General Dentistry Services in New York

Our family of dentists offers a variety of general dental services to help you and your family keep up with your oral hygiene.


General dentistry services in Poughkeepsie and Fishkill that fit into your oral hygiene routine.

We can provide digital x-rays, teeth cleanings, fluoride treatments, and oral cancer screenings during your dental exam. Schedule your routine preventive dental care with our caring team of dental specialists.

Did you know

Did you know that over half of Americans skip out on visiting the dentist, even if they have insurance? Arlington Dental's Poughkeepsie general dentistry services can help you to establish a dental routine that will undoubtedly improve your oral hygiene.

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Dental Fillings in New York to Fix Your Cavities

Dental fillings can help improve your overall dental hygiene by removing cavities.
Dental Fillings in New York to Fix Your Cavities

Why Dental Fillings?

When a cavity, decay, or injured tooth is left untreated, decay can spread past the tooth enamel into deeper levels of the tooth and into the pulp. If the decay reaches the soft tooth structure or dental pulp, a treatment like a root canal or extraction may be needed. It is important to get dental fillings before the decayed area becomes too large to fill.

Composite fillings are widely used in dentistry to repair teeth. Composite fillings are aesthetically suited for use in front teeth and more visible areas and are also used in the back of the mouth. 

Why might you need a filling at the dentist?

  • Chipped teeth
  • Closing space between two teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Decayed teeth (cavities)
  • Worn teeth
  • Root erosion/recession
Why Dental Fillings?

What to Expect

Composite tooth fillings are designed to match the color of your teeth and repair cracks, fractures, decay, and cavities. Regardless of where you need a filling, your tooth will look as natural as before the damage.

Before Treatment

If you experience any of these symptoms, talk with your dentist to see if you may need a filling:

  • Toothache or pain when biting down
  • Sensitivity to heat or cold
  • Pain when eating or drinking
  • Bad breath
  • Visible holes, pits, or black/brown discoloration
During Treatment

Getting a filling is a relatively pain-free experience. In most cases, the dentist will numb your mouth for the procedure. Depending on the number of cavities that need to be filled, your dentist can complete the fillings in one or more treatments. 

While the tooth is numb, your dentist will remove the decay and thoroughly clean and prepare the tooth before the filling is placed. The dentist is able to remove the decayed areas of the tooth as necessary because the filling is then bonded to the tooth and provides a durable, natural-looking restoration. 

The white composite resin used in the filling process is a tooth-colored material that is often offered in a variety of shades of white to match the natural color of your teeth. 

After Treatment

Practice good oral hygiene to take care of your fillings, teeth, and gums. Here are some tips to extend the life of your filling: 

  • Brush thoroughly twice a day with fluoride toothpaste 

  • Floss daily and use alcohol-free mouthwash to reduce bacteria in your mouth and between your teeth 

  • Limit sugary, sticky snacks

  • Don't use tobacco products 
  • Limit food and drinks that stain teeth like coffee, soda, juice, wine, and tea. Rinse your mouth with water after consuming these products
  • Avoid biting down on hard foods and chewing ice
  • See a dentist or hygienist once or twice a year for dental checkups and preventative cleanings


Your First Visit

Modern Dentistry
Modern Dentistry
All the latest technology can be found at our New York dental offices.
Judgment-Free Office
Judgment-Free Office
We're here to help you feel confident in your smile. We provide a safe, judge-free zone for any dental issue or concern you have.
On Your Schedule
On Your Schedule
Taking care of your dental health should fit within your schedule. We are open late and on weekends so you can get the care you need.

and Financing

Are you worried about the cost of a visit for dental fillings? Don't panic. We work with over 200 dental insurance plans and offer flexible payment plans for your convenience.

No Insurance? No Problem.

Don't have insurance? That's not a problem with us. We offer payment plans and accept most major credit cards, personal checks, and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do dental fillings require anesthesia?
Yes. You can also choose to use sedation dentistry if you want.