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Dental Health Care

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

Is Flossing Really Necessary?

How do you feel when you see that little plastic floss container in your medicine cabinet? Eagerness to achieve that clean feeling in your mouth? Or regret over a habit you have trouble keeping? Did you get excited about recent headlines saying flossing isn’t necessary? We’re sorry to break the news, but as your oral […]

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Alternative Text Posted August 13, 2019 / Dental Health Care
Dr Alex Hawkins

Good, Clean, Wholesome Family Dentistry

You love your teeth. You brush them twice a day, floss once a day, and see your dentist regularly. Right? We love your teeth, too! In fact, there’s so much to know about caring for your oral health that dentistry has quite a few categories of specialties and different kinds of dentists. The primary dentist […]

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Alternative Text Posted May 13, 2019 / Dental Health Care, Dental Services
Dr Alex Hawkins

How are Dental Savings Plans Different from Insurance?

Understanding any type of medical or dental insurance can be a challenge, especially for uninsured folks trying to find a plan on their own. According to the National Association of Dental Plans, about 74 million Americans had no dental insurance coverage at the end of 2016. One possible solution is dental savings plans (also called […]

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Alternative Text Posted April 27, 2018 / Dental Health Care, Dental Services, Patient Care, Services
Dr Alex Hawkins

Dental Insurance FAQ: The Basics

At Hawkins Family Dentistry, we understand that dental insurance can be a tricky thing to navigate. Evaluating dental plans and considering deductibles, benefits, which treatments are covered, and the mountain of other information insurance companies provide can be a headache in and of itself. Dr. Hawkins and Dr. Neidert want every Midlothian resident to have […]

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Alternative Text Posted November 23, 2017 / Dental Health, Dental Health Care
Dr Alex Hawkins

Breastfeeding & Dental Work

If you’re a new mom or about to be one, you’re likely already used to putting your needs second to the needs of this beautiful new little person in your life – but maintaining good oral hygiene is still important for keeping you and your baby in tip-top shape. If something happens and you need […]

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Alternative Text Posted November 13, 2017 / Dental Health Care
Dr Alex Hawkins

How Dental Night Guards Can Help You

It’s common to see people wearing mouth guards in Midlothian for protection during all kinds of sports, such as football, basketball, and boxing – but did you know that lots of folks wear mouth guards at night for their dental health? People who grind their teeth (bruxism) and people with sleep apnea can get relief […]

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Alternative Text Posted October 13, 2017 / Dental Health Care
Dr Alex Hawkins

The Ultimate Toothpaste Guide

Fresh breath sets the tone for every moment of your day: first thing in the morning, before an important meeting, after working out, or just before bed. Whether you prefer cool mint, invigorating cinnamon, or herbal anise, it’s your favorite trusty toothpaste that delivers that fresh, clean feeling. So, what’s the scoop on toothpaste? What […]

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Alternative Text Posted September 27, 2017 / Dental Health Care, Dental News, Dental Services, Patient Care, Services
Dr Alex Hawkins

Are You Singing the Toothache Blues?

Are you or a loved one suffering from the toothache blues? Don’t wait around in pain for the problem to resolve itself. Although we do enjoy spending quality time with our patients at Hawkins Family Dentistry, we don’t want any Midlothian residents to have to undergo dental procedures that could have been avoided. A toothache […]

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Alternative Text Posted July 27, 2017 / Dental Health Care, Dental News, Dental Services, Oral Hygiene, Patient Care, Services
Dr Alex Hawkins

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 build up in your mouth, your gum tissue will inflame to try and kill it. […]

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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 tooth loss as just a part of the game. On the contrary, your oral health […]

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