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Care for Your Teeth and the Environment: How To Make Your Oral Hygiene Routine Eco-Friendly | Dentists, Wichita, KS

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The shift toward more sustainable, environmentally-friendly health and beauty practices has become increasingly popular in recent years and can extend to your daily oral care routine! Before you get overwhelmed and throw out all of your old products, our dentists in Wichita, Kansas, at Cambridge Family Dentistry have detailed some small changes you can make to help maintain your mouth health in a more sustainable way. Learn more below!

  • Use an Electric Toothbrush

    Instead of using disposable toothbrushes that you throw away every couple of months, invest in an electric toothbrush with a reusable bottom or base. Once the bristles get worn down, you simply throw away the toothbrush head and replace it with a new one, helping reduce the amount of waste you generate. Additionally, remember to properly dispose of any batteries or opt for a toothbrush that plugs directly into the wall to further reduce your waste!

  • Turn Off the Water

    Did you know that turning off your water while brushing your teeth can save you 12 liters of water on average each time you brush your teeth? Our dentists in Wichita at Cambridge Family Dentistry recommend turning off the faucet after you wet your toothpaste until you are entirely finished brushing your teeth to contribute to a cleaner planet and greener future!

  • Try a Toothpaste Tablet

    Toothpaste is not bad for the environment, but the packaging used for toothpaste, specifically plastic tubes and caps, is often very wasteful. Help combat this by trying a toothpaste tablet. Toothpaste tablets are highly concentrated and water-free powders that require minimal packaging to keep fresh. These alternatives can typically be purchased in recyclable glass jars or aluminum cans to promote sustainability and are also great for traveling!

  • Refill Your Floss

    There are enough plastic floss containers thrown away to fill an entire football stadium each year! Because floss containers and nylon floss are not biodegradable, they remain in landfills forever and are harmful to the environment. To reduce the number of floss containers you dispose of, refill your floss container with eco-friendly and biodegradable floss. After you purchase your first package of reusable floss, you can buy refill spools in compostable packaging!

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