At Hamilton Family Dentistry, education is an important part of what we do—not just our own professional continuing education, but the knowledge we share with our family of patients. The more you know, the easier it will be to keep your family happy and healthy. We post two blog articles every month discussing topics that are both fun and serious, and we try to keep things fun as well as informative. Feel free to comment, share, and join the conversation!
What is Gum Disease? The short answer: gum disease is a common gum infection that can become very problematic, but you can prevent it! The long answer: all the tissues in your body have a self-defense mechanism called “inflammation.” When bacteria build up in your mouth, your gum tissue will inflame to try and kill […]Continue Reading »
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 »
Bad breath stinks, doesn’t it? Pardon the silly pun, but we think some icebreakers (get it, like the mint?) can make it easier to jump into what might be less than comfortable subjects. How do we know it isn’t a comfortable subject? Well, the fear of bad breath is so common, there’s even a name […]Continue Reading »
It’s often said that a true friend will tell you if you have bad breath. Bad breath, formally known as halitosis, is embarrassing and can hold you back from truly enjoying your life and social situations. Like a good friend, Dr. Wolfson & Dr. Krempel in Baltimore will tell it to you straight. Read more […]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 »
Some schools require a back-to-school dental visit, but even if yours doesn’t, right before school starts is a good time to schedule one of your child’s regular checkups. Dr. Wolfson & Dr. Krempel can take care of any problems so your child won’t have to miss class after school starts, and if oral hygiene routines […]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 »
One of the most common and destructive myths about oral health is that it’s normal for gums to bleed. Dr. Wolfson & Dr. Krempel would like everyone in Baltimore 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 […]Continue Reading »
It’s easy to think that baby teeth aren’t that important. They make their grand entrance (however painfully) and leave your baby’s mouth soon thereafter. But your baby’s oral health is very important, both in the present and to set the stage for a lifetime of health. Today Hamilton Family Dental would like to talk about […]Continue Reading »
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. Wolfson & Dr. Krempel and the skillful hygienists at Hamilton Family Dentistry. Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss & […]Continue Reading »
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