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How Can I Save Water While Brushing My Teeth?

Water runs from a stainless steel bathroom faucet

You may not realize just how much water you waste while brushing your teeth! Not only is this bad for the environment, but it also needlessly raises your water bill. Below are some easy tips to save water while you brush your teeth without having to overhaul your routine.

  1. Use Cold Water
  2. Cold water takes less energy to use and you won’t have to run your water and wait for it to warm up. After all, you just need the water to wet your toothbrush and rinse it off along with rinsing your mouth.

  3. Don’t Let the Water Run
  4. Always turn off your faucet after you’ve wet your brush. There’s no need to continue to wet your brush while you’re brushing your teeth. Just having the faucet off for two extra minutes can save a lot of water and money.

  5. Lessen the Water Pressure
  6. Check your faucet’s water pressure and make sure it isn’t excessively high. This will help conserve water even if you do leave the faucet running at times when you didn’t actually need to.

  7. Use a Cup to Rinse
  8. Have a reusable cup nearby and fill it with water to rinse your mouth with instead of cupping your hands under a running faucet or dragging drops of water into your mouth with your toothbrush. This will help cut back on the amount of wasted water going down your drain.

With these tips, brushing your teeth can both improve your oral health and help the environment! At South Texas Smiles, we’re always looking out for your wellbeing, and we take pride in offering safe and effective services that focus on your overall health, including mercury-free dentistry and ozone therapy. We invite you to visit our office and see the difference that holistic dentistry has to offer. We look forward to seeing you!

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