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Are you passionate about improving the environment? If so, our Simple Smiles Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry team has some tips that will help you fulfill that passion!

There are many things you can do in your oral hygiene routine that can help the environment, and those things are:

-Turn off the tap: There is no need to have the tap running while you brush your teeth. So, to save water, turn the tap off after you soak your brush.

-Recycle your toothbrush: When it’s time to replace your toothbrush, don’t be so quick to throw your old brush in the trash. You can use your old brush for other things, like cleaning your computer keyboard, cleaning the toilet, or painting small objects.

-Say no to microbeads: Some toothpaste brands add colorful microbeads to their paste to make the product sparkle. This might be a cool effect, but once the beads are washed down the drain, they flow into rivers and lakes. Then, the fish and other animals mistake these beads for food, which can kill them and also cause serious ecological damage. So, it’s best to purchase a toothpaste that doesn’t have these beads.

-Consider using compostable tools: Your oral hygiene tools don’t need to pile up in a landfill. You can prevent this from happening by using toothbrushes and floss that are made of biodegradable materials, like silk, corn-based plastic, wood, and bamboo.

If you do these things, you will be caring for the environment all while caring for your smile. To learn more about the ways you can have a green oral hygiene routine in Woodstock, Georgia, please call our office today at 770.592.7000 and talk to a member of our dental team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Christine Lee, if you want to come into our office and discuss the topic further. We are happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!