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

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I was brought right in and made very comfortable. They explained everything and made the procedure as easy as possible
Christina M.
We love this office, everyone is very polite. My son is 9 and he isn’t afraid of getting a cavity filled…..great Dentist!!!!!!
Pietro D.
I have been to this dental office for about 15 years. I may be a dentist’s best case scenario because of my relatively excellent oral/dental health (or was that a dentist’s worst case scenario […]
Harrison L.
Dr. Hinkle was so helpful with finding a solution for my daughter’s teeth. He was patient, kind and considerate and really made her feel comfortable. The procedure was flawless and her teeth look […]
Lisa D.
This was one of the best dental experiences I have had. The cleaning by hygienist Nikole was outstanding and thorough. The examination by Dr. Kesselman was extremely informative and genuine. The […]
Eric B.
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 […]
Zatea T.
Lesha always does a thorough job without too much discomfort. A Pro.
Judith S.
Had dental implants installed with a great staff who work together. I was frightened but the Doctor Gelnart and staff where the best.
Minnie T.
Appointment was on time. Best novacaine stick I’ve ever had. Friendly staff.
Catherine S.
they know exactly what to do … they don’t waste any time they like to help
Ruba A.
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.
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.
The cleaning was fantastic Reena the higenist was the best hope to see her again
Thomas G.
Family Dental Group is amazing! The team has always provided me with great service and the doctors are very friendly! The assistants were super helpful and made me feel very comfortable.
JOSHUA A.
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.
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.
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
Great dental work and Dentist
Monique L.
My son Ethan isn’t the easiest patient when it comes to the dentist. Dr. Brown and his amazing staff are so wonderful and made Ethan’s experience an amazing one. Dr. Brown was born to be a […]
Christina D.
Love this practice. All the staff is friendly and helpful. The environment is clean and kid friendly, making it more inviting rather than intimidating. So far it’s been a good experience for my […]
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