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Alternative Text Posted March 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr Alex Hawkins

Why Have a Dental Implant?

Dental implants replace an entire tooth—including the root—with a permanent replacement. Dr. Hawkins or Dr. Neidert can tell you it is the #1 most popular tooth replacement method in all of dentistry, but there are many reasons dental implant surgery may be recommended. Dental implants may work for you if you have one or more […]

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Alternative Text Posted February 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr Alex Hawkins

I Need Straight Teeth… Tomorrow!

If you’ve been considering straightening your smile but don’t want to go through the lengthy process of traditional braces, Six Month Smiles® may be a great solution. If a big life event such as a wedding, prom, or reunion is coming up and you need a quick fix to boost your confidence, consulting your Midlothian […]

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Alternative Text Posted February 13, 2020 / Blog, Oral Cancer
Dr Alex Hawkins

Rising Oral Cancer Rates – Have You Been Screened?

The prevalence of oral cancer in America is increasing, with an estimated 49,750 people being diagnosed in 2017 alone. Of those newly diagnosed individuals, it is projected that only 57% will live 5 years beyond receiving the news. Oral cancer will cause almost 10,000 deaths annually, equating to nearly 1 person per hour. These statistics […]

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Alternative Text Posted January 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr Alex Hawkins

Do You Smooch Your Pooch?

We’ve all heard the expression that a dog is a (hu)man’s best friend, and dog lovers wouldn’t disagree. There’s also a common misconception that “a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s mouth”. As it turns out, that’s not true at all, and there are many reasons you should never let your dog kiss you […]

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Alternative Text Posted January 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr Alex Hawkins

Crowning Glory: Aesthetic Dental Crowns

The first known dental crowns were made as far back as 200 A.D. when Etruscans used gold to create crowns and bridges. Can you imagine what the process must have been like without the technology we have now? If you’d rather not, we can’t blame you! Thanks to digital x-rays and impressions, dentists today can […]

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Alternative Text Posted December 27, 2019 / Blog
Dr Alex Hawkins

The Way Your Teeth Meet: Overbite Edition

Do you know the status of your occlusion? That’s the technical term used to describe the way your maxillary (upper) and mandibular (lower) teeth align. If you happen to have a bite that doesn’t connect quite right—or at all—it’s referred to as a malocclusion. You might ask yourself, “Well, I can eat and speak without […]

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Alternative Text Posted December 13, 2019 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr Alex Hawkins

Dental Sealants Keep Cavities at Bay

A trip to the dentist should be a pleasant experience. That’s what we want for our kids: happy associations with that twice-annual visit to your Midlothian dentists at Hawkins Family Dentistry. Nothing ruins the good feeling at a dental visit faster than the dreaded words, “I found a cavity.” A cavity in a baby tooth […]

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Alternative Text Posted November 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr Alex Hawkins

Brace Yourself: It’s Time for a New Menu

According to the American Association of Orthodontics, over four million people in the United States are undergoing orthodontic treatment at any given time, and about 25% of those people are adults. These statistics include different types of orthodontic treatments, such as clear aligner systems that have become increasingly popular in recent years. Clear aligners can […]

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Alternative Text Posted November 13, 2019 / Blog
Dr Alex Hawkins

Dental Insurance Trends

Above any other medical need, people are more likely to skip seeing the dentist because they can’t afford it. Many people choose not to buy dental insurance because it’s an added cost without a lot of perceived value. For some reason, people simply feel more comfortable taking this risk because they don’t fully understand the […]

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Alternative Text Posted October 27, 2019 / Dental Health
Dr Alex Hawkins

Can Bleeding Gums Cause a Heart Attack?

What is the Oral-Systemic Link? You’ve always heard that it’s important to take care of your teeth. Brush and floss every day, and see the dentist for good oral health. But did you know that your oral health could directly affect your overall health? And the road goes both ways—problems with your overall health show […]

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