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5 Dental Care Tips for Seniors in Princeton, NJ Princeton, NJ
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The older you get in the harder it can be to take care of your teeth. Here are some things that you can do to help you stay on top of your oral care:

Brush lightly with a soft-bristled toothbrush
Gum loss is common with age and can result in sensitivity. To prevent gum loss from getting worse than it has to be, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and brush gently to avoid damaging the gum tissue.

Use a water flosser
Seniors who suffer from arthritis usually have a hard time maneuvering flossing string around their teeth. Using a water flosser is a much simpler and more effective way of cleaning debris from between your teeth. Rather than using string, a water flosser has a handheld nozzle that shoots a burst of high pressurized water to flush away leftover food particles and plaque.

Don’t sleep with prosthetics in your mouth
If you wear a partial or denture, you should remove it before you go to sleep. Your gum tissue needs time to vent and breath; prolonged use of prosthetics can cause severe gum swelling and irritation.

Treat dry mouth
Dry mouth is also common with age, and especially if you take a number of medications. Dry mouth can lead to cavities and painful mouth ulcers. There are several products available over the counter and our Princeton dentist can let you know which ones help best with your dry mouth symptoms.

Visit a Princeton, NJ dentist regularly
Getting older means being more at risk of developing certain dental conditions. This is something that our Princeton dentist can help you combat by seeing you regularly for cleanings and check-ups.

If it’s been a while since you’ve visited the dentist, then give us a call today to get your smile back on track.

Posted on behalf of Prime Dental Care

417 Wall St
Princeton, NJ, 08540

(609) 688-8818

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My husband has been going to Dr Ma and this practice for many years and swears by them so I thought I would try it out. Very pleasant and professional with a great location and good availability, they respond to queries in a timely way and provide reminders for appointments via text which is great since some practices appear to be in the dark ages on some of the practical stuff. Everyone seems to try to ensure you have a pleasant visit (in spite of being to the dentist!) so kudos to the whole operation. Also, a lot of care has been taken to go above and beyond the requirements of hygiene during this pandemic including state-of-the-art air filtration systems.

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Starting from reception to the assistant to the doctors they are so amazing. I have major dental anxiety and they were above and beyond sweet and nice to me. I have come back after a root canal and I can go for a run I feel that good and comfortable with them. They rock! They are awesome- I highly recommend this place

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I’m experiencing a very painful toothache during the COVID-19 period. Thanks for Dr. Ma’s quick response using the “teledentistry”, I got a timely and precise diagnosis without having to step out of my house. I really appreciated their help at this moment!

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I have been here multiple times with Maggie and Dr.Patel. Both of them are amazing and make you feel very comfortable the whole time!

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Everyone here is very friendly and is willing to help you. It is a very good experience here! Highly recommend coming here!

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Everyone there is friendly and professional. They have taken great care of me every time I’ve visited.

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Prime Dental care has a great friendly staff. I had a wonderful experience with my hygienist Kate, she was very thorough, professional, and kind! Dr. Ma was informative and did a wonderful job of explaining everything. Would highly recommend Prime Dental Care!

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Dr. Ma and her staff are very friendly and super thorough. They take the time to explain every part of the care and are invested in my overall dental health. I would recommend them to everyone!

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