It’s painful to see things in the waste perspective. My oldest son went for a cleaning a few months ago. I noticed things that have been there since I was a kid like the chairs and the lights. I also noticed clear, totally avoidable waste.
Maybe dentists could use cloth for visiting patients. Or maybe recyclable sheets. Any suggestions?As you can tell, this cover for the chair doesn’t even go down far enough to be touched by the patient. I’m sure they changed it for the next patient though.
Since I took these photos, my son has had a few fillings. Great news though. He has a bunch more too. Just great. So I bought him some new toothpaste with flouride and some compostable flossers at Shoppers Drug Mart. We have floss at our house but the pediatric dentist suggested flossers.
I will save up all the flossers and give them to my sister-in-law to put in her compost pick up (love ya Sarah).The Canadian company, Clean Idea, even has a compostable toothbrush. Not bad.
I gave into my sensitive teeth and bought a tube of Sensodyne. I will recycle the tube after I finish using it.
Oh, the guilt!
‘Floss the teeth you want to keep.’ ~dentist, quoted by Nick Crocker
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