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What Does Gingivitis Have to Do with My Dental Health? Princeton, NJ
Gum Disease Princeton NJ

You’ve got great teeth. You always have. They’re white, straight, and you’re great about brushing them. So why do you feel like your hygienist makes such a fuss over your gums during each checkup? Sure, they’re part of your mouth, but what do gum tissues have to do with your teeth?

A lot, actually.

Gum Tissues: A Foundation for Healthy Teeth

When you think about it, your gums are actually the foundation that helps hold your teeth in place for life. They’re the buffer between your oral environment and the bone structures underneath.

If your gums become infected or diseased, they pull back and detach from your teeth. As a result, they also expose your underlying bone to disease. Once the bone shrinks away (resorbs), there’s no getting it back.

To keep your teeth healthy for life, you depend on having healthy gums.

Reverse Gum Swelling and Bleeding

The good news is that early stages of gum infections can be reversed through good oral hygiene. Mild to moderate gingivitis (swelling and redness) usually only takes 10-14 days of dedicated brushing and flossing to improve. But if there’s any tartar buildup under your gums and between teeth, you’ll need to schedule a checkup to have your teeth professionally cleaned. Once all of the buildup is gone, it’s easier to maintain good gum health between checkups.

Has it been six months or more since your last checkup? Do your gums bleed when you brush and floss? Then it’s time to call Prime Dental Care in Princeton. Our New Jersey dental team will help you get your gums — and smile — back on track!

Posted on behalf of Prime Dental Care

417 Wall St
Princeton, NJ, 08540

(609) 688-8818

Prime Dental Care

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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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