A Serious Lip Injury Might Need First Aid or Professional Care

A minor lip injury from accidentally biting your lip during a meal, is rarely a cause for concern. Yet there are other instances, where a bad fall, home accident or sports injury causes serious damage to a lip. Should something like this befall you, applying some basic first aid principles will help manage the pain,… Read more »

Water Flosser Instructions

Water flossers are handy tools that make cleaning your smile much easier, especially because you don’t have to deal with soggy fingers, slippery floss, and damaged gums. However, because water flossers are so high tech, many have a hard time operating them. So, if you’re one of those people, Dr. Chet B. Hawkins and our… Read more »

A Tooth Suffering a Missing Filling Requires Professional Care

Fillings are a typical dental treatment used to repair a tooth suffering from a small chip or cavity. They are typically made from materials like gold, composite, amalgam, or dental-grade porcelain, which are immune to the bacterial ravages of tooth decay. However, it is still possible for inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine to… Read more »

The Dental Crown Placement Process

If one of your teeth becomes badly decayed or damaged in any way, Dr. Chet B. Hawkins may recommend a dental crown in Boerne, Texas. 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 be suggested for your smile… Read more »

A Crown Might Be Needed to Treat a Large Area of Tooth Decay

Tooth decay that compromises the health and strength of a tooth is always a serious cause for concern. Without professional treatment, the cavity will continue to grow larger. As time goes by, the cavity could become too large for Dr. Chet B. Hawkins to viably treat it with a standard filling. For a tooth in… Read more »

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

If you get easily stressed or anxious when going to the dentist, there are sedatives that you can take that will ease your mind and dull your senses. Depending on the level of sedation you require, different sedatives can produce different results. Some can put your mind and mouth as ease while others can put… Read more »

The Details About What Toothpaste Ingredients Do for Your Smile

Do you ever wonder if toothpaste is an effective tool that cleans and helps your smile? If so, our Chet B. Hawkins DDS Inc dental team is happy to tell you that it is! To prove that this is the case, we would like to explain the jobs of the top four toothpaste ingredients. Those… Read more »

A Dental Implant Can Restore the Cosmetic Appeal and Function of Missing Front Tooth

The teeth in the front of your mouth give your smile it’s appealing expression as well as helps you bite into the foods you eat. If you’ve lost one of these teeth to untreated cavities, extraction or avulsion, it can affect your life in a variety of ways. Beyond simply marring the appearance of your… Read more »

Avoid These Everyday Risks to Your Teeth and Gums

As the winter winds begin to fade and the signs of spring begin to show, it’s important to not lose track of those all-important resolutions you hopefully made to start the year. Our team is here to keep our resolutions of ensuring our patients have the finest treatments and services at their disposal for a… Read more »

Bleeding Gums: The Causes

You probably know that you should brush your teeth every day for two minutes at a time. You also know that you should floss every day. Have you ever been told that bleeding gums is a normal part of caring for your pearly whites? Sadly, this isn’t true. In fact, bleeding gums could actually indicate… Read more »