Is Your Halitosis Being Caused by an Unknown Ailment?

Is your halitosis being caused by an unknown ailment? Halitosis, a symptom more commonly referred to as bad breath, is a disorder that is caused from foul odors coming from the mouth. Typically, bad breath is caused by poor oral hygiene or infection in your mouth, but it can stem from deeper problems within your… Read more »

Insights to Help You When Shopping for a New Toothpaste

Applying toothpaste to your soft-bristled toothbrush serves several different purposes. A toothpaste formulated with micro-abrasives and a trace amount of fluoride is most common. This helps to scour away plaque and stray food material from teeth while also bolstering the mineral density of the tooth enamel to resist bacterial tooth decay. While this is the… Read more »

Not Sure How to Use a Water Flosser? Here Are Instructions

Water flossers are handy tools that clean your smile and help you prevent dental issues, like tooth decay and gum disease. They are also handy because they don’t involve slimy fingers, slippery floss, and harmed gums. However, they can be a little tricky to use due to their high-tech qualities. So, to help you use… Read more »

How a Dental Crown Is Placed

If one of your teeth becomes damaged or badly decayed, Dr. Chet B. Hawkins may recommend a dental crown in Houston, Texas, to return your tooth to its former glory. A dental crown is a custom-made cap that is placed over a tooth to restore its strength, shape, size, and appearance. A dental crown may… Read more »

Protect, Enhance, and Upgrade Damaged Teeth with Dental Crowns

Have you suffered any damage to your teeth that needs to be restored? Are your teeth so stained or discolored that no amount of whitening treatment will help? Protect, enhance, and upgrade damaged teeth with dental crowns. Dental crowns are protective caps that are placed atop of teeth to conceal them from harm and provide… Read more »

Professional Dental Bleaching Treatments Are the Safest Method for Removing Stains from Your Teeth

Here at Chet B. Hawkins DDS Inc, Dr. Chet B. Hawkins understands just how much a stained smile can affect your self-esteem. Once surface stains manage to penetrate deep into your tooth enamel, they can be nearly impossible to remove with the consumer-grade whitening products sold on store shelves. To fully whiten a smile suffering… Read more »

A Crown Might Be Needed to Repair a Badly Decayed Tooth

Tooth decay is often the result of poor oral hygiene habits allowing the bacteria in your mouth to exploit the tooth enamel. With early detection, Dr. Chet B. Hawkins can repair the tooth with a dental filling. If the tooth decay is allowed to spread, the tooth enamel might be so compromised that a filling… Read more »

Sleep Apnea Can Have Serious Health Consequences

Have you ever awoken in the middle of the night and it wasn’t a bad dream or a loud noise that woke you up? If you find yourself waking up frequently, you could be experiencing sleep apnea, which is a condition where the airway becomes blocked or the brain fails to send the proper signals… Read more »

Improve Your Smile by Removing the Risks

A great smile is only as good as the effort put in to maintain it. If you constantly take risks that put your smile in harm’s way, the likelihood that harm will eventually find you increases dramatically. Our team wants your smile to remain safe so it can remain effective. Improve your smile by removing… Read more »

Suffering from TMJ Disorder? We Can Help!

Do you ever experience tightness or tension in your jaw when you wake up? Do you ever suffer from mild irritation or extreme pain in your jaw? Do you have similar pain or discomfort in your throat or in your neck? If so, you could be suffering from TMJ disorder, which is often referred to… Read more »