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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 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 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 20, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Erin Wolfson

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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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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