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Did George Washington Really Have Wooden Teeth?

When he became the first president of the United States, George Washington had only one real tooth left! You heard right—just ONE. Everyone has heard something about this great man and his dental history, but if you heard that Washington

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Fun Dental Facts – Did You Know?

Dentistry is serious medicine, and daily oral hygiene is a top priority. But teeth can be pretty fun, too – not to mention fascinating. For starters, have you ever seen the full sets of baby teeth and adult teeth present in

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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

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Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Nicknamed for the fact that they come into your mouth (and your life) by the time you are finally mature and supposedly “wise” wisdom teeth are simply molars in the far back of your mouth. Whether or not these molars

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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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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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Dental Inlays & Onlays

Bite. Crack. Ouch! A cracked or broken tooth is a real problem. Unlike other bones in your body, a tooth will not heal itself and you need to take care of it immediately. Depending on how bad the damage is

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I’d Rather Have a Root Canal

Have you ever heard someone say, “It was worse than a root canal?” Most of us in Midlothian are used to hearing root canals compared some genuinely unpleasant circumstances, but Dr. Alex Hawkins would like set the record straight and

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Dentistry for Kids: What the Tooth Fairy Won’t Tell You

Dentistry for Kids: What the Tooth Fairy Won’t Tell You Kids are constantly growing and changing, and their mouths are no exception! Throughout childhood, kids lose their baby teeth, gain adult teeth, and they begin to take ownership over their

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How to Clean Teeth Like a Dentist

Oral hygiene is the foundation of good dental health! Brushing and flossing regularly is the best way to keep your Midlothian smile healthy and clean. Consider this your personal tutorial on the art of dental hygiene, instructed by Dr. Alex Hawkins and

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