Category: Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if a product is approved by the American Dental Association (ADA)?

Not all oral health products are approved by the ADA. Be sure to look products with “ADA Accepted” on the packaging. ADA has approved products in several categories from toothbrushes and toothpastes, to tooth whitening bleaches and sugar-free chewing gum. For a complete list of ADA accepted oral hygiene products visit their website. The ADA also provides names of water filters that do not filter out fluoride from the water supply.

Are diet pop and sport drinks just as bad for my teeth as regular pop?

Diet pop doesn’t have the high sugar content of regular pop, however, it is high in acid. Acid in pop is the primary cause of weakening tooth enamel.

Sports drinks may have less sugar, but they have just as much acid as most soft drinks. Drink water instead of pop and sports drinks. It has no sugar, no acid and no calories.