Smile: It’s Good for You!
Your smile is more powerful than you may know. Scientists have studied many aspects of smiling, such as how it affects your brain, your health, and your overall experience of life. Even the situation you’re in and the people around you are influenced by your smile. The findings may surprise you. Or, if you’re someone […]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 »
Sugar: Teeth’s Worst Nightmare
People in the United States eat more sugar than any other country in the world. (Fortunately, we also have some of the best dentists in the world.) You hear it all the time: “sugar rots your teeth.” But is it true? What exactly does sugar do to your teeth and why is it so bad? […]Continue Reading »
How to Clean Teeth Like a Dentist
Oral hygiene is the foundation of good dental health. Brushing and flossing regularly is the best way to keep your smile healthy and clean. Consider this your personal cleaning tutorial on the art of dental hygiene, instructed by Dr. Alisha Patel and the skillful hygienists at Hamburg Family Dental. Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss & Mouthwash Before […]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 »
Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Bleeding Gums
One of the most common and destructive myths about oral health is that it’s normal for gums to bleed. Dr. Patel would like everyone in Lexington to know that this is not the case! Imagine if we weren’t talking about gums—should any part of your body start to bleed whenever you touch it? The truth […]Continue Reading »
Can Dry Socket Be Deadly?
The dreaded words of warning for anyone who has a tooth extraction: dry socket. A dry socket is a painful complication after a routine treatment like an extraction, but it can be avoided if you’re careful, and it definitely won’t kill you. Read more below from Lexington dentist, Dr. Alisha Patel, on what a dry […]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 »
Stop Tooth Pain & Sensitivity Now!
Why Are My Teeth Sensitive? There are many specialized toothbrushes and types of mouthwash and toothpaste available to those who suffer from sensitive teeth. It is a very common problem that lots of products claim they can solve, but have you ever wondered why it exists? Today, Hamburg Family Dental would like to explain what […]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 »
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