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Your overall oral health relies on several important factors. This starts with a consistent daily oral hygiene routine founded on brushing your teeth each morning and night, as well as thoroughly flossing at least once each day. It’s also worth noting that the quality of the oral hygiene products you use can also factor into the general effectiveness of your oral hygiene routine. Some oral hygiene product manufacturers employ on exorbitant marketing messages to encourage consumers to purchase products that have little more than cosmetic value.

Fortunately, the American Dental Association helps consumers find quality oral hygiene products through their Seal of Acceptance program. It was created in 1931 and has gone on to become the benchmark for identifying high quality oral hygiene products.

In order to earn the ADA’s approval for a product, the manufacturer can voluntarily submit in advance of launch. The ADA’s laboratories will then then test and research the active ingredients for safety and its effectiveness. Should the product meet the rigorous guidelines, it will earn the right to print the ADA’s logo on the packaging.

The ADA further helps consumers identify quality products by providing an index of all oral hygiene products that have earned the seal on their website. If you live in the Greenville, South Carolina, area and you need help identifying quality oral care products for your family you can always call 864-234-7023 to speak with Dr. Trey Morrow, Dr. Pat Breaux and Dr. Jennie Reardon or a staff member at Pelham Oaks Dentistry.