Dentistry Year-in-Review: Oral Cancer Screenings

Due to the severity of oral and throat cancer, it is important to always make sure you are receiving effective screenings routinely from your dentist to check for any instances of the disease. Every single year in America over 42,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed. To ensure oral cancer is found quickly enough,… Read more »

Dental Advice on Dental Floss

  Caring for your smile often consists of making sure you are using the right tools. If your tools are functioning effectively, or you’re not using them as much as possible, plaque buildup or other harmful acids can arise in your mouth and can contribute to dental erosion and other oral health ailments. To combat… Read more »

Making Your Checkup More Enjoyable When You’re Pregnant

At Chet B. Hawkins DDS Inc, we recognize that pregnancy can be a difficult time for many women. We want your pregnancy to be as stress-free as possible, and we think that means keeping your oral cavity clean and healthy. Because we want you to retain robust oral health during your pregnancy, for your sake… Read more »

Regular Use of a Dental Guard Can Help Lessen Complications from Chronic Night Grinding

Many adults and some children will grind their teeth as a neuro-physical response to chronic stress. Sometimes an untreated respiratory allergy can also contribute to the dental grinding response. At first, it might not seem to be a significant problem. Yet if it’s not addressed in some way the excessive force applied by clenching and… Read more »

Without Treatment Gingivitis Could Worsen

Periodontal disease is initially starts out as the gum inflammation of gingivitis. This is often the result of poor oral hygiene habits that contribute to hardened tartar building up on your teeth at the gumline. To help prevent this from happening the American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice each day as well as… Read more »

What Kinds of Teeth Do We Have?

  If the body is like a well-oiled machine, then the mouth is an excessively fine gear with plenty of teeth. (Pun intended.) Each of your pearly whites plays a role in helping you consume food in the most straightforward, effective ways possible, and that’s truly a wonder. There are four forms of pearly whites:… Read more »

Anesthesia: The Way to a More Comfortable Appointment

If you ever feel nervous about dental appointments, especially because you’re afraid of the pain you might feel, our dentist, Dr. Chet B. Hawkins, has some good news for you. Our dental team does absolutely everything we can to make sure you have the best dental appointment possible. One of the ways we do this… Read more »

Do You Have Questions About Oral Hygiene? Here Are Your Answers

Oral hygiene is vital for your oral health. It’s even more helpful if you know everything about it because it can help you accurately care for your teeth and gums. So, if you have questions regarding oral hygiene, it’s time to find the answers! Our dentist, Dr. Chet B. Hawkins, and dental team have some… Read more »

Fascinating Facts About the History of Dentistry

We at Chet B. Hawkins DDS Inc adore dentistry. We’ve dedicated our careers to it because we are in love with your smile. For thousands of years, humans like us have worked to develop better ways to care for teeth. Want to know some fascinating facts on the history of dentistry? Here they are: -The… Read more »

The Evolution of Toothpaste

Did you know that we humans have been cleaning our teeth for thousands of years? Over time, our ability to care for our teeth have improved, thanks to some amazing inventions. Centrifugal to these inventions is toothpaste. The following is a taste of the evolution of toothpaste throughout time: ~3000-5000 B.C.: Egyptians rub a teeth-cleaning… Read more »