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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Absolutely wonderful experience, every single time! Doctors, hygienists, receptionists, always smiling! Staff genuinely care about their patients and the kid friendly office is warm and relaxing! A+ […]
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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.
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Mitty F.
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 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 […]
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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” […]
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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.
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Linda S.
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.
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.
This visit was for my routine cleaning. The hygienist, Renee, was both professional and personable. She explained everything she was going to do and answered all my questions. I then had a check-up […]
Ronald P.
My husband loved his first experience taking our very scared & nervous 5 yr old for some cavity emergency work. We were all pleased parents & kids alike.
Eva Z.
You couldn’t ask for a better person to deal with than Jessica. I notice other reviewers have praised her as well and they are right. I’m 31 and I admit that I’m a big baby at the […]
Krystin K.
Had emergency tooth ache and took me that day.
Daniel S.
Super friendly and welcoming environment. Very clean and love the service that I have been getting. Recommend 10/10
Shane P.
First time there due to an emergency situation.The staff and Dr. Kesselmen were very friendly, efficient and most accommodating to myself and wife. Would definitely recommend this group. Wish they […]
Anonymous
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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!
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