Eco-Friendly Green Dentistry
A Boston Dentist Who Cares About the Planet
We do everything we can to ensure that our practice incorporate the most advanced procedures and practices that contribute to our eco-friendly lives. We have joined the green dentistry movement to help make the world a healthier place. At Dental Health and Wellness Boston we practice water conservation, energy conservation through the use of digital radiography, digital record keeping to reduce paper consumption, responsible recycling and the use of non-invasive laser dentistry to keep our office environmentally friendly.
Additionally, the dentistry team at Dental Health and Wellness Boston share a commitment to environmental stewardship, wellness and authentic human interaction with our patients.
By conserving water during and between procedures, we ensure that your experience at Dental Health and Wellness Boston is as eco-friendly as possible. The design of our modern office includes a water system that safely and efficiently distributes and filters all our water. We also provide friendly reminders in public spaces to use water responsibly.
Energy Conservation Through Digital Radiography
Switching to digital radiography uses less energy than previous methods, and is also more effective. The amount of energy used to transmit digital radio waves is so much less than analog, which makes it friendlier to the environment. As an added bonus, you aren’t exposed to high levels of radiation. These digital x-rays emit 90 percent less radiation.
Digital radiography also eliminates the use of film, development chemicals, and lead foil papers – materials, which are harmful to the environment. Digital radiography also completely eliminates the propagation of toxic chemicals and heavy metals (lead and silver) that could enter and contaminate our water.
Digitized Records Reduce Paper Consumption
Our dental office has been “paperless”, or more accurately, “chartless” since 2006. We still have paper in our office, but look to reduce its usage and recycle whenever possible. Initiatives such as digitized instead of paper records, email confirmations, electronic billing and insurance claims, and cardboard box and paper recycling are our efforts at saving our forests and trees.
Another way in which green dentistry is making an impact is through recycling. From paper cups to cans and bottles, we practice responsible recycling.
Non-Invasive Dental Procedures in Green Dentistry
Non-invasive procedures such as the use of lasers and high tech diagnostic tools reduce the time and environmental impact of maintaining and improving your dental health.