Zero Waste

Some people say it costs too much to be environmentally friendly. It costs too much not to be.

4 billion plastic toothbrushes are made each year.

Did you know that every toothbrush you've ever used in your life still exists somewhere in the world?

Plastic toothbrushes take over 400 years to decompose! They pollute the beaches/oceans and cannot be burned for fuel.
Our zero-waste dental office swaps reducing the load on the environment:

Biodegradable gloves instead of synthetic vinyl gloves
Bamboo toothbrush instead of plastic toothbrush
Refillable/compostable floss instead of nylon floss in plastic container
Tru Earth Laundry Strips - plastic free zero waste laundry detergent
Digital 3D scanning instead of putty impressions
Metal cups instead of disposable plastic or paper cups
Washable cloth bibs instead of disposable plastic covers
Sterilizable metal suction tips instead of disposable plastic tips
Steam sterilization techniques with cloth pouches instead of plastic
Terracyle program to minimize waste disposal to landfill
Plantable business cards instead of traditional laminated cards
Digital recordkeeping instead of paper charts
Recycling, compost, and landfill sorted at the office
*Carbon incentive for patients who walk, ride, drive an EV, or take transit to their appointment

“We don’t need a handful of people doing zero-waste perfectly we need millions of people doing it imperfectly.”

Our Impact

Diverted from Landfill


Plastic Toothbrushes


Floss (and container)


Biodegradable Gloves Used


Plastic Air/Water Tips


Plastic Bibs


Plastic Suction Tips


Plastic Cups


Plastic Bags

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