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Gum Disease – More Than Just Gums

Your Mouth: A Picture of Health Did you know that when a dentist looks at your mouth, they can tell a lot more than just how often you’re brushing? It’s true: your oral health is like a window into your

Posted in Dental Health, Diabetes, Healthy Heart

Did George Washington Really Have Wooden Teeth?

When he became the first president of the United States, George Washington had only one real tooth left! You heard right—just ONE. Everyone has heard something about this great man and his dental history, but if you heard that Washington

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Fun Dental Facts – Did You Know?

Dentistry is serious medicine, and daily oral hygiene is a top priority. But teeth can be pretty fun, too – not to mention fascinating. For starters, have you ever seen the full sets of baby teeth and adult teeth present in

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Dental Insurance FAQ: The Basics

At Hawkins Family Dentistry, we understand that dental insurance can be a tricky thing to navigate. Evaluating dental plans and considering deductibles, benefits, which treatments are covered, and the mountain of other information insurance companies provide can be a headache

Posted in Dental Health Care, Dental Services, Patient Care, Services

How Dental Sealants Keep Cavities at Bay!

If you are a parent, you probably know how difficult it is to get Midlothian children to brush and floss regularly. On top of that, young children often lack the necessary motor skills to properly care for their teeth. At

Posted in Dental Health, Dental Services, Oral Hygiene, Patient Care

Mouthguards – Do They Really Work?

Sore jaw? Restless nights? Play sports? If any of these apply to you, you might be surprised to hear that you could use a mouthguard! Functions of Mouthguards Mouthguards are solid pieces of plastic that keep your teeth and jaw

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Chocolate is Good for Oral Health – True or False?

Most of us were taught when we were kids that sweets like chocolate will rot your teeth. While this may remain true for some types of our favorite sweet snack, that doesn’t mean we have to take it off the

Posted in Dental Health, Oral Hygiene

Caring for Your Dentures

The image of a glass full of false teeth on the nightstand is plastered all throughout popular culture. You would think that soaking your dentures in water and cleaner is sufficient, but Dr. Hawkins and Dr. Neidert remind us that

Posted in Dental Health, Patient Care

To Be or Not to Be Sugar-Free: The Facts About Artificial Sweeteners

Originally created for people unable to consume regular sugars, alternative and artificial sweeteners have become extremely popular in Midlothian in all kinds of different products. From chewing gum to diet soda, Dr. Hawkins and Dr. Neidert want you to know

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When a Toothache is Not a Toothache

Most of us in Midlothian have experienced a toothache. At their mildest, toothaches may cause just enough discomfort to get on your nerves and disrupt your concentration, but at their worst, they can be debilitating. Because the pain feels like

Posted in Dental Health, Dental Services, Dental Technology

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