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The Green Life: Green Dentistry Week: Water

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August 03, 2009

Green Dentistry Week: Water

Teach kids to turn off the tap Small changes made to our daily habits can add up. This week, with help from the Eco-Dentistry Association, we'll provide tips to help you green your dental hygiene routine.

Tip #1: Turn Off the Tap

According to the Eco-Dentistry Association, running the tap while you brush your teeth wastes around 90 glasses of water per day. Save thousands of gallons of water each year by taking a moment to turn off the water faucet each time you brush. Teach your kids this rule early and they'll be water-savers for life.

Tip #2: Choose Greener Toothpaste

Tip #3: Make Your Own Toothpaste

Tip #4: Buy Recycled Toothbrushes

Share your tips: How have you greened and streamlined your morning routine?

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