A Porcelain Dental Crown Can Cosmetically Restore a Tooth

Discolored or misshapen tooth enamel can leave you with a cosmetically unappealing tooth. A front tooth with a noticeable dental filling or existing dental fracture can also leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile’s appearance. If you have an unappealing tooth you should consider scheduling an appointment with a dentist like Dr. Chet B. Hawkins…. Read more »

A Basic Screening Can Detect Early Signs of Oral Cancer

Along with a consistent daily oral hygiene routine, having a dental checkup performed twice a year is essential for maintaining a healthy mouth. Each of these outpatient appointments consists of a dental hygienist performing a dental cleaning and polishing treatment. Once this is done our dentist will administer a detailed oral exam to detect any… Read more »

A Night Guard Might Be Part of a TMJ Disorder Treatment Plan

The chronic condition known as TMJ disorder often causes a dull ache around the temples, or in front of the ears. In some of these cases the person also experiences discomfort in the temporomandibular joints when biting down or an uncomfortable clicking sensation. TMJ disorder can be related to several factors including early onset arthritis… Read more »

Tips for Keeping Your Smile Healthy and Strong This Spring Break

Spring break is a time full of fun, adventures and making new memories. Sometimes it can get quite busy. Our dentist, Dr. Chet B. Hawkins, understands that and also understands that smile care might not be on the top of your priority list. Well, even though this might be true, it’s still very important to… Read more »

Common Causes of Bad Breath

Bad breath, which is medically known as halitosis, can be a downer on social outings. You may try to cover bad breath with mints, gum or mouthwash, but these are only temporary solutions. Address the cause of the problem with the help of Dr. Chet B. Hawkins. Food When food particles break down around your… Read more »

Choosing Your New Toothbrush

Your toothbrush should be replaced every three to four months. Keep in mind that a worn toothbrush cannot brush your teeth as well. But with so many toothbrushes available, how do you choose the best new toothbrush for your smile? Our team is thrilled to give you advice to make toothbrush shopping simpler. Toothbrush Head… Read more »

Toothpaste and Other Oral Health Tools

We’ve heard it before, now we’ll hear it again: brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes, and floss once daily. We know that is the foundation for great oral hygiene. But what about the proper way to brush? Too many of us assume that a tough-bristled toothbrush and lots of abrasive toothpaste are… Read more »

Build Your Best Smile with Dental Veneers

If you are looking to cosmetically enhance your smile, there are numerous choices you can select from. In many situations, cosmetic enhancements thanks to dental veneers, are designed to drastically improve your smile. Dental veneers also referred to as porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates, are thin, custom-made shells designed to cover the fronts of… Read more »

Overcome Dental Anxiety With These Tips

Often, the fear of the unknown can be daunting for many individuals. In addition, we tend to get nervous whenever someone is invading our personal space. These two colliding forces occur in dentistry every day. Because of it, numerous individuals suffer from what is known as dental anxiety. If you do have stresses or concerns… Read more »

How to Recognize and Address Swollen Gums

Do you consider often the health of your gums when caring for your teeth? You have probably heard of gum disease, but there are many health issues that can cause problems in your gums tissue. We encourage you to learn the causes and treatments of swollen gums so that you can address this issue with… Read more »