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Dental Health

The More You Know

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 February 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Erin Wolfson

Oral Health & Alzheimer’s

Did you know that unhealthy gums might put your brain at risk?  Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia, which harms your memory, ability to think, and can cause changes in your personality. It’s very common and usually affects people aged 60 and over. And, Alzheimer’s might be significantly more likely to happen if your mouth […]

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

An Alkaline Diet for Oral Health

Acids and bases might sound like something from far back in your memory, like middle-school science class, but the concept is still very applicable to every aspect of life today. The foods and beverages you consume daily have a very big effect on your oral health and overall health, for better or worse. You can […]

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Posted December 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Erin Wolfson

How Dental Nightguards Can Help You

It’s common to see people wearing mouth guards for protection during all kinds of sports, such as football, basketball, and boxing, but did you know that lots of folks wear mouth guards at night for their dental health? People who grind their teeth (bruxism) and people with sleep apnea can get relief from their symptoms […]

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Posted November 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Erin Wolfson

Oral Cancer – Prevention & Early Detection

Cancer is always a scary word—but it doesn’t have to be the last word. Equipped with good information and the best doctors, you can feel empowered to navigate whatever stands before you or your loved one.  Oral cancer is common, affecting approximately 50,000 Americans every year. If you have more questions about oral cancer, read […]

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Posted October 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Erin Wolfson

Fluoride: Good or Bad?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the fluoridation of drinking water is ranked among the ten greatest public health achievements of 20th century America. However, a quick search of the internet tells us that fluoride can actually be toxic if ingested in large enough quantities.  So which is true? Do the health […]

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Posted September 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Erin Wolfson

Does Your Chewing Gum Fight Tooth Decay?

Avid gum chewers rejoice! Your love for the sticky, stretchy stuff can be beneficial for your oral health—depending on its ingredients. If you’re chewing gum with artificial sweeteners such as sorbitol, sucralose, aspartame, or mannitol, it’s true you’re avoiding traditional sugar, but your teeth aren’t as likely to thank you as they might be if […]

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Posted August 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health, Dental Services
Erin Wolfson

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

Accidents are never planned and rarely anticipated, but good dental care is always ready and available 24/7. Like all medical emergencies, dental emergencies require quality care, and fast! Here’s what to do if you think you have a dental emergency on your hands. What is a Dental Emergency? If you are in a lot of […]

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Posted August 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Erin Wolfson

Updating Your Health History May Help Save Your Teeth

Although you may think of general health and dental health as two completely unrelated categories, they are much more connected than the average person suspects. Just as the information you share with your general practitioner assists them in keeping you healthy, your Baltimore dentist, Dr. Erin Wolfson, depends on your input for optimal dental health. […]

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Posted July 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Erin Wolfson

Is My Child’s Oral Hygiene Routine Sufficient?

A child’s happy, healthy smile is a source of pride and joy for parents—and dentists, too! For this reason, you’ll likely spend a good deal of time helping them develop superb oral hygiene routines to ensure they keep their teeth for life. When you’re just getting started, you may have a lot of questions. We […]

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Posted June 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health, Dental Services
Erin Wolfson

Do You Need a Tooth Extraction?

We’ve all had a toothache at some point or another. While you should always consult your Baltimore dentist, 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 the only […]

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