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When you shop for dental hygiene products, how do you know which products are best? 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. In addition, a product with the ADA seal does what it advertises.

In 1930, guidelines were developed by the American Dental Association (ADA) to evaluate dental products for safety and effectiveness. The first ADA Seal of Acceptance was awarded in 1931. Today, more than 300 dental products bear the Seal of Acceptance. Dental products that are evaluated include: toothpaste, dental floss, toothbrushes, and mouthwash.

The ADA Seal is only awarded to worthy candidates. It is never sold or given lightly. 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. The consultants evaluate many aspects of each product. Only products that have demonstrated their safety and effectiveness will be awarded the Seal by the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs.

The next time you are shopping for a dental product, look for the ADA Seal of acceptance. Buying products with the ADA seal can make you as confident in your choice of dental products as you would be if you shopped with Drs. Fischer and Fischer! We encourage you to contact Fischer Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today to learn more about ADA Seal Products in Centreville, Virginia, and to schedule your next visit.