When you’re making your way through the usual motions that are required of dental hygiene, do you ever wonder if you could be doing so in a way that’s safer and friendlier for the environment? If you wish you could make some changes to be a bit more eco-friendly but you’re not really sure where to begin, rely on the help of your Temecula dentist to show you the way!

Skip Paper Products

You may go through a lot of paper products when you’re practicing dental hygiene and you may even throw them in the trash instead of the recycling bin. In any case, consider using a hand towel (keep it clean) instead of paper towels and a reusable cup (that you must also keep clean) instead of paper ones, suggests your Temecula dentist.

Watch Your Toothpaste Use

It’s easy to forget that you might be adding extra toothpaste tubes into the trash at a faster rate than is necessary because you’re using more than you really should. Here’s the simple guideline: Use a blob that is about the size of one pea each time you brush.

Consider Brush Suggestions

There are two things you might not really know about your toothbrush that can help you protect our planet! First, you don’t need a new one all the time. Just three or four times a year (that works out to every three months to four months). You can also seek out recycling programs specifically for your brush!

Don’t Leave Lights Or Water On

When you’re not using the bathroom, turn the lights off, says your Temecula dentist. When you’re brushing or flossing during dental hygiene, don’t let the water run. Easy!

We Can Help You Feel Good About Dental Hygiene

We can assist you in feeling confident about nearly every aspect of dental hygiene when you come in for care! Give us a call in Temecula, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.