At Hamburg Family Dental, we know that knowledge is power, and we’re here to educate and empower our patients to take control of their oral and overall health. Most folks don’t realize how much your oral health impacts your overall health and vice versa, and we think this is vital information everyone needs to know. From fun dental facts to the history of the toothbrush, and how slacking on your oral hygiene routine could potentially lead to a heart attack or stroke—follow along on our blog for bi-monthly articles on all things oral health. Feel free to comment, share, and join the conversation!
How do you feel when you see that little plastic floss container in your medicine cabinet? Eagerness to achieve that clean feeling in your mouth? Or regret over a habit you have trouble keeping? Did you get excited about recent headlines saying flossing isn’t necessary? We’re sorry to break the news, but as your oral […]Continue Reading »
When you’re suddenly struck with a toothache, floating ideas of home remedies may quickly come to mind. Whether you heard it from your great-aunt or saw it on Pinterest, at-home treatments are everywhere. Lexington dentist, Dr. Alisha Patel can explain more about how to care for a toothache and when to come in for a […]Continue Reading »
Whitening strips are among the most popular health and beauty products in Lexington. Brightening up your pearly whites is a great way to give your smile a boost, and with all the over-the-counter options, there’s no reason not to pick one up and try it out. Dr. Alisha Patel wants you to be informed about every […]Continue Reading »
If your teeth or jaw don’t line up well with each other, you may have a crossbite. Dr. Alisha Patel, Lexington dentist explains more about this condition, its effects, and what you can do to treat it below. A Good Bite In a perfect world, your teeth would all be straight, and your upper jaw […]Continue Reading »
We all know someone who asks for extra ice just so they can chew on it. And we’ve probably all heard that chewing ice is not healthy for your teeth. So what’s the truth? Is it best to put a stop to ice chewing? Absolutely, and for more reasons than most people are aware of. […]Continue Reading »
When it comes to ridiculous beliefs on dental hygiene and treatment, we’ve heard just about everything. However, the most dangerous ones usually aren’t quite so over the top. Unfortunately, a number of dental myths are floating all over the world, so Dr. Alisha Patel is here to put an end to the misinformation. Don’t feel […]Continue Reading »
Living in a land of antibacterial gels, soaps, plastics, and even fabrics, it might surprise you to hear that tons of bacteria live in your mouth every day, and they aren’t all bad! In fact, some play an important role in keeping up your overall health. Some oral bacteria, however, can cause serious problems and […]Continue Reading »
In a great tale of opposites, lemon juice can be both acidic and basic, or alkaline. Read on to find out why people are talking about this, and what it means for your oral and overall health. What Is pH & Why Does It Matter? Drinking lemon juice (usually diluted in a glass of […]Continue Reading »
What parents do with their children’s baby teeth varies from family to family. Some save them, some throw them away, some make a craft project or a keepsake from them. Recent research is even exploring the possibility of having parents store their children’s baby teeth to preserve mesenchymal stem cell content in the event the […]Continue Reading »
The first known dental crowns were made as far back as 200 A.D. when Etruscans used gold to create crowns and bridges. Can you imagine what the process must have been like without the technology we have now? If you’d rather not, we can’t blame you! Thanks to digital x-rays and impressions, dentists today can […]Continue Reading »
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Lexington, KY 40509
Dr. Patel is a general dentist providing orthodontic services.
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