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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

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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

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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

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Crack Down on Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS), also known as cracked cusp syndrome or split tooth syndrome, is a painful condition that results from a crack in one of your teeth. CTS can mean anything from a tiny hairline split in the crown

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Is it Time to Straighten Your Teeth?

When to Straighten Your Teeth There are a lot of reasons to straighten teeth, and there are a lot of ways to do it. But you may not know that there are many unique times in your life when it

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Oral Health Tips at Every Age

A few things are equally important for your oral health no matter your age or stage of life. Good nutrition, brushing and flossing habits, visiting the dentist, and a little fluoride are always (always) the essentials – you won’t ever

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Breastfeeding & Dental Work

If you’re a new mom or about to be one, you’re likely already used to putting your needs second to the needs of this beautiful new little person in your life – but maintaining good oral hygiene is still important

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TMJ – The Root of Your Pain

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is a really long name … so let’s call it TMJ.  That sounds more familiar-you’ve probably heard it before. Maybe some lingering pain in your chewing muscles and bones even have you wondering if you have it.

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Adult Dentistry: It’s Never Too Late

Good News for Grown Ups “Adulting” can be hard. Between rent, bills, kids, a career, and other responsibilities, it can be hard to make time for yourself. But independence, parenting, fulfilling work, and the wisdom that comes with age can

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