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Your daily oral hygiene routine, founded on brushing twice each day and flossing in the evening, is a critical component of maintaining a healthy mouth year-after-year. Unfortunately, some oral hygiene product manufacturers will resort to using hyperbolic marketing messages to disguise low quality from consumers.

To help consumers identify and purchase only the highest quality oral hygiene products for their family the American Dental Association instituted their Seal of Acceptance program in 1931. It has since become the industry standard of quality for oral hygiene product manufacturers.

A manufacturer can voluntarily submit a new oral hygiene product to the ADA in advance of its launch. The active ingredients will then be researched and tested for safety and its effectiveness as part of an oral hygiene routine. If the product meets the rigorous guidelines, it will receive certification for the Seal of Acceptance to be printed on the label.

The ADA also maintains an online index of approved oral hygiene products on their website. This helps consumers conduct their own research from the comfort of their own home.

If you need help selecting a new oral hygiene product for you or another family member, you can always call 405-222-0222 to seek further advice from a staff member at 29th Street Dental Care in Chickasha, Oklahoma. Drs. John Phillips, Reed Perryman, and Bob Womack look forward to helping you with all of your oral health needs!