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

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After moving from Westchester to Orange county it has been a challenge finding a good dentist. I called in urgency for an appointment for my husband. The staff was very knowledgeable, comforting and […]
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I initially went here because my regular dentist doesn’t do root canals for some reason. Been there 3 times now for a painless and effective root canal by Dr. Stein, a thorough check up and […]
Phil G.
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The doctor was very kind and gentle as well as knowledgeable and upbeat.
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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 […]
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The dentist was wonderful. He had genuine concern and my visit was pain free and he took his time explaining everything he was going to be doing. I’ve been a patient at family dental for over […]
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They were very patient and kind with my son.
Daniel J.
The hygenist was extremely efficient, helpful and knowledgeable about my teeth and gums. A very pleasurable experience. The receptionists were very friendly The office is clean and comfortable.
Anonymous
We have always had excellent treatment from the entire staff. Dr. Stein and Dr. Friedman have been so great.
Andrea W.
I was very pleased with my experience at Family Dental Group. It was good to be treated with professionalism and care. Everyone was very nice, and it is nice to be treated well since you are the […]
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professional and rewarding experience
John O.
Great” – Dr. Eva is wonderful, my son loves her. The staff are very friendly and the place is very clean.
Blerina G.
my whole family enjoyed the experience! the assistant Jessica J was very pleasant & helpful :))
Jordan W.
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 […]
Nira R.
Very caring environment as soon as we entered the door!! Front desk personnel were very polite and attentive! Wonderful dental experience…very much recommended!!
Pamela W.
Dr.Brown was wonderful with my son Maxwell. I would definitely return and recommend him to others. Great job!!!! ##
Karyn E.
Lesha always does a thorough job without too much discomfort. A Pro.
Judith S.
They were able to fit me in the same day when I had a tooth ache. Katarina was friendly and very helpful and Dr. Lucecese did a great job.
Jeff D.
Great doctors nurses and overall practice, very clean and so geared towards kids which made our little girls experience a lot of fun she loved Dr Brown and everyone was so nice she will be looking […]
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The dentist and the whole staff was super nice and helpful! My daughter, who has a fear of doctors, was treated so well and the dentist really kid friendly!
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