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John F. Carpenter, D.M.D., M.A.G.D.
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A 42 year old male patient, let’s call him “Bob”, presented to the office last month.  Bob’s main complaint was he was afraid to kiss his wife because of his bad breath.  “Our sex life is suffering because of it and my kids have been avoiding me.”
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18 Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | Times Herald-Record
Local dentist
receives honor
Carpenter of New Windsor was
recently honored
with a Congressional
and the Humanitarian
of Services
Award. He was
sponsored by U.S.
Rep. Sean Patrick
Maloney and Sen.
Kirsten Gillibrand.
These awards recognize Carpenter’s
“steadfast commitment
to improving the lives of others
for the past 3 decades” and “his
dedication to the betterment of
our community”.
Carpenter has volunteered
for the Donated Dental Services
(DDS) Program of New York
since its inception. This program
allows the elderly, disabled and
fi nancially challenged to receive
dental care. As a volunteer at
Westchester Medical Center’s
Department of Dental Medicine,
Carpenter teaches and mentors
dental residents with the planning
and execution of all phases
of dentistry. The residents are in
their fi nal year of training after
completing four years of dental
Carpenter is a member of multiple
dental organizations as well
as a lecturer and author of many
articles on dental implantology.
He is a Master of the Academy of
Dentistry and a Diplomate in the
International Congress of Oral
Implantology. He can be reached
at 561-2330 or visit HudsonValley-
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Root Canal vs Implant Treatment?  Of course no one looks forward to a Root Canal, but should a tooth be extracted and an implant placed?  Each situation is different and time must be taken to fully evaluate each individual's case.  This past week, there were no options for one of my patients and her front tooth required extraction and immediate implant placement.  Other times, when the tooth is less damaged, it is best to perform root canal treatment.
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Finally Spring is here.  What a tough winter we had!
Our newest office improvement, a beverage station, has been receiving rave reviews.  Please enjoy a coffee, tea or sparkling water while visiting us. 
As many of you might know, Dr. Carpenter was appointed as an Attending at Westchester Medical Center.  He supervises the dental residents on Fridays and has just presented a series of 3 lectures on Dental Implant Complications.
Please remember us if you have any family members or friends who would benefit from joining our dental family.
Thank you.
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Halitosis or Bad Breath affects more than 80 million people in the US.  Caused by decaying debris, bacteria and poor oral hygiene.  Many contributing factors also exist.  Saliva also plays a major role.  Please visit our site to learn more about causes and how to control bad breath.
John F. Carpenter DMD, MAGD Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry & Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentist John F. Carpenter in New Windsor NY offers Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry to New Windsor, 845.561.2330
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Can a sinus infection cause a toothache?
This past week at my office, a patient presented complaining of a toothache.  After careful examination, testing and X-ray, no evidence of a tooth problem existed.  With further questioning, it became obvious the patient  was experiencing a sinus infection. 
This same phenomenon probably occurs every other month at my office and can be easily explained.  The maxillary sinus is located inside each cheekbone.  It is an air-filled cavity extending down and around the maxillary molars.  When the sinus becomes infected, mucus and fluid fills the sinus and creates pressure on the teeth, hence, tooth pain.  The signs and symptoms of sinus and tooth problems vary amongst individuals and can often mirror each other.  This can create a diagnostic challenge for dentists. 
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December 6th, 2015 by John F. Carpenter, D.M.D., M.A.G.D., DICOI
Cold sores need to be treated at the prodromal stage.  This stage is just before blisters are noted and when tingling, itching, and burning around the lips is felt.
OTC Treatment
Cold compress and lubrication are older remedies and can be effective.  Abreva is the only FDA-approved over the counter remedy.
In Office Treatment
Low-level laser treatment
Denavir (penciclovir) is an anti-viral prescription medicine.  This is my favorite treatment for patients who have recurrent episodes of cold sores.  It is best to keep this prescription handy and apply when symptoms are first noted and before the outbreak is more severe.
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How do we treat canker sores (apthous ulcers)?
Treatment is pallative, for comfort only.  These lesions will disappear completely in 7-10 days with or without treatment.  The problem is these ulcerated lesions can be quite painful!
Many treatments are available, but my preferred treatment is low-level laser treatment.  This usually provides immediate pain relief. 
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Do you have gum disease?  Did you know gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss and has also been associated with heart disease, low birth weight, diabetes and other health problems?  According to the Center for Disease Control, 50% of US adults have some form of gum disease (periodontal disease).  Major risk factors for periodontal disease include a generic predisposition, smoking, lack of routine home care, diet, certain systemic diseases, and various medications.
John F. Carpenter DMD, MAGD Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry & Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentist John F. Carpenter in New Windsor NY offers Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, 845.561.2330
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You wont find a better dentist anywhere!...HIGHLY RECOMMEND
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Dr. John Carpenter has been appointed to the medical staff of Westchester Medical Center's Department of Dental Medicine.  He helps with the education of dental residents and assists them in planning and executing all phases of dentistry. 
Meet John F. Carpenter, DMD who is part of an elite group of cosmetic dentists that perform both the cosmetic and surgical parts of implant dentistry.
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The greatest invention of the 21st Century - Dental Implants?  Look what's available to help millions of edentulous patients.  Regain the ability to eat anything you want, not just what you can.
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Pat Wrixon
4 weeks ago
Going to see the dentist used to always make me cringe. But with dr. Carpenter and his team I actually look forward 2 going because no matter what the reason is for seeing him I know I will be well taken care of. Professional and personable each and every one of them. They're like family! And I'm thankful every time I need a dentist that dr.C and his team were highly recommended to me.
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Tom Confrey
a month ago
Dr. Carpenter and his staff are excellent. I have been a patient for 20+ years. I recommend him to anyone looking for dental care.
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Elaine Oliver
2 years ago
Dr. Carpenter has been my dentist for years. I'd never dream of going anywhere else. He has so much knowledge to offer patients. Dr. Carpenter spends his time explaining all treatment options to you and answers all questions. There's never been a problem with his work. I totally trust his judgment; his staff is wonderful. Very clean office, too. Do yourself a favor and call Carpenter today.
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Francine Laurino
2 years ago
Everyone should be coming to Dr. John Carpenter for there dental work, he is thorough and painless and gets the treatment done in a timely manner, he has treated me and my family for over 27 years and the work is always perfection. I highly recomend you give them a call, you will be very satisfied with the results
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Carole Owen
a month ago
I've been going to Dr. Carpenter for almost thirty years. I wouldn't even think of going to anyone else!! There is none better and he is definitely the best!!! He also has a great staff!!!
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8 months ago
We just recommended him to a friend who heard us bragging on him a few months ago. I WAS very nervous if not phobic about dentists...not anymore!! He's the best. Mike and Barb Perry Smith
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Margaret Gonzalez
a year ago
Several years ago, my partner and I found Dr. Carpenter via a close friend and one of his satisfied long term patients. Since then, we too have joined the ranks of satisfied patients. Meticulous care has been been taken on all our dental related and related health issues. Existing serious problems have been addressed with minimal pain to the mouth as well as the credit card. Years of award winning experience, modern methods, and old fashion pride in his workmanship, makes Dr. Carpenter the dentist we want to keep, Hey Doc any chance of working out of Goshen?
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Belisa Cubic
4 years ago
From my very first phone call I could tell this office was different and my respect and appreciation has only grown since! You'll step back in time from the cozy front area where you're greeted by name, and the warm caring assistants who never leave you feeling lost or rushed, to Dr Carpenter himself whose concern for his patients and passion for his work are nothing short of inspiring. There is nothing old fashioned about the state of the art tools however and the doctor will tell you all about them with the enthusiasm of a kid at Christmas! If only all my doctors offices could be like this!
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