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It can be challenging sometimes to sort out the difference between an effective oral hygiene product and on that is only intended for cosmetic use. Fortunately, the American Dental Association has their Seal of Acceptance program to help consumers choose the best oral hygiene products for their family.

The ADA instituted their Seal of Acceptance program in 1931 to help establish standards for the safety and effectiveness of oral hygiene products. Since that time it has become the standard of quality for participating manufacturers.

A products participation in the program is voluntary. If a manufacturer wants to earn they ADA Seal of Acceptance for a particular product they can submit it to the ADA for testing and research, before it launches. The ADA will then test active ingredients for safety and its effectiveness as part of an oral hygiene routine. If the product meets the rigorous guidelines, it will earn the right to portray the Seal of Acceptance on the label.

The ADA also provides an index of all oral hygiene products that have earned the seal on their website.

If you have any questions about the safety and effectiveness of the oral hygiene products your family uses, you can call Mark Osenieks, DDS, PC at (616) 453-0002 to set up a consultation