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Alternative Text Posted December 27, 2018 / Dental Health, Dental News
Dr Alex Hawkins

Do I Have Herpes? Cold Sores 101

Cold sore. Fever blister. Herpes Simplex Virus-1. These babies go by a lot of different names, but the experience is always the same: Telltale burning or itching near the lip Red bump appears a day or so later Bump becomes a cluster of blisters Blisters dry up and scab over The scab falls off The […]

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Alternative Text Posted December 13, 2018 / Bad Breath, Dental Health, Dental News
Dr Alex Hawkins

Bad Breath: When Morning Breath Becomes Halitosis

It’s often said that a true friend will tell you if you have bad breath. Bad breath, formally known as halitosis, is embarrassing and can hold you back from truly enjoying your life and social situations. Like a good friend, Dr. Hawkins and Dr. Neidert in Midlothian will tell it to you straight. Read more […]

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Alternative Text Posted November 27, 2018 / Dental News, Dental Services
Dr Alex Hawkins

Prevention vs. Treatment of Oral Health

The World Health Organization defines health as “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Sadly, in our fast-paced culture, many of us settle for less-than-healthy or even truly sick conditions every day. We allow ourselves to be tired, achy, stressed and in pain more […]

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Alternative Text Posted November 13, 2018 / Dental News, Diabetes, Healthy Heart
Dr Alex Hawkins

The Oral-Systemic Link: Risk Factors for Tooth Decay

Did you know the same plaque that decays your teeth can cause major heart problems? What if you could fight plaque and heart failure both by improving your oral health? Dr. Hawkins and Dr. Neidert in Midlothian are here to tell you more! Someone dies from a heart attack every minute, according to the American […]

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Alternative Text Posted October 13, 2018 / Dental News
Dr Alex Hawkins

Dentists Are Doctors, Too!

There are many kinds of doctors – Doctors of English, Doctors of Philosophy, Doctors of Medicine, Dr. Pepper… (wink). Of course, when we use the term doctor, we most often mean a physician or doctor of medicine. But did you know that dentists are doctors, too? Every doctor has a specialty, and a dentist’s specialty […]

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Alternative Text Posted September 27, 2018 / Dental Health, Dental News
Dr Alex Hawkins

Sugar: Teeth’s Worst Nightmare

People in the United States eat more sugar than any other country in the world. (Fortunately, we also have some of the best dentists in the world.) You hear it all the time: “sugar rots your teeth.” But is it true? What exactly does sugar do to your teeth and why is it so bad? […]

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Alternative Text Posted September 13, 2018 / Dental Health, Dental News
Dr Alex Hawkins

Oral Anatomy 101

Welcome to your mouth! A healthy mouth is necessary for a healthy life. You might be surprised how many different parts work together to make your mouth function. Read more below from Dr. Hawkins and Dr. Neidert in Midlothian to get an in-depth look at the human mouth and how it works.

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Alternative Text Posted July 27, 2018 / Dental News, Dental Services
Dr Alex Hawkins

An Orthodontics Overview

The root word “ortho” means “straight or upright.” Orthodontics – you guessed it – help make your teeth straight. But oh, how it can do so much more! A lovely smile with straight teeth and an even bite is equal parts functional and beautiful – and thanks to scientific progress, all that can be yours. […]

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Alternative Text Posted July 13, 2018 / Dental News, Dental Services
Dr Alex Hawkins

The Best Way to Replace Missing Teeth

We all remember losing our teeth as children and being delighted to find money from the tooth fairy under our pillow, but it’s just not as much fun losing teeth as an adult. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have an average of […]

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Alternative Text Posted June 27, 2018 / Dental News, Dental Services, Teeth Whitening
Dr Alex Hawkins

Veneers – Not Just for the Silver Screen

There’s a lot of hair and makeup that goes into making your favorite stars sparkle on the screen. And while we can’t all hire a professional artist to make us look perfect every day, there is a lasting solution to giving you that perfect Hollywood smile – veneers! Dr. Hawkins and Dr. Neidert in Midlothian […]

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