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The American Dental Association exists to help people understand the most effective options for preventing oral health problems and maintaining good oral health throughout the course of their lives. This includes educational tools, reference materials, consumer guidelines, and basic recommendations.

One of the most important elements of preventing cavities and gum disease problems is to practice an effective and consistent daily oral hygiene routine. This is founded on thoroughly brushing your teeth each morning and evening, as well as making a concerted effort to floss every single day.

Inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene practices can leave excess food residue, sugars, and plaque in your mouth. In time they could harden into bacteria-rich tartar on the base of your teeth near the gumline.

If this happens it can significantly increase your chances of suffering from gum disease. This typically starts out as the periodontal inflammation of gingivitis. Initial symptoms often include like this your gums that appear red, or inflamed, and you might struggle to deal with chronic bad breath.

Early on gingivitis can be treated by a comprehensive dental cleaning performed by Dr. Rafah Abdelmonem and his team at American Dental Center Homestead. Once all traces of tartar have been cleared away he can help you understand the basic improvements in your oral hygiene habits to maintain the health of your teeth and gums.

If you live in the Homestead, Florida, region and you have oral hygiene or gum health problems, you should call 305-247-8823 to schedule a dental checkup at American Dental Center Homestead’s clinic.