Kermit the Frog may have sang “It’s Not Easy Being Green,” but when it comes to caring for your smile – and for the earth – “greening” your dental hygiene routine is surprisingly simple. Today, we’re highlighting three ways to reduce your carbon footprint and your impact on natural resources while still ensuring your smile remains healthy and beautiful.
1. Turn Off the Faucet While Brushing
The average faucet in an American home flows at a rate of 2.5 gallons per minute. If you brush your teeth for two minutes (as recommended by the American Dental Association), you’re pouring 5 gallons of clean, drinkable water down the drain. (more…)