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Throughout the course of many years, inflated and dubious marketing claims have often clouded the true value of specific oral hygiene products. This can sometimes make it hard to spot the difference between a cosmetic oral hygiene product and an effective one. To help consumers in this endeavor, the American Dental Association instituted their Seal of Acceptance program.

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

Any oral hygiene product manufacturer can submit a product to the program on a voluntary basis. The ADA tests the active ingredients for safety and its effectiveness as part of an oral hygiene routine. If the product meets the rigorous guidelines, it will receive the Seal of Acceptance on the label.

The ADA also posts an index of all 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 about the safety and effectiveness of the oral hygiene products in Staunton, Virginias, you can always call Dr. Alan J. White, D.D.S. at 540-886-1979 to set up a consultation with your dentist, Dr. Alan J. White.