Family Dental Group of Fishkill
738 Route 9, Suite 22, Fishkill, NY 12524

Dental Exams & Teeth Cleaning in Fishkill, NY

Whether you need a smile check-up and teeth cleaning or require more extensive dental services to restore your smile and improve your quality of life, our Family Dental Group dentists in Fishkill, NY are ready to help.

We understand that you want to be able to speak with confidence, eat with ease, and laugh whole-heartedly without feeling embarrassed about the condition of your teeth. Whether it’s been a few months or several years since you last saw a dentist, our Fishkill team is ready to get your smile back on track.

During your first exam, your dentist will look for signs of:

  • Tooth decay
  • Teeth grinding
  • Bone loss
  • Oral cancer
  • Periodontal (gum) disease

We want you to feel completely comfortable at our dental office in Fishkill and welcome any questions you have. Many of our patients have been coming to us for years because they trust us to keep their mouth, teeth, and gums healthy. We look forward to building that same relationship based on trust with you.

Teeth Cleaning and Gum Therapy

Most people call our dental office in Fishkill because it’s time to have their teeth cleaned. Professional teeth cleanings remove cavity-causing plaque and calculus. Plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria that builds on your teeth every time you eat or drink. That’s why it’s important to brush after meals and to floss daily; it helps remove the plaque. If it’s not removed, then it hardens into a substance called calculus, keeping the bacteria pressed against the tooth where it can erode the enamel. That erosion process is called dental decay, and the result is a cavity – literally a hole in the tooth.

Brushing and flossing alone won’t dislodge calculus. Only a professional dental cleaning can remove the cavity-causing bacteria from the surfaces of the teeth and in hard-to-reach places between the teeth.

The bacteria in your mouth can attack your gums as well as your teeth. Many people don’t realize that gingivitis is the first stage of gum (periodontal) disease. If your gums are red, puffy, or bleed when you brush or floss, that’s a sign that you may have an infection. If the infection is in the early stages, the hygienist can treat it during your hygiene visit. If it’s more advanced, the dentist may recommend you see a gum specialist called a periodontist for treatment.

Bad Breath Management

If you have bad breath, you’re not alone. Millions of people suffer from bad breath each year. The medical term is halitosis, and it affects 25 percent of the U.S. population.

While bad breath can be related to what you ate recently, more often it’s related to what’s happening with the germs in your mouth. When bacteria causes dental decay, the damaged cells can release an odor. Fortunately, professional teeth cleanings and gum treatment will address these issues. Following up with the proper at-home dental care, including brushing your teeth after meals, flossing, and rinsing with a mouthwash, also will help keep bad breath under control.

Oral Cancer Screening

As part of your first visit to our office, we offer an oral cancer screening. This quick, easy, and painless test allows the dentist to see signs of oral cancer that are not visible to the naked eye.

Oral cancer often has no symptoms in its early stages, which makes it particularly dangerous. By the time symptoms such as a lump are visible, the disease is frequently in the later stages of advancement and has metastasized to another location. The death rate for oral cancer is higher than that of more commonly known cancers including cervical cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, testicular cancer, and thyroid cancer.

Early detection saves lives. We recommend everyone over the age of 18 gets screened.

Teeth Grinding & Night Guards

Teeth grinding, which is also called bruxism, is a common condition that affects up to 40 million Americans. If it’s severe enough, it can wear down the enamel of your teeth. Our dentist will look for signs of teeth grinding and may ask you if you have any of these symptoms:

  • Morning headaches
  • Wake with a sore jaw
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Tooth sensitivity

Teeth grinding is often caused by stress. However, it can also be the result of crooked teeth or a “bad bite.” Our dentist can fit you with a mouth guard to protect your teeth while you sleep. Since it’s worn at night, this type of mouth guard is also called a night guard.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
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Mara G.
Excellent. The staff and professionals are very knowledgeable and friendly
Michael S.
Love, love , love my hygienist Lesia she is the best. I have been. Her patient for years she is extremely thorough when cleaning my teeth she really cares. I also love Dr Gelbart and my other dentist […]
Susan W.
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.
Nicole is a wonderful dental hygienist!
Anonymous
Front end staff — professional, courteous and efficient. Dentist to dental assistant are knowledgeable, caring, and have great attention to detail. Great dental group — awesome! Thanks a […]
Maricelle D.
Had emergency tooth ache and took me that day.
Daniel S.
I was so scared about my oral surgery even though i was being sedated. Margaret was absolutely wonderful to me as was Dr. Oh. Thank good ness for their understanding and letting my boyfriend stay […]
Ellen B.
they know exactly what to do … they don’t waste any time they like to help
Ruba A.
The dental office is very clean and has a kid friendly atmosphere. The dentist (Dr. Hinkle) and his assistant (Gladys) went above and beyond to make my three kids comfortable.
Carmine G.
It never ceases to amaze me how much knowledge the staff has when it comes to the patients care. This is the most knowledgeable Dentist Group and staff that I have come across in my nearly 60 years […]
Edward D.
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.
Really nice receptionist. The oral surgeon was pleasant.
Anonymous
I had a great experience at the Family Dental Group Fishkill. The staff was great – kind and cordial. My doctor was great as well. I would definitelt recommend this dental group.
Kefa O.
The people there are very helpful and I really appreciate the care they provided. Good job!
Wenjie Q.
Professional and pleasant staff. My son’s dentist is amazing!!
Pharaoh W.
I was seen as soon as I walked in and the level of care was exemplary. I am not a fan of going to the dentist, but was quickly put at ease by the professional staff here at Family Dental. Dare I say […]
Michael R.
The service was great and my tooth feels fine. No pain dentistry is always best!
Bernadette S.
I have enjoyed my visit very much. The staff are very well educated and explain the procedures before doing them. The staff are very friendly and attended to my every need. The environment is very […]
Angelika J.
I have been going to Lesha for years for my hygiene cleaning. She is professional, excellent at what she does, and a super super human being. Family dental should honor her in many ways for her […]
Michelle B.
Office Hours
Mon. – 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tue. – 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed. – 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thu. – 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (845) 764-9315
Fax: (845) 440-7609
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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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