse cup, don’t toss the extra water down he sink! Use it to water your plants instead!

 


 

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