Oral hygiene products have different uses and different levels of quality. In response to this, the American Dental Association instituted their Seal of Acceptance program in 1931, to help consumers choose the best oral hygiene products for their family. Since that time, it has become the standard of quality for oral hygiene manufacturers.
A products participation in the program is voluntary. If a manufacturer wants to earn they ADA Seal of Acceptance for an oral hygiene product they can submit it to the ADA for testing and research.
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 print 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 always call Dr. Ryan P. Lehmkuhler’s office in Dodge City, Kansas at 620-225-5154 for advice.