Dentists are Disease-Detectives Too!

While a toothache, mouth sore, or sensitive teeth will have you knocking at your dentist’s clinic, there’s actually another set of benefits that you get when you schedule an appointment here at our Hudson Valley dental practice. Did you know that the state of your mouth could actually provide clues on the state of your overall health? It has been estimated that 90 percent of systemic disease conditions have oral manifestations.

By seeing us regularly, you are not only doing your oral health a favor but you are also a step closer to achieving excellent health. Below are some examples how dentists could be disease-detectives, too!

  • Worn-out teeth may be a sign that you grind your teeth at night. Such grinding may be a symptom of a TMJ  (temporomandibular joint) disorder.

  • If your enamel (the outermost covering of your teeth) is too thin (which could be precursor of tooth sensitivity), this could mean that you are anorexic, bulimic, suffering from acid reflux, or any disease condition which regularly bathe your teeth and mouth with stomach acid.

  • Swollen gums may be normal at times, particularly for women due to their hormonal shifts, but it may be another story when it happens every so often. This could be a sign that you are deficient of Vitamin C or may be suffering from cardiovascular disease, diabetes or leukemia.

  • Tiny red or white patches in your tongue that remains for a long time may be an early sign of oral cancer.

Get in touch with us today and let us help you improve not just your oral health but your overall health as well! Call us at or fill out this contact form to schedule an appointment. We look forward to your visit!

 

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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 […]
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The hygienist was wonderful. Very professional. The doctor check inform me that my dental health is good and continue dental home care.
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You cannot go wrong if Dr. Brown is your dentist! He is absolutely amazing. Patient, kind, and truly wants what is best for the kids he sees. My son is timid and gets nervous easily, but Dr Brown […]
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Two of my children go here and the staff has gone above and beyond both times! We have had horrible experiences with dentists and let me tell you…the dentists here are absolutely amazing. […]
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Dan the hygienist does a wonderful job on my cleaning and gum treatment I would not go to another person been coming here over 5 yrs very happy thank you dan
Lisa M.
This is a wonderful practice to bring children. My 20 month old, Sebastian meet Dr. Joseph DeBiase for his first dental visit. Dr. DeBiase was excellent at putting my little one at ease and making […]
Ny C.
Had an appointment yesterday with my 2 special needs kids. What an absolute AWESOME Dr Mila was. She was so sweet and caring. My kids absolutely loved her. And she didn’t mind the many […]
Anjoeline O.
I absolutely love this dental group Dr. Mila, the pediatric dentist and her assistants alway make sure my boys are comfortable and pay special attention to them during their visits. I was always […]
Shanda M.
Dr. Debiase and the Staff was Great !!! This was awesome for my brother and sister they love it it’s super quick and easy too this is great
Anthony S.
My daughter is only 3 but had some cavities. Dr Brown made her so comfortable while he filled them. He didn’t want to scare her or make her freak out. He spoke calmly and patiently with her and […]
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The staff was excellent especially Rosie, Margaret(a sweetheart), and Dr OH!! I was impressed and pleased. I would recommend this office to all who needs dental care. It was an absolute pleasure!!
Julene S.
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.
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+ […]
Melissa G.
Dr Kesselman was excellent. Did a root canal for my wife. He was caring and thoughtful to our needs and concerns.
Zhen L.
Had emergency tooth ache and took me that day.
Daniel S.
I don’t mind going to the dentist at all . Everyone is such a pleasure from the girls up front to everyone in back ! Margaret and Christine were making me laugh the whole visit on Wednesday . […]
Christine S.
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.
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.
All the staff is extremely courteous, friendly & helpful. Especially James! Thank you :-)
Stella K.
Swift to assess the problem: quick, concise, and sure with the fix, and immediate care to address the blown-out molar. Amazing, really; and minimal to zero pain! Impressed with high level of […]
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