What’s that little logo you’ve seen on packaging before? It says “ADA” and looks quite official. Why, it’s the ADA Seal of Acceptance, which means the American Dental Association has given it a stamp of approval. While this may sound like serious business, if you don’t know a detail more about it, then you may not really know what it means for your oral health.
#1: Having It Removes All Doubt About Effectiveness
When there’s no ADA Seal of Acceptance, there’s no way for you to know what to make of the product you’re picking up. However, your best bet is to try it, see us for your next visit, and find out if all is well. However, when you use a brush, floss, toothpaste, etc. with the seal on it, you know it’s already been tested on your behalf for effectiveness.
#2: The Seal Isn’t Magical!
Yes, your product may boast the ADA Seal of Acceptance, which is wonderful! However, it doesn’t mean the product will keep your smile healthy just by lying around or by using it occasionally. When you combine products with the seal along with excellent efforts in dental hygiene, that’s how you can really make sure you’re on track with the most effective care possible.
#3: It’s Not Easy To Get The Seal
Companies don’t simply let the ADA know that they would like the seal on their products and then pay for it. Nor does the ADA pay companies to display their seal. Here’s what happens: A brand applies for acceptance. Their product (or products) then goes through rigorous testing and evaluation and must live up to high standards for efficacy and safety. When you see the seal, it means the product has been scrutinized!
Learn More About Finding Effective Dental Products
Find out more regarding making smart choices and purchases for yourself when it comes to dental hygiene products. Just ask us for help! Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.