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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Natalie G.
Dr. Gurfunkel and Terry work like a well oiled machine. Each knows what the other is thinking. Amazing Duo!!
Peter J.
My name is Allen. I’m 15. I started to see Dr. Mila Belgrade when I was younger and I remember my first visit with Dr Mila. I was so scared but Dr Mila helped change my view on dentists and since […]
Allen R.
Always a great experience! My hygienist Nicole is the best! I won’t go anywhere else! Highly recommend!!!
Donna L.
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 and so […]
Nira R.
After not being to a dentist for a couple years – I Had such a great experience at family dental. Nicole did such a nice job with my cleaning and was so nice and professional. The receptionists […]
Kelley V.
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.
They have a friendly and helpful staff. They put my mind at ease about my three extractions.
Ian-William F.
Thank you Dr. Hinkle for making feel at ease during my filling. I really appreciate family dental care for always listening to my concerns and fears being at the dentist. They have always taken their […]
Adriana B.
I am writing for myself (Elisa) and my husband who both went to this office in the past week. They are exceptional – from Stacy at the desk to Melissa, to Liliana to Dr. Chernin – they handled […]
Kevin M.
I’ve been going to Family Dental for a little over a year now and all the work they do is great. I see Dr.Gurfinkel and her assistant Terry and I highly recommend them. They make you feel […]
Marissa M.
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.
Great experience!! Dr. Joe is great, both of his assistants are amazing with the kids as well. So glad we found this practice!
Sarah M.
I wish I could give 1000 stars because there’s nothing but stars in the office. Very Happy with the service best practice I’ve been to in 60 years. Great Job! Best Regards The Fernandez Brothers […]
Julio F.
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. Leo checked my x-rays and showed me that I needed a cavity filled and the crown replaced. She expertly and painlessly took care of everything while making me feel comfortable and special. […]
Dietmar H.
Our 3 daughters see Dr. Hinkle and he is so amazing with them. You can tell he truly cares about his patients. My middle daughter is 6 and had to have 3 route canals before we switched to Dr Hinkle. […]
Holly A.
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.
I have used many dentists throughout my life, and I find the Family Dental Group to be among the most supportive, gentle, and competent teams I’ve visited.
Anonymous
I was brought right in and made very comfortable. They explained everything and made the procedure as easy as possible
Christina M.
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