The ADA Seal of Approval
With such a plethora of dental products on the market today, it can be difficult to determine which ones are best, which ones live up to their promises, and which ones will best support your oral hygiene practices to help you ensure a healthy smile for the long term. In order to ensure you are using products that actually work and are safe for use, start with the ADA Seal of Approval.
The ADA (American Dental Association) created the ADA Seal of Approval to help identify products that meet scientific standards to be both safe and effective. The seal has been in use since 1931 and is still today the gold standard when it comes to evaluating the safety and efficacy of dental products. The companies that earn this seal of approval are often asked to meet higher standards even than what is required by law. If products do not live up to these strict guidelines, they do not get the seal.
The ADA Seal of Approval is used on products from toothbrushes to toothpaste, water flossers, white strips, power toothbrushes, floss, and more. You can look for this universal seal on the label of your dental products, or visit this link to search to see if your product meets the mark: https://bit.ly/2HqjPyk.
For more information about the ADA Seal of Approval, visit the ADA site at: mouthhealthy.org/seal.
If you have any concerns about your oral health or which dental health products our office specifically recommends, please feel free to ask at your next appointment.