Our planet has been around a long time. It's up for discussion amongst the historians exactly how long, but it has definitely been here longer than we have. As humans have grown over the centuries, we've invented more tools and gadgets to make living on Earth simpler for us. Yes, technology has provided a series of comforts, many of which come at a cost to the globe. Consumers now must choose to save the planet with less than effective eco-tools or satisfy their own comforts with the equipment we already know works. To save the globe or save your sanity – you must choose one over the other. Or do you?
It IS Easy Being Green
While eco-tech is still working out some of their kinks, we can vouch for green dental products that do your mouth and the planet a whole lot of good. Biodegradable floss and bamboo-based toothbrushes are becoming quite popular around the world! They are just as effective as their terrible plastic-based cousins without the guilt that haunts your beautifully clean mouth. The cleaning products themselves are no different. Pastes, mouth wash, and oils are available from a variety of natural substances and housed in metal or glass containers. Honestly, it isn't fair to call all of the natural teeth cleaning substances 'pastes' as many of them look nothing like a traditional toothpaste. Aloe vera, coconut oil, peppermint, tea tree oil, clay, and even charcoal is used as a basis for a variety of different tooth cleaners.
There is even eco-friendly dental equipment here at our office that works just as well (if not better) than what was previously installed. Come check it out! Schedule an appointment for your next cleaning and ask us what environmentally friendly oral care equipment we would recommend.
Our Mission Work
The doctors have participated in multiple missions trips to the Dominican Republic to perform extractions for children in schools who have never seen a dentist. Learn More
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