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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 February 27, 2018 / Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr Alex Hawkins

Caring for Your Dentures

The image of a glass full of false teeth on the nightstand is plastered all throughout popular culture. You would think that soaking your dentures in water and cleaner is sufficient, but Dr. Hawkins and Dr. Neidert remind us that proper denture care requires more than just that. In fact, denture maintenance is an important […]

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Alternative Text Posted February 13, 2018 / Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr Alex Hawkins

To Be or Not to Be Sugar-Free: The Facts About Artificial Sweeteners

Originally created for people unable to consume regular sugars, alternative and artificial sweeteners have become extremely popular in Midlothian in all kinds of different products. From chewing gum to diet soda, Dr. Hawkins and Dr. Neidert want you to know which of these options are best for your dental and general health – so here […]

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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 December 27, 2017 / Dental Health, Dental Services, Patient Care, Services
Dr Alex Hawkins

Is it Time to Straighten Your Teeth?

When to Straighten Your Teeth There are a lot of reasons to straighten teeth, and there are a lot of ways to do it. But you may not know that there are many unique times in your life when it might be best to straighten your teeth. In general, dentists begin considering the potential need […]

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

Are You Singing the Toothache Blues?

Are you or a loved one suffering from the toothache blues? Don’t wait around in pain for the problem to resolve itself. Although we do enjoy spending quality time with our patients at Hawkins Family Dentistry, we don’t want any Midlothian residents to have to undergo dental procedures that could have been avoided. A toothache […]

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Alternative Text Posted September 13, 2017 / Dental Services, Patient Care, Services, Teeth Whitening
Dr Alex Hawkins

Cosmetic Dentistry – A Beautiful Smile is a Powerful Thing

There is a law of nature that “function follows form.” It’s a saying that means that how something looks actually determines how it works. For example, you may own many screwdrivers of different sizes and shapes (form) to loosen all different kinds of screws (function). Think of a watering can with a long spout that’s […]

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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 August 13, 2017 / Dental Services, Dental Health, Patient Care, Services, Teeth Whitening
Dr Alex Hawkins

Adult Dentistry: It’s Never Too Late

Good News for Grown Ups “Adulting” can be hard. Between rent, bills, kids, a career, and other responsibilities, it can be hard to make time for yourself. But independence, parenting, fulfilling work, and the wisdom that comes with age can be pretty fantastic, too. So how does your oral healthcare fit into a grown up […]

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