Biofilm: The Most Important Film of the Year
Biofilm is quite literally a “film” or layer of biological matter that forms on teeth, in sink pipes, on river rocks, and more. Biofilm is made of many different things. Think of it as concrete, which contains cement as well as a slew of other materials. It’s likely you’ve been aware of biofilm on your […]Continue Reading »
How Dental Sealants Keep Cavities at Bay!
If you are a parent, you probably know how difficult it is to get children to brush and floss regularly. On top of that, young children often lack the necessary motor skills to properly care for their teeth. At Hamburg Family Dental, we want your whole family to have excellent dental health, so here’s some […]Continue Reading »
Crowns, Bridges, Dentures & Implants: The Facts
There are lots of ways to deal with missing or damaged teeth. You’ve probably heard one of us at Hamburg Family Dental talking about implants, dentures, bridges, and crowns, but have you ever wondered what they are and how they work? Dr. Alisha Patel knows that folks like to be informed, so think of this […]Continue Reading »
The Best Way to Replace Missing Teeth
We all remember losing our teeth as children and being delighted to find money from the tooth fairy under our pillow, but it’s just not as much fun losing teeth as an adult. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have an average of […]Continue Reading »
The Importance of Dental X-Rays
The technology of dental medicine is advancing by the minute. There are now sophisticated techniques for diagnosing and tracking oral cancer, correcting crooked teeth in less than a year, treating periodontitis (advanced gum disease) without surgery, and much more. Yet, when it comes down to diagnosing issues and creating an effective treatment plan, nothing beats […]Continue Reading »
Dentistry in the Digital Age
Technology has changed nearly every aspect of human life and modern society. New tools, programs, and education can greatly improve your healthcare, too! Let’s say you need any kind of standard dental restoration for a cracked or missing tooth. From x-rays and impressions to surgery and installation, your whole treatment could be digital. We’re so […]Continue Reading »
How Long Will I Have to Wear a Retainer?
You’ve worn your braces or aligners, kept your checkup appointments, and followed treatment instructions from Dr. Alisha Patel. You love your new smile, but it’s not over yet—how long will you have to wear a retainer? There are two types of retainers: removable and fixed. Removable retainers are taken out of your mouth during your […]Continue Reading »
Is it Time to Straighten?
When to Straighten Your Teeth There are a lot of reasons to straighten your teeth, and there are a lot of ways to do it. But you may not know that there are many unique times in your life when it might be best to straighten your teeth. In general, dentists begin considering the potential […]Continue Reading »
4 Facts About Dental Implants
Many people will lose a tooth at some point in their lives, but that doesn’t mean your smile needs to suffer. There are numerous ways to fix a lost tooth, but today, Dr. Alisha Patel would like to educate you about the best option for a healthy smile that will last a lifetime: dental implants. […]Continue Reading »
Crowning Glory: Esthetic Dental Crowns
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 »