Dental Exams & Teeth Cleaning in Hudson Valley, NY

What Happens during the Initial Dental Exam?

At the Family Dental Group, the patient’s oral health is the primary concern of every practitioner. We want to make sure that the patient’s gum and teeth health is exemplary, and we exert every effort to achieve the goals we have set for ourselves and for our patients. And to be able to better deliver our services, an extensive initial oral examination is always our first order of business. An initial oral examination will involve a series of tests and procedures that will give the dentist an insight into the actual condition of the patient’s oral health.

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

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

Teeth Cleaning and Gum Therapy

Most people call our dental offices in Hudson Valley 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.

Brushing and flossing alone won’t dislodge calculus. Only a professional dental cleaning can remove the 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. During your visit, our team will check for the existence of gum disease and for signs of gum or jaw bone deterioration. Gum disease, which is also called periodontal disease, is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Many people don’t realize that the first stage of gum disease is gingivitis. READ MORE

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
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 staff - helpful and courteous
Emani W.
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.
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.
Excellent!!!
Ana P.
Excellent service, no complaints.
Anonymous
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.
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 best dentist office I've ever went to. Thank you for your service.
Tami R.
Ellen is awesome
Anonymous
All are committed to making the experience as painless and pleasant as possible -- from X-rays to cleaning to filling cavities.
Anonymous
We have always had excellent treatment from the entire staff. Dr. Stein and Dr. Friedman have been so great.
Andrea W.
My four year old son experience was awesome, the Dr. was great.
Bryce J.
Everyone was very courteous and professional.
Anonymous
Very efficient & comfortable.
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.
Doctor O was very nice I was nervous at first, but he was very informative, and patient.
Jordyn H.
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.
Great staff.
Craig H.
Highly recommend, they are great especially with children !
Katherine C.
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.
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.
Pleasant, professional staff. Showa patient concern.
Anonymous
Everyone from the front desk to the assistant and doctor very pleasant.
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.
I am always treated very well by the staff and dentists in the Brewster office.
Sheridah C.
I have been going to Lasha for years now to have my teeth cleaned. Love her!!!!
Clement V.
Okay people nice
Maurice M.
always a pleasure
America P.
Lesha is always professional informative and most of all does a fantastic job!
Anonymous
All 3 of my kids go here and they love it. Dentists are very professional and informative.
Xavier M.
Did not feel much pain post surgery. Surgery was quick and painless
Danielle S.
My experience was very professional.
Tai F.
I was treated so professionally and had no wait time!
Anonymous
Nicole is my hygienist.. Not only is she knowledgeable in her field, but she is compassionate, humorous and professional.
Barbara M.
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.
Dr Ayuko was very professional.
Susan C.
Dan was very friendly and a professional. He made me feel very comfortable and did a good job! Thank you!
Iris M.
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.
The staff is always very friendly, professional and prompt.
Anonymous
Great Experience! Kids love to go to see Dr. Hinkle!
Aiden M.
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.
Staff is wonderful! Friendly and helpful.
Anonymous
Staff were quite accommodating and friendly. Facility much larger than expected and quite spacious and clean. Dentist was experienced and […]
Margaret A.
I have never had any teeth pulled till yesterday. They did a great job. Pain free.
Mary B.
great job
Rebecca A.
Always a pleasure! Great group of professionals!
Julia T.
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.
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.
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