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Tooth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that can be used to treat teeth that are stained or discolored and results in a younger, fresher, more beautiful smile. Prime Dental Care offers high quality, effective in-office and at-home tooth whitening solutions to the residents of Princeton and the surrounding areas. Below are some common questions and answers regarding this popular cosmetic dental procedure:

Will whitening my teeth damage my teeth’s enamel?

It depends on the method and the strength of the whitener used. Studies show that teeth whitening products using 10% carbamide peroxide showed little effect on the mineral content or the hardness of a tooth’s enamel. However, it is strongly recommended that you only whiten your teeth under the supervision of a qualified dentist.
How long do the effects of teeth whitening last?

The effects usually last anywhere from six to twenty-four months depending on your lifestyle. Staying away from foods and beverages that stain the teeth will help to prolong the effects of tooth whitening.
Should I choose an in-office tooth whitening treatment or an at-home tooth whitening kit?

It depends on your lifestyle. Both methods are effective for achieving whiter teeth. The benefit of in-office whitening treatments is that they can be completed in a little over an hour and achieve immediate results. At-home whitening kits take longer to achieve the desired effect but can be used over and over to maintain whiter teeth. Once the trays are purchased, the only expense involved is the bleaching solution that goes into the trays.
Does tooth whitening cause tooth sensitivity?

Tooth whitening can cause sensitivity in some patients. The risk varies with the concentration and amount of contact with the whitening solution. If it does occur, it usually last no more than one to four days. Your dentist may prescribe desensitizing gel or toothpaste to help with this problem.
Is the cost of tooth whitening covered under dental insurance?

No, the cost of tooth whitening is not typically covered by dental insurance.
Can I finance the cost of teeth whitening?

Some dental practices, including Prime Dental Care, offer in-house payment plans as well as flexible payment options to help with the cost of procedures that are not covered under dental insurance plans.
Am I A Candidate for Tooth Whitening?

Most patients are a candidate and can benefit from tooth whitening, however, to find out if you are a candidate, schedule a consultation with a dentist that offers tooth whitening services.

For more information about the available tooth whitening solutions and to find out if you are a candidate for this procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ma of Prime Dental Care. We look forward to getting to know you and to helping you achieve your best smile.

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Our Patient Reviews

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 174 reviews

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!

Aidan L.

I came in for my first appointment with severe pain in my wisdom tooth and they were very helpful from the start. I don’t have insurance, but they have an in-house plan that’s very affordable and can save over $1000 a year and I’m definitely signing up for it. The hygienist was super kind and informative and the dentist was the same. I got here 30 mins early and they started me as soon as I finished my paperwork anyway. Thanks to everyone here for a great experience.

Vikram J.

Maggie was so detailed and perfect at her job. Was happy with the cleaning and the guidance provided to keep by teeth and gums healthy. Would recommend this place to everyone

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Due to Covid-19 pandemic, per ADA and NJDA regulations, all dental offices including us will limit our practice to emergency care only until further notice. We offer limited hours on Monday and Friday for dental emergencies from 10am and 3pm. Our teledentistry service is open on all days. Please make an appointment here if you feel you need to speak to a dentist or have a dental emergency.

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Prime Dental Care 417 Wall St Princeton NJ, 08540