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Is Gum Disease Preventable? Princeton, NJ
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A regular routine of visiting of dental cleanings and checkups does more than just the prevention of cavities. It’s one of the best ways to help prevent gum disease and tooth loss, too. Periodontal (gum) disease is preventable with the right oral hygiene practices in place.

Gum Disease Symptoms

Periodontal disease is an infection that affects the tissue responsible for supporting your teeth. When plaque isn’t removed properly from the gumlines, bacteria can spread deep under tissues and calcify into tartar buildup. Unremoved buildup can cause your gums to recede and pull away from the teeth. Left untreated, teeth will become mobile and eventually fall out. Some common signs of gum disease include:

  • Red, swollen gums
  • Bleeding when flossing or brushing your teeth
  • Bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth
  • Loose teeth
  • “Long” teeth or receding gums
  • Tartar buildup

Preventing Gum Disease

Gum disease can easily be prevented with a few simple steps.

At home, be sure to brush and floss regularly. Brushing twice a day will prevent plaque from building up on the teeth and calcifying into the harder substance we call “tartar.” Flossing once a day is important as well because it cleans between the teeth and under the gums where brushing doesn’t reach.

See your dentist or hygienist every six months for regular cleanings and checkups. With their professional care, you can greatly reduce the risk of developing gum disease or reverse gingivitis before it gets any worse. Plus, they will be able to keep an eye on any areas of concern.

If you’re experiencing any gum disease symptoms or it has been longer than six months since your last cleaning, call Prime Dental Care today.

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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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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