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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Great experience!! Dr. Joe is great, both of his assistants are amazing with the kids as well. So glad we found this practice!
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Great staff – helpful and courteous
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Dr. Ayuko and Dr. Gelbart are both wonderful!! I would recommend Dr. Ayuko for general dentistry. He is caring and very attentive to his patients. I would recommend Dr. Gelbart for implants as he is […]
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Everyone at this office is fantastic I went in for a root canal which I didn’t want to do after having a bad experience but they made it so easy and painless was in and out and I feel great!! Would […]
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I went here for my Dental Cleaning and they are kind and very professional.
Geo L.
I had a cleaning done with Star. She is one of the best hygienists I have ever been to. The whole office was pleasant and I enjoyed my experience.
Richard M.
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. […]
Rae S.
The BEST quality of care!!! The staff is amazing, the doctors are very caring and gentle!!! I would never trust any other dentist office with my children as well as myself!!!
Linda S.
We have always had excellent treatment from the entire staff. Dr. Stein and Dr. Friedman have been so great.
Andrea W.
I live 1 1/2 hours north of Fishkill Family Dental , but I chase Dr. Lucchese down here because the drive is worth it. He’s busy because he knows his practice AND has an excellent bedside manner. […]
Lynnae D.
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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Dr. Brown and all of staff was very accommodating and extremely professional. They were also a well informed team that work together wonderfully. I would recommend anyone to this dentist office.
Latrell A.
My dental hygienist, Hope, was amazing! We had a great conversation while she took excellent care of my teeth and gave me great feedback. She found a long-time customer!!
Caitlin K.
Dr. Stein and the staff are great. I get very nervous at the dentist and they are very patient with me.
Diane T.
Its the staff that makes this place a 5 star rating to me. Kristen, Evelyn, and many more.
Alyssa V.
Dr Mila is one of a kind! Very patient with my toddler. We enjoy going to the dentist.
Christina C.
Great experience:). Friendly staff; hygentist and dentist were so nice!
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