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Brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing at least once is an important foundation for maintaining good oral health. However, consistency in your daily oral hygiene routine and an effective technique are not the only factors that contribute to preventing cavities and periodontal health problems.

The quality of the oral hygiene products you use is also a very significant factor. A product that has been created to address cosmetic dental concerns might not lack the potency or effectiveness to remove food particles, plaque, and other bacterial deposits from your mouth.

To help consumers identify the highest quality oral hygiene products, the American Dental Association instituted their Seal of Acceptance program. Since its inception in 1931, it has become the oral care standard for identifying consumer use oral hygiene products.

Before launching a new oral hygiene product, a manufacturer can voluntarily submit it to the ADA. The active ingredients will then be researched and tested for safety and its effectiveness as part of an oral hygiene routine. If the product meets the rigorous guidelines, it will receive certification for the Seal of Acceptance to be printed on the label.

Finding the right oral care product helps keep you and your loved ones encouraged to brush and floss. To help in this effort the ADA also maintains an online index of approved oral hygiene products on their website. This will allow you to take their time researching new oral hygiene products for their family.

If you live in the Rego Park, New York, area and you need help finding a new oral hygiene product for your family, you can always call 718-275-7300 to speak to Dr. Jacob Avner or member of staff at Great Smiles of NY.