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Oral Care and Hygiene


Man brushing his teeth while looking in a mirrorHaving healthy teeth begins when your teeth first erupt and continues daily for your entire life. Good oral care takes diligence and the development of a hygiene routine. At Prosthodontics of Princeton, we can improve your oral health and discuss treatments and tips to help you have continued health.

Creating a plan to increase your oral care and hygiene includes:
•  Scheduling Regular Cleanings and Exams: Your dental cleaning and exam are important. Too often we only see patients when they are experiencing pain. Your dental cleaning appointment allows our hygienist the opportunity to remove plaque and hardened calculus, and to track and measure your gum pockets to assess gum disease. Your dental exam lets us spot problems, small or large. We do a visual examination as well as review digital x-ray images. During this time, we hope to catch issues before they become problems.
•  Creating a Home Routine: Regular brushing and flossing your teeth is an incredibly important step in your oral healthcare. We promote brushing at least twice a day. Before you retire to bed each night, brush and floss your teeth thoroughly to remove plaque, bacteria and debris. To do this effectively, we ask patients to consider their mouths in four quadrants and brush each quadrant for 30 seconds, or a total of two minutes. After brushing, clean between your teeth with floss. Form the flossing thread into a letter c shape and use it to scoop between your teeth. Following flossing, rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash to remove any remaining particles.
•  Preventive Care: We offer treatments to help you have healthier teeth. We can provide a fluoride treatment to help remineralize your teeth and thicken the enamel walls. We can also help patients at an increased risk of developing tooth decay protect their teeth with dental sealants.
•  Diet: Your diet matters. We frequently advise patients to drink more water and to avoid sugar. Tooth decay begins with bacteria, but it’s the feeding on sugars that cause caries and cavities. Sugar is often overly consumed by many. Sugar is in more than just treats, it’s in breads, pastas, fruit, juices and more. Also the stickier the food, even if it’s healthy like dry fruit, can have deleterious effects for your teeth. Learning where sugar can be found and how to avoid it can greatly benefit the health of your teeth.
•  Avoid Bad Habits: Habits such as smoking and chewing tobacco and use of marijuana can be damaging to your oral health.


Phone


(609) 924-1975

Hours


Mon : 8:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Once a Month)
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