The American Dental Association offers oral hygiene product manufacturers the chance to earn their seal of approval. The ADA seal is a promise to consumers that the product you buy, “says what it does, and does what it says.” As a consumer, buying products with the ADA seal is a peace of mind that you are choosing a quality dental hygiene product for your optimal oral health. Worcester dentist Dr. Robert Gauthier of Russell Street Dental Associates may recommend ADA products for his patients.
What The ADA Seal Really Means
The ADA seal is a not for profit seal that must be earned by the manufacturer. All oral hygiene products with the ADA seal are subjected to intensive scientific testing. The ADA requires products to exceed industry standards for safety and effectiveness. Not all products that apply for the ADA seal will receive it. The ADA will only label products with their seal once they are confident that conform to their high standards.
Why Choose ADA Products
The shelves at the stores are packed full of dental products. With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to know what products will be best for your oral health. Looking for the ADA seal can help you know that your products will fill the promises their labels make. The ADA has written up a shopping list of approved products for your convenience. Check out the ADA Seal Product Shopping list to see what dental hygiene products made the cut.
Preventative Dental Care
An oral hygiene routine is essential to your long term oral health. Brushing and flossing twice a day can help prevent plaque and tartar buildup and prevent further damage to your teeth. Daily oral hygiene is also show to help keep gum disease causing bacteria in check. Make sure you schedule regular dental checkups at our Worcester dentist office.
The ADA and DR. Gauthier agree that you should visit at least twice a year. Dental cleanings twice a year are shown to reduce the risk of developing serious dental health concerns. During your routine visits, Dr. Gauthier will also check for any other signs of developing oral health concerns. Contact Russell Street Dental Associates to schedule your next dental appointment.