How much water do you use when brushing your teeth?

How much water do you use when brushing your teeth?

Posted on Apr 21, 2015

It’s that time of the year again: Earth Day.

Celebrated annually, this day sees people coming together in support of environmental protection.

It’s days such as this one that really force us all to take a step back and consider the things we do on a daily basis that might be harming the environment.

Now, most of us brush our teeth at least once a day (although, if you fall into this basket, you should really be brushing more often).

Here’s an amazing statistic for you:

According to the Glen Canyon Institute, people who leave the water running while brushing their teeth, are using about 5 gallons of water.*

Source: www.glencanyon.org

Now that’s scary stuff!

Of course, the most obvious thing to do in order to prevent this water wastage is to just turn off the tap while brushing those pearly whites of yours.

While we’re on the subject of brushing your teeth, here’s a handy tip from the NovaDental crew (adults only, it’s not such a great idea for the kids):

Do you always rinse out your mouth after brushing your teeth? To keep the fluoride on your teeth, it’s actually best not to do so.

So if you’re thirsty, make sure you have a glass of water before brushing your teeth.