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Your Oral Health Authority

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!

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Posted September 27, 2019 / Blog

Is Your Lipstick Aging You?

Lexington dentist Dr. Alisha Patel believes that natural beauty comes first. Our priority is for you to feel comfortable in your smile, and nothing should hold you back from laughing and grinning each day. Many different dental treatments can bring you this lifelong confidence. But we also know that the right makeup can enhance your […]

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Posted September 13, 2019 / Blog

Senior Dentistry: Embrace Healthy Aging

Someone once said, “Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.” How true!  While it can be frustrating to watch your health change as you age, you don’t have to accept poor oral health and tooth loss as just an inevitable part of the aging process. Your oral health is just […]

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Posted August 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health

When a Toothache is Not a Toothache

Most of us have experienced a toothache. At their mildest, toothaches may cause just enough discomfort to get on your nerves and disrupt your concentration, but at their worst, they can be debilitating. Because the pain feels like it’s coming from your tooth, it’s natural to assume that all toothaches are caused by cavities, gum […]

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Posted August 13, 2019 / Blog, Dental Services

Dental Crowns 101

Sometimes in life, you just need a do-over. That’s precisely what dental crowns are—a new start for your tooth. Teeth are important players in your life! They’re not only the first responders for your digestive tract, but they can make a great first impression – so you deserve a beautiful, fully-functioning set. If your teeth […]

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Posted July 27, 2019 / Blog

Do You Need a Tooth Extraction?

We’ve all had a toothache at some point or another. While you should always consult Lexington dentist, Dr. Alisha Patel, it’s not always a serious problem. Often, the issue can be fixed with a filling or a root canal. However, many people have found themselves in a situation where the tooth is not salvageable, and […]

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Posted July 13, 2019 / Blog, Dental Services

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s…Invisalign®!

If you have a crooked tooth, odd spaces between your teeth or a poor bite, you might be considering all of your orthodontic options. Orthodontics is a specialty in dentistry that realigns your bite and teeth for the best possible look and function. Did you know that our ancestors actually had naturally larger jaws? This […]

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Posted June 27, 2019 / Dental Health

Is Your Little One Getting Enough Calcium?

Calcium. We regularly hear how important calcium is for our kids’ diets. It’s vital for healthy growth. Calcium is a building block for strong bones. It helps with hormone balance and keeps the heart pumping and blood circulating normally. But, did you know that calcium is also vital for healthy teeth? Calcium builds strong bones. […]

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Posted June 13, 2019 / Blog

Dental Friends with Benefits

At Hamburg Family Dental, our goal is to make your dental visits as pleasant as possible. Part of this effort includes taking the complication out of utilizing your insurance benefits. Dr. Alisha Patel knows there can be confusing terms and stipulations in insurance plans that can be a barrier between you and the care you […]

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Posted May 27, 2019 / Blog

Chocolate is Good for Oral Health – True or False?

Most of us were taught when we were kids that sweets like chocolate will rot your teeth. While this may remain true for some types of our favorite sweet snack, that doesn’t mean we have to take it off the menu altogether. In fact, recent studies have found that dark chocolate, containing high percentages of […]

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Posted May 13, 2019 / Dental Health

Gum Disease: More Than Just Gums

Your Mouth: A Picture of Health Did you know that when a dentist looks at your mouth, they can tell a lot more than just how often you’re brushing? It’s true—your oral health is like a window into your lifestyle and habits. Lexington dentist Dr. Alisha Patel should know. We’ve seen mouths from all over […]

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