Oral Health Surprises: Sedation Dentistry

In several instances, a person may begin to suffer from dental anxiety or other issues from visiting their dental office. Oftentimes, this is linked to fear of pain or any other issues associated with a lack of proper sedation. However, an entire field of dentistry known as sedation dentistry exists to ensure that any oral… Read more »

How Do We Get Canker Sores?

Did you know that roughly one in five people get canker sores? Are you one of the five? Do you sometimes get small white or yellow bumps with a red border in your mouth? These may be canker sores. Perhaps one of the most common infirmities to assail the dental health community, yet we still… Read more »

A Contract With The Tooth Fairy

For a child, losing her or his first tooth is a major milestone–it means they will start getting their “big-kid” teeth! For parents, it is an equally big milestone–it means their first conversation with the Tooth Fairy. The Tooth Fairy makes individual contracts with each set of parents to decide how and for what to… Read more »

What Do I Do When My Child Hits Their Tooth?

Children fall often. If your child has fallen and hit their tooth, our dentist, Dr. Hawkins, is happy to help you care for your child’s smile and handle the situation. It’s important to stay calm and keep a cool head. It’s also best to do everything you can do keep your child calm and collected… Read more »

Oral Health Advantages: Jaw and Facial Pain Treatments

  Jaw and facial pain are common conditions that arise due to numerous risk factors. Although your pain may be caused by something as simple as medications you’re taking, it could even be linked to previous dental damage or an underlying condition that you may not have accounted for. If you are suffering from the… Read more »

Reconstruct a Damaged Tooth With a Dental Crown

Dental crowns can provide the needed repairs for damaged teeth. A dental crown is a dental restoration that can prevent a tooth from needing to be extracted by protecting it from additional damage. Placing the dental crown directly over the affected tooth will conceal it completely, thereby improving the appearance of a discolored or damaged… Read more »

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 »