Selecting A Toothpaste With The ADA Seal Of Acceptance Recommended
Money Talks News (March 28, Martin) shares tips for saving money on toothpaste, stating that “the first thing to look for when evaluating the quality of a generic toothpaste is the Seal of Acceptance from the American Dental Association.”
The article says the ADA Seal of Acceptance “provides you with the assurance that the product is worthwhile.”
“A product earns the ADA Seal of Acceptance by providing scientific evidence that demonstrates the safety and efficacy, which the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs carefully evaluates according to objective requirements.”
The article also encourages examining the ingredients. For example, studies have shown that fluoride as an effective way of reducing cavities. It does so by strengthening the enamel of your teeth each time it is applied to the surface via your toothbrush. Fluoride also facilitates the removal of plaque and helps hedge against the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. All ADA-approved toothpastes contain this ingredient. Thus, stressing the importance of selecting a toothpaste with fluoride.
Money Talks News also says people can also ask their dentist for recommendations.
The ADA provides a complete list of toothpastes with the ADA Seal of Acceptance.
Article from: ADA Morning Huddle
Lorin Berland, DDS