Happy Earth Day from Metropolitan Pediatric Dental Associates!

Today is Earth Day, a world wide celebration of our planet. On this day, we take special consideration to appreciate nature and learn new ways to protect our environment. Many people celebrate by planting seeds, trees, and flowers, or adopting a highway or park. Others celebrate by bringing awareness on ways to keep our planet healthy and conserve our resources, such as water.

Did you know that if you leave the water running when brushing your teeth you are wasting approximately 5 gallons of water? If you are brushing twice a day, as recommended by your dentist, you are wasting:

10 Gallons of Water in 1 Day
280 Gallons of Water over 1 Month
3,360 Gallons of Water over 1 Year

By turning off the faucet while brushing, a family of 4 can conserve 13,440 gallons of water in just 1 year.  That is enough water to fill up an entire swimming pool! Conserving water is a simple way to respect our planet.  Let’s all start by turning off the water when we brush our teeth.

Happy Earth Day from your friends at Metropolitan Pediatric Dental Associates!

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