CHICAGO (February 20, 2017) The American Dental Association (ADA) today announced the Waterpik® Water Flosser as the first powered interdental cleaner to receive the ADA Seal of Acceptance.
“This product was shown to reduce plaque and gingivitis in areas between the teeth, often the most difficult areas for patients to effectively clean,” said Dr. John Dmytryk, chair of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs’ Seal Subcommittee. “By granting the ADA Seal of Acceptance to the Waterpik® Water Flosser , consumers for whom these devices are appropriate can be confident that they can be a safe and effective component of their daily oral care when used as directed.”
To earn the Seal, Water Pik, Inc. demonstrated, through providing scientific data, clinical studies and results of laboratory tests, that it meets ADA requirements for product safety and efficacy in the ADA Seal Program’s Powered Interdental Cleaners category.
The ADA Council on Scientific Affairs awarded the ADA Seal of Acceptance to five product lines of the Waterpik® Water Flosser. The Water Flosser product lines that earned the Seal are the Waterpik® Aquarius® Professional, the Waterpik® Aquarius® Professional Designer Series, the Waterpik® Ultra, the Waterpik® Nano™ and the Waterpik® Traveler™ .
For more information about the ADA Seal program, visit ADA.org/seal. For more information on interdental cleaners, visit @AmerDentalAssn
The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing more than 161,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit ADA.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA’s consumer website www.MouthHealthy.org.