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The oral hygiene marketplace has always had certain product manufacturers that make exorbitant claims about the effectiveness of their products. Indeed, some oral hygiene products are not very effective in a daily oral hygiene routine. Many struggle to prove to be more effective than for cosmetic use. To better help consumers find the right oral hygiene products, the American Dental Association has established their Seal of Acceptance program. Since its inception in 1931, it has become the industry standard of quality for participating manufacturers.

Oral hygiene product manufacturers can participate in the program on a voluntary basis. Before a manufacturer launches a new oral hygiene product, they can submit it to the ADA for testing and research.

The ADA then researches and tests the active ingredients for safety and their effectiveness as part of a daily oral hygiene routine. If the product meets the rigorous guidelines, the manufacturer will be granted the right to print the Seal of Acceptance on the label.

To further help consumers, the ADA also publishes a listing for approved products on their website. This allows people to research oral hygiene products in the comfort of their own home.

If you have any questions or concerns about oral hygiene products in Virginia Beach, Virginia, you can always call 757.222.3737 to speak to someone at Sweeney Utterback Dentistry.