Want to keep your family’s smiles healthy and strong for a lifetime? Wish you could prevent the kinds of issues like gum recession, sensitivity, or decay that seem almost inevitable? Want to avoid constant dental repairs? Well, you’ve come to the right place.
Dr. Chet Hawkins knows that his patients deserve more than the drill-and-fill dentistry offered in so many chain practices and clinics all over Houston. We absolutely believe in the efficacy of preventive dentistry and work hard to keep every smile in top shape with minimal intervention. We use advanced technology like digital x-rays and intraoral cameras to discover and diagnose issues before they begin, as well as the injection Wand and sedation dentistry to keep you relaxed and free of pain.
Prevention for Smile and Body
One of the primary reasons we emphasize preventive dentistry, other than the fact that everyone needs a healthy mouth to eat, speak, and laugh, is that there is a direct and undeniable link between your oral health and your overall physical health. Studies prove that oral infection can lead to all kinds of systemic illnesses and issues such as:
- Immune-system compromise
- Atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries
- Heart attacks
- Pregnancy complications
- Worsening diabetes
- Joint replacement failure
And doctors are even beginning to see links between gum disease and Alzheimer’s.
We don’t believe any of our Houston friends or neighbors should have their health put at risk by dentistry that offers a quick fix instead of a preventative plan. If you want to protect both your health and your smile, give Dr. Chet Hawkins a call today. We will work with you to set up a plan that addresses your underlying dental problems (if there are any), brings your mouth to total wellness, and keeps it that way for the life of your smile.