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How to Make Your Dental Routine Eco-Friendly

Are you looking for the holistic dentist Montreal residents love visiting? Dre Nathalie Kadoch and our team at Centre Dentaire are always happy to help our patients find ways to keep their dental routines healthy for both their own bodies as well as the environment.

Here are a few tips to help you make your dental routine eco-friendly:

1. Turn the Faucet Off

It can be easy to forget to turn the water off when you’re brushing your teeth. Maybe your mind’s on a big meeting that’s coming up, or you might have a bit of sibling rivalry distracting what would otherwise be a peaceful backdrop.

Getting into the habit of turning the water off while you’re brushing your teeth, however, is one of the easiest ways you can begin to get eco-friendly with your oral health routine. The amount of water the average family of four wastes in a year could actually fill several hot tubs.

2. Use Eco-Friendly Products

You may not have ever stopped to think about where the miles of dental floss go every year when you’re done cleaning your gums. What about the bristles on your old toothbrushes? How long do you think those take to break down in landfills?

The truth is, dental products that aren’t green can cause a lot of damage to the environment. Products that are made from natural materials such as bamboo and silk are much easier on Mother Nature.

Talk to your dentist about the best natural toothpaste for your unique needs, too. Not all natural toothpastes contain the types of ingredients that can take care of your teeth the way some synthetic products can. Your dentist will be able to point you toward your best natural options.

3. Find a Holistic Dentist

Holistic dentists look for ways to eliminate unnecessary waste by using the latest technology, materials, and methods to keep their patents and the world around them safe and healthy.

Eco-friendly dentists will utilize green x-ray equipment, digital patient records, and cleaning products that are specifically formulated with ingredients that are less impactful on the environment than harsh, manmade chemicals.

Welcome! You’ve found the holistic dentist Montreal residents enjoy seeing for regular cleanings, cosmetic dentistry, and everything in between. Join our family by scheduling your first visit today!