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Oral Hygiene

Alternative Text Posted February 27, 2019 / Oral Hygiene
Dr Alex Hawkins

4 Ways to Prevent Tooth Decay in Children

As a parent, you only want what’s best for your little one. Whether you’re a new mom navigating the waters of caring for your first-born, or a seasoned pro ready to start your own family softball team (sorry neighbor kids, all positions are filled), preventing tooth decay in kids is never an easy feat. Because […]

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Alternative Text Posted August 13, 2018 / Dental Health, Healthy Heart, Oral Hygiene
Dr Alex Hawkins

Don’t Eat That: A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Mouth

Some foods will help you grow healthy teeth and keep them forever. Some foods will prevent you from growing healthy teeth, or harm the ones you already have. You can grow and maintain strong, healthy teeth by eating a diet your mouth (and your body) will truly love. Diet is Everything

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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 13, 2018 / Dental Health, Oral Hygiene
Dr Alex Hawkins

Chocolate is Good for Oral Health – True or False?

Most of us were taught when we were kids that sweets like chocolate will rot your teeth. While this may remain true for some types of our favorite sweet snack, that doesn’t mean we have to take it off the menu altogether. In fact, recent studies have found that dark chocolate, containing high percentages of […]

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Alternative Text Posted August 27, 2017 / Dental News, Dental Services, Oral Hygiene, Patient Care, Services, Uncategorized
Dr Alex Hawkins

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 cause you problems is anyone’s guess, but if you’re experiencing some specific pain in your […]

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Alternative Text Posted July 27, 2017 / Dental Health Care, Dental News, Dental Services, Oral Hygiene, Patient Care, Services
Dr Alex Hawkins

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 build up in your mouth, your gum tissue will inflame to try and kill it. […]

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Alternative Text Posted December 27, 2016 / Dental Health, Dental News, Oral Hygiene, Patient Care
Dr Alex Hawkins

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 the expert hygienists at Hawkins Family Dentistry. If you have any questions or would like […]

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Alternative Text Posted December 13, 2016 / Dental Health, Dental News, Oral Hygiene, Patient Care
Dr Alex Hawkins

Soft Food Recipes – What to Eat After Dental Work

You did it! You got the consultation, booked the appointment, and you actually showed up on the big day. You saw the dentist and now all of that effort has left you hungry! The question is: what can you eat after having dental work done? For some of us, it’s nostalgic to remember having a […]

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Alternative Text Posted September 27, 2016 / Dental Health, Dental Services, Dental Technology, Oral Hygiene
Dr Alex Hawkins

The Story of Caries Prevention

If we told you that your mouth is the site of a constant battle between teeth and bacteria, would you believe us? Alright, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but the fact that Midlothian teeth are always at risk of developing dental caries is no exaggeration. In case you’ve never heard about caries, Dr. Alex Hawkins is going […]

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Alternative Text Posted August 27, 2016 / Dental Health, Dental News, Oral Hygiene, Patient Care
Dr Alex Hawkins

Diet Soda and Dental Health: What You Need to Know

In today’s calorie-obsessed culture, it can be hard to find the truth among all of the health-conscious noise. Often times, Midlothian residents are misinformed and mislead about the health benefits of trends like as cleanses, sugar alternatives, diets, organic vs. nonorganic, and a myriad of other common topics. Today, Dr. Alex Hawkins would like to clear up any […]

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