You have probably seen the American Dental Association (ADA) seal of acceptance label on hygiene products, but you may not know what it signifies. A product must live up to a set of standards for the seal to be displayed on the package. However, the seal is not mandatory; companies choose whether to have their product screened to see if it meets the required qualifications.
What are Some Products With the ADA Seal?
Obviously, dental hygiene products such as toothpaste, dental floss, mouthwash, and white strips are many of the products that contain the seal. However, the ADA also awards the seal to other everyday items. Water filters, electric toothbrushes, and mouthguards for oral protection during sports can have the label as well.
What are the Qualifications?
Is the product reasonably safe? The product must past various tests that examine its toxicology as well as effectiveness. The examination includes a list of active ingredients and other contents. The company must also present scientifically backed evidence on any additional experimentation they have conducted on the product. ADA staff further analyze the results from the examinations.
What is the Process of Obtaining the ADA Seal?
Submit the product application. The period to submit an application for the ADA Seal is generally before mid-November each year.
The ADA seal can be a valuable reference for deciding which products you buy based on their safety and quality. You always want to keep your teeth protected and clean, and products brandishing the ADA seal, indicate that they can live up to your health and safety standards.
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