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Why you Should Look for the ADA Seal of Approval

Posted on 7/15/2015 by Na Xu
The ADA Seal of approval showing a qualified dentist that has been approved.Shopping at your local drugstore for oral hygiene products can be overwhelming. As you head down the aisle, there are numerous products all promising the same results. Which one is better than the other? How is the layperson supposed to know what will do their mouth any good and which ones are just pretty packaging with nothing substantial behind them?

The best method you can use to purchase the right products is to look for the ADA seal of approval. This seal lets you know that you have the American Dental Association behind you and that you are purchasing a good product. This is true for any product you put in your mouth, including toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, and dental floss.

What is the ADA Seal of Approval?

The ADA Seal of Approval is obtained after rigorous evaluation by more than 150 scientists and professional lab staff. This process began in 1931 and continues to be strong today. There are many aspects of the product that these professionals look at before determining whether or not the product is worth the seal of approval. This lets you know that the product has gone through extensive evaluation by a variety of people in order to be determined safe and effective for you and your family.

First and foremost, they look at the ingredients to ensure that they are FDA approved. If there are questionable ingredients involved, you can guarantee that the product will not be approved. This can give you peace of mind as you choose the right products for your oral hygiene that you are not using products that could cause harm to your teeth or your body.

The professionals also look at the process of manufacturing that the products go through and the claims that they make on the packaging. In other words, the companies cannot put promises on the packaging that the product cannot deliver. This eliminates the risk of purchasing something based on its enticing packaging only to be disappointed in the actual results.

Last, but not least, they look at any studies that have been performed on the ingredients and/or products in question. These studies must be completely objective in order for them to be used in the decision regarding whether or not to award the seal of approval.

In general, any product that contains the seal of approval is held to higher standards than any other product, which allows you the peace of mind knowing that you are using a product that is effective and safe for you and your family. The ADA seal of approval cannot be bought and the department does not work on a for-profit basis. The seal is a genuine approval of the effectiveness and safety of the product.

When you are shopping for oral hygiene products, it is well worth the effort to look for products with the seal. It does not take a lot more effort, and can deliver great results to you in the end. If you need assistance in finding the right products, you can always consult with our staff. We have our favorite products that we know work and have gained the approval of the ADA. If you have a different product you would like us to give you an opinion about, just let us know!

Call our office today for an appointment for your check-up and to discuss the products you use in your mouth. Oral hygiene at home plays a vital role in the health of your mouth; it is well worth talking to us about the products you use to ensure that you are giving your mouth the best there is to offer!

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