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When you shop for dental hygiene products, how do you know which products are best? Which ones will actually provide the promised results and effectively help your smile? In order to know which products are best, look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance. The ADA Seal means that a product is safe and effective, and that it does what it promises.

In 1930, the American Dental Association (ADA) developed guidelines to evaluate dental products for safety and effectiveness. The first ADA Seal of Acceptance was awarded in 1931. Today, more than 300 dental products bear the Seal of Acceptance. Dental products that are evaluated include: toothpaste, dental floss, electronic and manual toothbrushes, and mouthwash.

The ADA Seal is never sold or given lightly. It is only awarded to worthy candidates. When evaluating dental products, about 100 consultants, including ADA staff scientists and members of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, review oral care product submissions. They determine if each product is worthy of the ADA Seal. The consultants evaluate many aspects of each product, including materials, microbiology, pharmacology, toxicology, and chemistry. Only products that have demonstrated their safety and effectiveness will be awarded the Seal.

The next time you are shopping for a dental product like toothpaste or mouthwash, look for the ADA Seal of acceptance. Buying products with the ADA seal can make you confident that your choices will benefit your oral health and, in some cases, the appearance of your smile. We encourage you to contact Southridge Dental Group today to learn more and to schedule your next visit with our dentists in Fontana, California.