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Smile: It’s Good For You!

Your smile is more powerful than you may know. Scientists have studied many aspects of smiling, such as how it affects your brain, your health, and your overall experience of life. Even the situation you’re in and the people around

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Oxygen Therapy – A Breath of Fresh Air

Your Midlothian dentist, Dr. Alex Hawkins at Hawkins Family Dental knows that no two patients are alike. Everyone deserves a personalized approach to oral health – but what is something no patient (or even human) can live without? Air—or more specifically,

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Replace Missing Teeth – Dentures & Dental Implants

So you’re missing a tooth—or a few! An apple a day will not take care of this one, unfortunately. It’s time to consider dentures or dental implants. A variety of personal and practical factors will determine which solution is best

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The Story of Caries Prevention

If we told you that your mouth is the site of a constant battle between teeth and bacteria, would you believe us? Alright, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but the fact that Midlothian teeth are always at risk of developing dental

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Diet Soda and Dental Health: What You Need to Know

In today’s calorie-obsessed culture, it can be hard to find the truth among all of the health-conscious noise. Often times, Midlothian residents are misinformed and mislead about the health benefits of trends like as cleanses, sugar alternatives, diets, organic vs. nonorganic,

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If You’re Avoiding the Dentist

We’ve all got our reasons. Money. Time. The fear of pain. Juggling insurance. Facing one more reminder that we really should be flossing more. Any of these might cause us to avoid and put off regular visits to the dentist.

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Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, and Dental Implants: The Facts

There are lots of ways to deal with missing or damaged teeth. You’ve probably heard one of us at Hawkins Family Dentistry talking about implants, dentures, bridges, and crowns, but have you ever wondered what they are and how they work?

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The Truth about Gum Disease: Why You Should Treat it and How to Stay Healthy

Here’s a shocker for you – 75% of people are affected by gum disease (that’s 3 out of every 4 people!), but the majority of them will never be treated properly. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is usually

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Flossing for a Great Smile

Flossing your teeth is just as important as brushing, so why is it that we often forget or neglect to floss? Whatever your reasons may be, Dr. Alex Hawkins wants all Midlothian residents to know that brushing AND flossing are

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