A dental bridge can replace one or several missing teeth. Using two neighboring teeth to support it, a bridge is placed in the space where the missing tooth (or teeth) is. A bridge can be permanently cemented into place and appears natural.

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It is important to protect a natural tooth after a root canal or serious decay has damaged it. A crown is placed over the tooth, providing strength and support to it after it has been repaired.

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Dental Fillings

An extremely durable tooth colored bonding filling material is placed in the cavity after the decay has been removed.

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Partial & Full Dentures

Dentures help maintain the function and dimension of the mouth, as well as restore the face to a more natural shape. Without teeth, bone loss occurs and causes the face to be concave. You can replace a few or an entire set of teeth (upper and lower) with dentures.

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Preventative Care

Dental checkups performed with teeth cleanings are an essential part of oral and overall health, keeping teeth and soft tissue free of disease and helping to identify potential issues with the mouth.

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Personalized, Preventative Dental Care Services for You

Good oral hygiene means more than just brushing and flossing. Our dental specialists in Poughkeepsie provide teeth cleaning, polishing, and fluoride treatments so you can feel confident about your smile.
Personalized, Preventative Dental Care Services for You

Why Preventative Care?

To properly take care of your teeth and gums, it is essential to have regular dental checkups and professional dental cleanings. Preventive dental services will help:

  • Identify and treat early dental issues before they become serious.
  • Remove plaque and tartar buildup in both the seen and unseen surfaces of your teeth.
  • Help prevent cavities and other potentially painful problems.

Good oral hygiene and preventive dentistry can help reduce the risk of dental problems and secondary health issues that stem from poor dental health.

  • Diabetes
  • Heart diseases
  • Respiratory issues
  • Cancers
  • Low birth weight and premature births have also been linked to oral health



Why Preventative Care?

What to Expect

Your preventative dental care visit will include things like a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth; x-rays; teeth cleaning to remove plaque and tartar; and other things like a fluoride treatment or oral cancer screening.

Before Treatment

Preventive dentistry starts at home and continues in your dental office visits.

It is all about avoiding problems that can arise down the line. Education on proper oral hygiene, routine care, proactive cleanings, diagnosis, and treatment, can ensure and maintain strong, cavity-free teeth.

Brushing, flossing, and other regular routine care can help you prepare for your preventative care dentist visit.


During Treatment

You can expect services like oral exams, regular cleanings, educational instructions, and x-rays during your preventative dental care visit. This will help identify and treat early dental issues before they become serious.

Some general dentistry services range from 30 minutes to a few hours, depending on the level of preventative dental care that you need. On average, a cleaning visit takes about 90 minutes. We offer dental sedation services and other things that can make you more comfortable during your visit.

After Treatment

After your preventative dental treatment, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • You may experience some discomfort. Be sure to get plenty of rest.
  • Maintain good oral hygiene in-between visits.
  • Schedule a follow-up visit if you begin to experience any problems.


Your First Visit

Our dentists and staff want to ensure that you and your family achieve optimal oral health. It is never too late or too early to practice preventive dental habits. Your first visit will take about 90 minutes and include services like a teeth cleaning, an exam, and plenty of time to speak with your dentist about any concerns.

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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 preventative cleaning visit? Don't panic. We work with over 200 dental insurance plans and offer flexible payment plans for your convenience.

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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

What type of preventative dentistry can I get?
Teeth cleaning, dental exams, digital x-rays, fluoride treatments, oral cancer screenings, sealants, and more are all forms of preventative dentistry.
Why should I floss? Isn't brushing enough?

Flossing reduces the number of bacteria in your mouth. There are millions of these microscopic creatures feeding on food particles left on your teeth. These bacteria live in plaque which can be removed by flossing. Brushing your teeth gets rid of some of the bacteria in your mouth. Flossing gets rid of the bacteria the toothbrush can't reach. That's the bacteria hiding in the tiny spaces between your teeth. If you do not floss, you allow plaque to remain between your teeth, and eventually, it may harden into calculus/tartar. Plaque can be removed by brushing. Only the dentist or dental hygienist can remove calculus/tartar. Ask your dental professional to show you the proper way to floss. You will both notice the difference at the next cleaning appointment.

How do I take care of my teeth between appointments?

It is important to brush your teeth twice a day and floss.

When should I change my toothbrush?

Replace your toothbrush every three months. It is recommended that patients with periodontal disease replace their toothbrushes every four to six weeks. If you have been sick, replace your toothbrush as soon as possible. It is recommended to read the instructions for replacement guides for electric toothbrushes as they may need to be replaced more frequently.