How to Go the Extra Mile for Your Oral Health

Did you know that there are things other than brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist that can help you have an even better smile and oral health? Well, it’s true! There are many things you can do to go the extra mile for your smile, and those things are: -Brush up at the office: Once… Read more »

A Quick, Beautiful Smile

If you’re looking for the quickest way to get the beautiful smile you want – and just in time for all the photos being taken at holiday parties – then you’re in the right place. Here at in , , our team has the resources and knowledge to get you that pearly white smiling you’ve… Read more »

Dental Implants Can Be Used to Replace Multiple Missing Teeth with a Bridge

For the better part of the last two decades, dental implants have been used to restore a single tooth. If you’re missing multiple teeth in one location of your mouth, and you’re not satisfied with the temporary result of a partial denture, your dentist, Dr. , can use dental implants to securely mount a dental… Read more »

In Case of Emergency

Even if you practice proper oral hygiene and visit our office often, accidents can happen. Knowing what to do in the case of a dental emergency can mean the difference between losing and saving a tooth. Knocked-Out Tooth If a permanent tooth gets knocked out, keep it moist. Try to place the tooth back into… Read more »

Dental Sealants Help Protect the Biting Surface of Your Child’s Back Teeth

By early to mid-adolescence most child have had their 20 primary teeth completely replaced by the 32 permanent teeth that will have to serve them for the rest of their lives. When this happens it’s not uncommon for the biting surfaces of the back teeth to have deep pits and fissures in the tooth enamel…. Read more »

What Can Contouring and Shaping do for Your Teeth?

Did you know that Americans spend more than a million dollars every year on improving the appearance of their smile? Naturally, one reason Americans spend so much on having a perfect smile is that having imperfections in your smile can be embarrassing. To avoid this embarrassment, individuals tend to have crowns or implants placed, have… Read more »

Taking Care of Your Fixed Dental Bridge

At Hawkins Family Dentistry in Salem, Oregon, dental bridges are an option which our experienced dentist, Dr. Lori Hawkins, may recommend for missing teeth. You will want to take good care of your bridge, just as you keep your natural teeth and gums healthy by brushing at least twice each day and flossing at least once every… Read more »

Oral Health for Kids

How much attention do you pay to the oral health of your children? Is it something you take an active role in, or do you just hope that they get their brushing done on a semi-regular basis? The reality of it is, if you want to prevent costly, painful dental problems for your children in… Read more »

We Can Help With Teething Babies

When your baby is in pain, do you wish there was anything you could do to help them? Sadly, as you know, many things can cause pain and discomfort—including teething. If you’ve raised a child, you understand that teething can be a miserable experience–but how do you know if the pain and discomfort they are… Read more »

How to Know if You Need a Dental Veneer

Do you hesitate to smile? Are embarrassed by a chipped or discolored tooth? Do you ever wonder what can you do to improve your smile’s aesthetic appeal? If so, dental veneers may be the solution you need. As you may know, dental veneers are thin shells that can be fused to your smile. Fortunately, dental… Read more »