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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 Washington County has the following cities, please select yours.

Argyle, NY
Cambridge, NY
Fort Ann, NY
Fort Edward, NY
Granville, NY
Greenwich, NY
Hudson Falls, NY
Salem, NY
Whitehall, NY



Dental Services Offered

Oral Health Cleaning
Triodent
Chemosurgical Gingivectomy
Triodent
Hydraulic Sinus Condensing
Tooth Bleaching
Prophylaxis
Dental Restoration
Plaque Removal
Gum Bleaching
Bridges
Radioactive Dentin Abrasion
Maxillofacial Surgery
Maxillofacial Surgery
Apicoectomy


Dental Insurances Offered

CAREington Plan 500
Argus Dental
American Denticare
Compdent
Nationwide Life Insurance Classic 1500
DHA
Local 25 I.B.E.W.
Assurant Employee Benefits
Flex America
Faculty Association of S.C.C. Benefit Fund




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(518) 291-5552
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Root Canal

By John Baker

A root canal occurs when a dentist or endodontist (a root canal specialist) removes inflamed or infected pulp within and below a tooth. The pulp is where the blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue are located. During a root canal, the pulp chamber and root canal(s) of the inflamed area are cleaned, filled, and sealed. If the infection is not treated, pain and swelling may occur and the tooth may have to be extracted.

Infection can occur because of:

  • trauma to the tooth
  • a deep cavity
  • a cracked or broken tooth
  • multiple dental procedures

The prognosis for a tooth with a root canal is good. The tooth can last a lifetime with regular dental checkups, however, root canals can still develop cavities or gum disease. Root canals can be simple procedures taken care of in one to three visits with minimal pain. If you are concerned you may need a root canal, it is important to see a Washington County dentist to preserve your tooth and smile.

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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington County Dentist.

Why Bad Dental Genes Just Don't Matter

By John Baker

It has been long believed that an individuals’ dental genetic makeup plays an imperative role for one’s dental health. Recent studies, however, prove otherwise and lead to the finding that environmental factors are far more important for the mouth’s microbial set up.

Genome Research, a revered dental health magazine, published a study tackling what factors control the different microorganisms in the mouth. Investigators discovered that environment plays a major role on determining microbiota. In this study, the researchers examined microbial DNA in saliva samples of groups of twins, and compared it to the bacteria in the individuals. This way, the researchers were able to differentiate between the genetics of the twins, and the impact the environment has on their dental health, giving us crucial insight.

When the salivary microbiomes of identical twins were compared to that of fraternal twins, scientists found that genetics does not play an important role.
As the twins moved apart from each other, their microbiota became less similar.

Environmental factors of our dental health have never been more relevant. A dentists’ role of cleaning, maintaining, and preventing damage to our teeth is heightened as a result to these findings.

What is environmental impact? Environmental impact is how our surroundings and daily habits affect our dental health. Flossing, using mouthwash, and fluoride intake are all effective measures that work with the environment to yield better dental health. Other factors, such as regular cleanings and visits to the dentist can also prevent Dental diseases and have been proven to have a positive affect on dental health. Ultimately, the only thing that ultimately works to preserve your dental health, is visiting your local Washington County Dentist.

Why Taking Medication Can Cause Cavities

By John Baker

Many medications, such as anti-depressants and even Ibuprofen, can cause dry mouth. Dry mouth, or lack of saliva, increases risk of cavities. Why? Salivary flow forms as a natural inhibiter of plaque and thus decreases risk of cavities.

Therefore, if you are on medication, it is imperative that you take extra measures to take care of your teeth. Flossing and brushing is important, and using mouthwash is essential. The mouthwash serves as a replacement for saliva, and will decrease chances of cavities.

Additionally, to increase oral care, it is important to use a soft-bristled toothbrush. If the bristles are bent then your teeth will not be cleaned properly. It is also important to brush properly, and clean the outside surfaces of your teeth. Positioning your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle, and brushing in a circularly motion, can reduce cavities by as much as 70 percent.

Flossing properly is also essential for saliva flow, and cavity prevention. How do you floss properly? Insert floss between teeth and move your hands in a back and forth motion. Do this gently, for if you floss to hard you may tear gums and actually increase chance of gum infection.

Taking dental precautions undoubtedly prevents cavities. Adding dental rituals, such as flossing and using fluoride, just takes up five minutes of your time and can prevent you from some of the most serious dental related diseases. Also, you should schedule a regular appointment with a Washington County Dentist, who can further instruct you on deep cleaning techniques for superb dental health and oral hygeine, or to provide services such as cleanings, root canals, crowns or caps.

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