Green Dentistry At Home – Turn Off the Water, Please!May 4th, 2012 | Posted by in Uncategorized
It is rather interesting that environmental counsciousness is appealing to more people every day. There are so many things that we can do to save energy and reduce pollution -and it doesn’t take too much effort! When it comes down to your mouth, there are many routines that have much lower negative impact on the environment – as opposed to the conventional ways. As water, or more precisely the lack of it, gets more and more urgent matter , we need to consider every possible ways to save even a drop of it. With a very complicated technique that requires years of practicing and very expensive tools we can just do that: turn off the tap water when you brush your teeth and use only a glass of water to rinse. If you use these drop-dead simple instructions, you can even save, let’s say you wash your teeth 2-3 times, 13 litres of water by yourself – a day! And if you save 13 litres a day, and the fact that there are 30.5 days in a month (to make it up to, 28, 29, 31), one person can save 400 litres per month. But let’s take it to a higher perspective. If there are 365.25 days a year, then a single human being can save up to, wait for it… 145,000 litres of clean water. One man can make such a huge difference.
And the list goes on and on. Other ways like having a natural toothpaste, a compostable toothbrush and the all-time favourite: floss too can make a big difference both for your wallet and your environment. We are going to have a closer look on this matter here later. As I was searching for other green dental opportunities, I came across this site and found many other interesting ideas how to help saving the environment with tasks like making your own sparkling water, how closing the shades saves energy and adding insulation to your walls can mean a saving for you and for our planet as well.
I am going to get a glass for my toothbrushing excersises now…
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