September 25, 2012

We take one more step in being a green office!

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We take one more step in being a green office! Our office is proud to announce that not only is our office green, but our website is too. The servers used to run our website are officially Carbon Neutral. The unavoidable carbon emissions released by hosting our site are offset by our hosting server company. They buy Emission Reduction Credits and Renewable Energy Credits. This ensures that the carbon impact from web hosting is effectively neutralized.

Our office is certified green for many reasons. We not only remove all mercury fillings, but we also collect the mercury prior to it entering the sewer system. Our Hydromiser reduces water usage by 75%! In addition, using fluorescent lighting in our office helps conserve a considerable amount of electricity compared to tradional lighting.

We care about the earth and we care about your health. We emit 90% less radiation with our digital x-rays. The harmful side effects of fluoride are eliminated through our fluoride free prophy paste. The Lightening Air Purifier we use clears the office air of dust and other particles while breaking down mold, mildew, viruses. Finally, we use Waterwise filtration to eliminate water quality concerns by transforming tap water into 100% steam distilled pure water.

Help protect the earth and your health by choosing Dr. Hodous as your dentist. Mother nature and your body will thank you!

February 7, 2012

The house is for sale and we are in the process of down sizing.  Going from 4 children to one child living at home makes a big difference.  What an eye opener when it comes to making the home salable by getting rid of the stuff that would make the house appear “cluttered”.  I never thought of us as big shoppers, but let me tell you, we have too many things.  The best way to reduce waste is to reduce what you buy.  Only bring into your home what you really need and know what you’ll use – whether it’s food, clothes, or electrical appliances.  Bringing in less not only reduces the items you have to dispose of, but it also reduces their associated packaging, which is where most of your waste likely originates.  Try this…keep a journal of everything that you buy for a month or even a week.  When you review the journal, you may see patterns of spending that you were not even aware of.  Perhaps you bring home convenience or takeout food more often than you realize, or maybe you make up for a tough day at work by buying yourself a “treat” such as a new piece of clothing for your closet.  Simply recognizing these patterns is often enough to help you break out of them.  Hope you have become less of a consumer before you plan on down sizing.  For us it was the other way around.  Better late than never!

Robert G. Hodous,DDS,Dentists Fayetteville

February 6, 2012

An increasing number of you males out there are doing more of the grocery shopping and the preparing of food for our families.  This is the case in my family with our wives being busy with work or just working out.  We need to catch up to the females in terms of our knowledge in shopping for food.  Scientists advise that if you were to buy locally produced foodstuff – especially from within 12 miles of your home – you would do more for the environment than if you simply bought organic foods from farther afield.  So, if you follow the philosophy of shopping locally and eating organically if possible, you’re well on your way to adopting a sustainable diet.  You can find co-ops throughout the country through  Check with the store and see how local “local” is.  How about those meat products?  “Natural” is meat that may not have any artificial colors, artificial flavors, preservatives, or other artificial ingredients.  “Grass fed” is considered greener (and kinder) if cows are fed primarily on grass or hay rather than grain, because they can digest grass and hay more easily.  “Free-range” means that chickens, for example, weren’t confined to cages and in the purest sense are allowed to wander in a fairly wide space outside the cages.  When going down the produce aisle, check out the little label that’s stuck on the fruit: You should see either a four- or five- digit code on the label.  A four-digit code means that the produce was produced conventionally (it’s not organic).  A five-digit code starting with 9 indicates that it’s organically grown, and a five-digit code that starts with 8 indicates that it’s genetically engineered.  You need to pay attention when grocery shopping and this is only the tip of the iceberg!

Robert G. Hodous,DDS,Dentists Fayetteville