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Products that remove plaque, halt bad breath earn ADA Seal

October 05, 2017

By Michelle Manchir

Several oral health care products, including battery-operated water flossers and an alcohol-free rinse, have earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance this year.

These over-the-counter goods received the Seal in addition to three first-in-category products announced earlier this year:  electric Waterpik Water Flossers,  Oral-B Oscillating-Rotating-Pulsating Power Toothbrushes and Crest 3D White Whitestrips Glamorous White.

The ADA Council on Scientific Affairs’ acceptance of the following items means the products’ manufacturers passed ADA Laboratory tests and met ADA and American National Standards Institute-approved dental standards, when applicable.

Here’s a summary of some of the items:

  • The council’s acceptance of Waterpik Battery Operated Water Flossers is based on its finding that the products are safe and have shown efficacy for removing plaque along the gumline and between teeth and in helping to prevent and reduce gingivitis, when used as directed. The accepted product lines include Waterpik Cordless Advanced, Waterpik Cordless Plus Water Flosser, Waterpik Cordless Water Flosser, Waterpik Cordless Freedom Water Flosser and Waterpik Cordless Express Water Flosser.
  • CloSYS Alcohol-Free Oral Health Rinse (in Gentle Mint and Unflavored) earned the Seal based on the finding that it is safe and has shown efficacy in helping to reduce bad breath, when used as directed.
  • Efferdent Overnight Denture Cleanser earned the Seal based on the finding that the product is safe and has shown efficacy in cleaning removable prostheses, when used as directed.
  • Adhesadent Denture Adhesive Cream earned the Seal based on the finding that it is safe and shown efficacy in helping temporarily provide increased retention of complete dentures, when used as directed.

To see a complete list of ADA Seal products, visit