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.
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.