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The quality of the oral hygiene products you use in your daily oral hygiene routine is of critical importance. Accidentally using a product that only has cosmetic value can promote tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral maladies. To better help consumers wade through dubious advertising claims, the American Dental Association offers their Seal of Acceptance program.

Since its inception in 1931, the ADA Seal of Acceptance has become the industry standard of quality for participating manufacturers.

Any oral hygiene product manufacturers can submit a product to the program on a voluntary basis. The American Dental Association then tests the active ingredients for safety and its effectiveness as part of a daily oral hygiene routine. If the product meets the rigorous guidelines, it will receive approval for printing the Seal of Acceptance on the label.

The American Dental Association also posts an index of all approved products on their website. This allows people to research oral hygiene products on your smartphone or computer.

If you have any questions about the safety and effectiveness of oral hygiene products in Toledo, Ohio, you can always call 419.605.9818 to speak to a member of our staff at Wildwood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.