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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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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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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 April 13, 2018 / Dental Health, Dental Services, Oral Hygiene, Patient Care
Dr Alex Hawkins

How Dental Sealants Keep Cavities at Bay!

If you are a parent, you probably know how difficult it is to get Midlothian children to brush and floss regularly. On top of that, young children often lack the necessary motor skills to properly care for their teeth. At Hawkins Family Dentistry, we want your whole family to have excellent dental health, so here’s […]

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Alternative Text Posted March 27, 2018 / Dental Health, Dental Services, Dental Technology
Dr Alex Hawkins

Mouthguards – Do They Really Work?

Sore jaw? Restless nights? Play sports? If any of these apply to you, you might be surprised to hear that you could use a mouthguard! Functions of Mouthguards Mouthguards are solid pieces of plastic that keep your teeth and jaw in a specific resting position. The basic function of a mouthguard is protection. Mouthguards help […]

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Alternative Text Posted January 27, 2018 / Dental Health, Dental Services, Dental Technology
Dr Alex Hawkins

When a Toothache is Not a Toothache

Most of us in Midlothian have experienced a toothache. At their mildest, toothaches may cause just enough discomfort to get on your nerves and disrupt your concentration, but at their worst, they can be debilitating. Because the pain feels like it’s coming from your tooth, it’s natural to assume that all toothaches are caused by […]

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Alternative Text Posted January 13, 2018 / Dental Health, Dental Services, Dental Technology, Patient Care
Dr Alex Hawkins

Crack Down on Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS), also known as cracked cusp syndrome or split tooth syndrome, is a painful condition that results from a crack in one of your teeth. CTS can mean anything from a tiny hairline split in the crown to a fracture that goes all the way to the root. If you have a […]

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