Green Living And Your Dental Care

If you are someone who is looking for the best way to impact the environment (and yourself) only in beneficial ways, you take a close look at just about everything you do. From the products you purchase to the amount of energy and water you consume, there’s a lot to consider. When it comes to your oral health, you may find that you want to do your best but you feel frustrated as you navigate through what feels like somewhat uncharted territory. Allow us to offer some suggestions, so you protect your smile and the world at large.

Look For Recyclable Options

When you do a bit of research, you will find that you can locate products that are recyclable. This might include toothpaste packaging and even toothbrushes. Did you know there are partnerships going on, which promote the recycling of your oral health related products? In fact, you really can turn your waste into future, usable products.

Look For Natural Ingredients

First, remember that fluoride is a natural ingredient. It’s a mineral that occurs in nature, so do not feel as though you should strike this from the list of your oral health requirements. Without it, you leave your smile vulnerable to weakened enamel and decay.

Come See Us

We rely as much as possible on advanced dental technology. Fortunately, the advances often promote green living. For example, we use digital imaging, rather than conventional imaging. This means our X-rays do not create much waste: There’s no use of film and no chemical substances for film processing. There’s even a lot less radiation. What you have is an X-ray that’s safer for you and safer for the world around you.

Make Your Dental Care Sustainable

If sustainability is key, come talk with us about the ways you can improve products and approaches to protecting your oral health. Find out if you’re making good choices by scheduling a visit with your Ankeny, IA dentist today! Contact Peddicord Family Dentistry to set up an appointment by calling 515-963-3339.