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Senior Dentistry: Embrace Healthy Aging

Someone once said, “Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.” How true! It can be disorienting and frustrating to watch your health change with age, but you don’t have to accept poor oral health and tooth loss as just a part of the game. On the contrary, your oral health […]

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Alternative Text Posted February 13, 2015 / News from Hawkins Family Dentistry
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Ice Cravings – A Sign of Something Worse?

We all know someone who asks for extra ice just so they can chew on it. And we’ve probably all heard that chewing ice is not healthy for your teeth. So what’s the truth? Is it best to put a stop to ice chewing? Absolutely, and for more reasons than most people are aware of. […]

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A Guide to Cavity Prevention

Imagine this- you have come to see Dr. Alex Hawkins for a cleaning and routine check-up. The cleaning goes well, but then Dr. Hawkins tells you that you have a cavity. You’ve been dreading the possibility of this news and now you fear that something must be wrong, since you have been brushing and flossing regularly. We […]

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Alternative Text Posted January 13, 2015 / News from Hawkins Family Dentistry
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What Causes Sensitive Teeth? Acid Erosion Explained!

Sugar is not the only thing that can harm your teeth. In fact, there are plenty of other substances that slowly chip away at our smiles. One of the biggest offenders is acid. Maybe you have heard of acid erosion, but just in case you haven’t, Dr. Alex Hawkins wants all Midlothian residents to have the facts […]

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Periodontal Disease in Pets

If you’re a regular visitor of our blog, you know that we love talking to Midlothian folks about the importance of good home dental hygiene and regular visits to Dr. Alex Hawkins. Preventive dental medicine adds years of good oral health and beautiful smiles to your family’s lives. But did you know that your pets can […]

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Cavities – They’re Not the End of the World

Why do I have cavities? It’s the word that people fear when they go to the dentist for their check-ups: Cavities. You brush twice a day and floss so why did your dentist give you a failing grade on the big oral health test? Here’s an interesting fact many in Midlothian don’t know: cavities are a […]

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Gentle Dental Care in Midlothian

What if You Haven’t Been to the Dentist for Several Years? Life is busy and we all have a long list of priorities to take care of, so it’s not hard to imagine that any number of things can get in the way of your regular dental hygiene routine, checkups and cleanings with Dr. Alex […]

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The Dental Health Diet – Foods for Healthy Gums

Keep Your Mouth Healthy with These Foods Hello Midlothian residents! As you know, Dr. Alex Hawkins and Hawkins Family Dentistry are committed to helping you maintain the best oral health and we’ve got some tips for you. It is common to hear about what not to eat, but today we are going to tell you about a […]

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Alternative Text Posted October 27, 2014 / News from Hawkins Family Dentistry
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Fight Gum Disease at Home – Brush the Right Way!

Brushing your teeth is an everyday routine that most people give little thought to. The truth is there are a number of common mistakes people make in the course of brushing. After all, how often do we really think about brushing technique? Here at Hawkins Family Dentistry, Dr. Alex Hawkins is all about making sure his […]

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Alternative Text Posted October 13, 2014 / News from Hawkins Family Dentistry
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5 Reasons to Treat Your Gum Disease

You might not even know it, but you probably have gum disease. 3 out of 4 people do! But, the good news is that it is easily treatable, especially when caught in its early stages. Hawkins Family Dentistry can help you get a happy, healthy mouth with simple treatments such as frequent cleanings and antibiotics. You […]

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