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Welcome to Hawkins Dental Group, the dental practice of Dr. Hawkins and Dr. Smith, where we offer cosmetic, general and family dental care for our patients in Amarillo, Texas, and the surrounding areas. We are pleased to offer dental cleanings and exams to make sure your oral health is in the best condition possible.

What can you expect at a dental checkup? Generally, we advise our patients to come in for cleanings and exams every six months, unless you are at higher risk, such as those who have periodontal disease. During a typical cleaning and exam, our team will perform a professional cleaning, an exam, and possibly X-rays. We may also review your health history, past dental problems, any allergies you may have, the medications you are currently using, drug reactions you may have had, recent illnesses, and any chronic disease you may have. During your cleaning we will remove tartar above and below the gum line, as well as polish your teeth and floss them.

Dental Exam Checklist:

— Check for signs of tooth decay

— Check your gum health

— Check your bite

— Check for signs of tooth grinding or TMJ

— Check for infection or oral cancer

Dental cleanings and exams are the foundation to excellent oral health, complementing your daily oral care. Our dental team work hard to make sure that your teeth and gums get the treatment they deserve to keep you smiling with confidence. Are you ready to schedule your next dental cleaning and exam? If so, please give our Hawkins Dental Group team in Amarillo, Texas, a call at 806-353-4361 today!