Tag Archives | American Dental Association

ADA Accepted seal - American Dental Association

Ask the kids’ dentist: is chewing gum good for my child?

According to the American Dental Association, chewing gum can be good for you and your child. Chewing gum increases saliva flow, which washes acids and food debris from your teeth instead of leaving them there to feed bacteria, cause cavities, and form plaque. Gum manufacturers have added additional benefits to their products. You can now […]

Continue Reading 0

What to look for in a toothpaste for sensitive teeth

Look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This means the sensitivity toothpaste meets their criteria for effectiveness and safety, and the vendor has paid to display the seal. Also look for A product specifically designed for sensitive teeth Potassium nitrate or strontium chloride in the ingredients’ list because, over time, these help your […]

Continue Reading 0
lady rinsing with oral rinse sml

What to look for in an oral rinse

Choosing a mouthwash to treat bad breath after eating an “everything” bagel is very different from selecting an oral rinse that will combat gingivitis. There is also a difference between products intended for adults and child-friendly options. Before you pick an oral rinse or mouthwash, talk with your dentist about your dental health Cosmetic mouthwash Use […]

Continue Reading 0
ADA Seal of acceptance

What to look for in a toothbrush

When picking a toothbrush, consider the following elements: ADA Seal of Acceptance Look for vendors who meet the American Dental Association’s standards for composition, effectiveness, packaging, and safety and have paid for the ADA seal Bristles – Choose bristles that are soft or medium-soft – Pick angled bristles for easier access to hard-to-reach places Handle […]

Continue Reading 0

I smoke: what can I do to whiten my teeth and freshen my breath?

The best solution is to stop smoking. If that is not your choice, try these options: Brush teeth as frequently as you eat Floss at least once a day Follow brushing and flossing with an oral rinse that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal for reducing “oral malodor” or bad breath Limit other foods, […]

Continue Reading 0