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There are many aspects associated with maintaining good oral health. Complications from periodontal disease and tooth decay can lead to tooth loss, infections as well as a host of other problems. Using only the highest quality of oral hygiene products as part of your daily oral hygiene routine will help you maintain a healthy mouth between your regular dental checkups at Pitner Family Dentistry.

To help consumers identify the best oral hygiene products, the American Dental Association started their Seal of Acceptance program. Since its inception in 1931, it has become the industry standard of quality for oral hygiene product manufacturers.

A product’s participation in the program is voluntary. Should they choose, a manufacturer can submit a new product to the ADA in advance of its retail-consumer launch. The ADA tests the active ingredients for safety and its effectiveness as part of an oral hygiene routine. If the product meets the rigorous guidelines, it can print the Seal of Acceptance on the label.

The ADA also maintains an up-to-date index of approved oral hygiene products on their website. This helps consumers conduct their own research from the comfort of their own home.

If you need help selecting a new oral hygiene product in Bessemer, Alabama, you can always call 205-426-2644 to speak to Dr. Rebecca Pitner or a member of our staff.