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The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing once each day. A quick rinse with antiseptic mouthwash can help wash away loose food particles and reduce the bacterial population in your mouth. It’s also important to note that some oral hygiene products are not equal to others.

Some products have only cosmetic value, but this is clouded by a miasma of inflated marketing claims and flashy packaging displays.

To help consumers find the best products for their families, the ADA instituted their Seal of Acceptance program. Since its inception in 1931, it has become the industry standard for identifying a high-quality oral hygiene product.

If a manufacturer wants to earn the ADA Seal of Acceptance for an oral hygiene product, they can submit it to the ADA. The active ingredients will then be tested and researched for safety and effectiveness.

If a product meets the rigorous guidelines, it will earn the right to print the Seal of Acceptance on the label. This means you should feel confident in its ability to help maintain the good oral health of you and your family.

To further help consumers with their research, the ADA also provides an index of all oral hygiene products that have earned the seal on their website.

If you live in the Alpharetta, Georgia, area and you need help selecting the right oral hygiene products for your family, you can always call 678-562-1555 to seek advice from a member of Dr. Pallavi Rakesh’s staff at Ace Dental Care.