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Easy ways to achieve a healthier smile and planet

Save energy with your oral health care routine

• Use daylight when brushing and flossing in the morning

• Switch to long-lasting LED lightbulbs

• Unplug your electric toothbrush charger when not in use

200+ gallons

of water is wasted each month by running the water while you brush1

Go paperless with your dental coverage and treatment

• Opt-in to electronic messages from your dental benefits carrier

• Ask your dentist and employer about paperless options

Drink water from a reusable bottle

• Reduces the amount of oil used for plastic production

• Cuts down on the billions of plastic bottles that end up in landfills every year

Save water when you brush

• Wet your toothbrush and then turn off the water until you're ready to rinse

• Use a cup to limit the amount of water used to rinse your mouth and toothbrush

Make a healthy meal plan to reduce food waste

• Plan meals and snacks a week at a time

• Buy only what you need

• Maintain a low-sugar, well-balanced diet to avoid oral diseases


It’s easy to incorporate simple changes to save energy and reduce waste. You’ll not only help the planet, you’ll also help your smile by eating a well-balanced diet, hydrating and maintaining a regular oral health care routine.