Dentistry Highlights: Dental Bonding

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When the time comes, you need to make sure you do everything you can to enhance your smile as best as possible. If you have sustained any damage to a tooth, feel free to take the necessary steps to restore your smile. Our highly specialized team is dedicated to repairing smiles and getting your oral… Read more »

Increase Your Dental Knowledge on Dental Floss

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  Never let your oral hygiene get out of control. Even skipping cleaning routines for a few days can potentially allow plaque build-up to manifest and contribute to dental erosion and tooth decay. Thus, it is important that you’re cleaning your teeth actively every single day. To help keep your teeth clean, use brushing and… Read more »

Caring for Your Toothbrush

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One could argue that your toothbrush is the most important weapon in your fight against oral bacteria. Did you know that caring for it will help it more effectively care for you? Remember that toothbrushes usually last only 3 or 4 months. Put a reminder in your digital or paper calendar to replace them once… Read more »

Tips for the Finest Oral Health Care

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Do you want your natural smile to continue on into your old age? With consistent and careful oral care, you may have healthy and strong teeth your whole life. Here are some questions to ask yourself to see if you are giving your mouth the best care it can receive: – Do you avoid mouth… Read more »

Choose the Tooth Whitening Treatment That Works Best for Your Needs

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Are you looking to improve your smile by enhancing the color of your teeth? If so, one of the best methods for bringing out the color in your teeth without replacing or concealing them is a tooth whitening treatment. Choose the tooth whitening treatment that works best for your needs. Listed below is some information… Read more »

Your Oral Health Deserves Optimum Care with Composite Fillings

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At Hawkins Family Dentistry located in Belpre, Ohio, Dr. Lori Hawkins and our team are pleased to offer cosmetic, tooth-colored dental fillings for our patients seeking to repair a tooth with cavities. A cavity is a hole that has been created by the degradation of tooth enamel. Our cosmetic, tooth-colored dental fillings can fill the hole… Read more »

What Can Contouring and Shaping do for Your Teeth?

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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

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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 »

How to Know if You Need a Dental Veneer

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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 »