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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

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

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

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Senior Dentistry: Embrace Healthy Aging

Someone once said, “Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.” How true! It can be disorienting and frustrating to watch your health change with age, but you don’t have to accept poor oral health and

Posted in Dental Health, Dental Health Care, Dental Services, News from Hawkins Family Dentistry, Services

Sleep Apnea in Children

You may think being exhausted simply comes with the territory of being a parent (and it does), but there may also be a serious medical condition causing your child to wake up often throughout the night – sleep apnea. Sleep

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Lemon Juice – The Good, the Bad, & the Sour

In a great tale of opposites, lemon juice can be both acidic and basic, or alkaline. Read on to find out why people are talking about this, and what it means for your oral and overall health. What is pH

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Why Wisdom Teeth are Not So Wise

Most Midlothian folks have had some exposure to the concept of wisdom teeth. Perhaps you have had yours removed, are considering a removal, or Dr. Hawkins has just shown you an X-Ray with the infamous third molars creeping into view.

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Holistic Dentistry – A Whole Body Approach to Oral Health

True or false: the human body is made of many unique parts that work together and affect each other. True. True or false: dentists only treat oral health and do not consider other parts of the body. False. It is

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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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Choosing the Right Dentist

It’s no secret that Midlothian residents are careful about how they choose medical professionals for their family, but sometimes it’s not easy to find everything you want in a dentist. We at Hawkins Family Dentistry understand that choosing a dentist is no

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Veneers Can Give You Back Your Smile!

Having a great smile is a privilege that everyone in Midlothian should enjoy. The confidence that comes from having genuine pride in your pearly whites is irreplaceable. However, many of us struggle with imperfections in our teeth. Broken, chipped, cracked, stained,

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