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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 July 27, 2019 / Dental Services, Dental Technology, Services
Dr Alex Hawkins

Same Day Dentistry – Too Good to Be True?

In a world of same day shipping and same day photo prints, your dental restorations can now be same day services too! This is thanks to CEREC® milling machines and digital imaging technology. CEREC is short for “ceramic reconstruction”. This technology has been around since the early 1980s and it’s only gotten better with time, […]

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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 May 27, 2019 / Dental Services, Services, Teeth Whitening
Dr Alex Hawkins

Could White Teeth Help You Land a Job Interview?

A recent, three-part study by Crest® puts numbers to what most of us already knew – white teeth are beautiful and powerful! The study used both qualitative and quantitative measures in multiple settings to determine what effect white teeth can have on a person’s life. In a portion of the study on employment, researchers found […]

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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, 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 February 13, 2019 / Dental Health, Dental Services
Dr Alex Hawkins

Filling in the Gaps: Restoring Your Smile & Quality of Life

Life is full of unexpected surprises, and while we’d love for all of them to be smile-inducing, that’s not entirely realistic—and there may be many reasons you hide your smile. If you’re hiding your smile because of one or more missing teeth, we want you to know you’re not alone. In fact, 120 million people […]

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

Six Months to a Straighter Smile

Six Month Smiles® is a short-term orthodontic treatment that adds some updated twists to traditional braces—with average treatment times of only six months! No one loves the way metal wires and brackets look, and for teens and adults who are concerned about the appearance of their smile during orthodontic treatment, the clear brackets and tooth-colored […]

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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 August 27, 2018 / Dental Services, Dental Technology
Dr Alex Hawkins

Your Options for Teeth Straightening

Maybe Mona Lisa would have cracked a real smile if she had been more confident in her teeth! All jokes aside, you don’t have to live every day embarrassed by your own smile. Orthodontic treatments today are much more desirable than those of yesteryear. There are a lot of good reasons to straighten your teeth, both […]

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