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There are many aspects to maintaining long-term, good oral health. Attending your twice-annual dental checkup at Rocky Ridge Dental Associates will clean your teeth and allow us to monitor the health of your mouth. However, the consistency and effectiveness of your daily oral hygiene routine is critical for preventing oral health problems.

Using high-quality oral hygiene products when you brush and floss your teeth is critical for oral hygiene effectiveness. Unfortunately, many manufacturers will employ invasive marketing claims to over emphasize the quality of products that only have cosmetic value.

In response to this problem, the American Dental Association 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.

A product’s participation in the program is voluntary. If a manufacturer wants to earn the ADA Seal of Acceptance for an oral hygiene product, they can submit it to the ADA for testing and research.

The American Dental Association will then then test and research the active ingredients for safety and effectiveness. If the 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 are having trouble selecting a new oral hygiene product in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, you can always call 205-979-8070 to speak to your dentist, Dr. Roy A. Smith, III, or a member of our staff.