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

Pregnant Moms & Oral Health: Brushing & Flossing for Two

There are so many things to be concerned about when you find out you’re expecting. Eating right, taking enough vitamins, getting enough rest, telling your husband there is absolutely no way you are naming your firstborn son Bud Light… but what about your teeth? There’s an old saying—“you lose a tooth for every baby”—but those […]

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

Can F’s on Dental Checkups Cause F’s in School?

Going to school and getting an education are essential components of a child’s development, and they take the things they learn with them for the rest of their lives. No matter what type of school children attend, their support system at home has a great deal to do with not only their feelings about school […]

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Alternative Text Posted September 13, 2019 / Dental Health, Oral Cancer
Dr Alex Hawkins

The Smoking Gun: Tobacco & Oral Health

They say not everything natural is good for you. Nature has many poisons that humans have experimented with and learned the hard way to avoid. Tobacco is a popular plant that we’ve learned can really do a number on your health. Using tobacco is a personal and communal practice that can be really hard to […]

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

Sugar Rush: When Sweet Turns Bitter

You’ve heard it before. Too much sugar is not good for little bodies. Or, more precisely, added sugar is not good for people, big or small. The more we learn about how sugar affects the body, the more we realize that lots of added sugar has many downsides for health. This is particularly true of […]

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Alternative Text Posted June 13, 2019 / Dental Health, Dental Services, Dental Technology
Dr Alex Hawkins

Am I Too Old for Braces?

How old is too old for braces? It’s an interesting question—and the answer may surprise you! Hawkins Family Dentistry in Midlothian would like to share some information with readers today regarding patient age as it relates to orthodontic treatment. Spoiler Alert! Patient age alone is not a deal breaker when it comes to successful orthodontic […]

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

Bonding: A Perfect Smile is Always in Style

Whether you’ve never been thrilled with your smile, or it lacks the luster it once had, bonding is a multipurpose cosmetic and restorative dental procedure that can be performed on patients of all ages. Bonding has the capability to fill gaps, correct damage, and refurbish the overall structure and look of your teeth. Hawkins Family […]

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Alternative Text Posted April 13, 2019 / Dental Health, Oral Cancer
Dr Alex Hawkins

Oral Cancer – Prevention & Early Detection

Cancer is always a scary word—but it doesn’t have to be the last word. Equipped with good information and the best doctors, you can feel empowered to navigate whatever stands before you or your loved one. Oral cancer is common, affecting approximately 50,000 Americans every year. If you have more questions about oral cancer, read […]

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

Toothbrush Timers Can Make Brushing Fun for Kids!

Many parents wonder how to get—and keep—their kids interested in brushing their teeth. A wall chart with stickers may be enough, but some kids get bored more easily than others (especially in today’s digital age). While you may wish at times that your kids didn’t spend so much time online, technology does offer some positives […]

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