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Criteria for american medical association toothbrushes

By Robert B.

Not every toothbrush developed can be classified as American Dedical Association Toothbrushes. Many people mistaken American Medical Association toothbrushes for actually being certified by the American Dental Association, or the ADA. The organization uses strict criteria for evaluating each toothbrush before it is able to go on the market as an ADA toothbrush.

These criteria focus on the efficiency and safety of the device. The products under review to receive the ADA seal must demonstrate efficiencies in these areas.

Some of these criteria include:

  • The reduction of plaque and gingivitis in the mouth. The ADA has specific guidelines for the percentages of reduction of gingivitis and plaque.

  • The device must be safe for use in the mouth. Unsupervised use by average patients must demonstrate that the device is safe for hard and soft tissues in the mouth (teeth and gums).

  • Products such as toothpastes and mouthwashes that contain antimicrobial agents must microorganisms donít develop.

Another recommendation, although not formal, is when considering hard or soft toothbrushes, the American Dental Association recommends soft toothbrushes because they are better for the enamel and gums.

If youíre looking for a good company for a toothbrush, you should check out Crest, Colgate, Oral-B Braun, Reach, and Sonicare, just to name a few.

While it is in fact American Dental Association, not American Medical Association toothbrushes youíre looking for, by knowing the criteria youíre closer to a healthier and brighter smile.

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