A Loose Crown Needs Treatment to Prevent Serious Complications

When your dentist, Dr. , installed your dental crown, used a powerful dental cement that was meant to hold the crown in place for many years to come. However, there are some instances when a hard blow to the face or gum disease can affect the cement. Chronic gum disease can allow bacteria to access… Read more »

This Holiday Season, Trust the Daily Four to Keep Your Smile Healthy

Fall is officially in full swing now that October is here, but were you aware that October is also National Dental Hygiene Month? While we are always eager to spread awareness for oral health at in , , we are pleased to share the National Dental Hygiene month message of Do The Daily 4. Designed to… Read more »

A Porcelain Crown Can Be Used to Restore the Appearance of an Unappealing Tooth

Chips, deep stains, old fillings and other imperfections on one or more of your teeth can leave you feeling self-conscious. Fortunately, your dentist, Dr. , has the training and experience to help you understand your cosmetic restoration options. One of the most effective methods for improving the appearance of an unappealing tooth in your smile… Read more »

Facts on the Stages of Gum Disease

As you probably know, gum disease is something you should strive to avoid. You’ve probably heard that, in order to keep your teeth healthy and strong, you should brush and floss regularly. Similarly, you probably know that you should visit a dentist once every six months for a routine cleaning and exam. However, do you… Read more »

Your Implanted Bridge Needs Daily Care and Cleaning

Even though your titanium dental implants and dental bridge are made of artificial materials, they still require daily care and cleaning. If residual food particles and plaque are not cleaned away by daily brushing and flossing, they can harden into tartar. This promotes gum disease that can, in time, compromise the abutments that are anchoring… Read more »

Have a Successful Dental Appointment by Knowing These Common Dental Terms

Are you tired of visiting the dentist and not knowing what the dental team is talking about? If so, our team is more than happy to help you! We want you to have a successful dental appointment where you understand what Dr. and our dental team are saying. To help you, we have provided the… Read more »

Dental Cleanings and Exam

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… Read more »