Dentists are Disease-Detectives Too!

While a toothache, mouth sore, or sensitive teeth will have you knocking at your dentist’s clinic, there’s actually another set of benefits that you get when you schedule an appointment here at our Hudson Valley dental practice. Did you know that the state of your mouth could actually provide clues on the state of your overall health? It has been estimated that 90 percent of systemic disease conditions have oral manifestations.

By seeing us regularly, you are not only doing your oral health a favor but you are also a step closer to achieving excellent health. Below are some examples how dentists could be disease-detectives, too!

  • Worn-out teeth may be a sign that you grind your teeth at night. Such grinding may be a symptom of a TMJ  (temporomandibular joint) disorder.

  • If your enamel (the outermost covering of your teeth) is too thin (which could be precursor of tooth sensitivity), this could mean that you are anorexic, bulimic, suffering from acid reflux, or any disease condition which regularly bathe your teeth and mouth with stomach acid.

  • Swollen gums may be normal at times, particularly for women due to their hormonal shifts, but it may be another story when it happens every so often. This could be a sign that you are deficient of Vitamin C or may be suffering from cardiovascular disease, diabetes or leukemia.

  • Tiny red or white patches in your tongue that remains for a long time may be an early sign of oral cancer.

Get in touch with us today and let us help you improve not just your oral health but your overall health as well! Call us at (000) 000-0000 or fill out this contact form to schedule an appointment. We look forward to your visit!

 

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America P.
All 3 of my kids go here and they love it. Dentists are very professional and informative.
Xavier M.
Staff is so friendly and professional. Michelle the dental hygenist is the best I ever had. Thank you for being so kind and patient. Especially […]
Christina F.
Doctor O was very nice I was nervous at first, but he was very informative, and patient.
Jordyn H.
I am always treated very well by the staff and dentists in the Brewster office.
Sheridah C.
Nicole is my hygienist.. Not only is she knowledgeable in her field, but she is compassionate, humorous and professional.
Barbara M.
All are committed to making the experience as painless and pleasant as possible -- from X-rays to cleaning to filling cavities.
Anonymous
promised it would be easy to get denture repaired ... and they were right ... nice to have teeth stay in and easier to eat!
Margaret A.
great job
Rebecca A.
Everyone was very courteous and professional.
Anonymous
I have been going here about 2 years and have no complaints. The staff up front are very nice as are the dental staff. They take good care of my […]
Paul C.
Okay people nice
Maurice M.
We have always had excellent treatment from the entire staff. Dr. Stein and Dr. Friedman have been so great.
Andrea W.
Great staff.
Craig H.
Dr Kesselman is awesome and so is Jose. I loved the office staff as well. My brother is a stoke patient and has some special needs they treated him […]
Douglas D.
Great staff - helpful and courteous
Emani W.
Took me on time did a nice cleaning with no discomfort had a dentist review the ex rays and expressed his concerns and need to monitor for any […]
Nancy K.
I was a bit apprehensive before the first appointment, as I had been with my previous dentist for many years prior to relocating to New York. All […]
Linda R.
Dr. Stein and the staff are great. I get very nervous at the dentist and they are very patient with me.
Diane T.
Michelle my hygienist was wonderful. I have worked in the dental field for years and appreciated the time she took to explain things to me as wel as […]
Andrea G.
Ellen is awesome
Anonymous
Great Experience! Kids love to go to see Dr. Hinkle!
Aiden M.
My daughter had to have two teeth removed by the request of her orthodontist to correct her bite. They made her feel completely at ease and […]
Mackenzie B.
Always a pleasure! Great group of professionals!
Julia T.
Dan was very friendly and a professional. He made me feel very comfortable and did a good job! Thank you!
Iris M.
Staff is wonderful! Friendly and helpful.
Anonymous
I was so nervous, but the staff and the doctors made me feel comfortable . The doctor was gentle . Thank you for making my experience a good one . I […]
Louisa S.
Lesha is always professional informative and most of all does a fantastic job!
Anonymous
I love the Family Dental Group! Thank you to all of the dentists and dental assistants for all that you do! I wouldn't ever consider going to another […]
Patti B.
Staff were quite accommodating and friendly. Facility much larger than expected and quite spacious and clean. Dentist was experienced and […]
Margaret A.
The staff is always very friendly, professional and prompt.
Anonymous
Highly recommend, they are great especially with children !
Katherine C.
I have never had any teeth pulled till yesterday. They did a great job. Pain free.
Mary B.
Did not feel much pain post surgery. Surgery was quick and painless
Danielle S.
Pleasant, professional staff. Showa patient concern.
Anonymous
Very good experience at this office. The staff was very friendly. There was a woman who may have been in charge who was very helpful too.
Jerry M.
Great best dentist office I've ever went to. Thank you for your service.
Tami R.
Dr Ayuko was very professional.
Susan C.
I always have a wonderful experience at the Family Dental Group in Fishkill. I don't really like going to the dentist and experience some anxiety and […]
Juliana F.
Everyone from the front desk to the assistant and doctor very pleasant.
Anonymous
My four year old son experience was awesome, the Dr. was great.
Bryce J.
I have been going to Lasha for years now to have my teeth cleaned. Love her!!!!
Clement V.
Excellent!!!
Ana P.
This is a warm and friendly team of professional dental workers. I'm so glad I was encouraged to try them when I moved to NY from NJ.
Sally A.
One of the best pediatric dentistry I have experienced. My three year old was happy leaving and I would recommend to any mother that wants their […]
Mea O.
I was treated so professionally and had no wait time!
Anonymous
Very efficient & comfortable.
Anonymous
Dr. Bryan is amazing! I love how the office has changed (for the better) and the staff is always so kind and patient!
Joseph M.
Excellent service, no complaints.
Anonymous
My experience was very professional.
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