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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 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 May 27, 2018 / Dental News, Dental Technology
Dr Alex Hawkins

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 had wooden teeth, then you heard wrong. This myth is totally false—and Dr. Hawkins and […]

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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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Alternative Text Posted November 27, 2016 / Dental Health, Dental Services, Dental Technology
Dr Alex Hawkins

What is Dental Botox®?

As specialists in facial anatomy and esthetics, an increasing number of dentists are taking their skills into the world of Botox®. Often associated just with appearances, Botox® can be equally as therapeutic as cosmetic. Botox® is a purified protein that irons out wrinkles by attaching to a muscle and preventing it from contracting. These muscles […]

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Alternative Text Posted October 27, 2016 / Dental Health, Dental News, Dental Technology, Patient Care
Dr Alex Hawkins

Oxygen Therapy – A Breath of Fresh Air

Your Midlothian dentist, Dr. Alex Hawkins at Hawkins Family Dental knows that no two patients are alike. Everyone deserves a personalized approach to oral health – but what is something no patient (or even human) can live without? Air—or more specifically, oxygen. The Power of Ozone in Dentistry Oxygen is essential for your cellular health and […]

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Alternative Text Posted October 13, 2016 / Dental Health, Dental Services, Dental Technology
Dr Alex Hawkins

Replace Missing Teeth – Dentures & Dental Implants

So you’re missing a tooth—or a few! An apple a day will not take care of this one, unfortunately. It’s time to consider dentures or dental implants. A variety of personal and practical factors will determine which solution is best for your new smile. Don’t feel lost among all the pros and cons of choosing […]

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