Easy Ways To Make Dental Hygiene…Green!

It’s important to you that your children grow up with a strong understanding of sustainability and green practices. This is something that you have incorporated into your life and it extends into all facets of your daily experience! However, when it comes to your kiddos, you aren’t always entirely sure how to implement green practices, since they’re still learning what that really means. Our Dallas, TX team reminds you that though they may not fully embrace the concept until they’re a bit older, one thing you can certainly do is make dental hygiene a greener experience with very simple decisions. Your kids will pick up on the details and you’ll know you’re headed in the right direction!

Choose Toothpaste With Natural Ingredients

We have great news! You may have assumed that you were going to need to choose between the fluoridated toothpaste we suggest for yourself and your children or all natural toothpaste. Here’s what you may be missing: Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral, meaning is is part of many natural toothpaste options out there. You’ll be relieved as you do a bit of shopping to find you can select brands and products that work for your commitment to the environment and green living, without having to give up on the essentials of good dental hygiene.

Choose Reusable Cups For Rinsing

Yes, of course, it’s so easy to rely on paper cups when you want a way to rinse. This means zero cleanup and it also lets your kiddos learn how to use only as much water as is needed during dental hygiene without letting the water run. However, you may not like the idea of throwing out or even recycling paper on a consistent basis. Of course, this is an easy fix when you decide to instead use small reusable cups in the bathroom. You may do just fine with glass but we remind you that your kiddos may not be ready for breakable items. Stick with safe plastic alternatives and just remember to keep them clean!

Did We Mention Turning Off The Faucet?

You’ll remember that kids follow your lead if you’re brushing with them, which is what dental hygiene is going to include for the first several years of their lives! Don’t forget that they’re watching and mimicking everything that you do. Implement green practices with simple steps that you’re consistent with and they’ll do the same. When they’re old enough, you can explain why behind the choices you make for habits they will likely maintain for life!

Enjoy Green Dental Care Practices

When you’re looking for a way to feel much better about the dental care you practice at home with your children and how it impacts the environment, we are always happy to discuss the details with you! Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda and more.

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