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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!

Posted October 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Erin Wolfson

Can Gum Disease Cause Birth Defects?

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 […]

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Posted September 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Technology
Erin Wolfson

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 […]

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Posted September 13, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Erin Wolfson

Help Your Little Superhero Fight Bad Breath Bugs

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 […]

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Posted August 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Erin Wolfson

Bad Breath: When Morning Breath Becomes Halitosis

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 […]

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Posted August 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Erin Wolfson

Bacteria: The Good, the Bad & the Neutral

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 […]

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Posted July 27, 2021 / Blog
Erin Wolfson

Questions to Ask at a Back-to-School Dental Visit

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 […]

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Posted July 13, 2021 / Blog
Erin Wolfson

Baby Teeth: Folklore & Traditions Around the World

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 […]

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Posted June 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Erin Wolfson

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. 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 […]

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Posted June 15, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Erin Wolfson

Baby Dentistry: Teething & Other Joys

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 […]

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Posted May 27, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Erin Wolfson

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. Wolfson & Dr. Krempel and the skillful hygienists at Hamilton Family Dentistry. Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss & […]

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