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Brushing your teeth each morning and night, while also remembering to thoroughly floss your teeth and gumline once each day forms the basis for a consistent oral hygiene routine. Yet the simple acts of brushing and flossing might not prove sufficient for preventing cavities and periodontal healthy problems.

Indeed the quality of the oral care products used by you and your family can weigh heavily in the overall effectiveness of your oral hygiene practices. Some oral product manufacturers can even overemphasize the effectiveness of the items they provide in order to boost sales.

To better help you identify the highest quality oral care products, the American Dental Association provides a series of guidelines, recommendations, and informational tools to help consumers reduce their chances of suffering an oral health condition.

This includes their Seal of Acceptance program which involves testing and researching submitted oral hygiene products to ensure they meet high standards for safe and effective use in a daily oral hygiene routine.

If an oral hygiene product earns approval, the manufacturer can print the ADA’S logo on their packaging.

You should also note that the American Dental Association also maintains a comprehensive index of approved products on their website. This is designed to help you conveniently research oral hygiene products.

If you live in the Pell City, Alabama, area and you have an oral hygiene concern, you should call 205-884-2370 to schedule a dental checkup with Dr. Scott Barnett and the team at Pell City Dental Center PC’s dental offices.