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 or fill out this contact form to schedule an appointment. We look forward to your visit!

 

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every one there is great. there very caring and they check on you after every major dental work
Brittany P.
I’m sitting here for the 2nd time this month, my son is getting some cavities filled and Dr. Mila is singing and he is giggling hysterically, trying not to move! I’m so happy we came here and so […]
Nira R.
Our 3 daughters see Dr. Hinkle and he is so amazing with them. You can tell he truly cares about his patients. My middle daughter is 6 and had to have 3 route canals before we switched to Dr Hinkle. […]
Holly A.
Great quality in dental care, kind and informative staff and clean office. As someone who has been receiving dental care for 10+ years here, I highly recommend this office!
Noelle T.
Doctor O was very nice I was nervous at first, but he was very informative, and patient.
Jordyn H.
Great professional family oriented service…from the front desk to the back, all were amazing. Michelle, Kristen, Katarina and of course Dr G.
Christina F.
Amazing staff ,Very friendly ,very clean my kids love the visit every time .
Gabriella V.
I was scheduled for an 11:15 appointment for a cleaning with Ellen. There was no wait time at all. She answered any questions I had and did an excellent job. She has a great personalty and really […]
Karen I.
I live far away and was visiting relatives when I encountered a dental emergency. FDG gave me an immediate appointment and treated me like I had been their patient for decades. This was on a […]
David S.
The BEST quality of care!!! The staff is amazing, the doctors are very caring and gentle!!! I would never trust any other dentist office with my children as well as myself!!!
Linda S.
The staff was excellent especially Rosie, Margaret(a sweetheart), and Dr OH!! I was impressed and pleased. I would recommend this office to all who needs dental care. It was an absolute pleasure!!
Julene S.
The care I received at Family Dental Group in Fishkill exceeded my expectations. I went in to have all my wisdom teeth removed and from the moment I stepped in for the initial consult, the […]
Jenny C.
Considering how nervous I was about getting tooth extracted, Dr. Oh and the nurses eased my fears and were right on the mark with everything they told me to expect. I have never had a negative […]
Donna N.
Excellent care
Irma K.
Dan the hygienist does a wonderful job on my cleaning and gum treatment I would not go to another person been coming here over 5 yrs very happy thank you dan
Lisa M.
TRUST ME…ONE HYGENIST IS NOT THE SAME AS ANOTHER…LESHA…IS A CUT ABOVE…GOD BLESS HER PROFESSIONALISM AND HER GENTLE AND CARING TOUCH. A CREDIT TO THE FAMILY DENTAL GROUP …
Doris M.
Luckily for my teeth, I have been going to Family Dental Group for 30 plus years. Dr. Michael Gelbart has been an excellent dentist for both my husband and I. My husband had an implant and was good […]
Elisa S.
My grandkids LOVE going to the dentist. Dr. Mila Belgrade and her assistants Wendy and Liliana are so sweet and caring. ” Ava and Livvy say “they do a really good job on our teeth” “they make […]
Chris K.
Great staff from front desk to hygienist to the dentist. I am impressed.
Niyaja L.
Absolutely great experience! Doctor Joe Debiase and his team are amazing. They do perfect work. Receptionists are always smiling and very helpful. This place is so nice for kids. Highly recommended […]
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