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The American Dental Association offers a series of recommendations and guidelines to help American consumers to maintain a healthy mouth. This encompasses several important factors, to help you be consistent with your oral hygiene habits, and prevent oral health maladies.

Brushing your teeth twice per day and flossing each night, is critical for removing plaque and residual food particles. If you are inconsistent with your daily oral hygiene routine, it can allow tartar to harden at the gum line, increasing your chances of suffering gum disease.

The quality of the oral hygiene products you use can have a significant impact. Certain cosmetic oral hygiene products are masked in hyperbolic marketing claims that make then sound effective. Unfortunately, they often end up doing little more than freshen your breath.

To make sure you are only using high-quality oral care products, you should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This seal is used to identify products that have been thoroughly researched and tested to be a safe and effective part of an oral hygiene routine.

Attending your regular dental checkup at Dr. Matthew Scaffa’s Staten Island, New York clinic every six months is also very important. During this appointment, your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned and your mouth examined for signs of gum disease, and tooth decay as well as oral and pharyngeal cancer.

If you live in the Staten Island, New York area and you are concerned about some aspect of your oral health, you should call (718) 948 4393 to schedule a dental exam with Dr. Matthew Scaffa.