Look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance When Selecting Dental Products

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When you shop for oral hygiene products, how do you know which products are the most effective? Which ones will actually provide the promised results and effectively help your smile? In order to know which products are best, look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance. The ADA Seal means that a product is safe and effective, and that it does what it promises.

In 1930, new dental products were arising, as well as extravagant claims about what they could do. The American Dental Association (ADA) took it upon themselves to adopt guidelines to evaluate dental products for safety and effectiveness. The ADA Seal of Acceptance program began in 1931, when the first ADA Seal of Acceptance was awarded. President Ronald Reagan awarded the American Dental Association a certificate of commendation in 1984. Today, many dental products carry the ADA Seal of Acceptance, including toothpaste, manual and electronic toothbrushes, dental flosses, and mouthwash.

The ADA Seal is given without careful consideration. It is only awarded to commendable candidates. When evaluating dental products, about 100 consultants, including ADA staff scientists and members of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, review oral care product submissions. They determine if each product is worthy of the ADA Seal by evaluating the:

– Materials
– Microbiology
– Pharmacology
– Toxicology
– Chemistry

Only products that have proved their safety and efficiency will be awarded the Seal by the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs.

Once a product earns the ADA Seal of Acceptance, the process is not complete. The ADA Seal is only awarded for a five-year period. At the end of the five years, the company must reapply to have the ADA Seal awarded. In addition, if the company changes the product at all, they must reapply for the ADA Seal.

We encourage you to contact Pembroke Square Dental today to learn more about ADA Seal Products in Pembroke Pines, Florida, and to schedule your next visit with our dentists, Drs. Abdelmonem and Azadi. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have.