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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 June 13, 2024 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care

Oral Piercings: Not Cool for Teeth

Remember that guy with the lip ring you had a crush on in high school? I wonder how his teeth are doing now. Don’t get us wrong—at Hamburg Family Dental, we’re all about the freedom of self-expression, and if body modifications like tattoos and piercings are your thing, we support you. However, as your dental […]

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Posted April 13, 2024 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care

Why Are My Baby’s Teeth Stained?

As brand-new humans, it seems logical that babies and children would have gleaming white teeth to go along with their bright eyes and soft skin. Baby teeth—also called primary teeth—generally do appear whiter than adult permanent teeth because they are more calcified. However,  it is not uncommon for a child’s teeth to appear less than […]

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Posted February 13, 2024 / Blog, Dental Technology, Patient Care

Don’t Bite That! Bad Habits to Avoid with Braces

Millions of people of all ages use orthodontics to straighten their teeth each year. Clear aligner therapies like Invisalign® are popular not only because they are invisible and removable, but because they are difficult to break or damage. However, not all teeth can be straightened with clear aligner orthodontics, and even clear or tooth-colored systems […]

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Posted November 13, 2023 / Blog, Patient Care

Toothbrush Timers Can Make Brushing Fun for Kids!

Many parents wonder how to get—and keep—their kids interested in brushing their teeth. A wall chart with stickers may be enough, but some kids get bored more easily than others (especially in today’s digital age).  While you may wish at times that your kids didn’t spend so much time online, technology does offer some positives […]

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Posted October 27, 2023 / Blog, Patient Care

Xylitol: Is it Safe for Kids?

What is Xylitol? Xylitol is a naturally-occurring substance found in the birch tree and in many fruits and vegetables. Its chemical structure resembles a cross between sugar and alcohol—but it is neither. Xylitol is used as an FDA-approved artificial sweetener that can also assist in the prevention of tooth decay, so Hamburg Family Dental would […]

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Posted October 17, 2023 / Blog, Dental Technology, Patient Care

Adult Braces: What to Expect at Your First Appointment

Orthodontics Aren’t Just Kid Stuff The use of orthodontic appliances to improve smiles isn’t just for kids and teens anymore. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, about one million Americans and Canadians over the age of 18 wear braces or aligners, and the use of adult orthodontics rose 24 percent between 1989 and 2008.  […]

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Posted September 28, 2023 / Blog, Patient Care

How to Choose the Right Pediatric Dentist for Your Child

Being the parent of a little one (or a couple or a few) means making a lot of decisions each day—what to dress them in, what to feed them, what books to read, toys to purchase, and schools in your district. There are also a lot of questions you’ll ask, such as: “How do I […]

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Posted September 14, 2023 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care

Finding Your Oasis: Food & Drinks for Dry Mouth

Xerostomia is the technical term for dry mouth, the condition that results from absent or reduced saliva flow. It is not a disease on its own, but it may be a side effect of medication or radiation treatments.  Xerostomia affects about 20% of the elderly population—not because of their age, but due to the increased […]

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Posted August 27, 2023 / Blog, Dental Technology, Patient Care

Is It Time for Braces Already?

These days, people of all ages receive orthodontic treatment, but many of us still associate braces with the awkward and angsty pre-teen and teen years. While some kids are excited about braces because they know some “cool” teenagers who have them, others may worry about how braces might look or feel.   Mom and Dad are […]

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Posted August 22, 2023 / Blog, Patient Care

Are Baby Bottles Bad for Baby Teeth?

Tooth decay in infants and very young children is often called baby bottle tooth decay. This happens when liquids with natural or artificial sugars remain in an infant’s mouth for extended periods of time. Bacteria in the baby’s mouth thrive on these sugars, using them to produce acids that attack the teeth and gums. Today, […]

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