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Cavity Prevention Princeton, NJ
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You only get one set of permanent teeth in your lifetime, so protecting them from cavities and decay is extremely important for ensuring that they remain healthy and securely stable within your mouth. Cavity prevention is essential in protecting your teeth because a single cavity can go from affecting a single tooth to spreading throughout the mouth and wreaking havoc on your entire oral health. Preventing any type of decay or health concern within your body will go a long way.

Cavities develop over a span of time, which means that you have ample opportunity to prevent them from damaging your teeth. Even patients who are “cavity prone” can successfully prevent cavities by taking the necessary steps of prevention. Cavities are caused by acid-producing bacteria that lives inside your mouth. Oral bacteria are present within the mouth to help break down food particles that have been left behind after eating, yet in order to do their job they produce acids to help in their endeavors. It is these acids that eat through anything that is in their paths – this being your tooth enamel once food particles have been taken care of.

Cavity prevention starts with the daily removal of bacteria from the mouth. Bacteria congregate on the teeth and create dental plaque. If you have ever run your tongue over your teeth late in the day and felt a fuzzy film on your teeth, that is dental plaque. This dental plaque is the development of millions of bacteria and their acids, clinging to the surfaces of the teeth. Removing plaque is essential for cavity prevention.

Brushing the teeth at least twice a day removes plaque from the surfaces of the teeth, while flossing at least once a day removes plaque from the tight spaces between the teeth where toothbrush bristles cannot reach. Combining these two daily habits with regular dental visits is the best way to ensure cavity prevention.

Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” At Prime Dental Care, we believe this to be true, and we want to partner with you in achieving and maintaining a healthy smile for life. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

Posted on behalf of Prime Dental Care

417 Wall St
Princeton, NJ, 08540

(609) 688-8818

Prime Dental Care

Our Patient Reviews

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 198 reviews

Ms P.

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.

Jay J.

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

Xiao L.

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!

Zoe F.

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!

Riya P.

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

Sandy W.

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

Elliot V.

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!

Cody M.

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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