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
Very professional and kind staff. Everything was done on time and as explained. Felt very well taken care of and understood.
Lauren C.
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 service at the front desk is top notch, very helpful and friendly. Ellen, my hygienist, is the best. She always does a great job.
Steven P.
I have an extremely high fear of dentists and had not been in over 30 years. Dr Neil Kesselman and his staff are incredible. Compassionate and caring and even though my fear isn’t gone I now know […]
Linda C.
Great work
Kevin W.
Dr. Hinkle was so helpful with finding a solution for my daughter’s teeth. He was patient, kind and considerate and really made her feel comfortable. The procedure was flawless and her teeth look […]
Lisa D.
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.
Dr. Gelbart made a difficult situation seem easy.
Joan G.
Great experience:). Friendly staff; hygentist and dentist were so nice!
Cynthia M.
This was my first visit to Family Dental. I was greeted nicely as soon as I walked in. Filled out the new client paperwork, and was taken back to see the dentist all within 10 minutes. Dentist, […]
Anthony C.
I am and have always been a very nervous and scared dental patient. After being absent from visiting any dentist for years, I decided it was time to be brave and give it a go. I restarted at Family […]
Adriana B.
they know exactly what to do … they don’t waste any time they like to help
Ruba A.
I live 1 1/2 hours north of Fishkill Family Dental , but I chase Dr. Lucchese down here because the drive is worth it. He’s busy because he knows his practice AND has an excellent bedside manner. […]
Lynnae 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.
They are super nice and helpful! Dr. Yuoko is a very nice and funny dentist, and helped my kids accomplish their dental work! I would recommend this dentist office.
Diana T.
Great staff from front desk to hygienist to the dentist. I am impressed.
Niyaja L.
Everyone at this office is fantastic I went in for a root canal which I didn’t want to do after having a bad experience but they made it so easy and painless was in and out and I feel great!! Would […]
Emily D.
Appointment was on time. Best novacaine stick I’ve ever had. Friendly staff.
Catherine S.
Had emergency tooth ache and took me that day.
Daniel S.
In an expression of utmost gratitude I would like to thank Dr. Gelbart & his amazing staff for their contribution to the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. A donation of nearly 1000 toothbrushes […]
Vivo L.
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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