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Gum Disease & Birth Defects

What is Gum Disease? The short answer: Gum disease is a common gum infection that can become very problematic, but you can prevent it! The long answer: All over your body, tissues have a self-defense mechanism called “inflammation.” When bacteria

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

How to Clean Teeth Like a Dentist

Oral hygiene is the foundation of good dental health! Brushing and flossing regularly is the best way to keep your Midlothian smile healthy and clean. Consider this your personal tutorial on the art of dental hygiene, instructed by Dr. Alex Hawkins and

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

Soft Food Recipes – What to Eat After Dental Work

You did it! You got the consultation, booked the appointment, and you actually showed up on the big day. You saw the dentist and now all of that effort has left you hungry! The question is: what can you eat

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

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

Posted in Dental Health, Dental Services, Dental Technology, Oral Hygiene

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,

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

History of Dental Hygiene

With modern advances in dental medicine and the careful attention that Midlothian, VA residents pay to their dental hygiene, it is hard to imagine what life for teeth was like when the pilgrims first landed on these shores. We at

Posted in Dental Health Care, News from Hawkins Family Dentistry, Oral Hygiene

Dry Mouth and Prescriptions

If you have started taking a new medication recently, chances are your doctor told you that a side-effect would be dry mouth. This side-effect is common with many prescriptions, and it now affects nearly half of everyone over the age

Posted in Bad Breath, News from Hawkins Family Dentistry, Oral Hygiene

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

Posted in Dental Health Care, News from Hawkins Family Dentistry, Oral Hygiene, Teeth Whitening

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

Posted in Dental Health Care, News from Hawkins Family Dentistry, Oral Hygiene

What Is Acid Erosion?

You’ve probably seen a lot of toothpaste commercials that talk about acid erosion, but they don’t always explain everything. What is causing acid erosion? Do your teeth have acid erosion? What can you do to stop it?   Dr. Hawkins

Posted in News from Hawkins Family Dentistry, Oral Hygiene, Teeth Whitening

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