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Men’s teeth matter too! Why they should see their dentist today!

We get it. Oral hygiene is probably not something that you find yourself talking to your buddies about on the weekends. You probably don’t watch YouTube videos of teeth cleanings. That’s why Hawkins Family Dentistry is here to offer you

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Flossing: 3 Reasons to Floss Every Day

Everybody knows that they should floss every day. But it just doesn’t always happen that way, does it? We know that flossing is harder than brushing for a number of reasons, but we also know how important it is to

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Protect Your Teeth for a Healthy Baby

You might be surprised at the number of connections between infants and the oral health of their mothers, whether through cavities or gum disease, during both pregnancy and infancy. Gum Disease and Low Birth Weight Frightening new studies have shown

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Keep Your Teeth Healthy with Hydrogen Peroxide: Five Tips

kelly cree / Foter / CC BY A great, cheap product to add to your oral hygiene routine is  hydrogen peroxide, which can be used in a number of ways to keep your teeth healthy and clean. Hawkins Family Dentistry

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“Jailbreak” Bacteria Travel to Your Heart

June is National Men’s Health Month, and Hawkins Family Dentistry wants you to know about how your teeth can affect cardiovascular disease, the number one cause of death for men in our country. We want all of our patients to

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What are Aphthous Ulcers?

matsuyuki / Foter.com / CC BY-SA The more usual term for an aphthous ulcer or aphthae is a canker sore. These are quite common and often appear as small ulcerated areas in the oral cavity. There are two different types

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Gum Disease: What You Didn’t Know

In celebration of National Men’s Health Month and Father’s Day, Dr. Hawkins is hoping to educate all Midlothian, VA men and their loved ones about the dangers of periodontal disease. This condition is sadly underdiagnosed  and could affect as much

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Children’s Oral Health and the Relation to Family and Caregivers

makelessnoise / Foter.com / CC BY By: Alison Aldridge It probably comes as little surprise to learn that the oral health of a child is closely related to their family’s oral health, in particular to that of their primary care

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Periodontal Probing Depths and What They Mean

pheaber / Foter.com / CC BY-SA At each visit to your oral health care provider, a dentist or licensed hygienist will likely conduct a brief procedure called periodontal charting. While it may be confusing to patients, this assessment is a

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Teeth that Light Up a Room, in the Dark!

We’ve all seen glow-in-the-dark t-shirts, little kids shoes that light up when they walk, and even belts with flashing lights on them. But light up teeth? Two designers in Japan are doing just that to advertise a winter sale at

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