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Hours of Operation
Monday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: Closed




The great Ulster County has the following cities, please select yours.

Accord, NY
Clintondale, NY
Ellenville, NY
Gardiner, NY
Hurley, NY
Kerhonkson, NY
Kingston, NY
Lake Katrine, NY
Marlboro, NY
Milton, NY
Modena, NY
Napanoch, NY
New Paltz, NY
Olivebridge, NY
Phoenicia, NY
Pine Bush, NY
Port Ewen, NY
Rosendale, NY
Saugerties, NY
Shokan, NY
Stone Ridge, NY
Tillson, NY
Ulster Park, NY
Wallkill, NY
Wawarsing, NY
West Hurley, NY
Woodstock, NY



Dental Services Offered

Fluoride Therapy
Dental Extraction
Serial Extraction
Oral Surgery
Dental Crown
Pulpectomy
Root Canal Filling
Conventional Periodontal Therapy
Face Lift Dentistry
Guided Tissue Regeneration
Dental Bridge
Scaling and Root Planing
Dentoalveolar Surgery
Oral Health Cleaning
Gum Lift


Dental Insurances Offered

Security Life Insurance Option 42
True Advantage
UNI-CARE 200
Met Life PDP
Healthplex Capdent Plan
Compdent
Dencap Dental
Stonebridge (Encore Dental) Plan A
CAREington POS
SafeGuard Health Enterprise PPO




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(845) 262-2399
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Whether you're looking for information regarding dental procedures, dental diseases and disorders, dental crowns, fill ins, best practices for oral hygiene, common misconceptions about dental health or even if you need a resource for finding local Dentists in your area, TopDentist-NY strives to be the definitive source for your dental health and wellness! Our site features articles from guest authors, as well as an extensive network of Dentists and other professionals in the dental field. Thanks for visiting and check back regularly for new, updated content!


Professional Cleaning, and Its Importance:

By John Baker

 

Of course flossing, using mouthwash, and fluoride are great ways to keep your teeth clean and free of plaque. However, new breakthrough research shows, that it is not simply enough to prevent dental complications. Why not, you ask? The materials used during a professional dental cleaning from Ulster County Dentists remove even the toughest plaque and tooth stains, in even the most hard to reach places.

Often when people floss themselves, they miss some of the most important, albiet hard to reach spots and are left with plaque build up on their teeth, in between their teeth or other harmful places. The residing plaque hardens and becomes something us Ulster County dentists like to call calculus. And we're not referring to the most dreaded course in high school! Calculus, or hardened plaque, can only be treated by professional dental cleanings, available in $citfull. If you do not get your teeth professionally cleaned, then that hardened layer of calcified calculus will ultimately prevent toothbrush bristles, dental floss and even fluoride from doing their job, forcing you to lose hundreds of dollars a year buying products that can't clean your teeth the same way a professional cleaning can, when done by an accredited Ulster County Dentist. Only using mouthwash and floss when you have calculus build up does not treat the root cause of the problem, and does not properly clean the area underneath. The calculus will also slowly and eventually spread and begin to irritate your soft gum tissue, which many dentists advise is the wrong time to then seek treatment.

If you start with professional teeth cleaning, however, you will give your teeth a clean pallet and remove calculus. Any ‘at home’ efforts to clean your teeth will be effective only after a professional cleaning by a Ulster County Dentist.

Halitosis: Chronic Bad Breath

By John Baker

If you suffer from chronic bad breath, known to most of us as Halitosis, or just get bad breath from time to time, you may be doing the wrong things when it comes to oral hygiene. It is important to be aware of the causes of bad breath in order to prevent them in the future. What causes bad breath:

Tobacco: Smoking causes bad breath due to the chemicals found in cigarettes. The tar and Nicotine in each cigarette builds up in your mouth and stick to your teeth, gums and tongue. The chemicals also build bacteria in your mouth, causing chronic bad breath. Additionally, smoking dries out your mouth, which leads to odorous breath. It is important to note that smoking can also yield serious oral hygiene problems such as gum disease and oral cancer. Only a trained proffessional such as a Ulster County Dentist can identify the symptoms of these dangerous ailments.

Dry Mouth: When there is not enough saliva circulating the system, there is nothing to wash away excess food particles and bacteria in the mouth. As a result, a dry mouth yields an unpleasant smell, which can some times be allieviated by the occasional mouse rinse.

Infection: Bad breath can actually be a sign of an infection elsewhere in the body. If you suffer from chronic bad breath, and have ruled out an oral problem, see your doctor and see if it is a result of something deeper, which may require alternate forms of care other than oral hygiene techniques.

Bad breath can be also be temporarily or moderately cured by brushing your teeth or the supplemental usage of mints and gum, as well as other breath deodorizers. Sometimes, even washing your mouth with a liquid can help. These remedies only rid you of bad breath for the short term. In order to get rid of chronic bad breath, an antimicrobial mouthwash will do the trick. Flossing regularly also cures and prevents bad breath, for flossing actually rids the mouth of bacteria and excess food particles. 


Fluoride can also serve as a remedy against bad breath. Fluoride is a natural mineral that shields and strengthens teeth, and prevents them from getting cavities. It is best to begin using fluoride from a young age, but too much of it can actually damage teeth for good. Hence, it is essential to find out if the tap water in your area has fluoride in it. If your local area’s water is lacking fluoride, ask your dentist to recommend you some fluoride tablets. Most people don't actually know that the flouridation in their water is lacking in their area. We recommend being very proactive about this as proper fluoride exposure can definitely help strengthen and protect teeth.

Following a thorough and consistent oral hygiene routine is imperative in order to hinder and prevent bad breath. Brushing teeth, at least twice a day, is essential and using mouthwash floss and fluoride tablets are effective as well. It is also important to make sure that you replace your toothbrush every so often. Sometimes, when toothbrushes are left out for too long they get a mold-like smell and are actually carrying bacteria that can be much more harmful than helpful in keeping your teeth healthy!

As one of Ulster County’s best dentists would tell you, we recommend changing your toothbrush on average at least once a month and brushing three times daily. We also recommend purchasing little ‘to go’ toothbrushes to have with you at all times. After all, you never know when bad breath might hit, and so being prepared is key and you'll be helping to improve your oral hygeine along the way!

One Last Trip: How Oral Hygiene Can Affect More Than Your Mouth

By John Baker

Admittedly, we all quite often skip the bedtime routine of brushing our teeth, even though we know it's a huge no no! .  After a long day traversing $citfull by bus, train, subway, car or whatever other mode of transit we use to travel, it might be easy to start to believe that we've earned the right to ignore some of those essential self-care rituals.

After all, it's definitely human nature to tell yourself "What’s the worst that could happen?" Nobody likes to spend money to fill a cavity by a certified Ulster County Dentist when they could instead spend that same hard earned cash for airfare to Costa Rica! But at the same time, I can't remember anyone who was thrilled at the idea of a mouthful of silver fillings. Hopefully, the rationalization goes, our lax habits won’t lead to a cavity, gum disease or some other kind of dental affliction or illness. And to be completely honest, even if it does, so what? The worst case scenario, we'll cause some easily repairable damage to our gums or teeth. It’s not like we're endangering any vital organs.

Right?

Think again. Ulster County Dental students spend their first two years in school taking the same courses as medical students. To be a dentist, you must be very well versed in the workings of the entire body, not simply the oral landscape.  As it turns out, the mouth and the body are intricately connected. Bad oral hygiene could wreak havoc on your body, and a systemic condition could adversely affect what goes on in your mouth. That means that the floss and toothpaste that we leave untouched on the bathroom counter every single night could help us all achieve more than just a winning smile!

The mouth-body connection exists because bacterial buildup in the mouth can quickly lead to infection. That bacteria may then travel via the bloodstream to other parts of the body, causing you to become sick in a myriad number of ways. Your heart, pancreas, liver, joints, and nerves can be negatively impacted. Additionally, infection triggers the body’s inflammatory response, leading to the release of chemicals that combat infection. Over time, such harmful chemicals erode the gums and the enamel of the teeth, further increasing their vulnerability to infection as they wear away. Consequently, this also affects the body’s vulnerability to disease.

Perhaps the best example of the mouth-body connection is the relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes. Periodontal disease is the medical term for infection of the gums or bone. The inflammation that results from such infection impairs the body’s ability to utilize insulin. Insulin is the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels; without it, blood sugar can reach dangerously high levels. Furthermore, high blood sugar levels actually create an ideal environment for bacteria to thrive, which increases the risk of oral infection. Thus, poor oral health can contribute to diabetes, and diabetes can contribute to poor oral health. The causal arrow points both ways.

Diabetes is not the only serious illness that can be exacerbated by substandard oral health. Periodontal decay is implicated in heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, and low birth weights. Suddenly I'm sure, the idea that we should avoid cavities purely for financial or cosmetic reasons seems naïve.  Allowing bacterial flora to flourish in our mouth, day after day, is not only an unsanitary (and unappetizing!) practice; it is a potentially dangerous one. Giving our mouth the proper care will prevent the buildup of bacteria that can lead to periodontal disease and various systemic problems. I don't know about you, but tonight I’ll make one last trip to the resting place of my too-oft ignored electric toothbrush. If two minutes with my toothbrush will afford me preventative benefits on a host of measures, I’ll simply have to spend those two minutes dreaming up which self-care ritual to abandon next.

Professional Cleaning, and Its Importance:

By John Baker

 

Of course flossing, using mouthwash, and fluoride are great ways to keep your teeth clean and free of plaque. However, new breakthrough research shows, that it is not simply enough to prevent dental complications. Why not, you ask? The materials used during a professional dental cleaning from Ulster County Dentists remove even the toughest plaque and tooth stains, in even the most hard to reach places.

Often when people floss themselves, they miss some of the most important, albiet hard to reach spots and are left with plaque build up on their teeth, in between their teeth or other harmful places. The residing plaque hardens and becomes something us Ulster County dentists like to call calculus. And we're not referring to the most dreaded course in high school! Calculus, or hardened plaque, can only be treated by professional dental cleanings, available in $citfull. If you do not get your teeth professionally cleaned, then that hardened layer of calcified calculus will ultimately prevent toothbrush bristles, dental floss and even fluoride from doing their job, forcing you to lose hundreds of dollars a year buying products that can't clean your teeth the same way a professional cleaning can, when done by an accredited Ulster County Dentist. Only using mouthwash and floss when you have calculus build up does not treat the root cause of the problem, and does not properly clean the area underneath. The calculus will also slowly and eventually spread and begin to irritate your soft gum tissue, which many dentists advise is the wrong time to then seek treatment.

If you start with professional teeth cleaning, however, you will give your teeth a clean pallet and remove calculus. Any ‘at home’ efforts to clean your teeth will be effective only after a professional cleaning by a Ulster County Dentist.

Professional Cleaning, and Its Importance:

By John Baker

 

Of course flossing, using mouthwash, and fluoride are great ways to keep your teeth clean and free of plaque. However, new breakthrough research shows, that it is not simply enough to prevent dental complications. Why not, you ask? The materials used during a professional dental cleaning from Ulster County Dentists remove even the toughest plaque and tooth stains, in even the most hard to reach places.

Often when people floss themselves, they miss some of the most important, albiet hard to reach spots and are left with plaque build up on their teeth, in between their teeth or other harmful places. The residing plaque hardens and becomes something us Ulster County dentists like to call calculus. And we're not referring to the most dreaded course in high school! Calculus, or hardened plaque, can only be treated by professional dental cleanings, available in $citfull. If you do not get your teeth professionally cleaned, then that hardened layer of calcified calculus will ultimately prevent toothbrush bristles, dental floss and even fluoride from doing their job, forcing you to lose hundreds of dollars a year buying products that can't clean your teeth the same way a professional cleaning can, when done by an accredited Ulster County Dentist. Only using mouthwash and floss when you have calculus build up does not treat the root cause of the problem, and does not properly clean the area underneath. The calculus will also slowly and eventually spread and begin to irritate your soft gum tissue, which many dentists advise is the wrong time to then seek treatment.

If you start with professional teeth cleaning, however, you will give your teeth a clean pallet and remove calculus. Any ‘at home’ efforts to clean your teeth will be effective only after a professional cleaning by a Ulster County Dentist.

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