Unfortunately, the risk doesn’t stop there. When your mouth is unhealthy, the rest of your body is likely to follow suit. The oral-systemic link (the understanding that your mouth can reflect the rest of your body’s health and vice versa) was discovered decades ago, and research continues to stress the importance of oral infection prevention as a way to prevent systemic infection. Our blog is where we share information on effective prevention methods, ways to recover from oral infections and restore your smile, and many other topics!
Imagine this – you have come to see Arlington dentist Dr. Kasey Hawkins for a cleaning and routine checkup. The cleaning goes well, but then Dr. Kasey Hawkins tells you that you have a cavity. You’ve been dreading the possibility of this news and now you fear that something must be wrong, since you have… (Read More)
You had braces when you were younger and never experienced any jaw pain or other TMJ symptoms prior. Then, after you completed your orthodontic treatment, you developed a pain in your jaw, maybe accompanied by popping, locking, clenching and grinding. Maybe you developed these symptoms shortly after having your braces removed, maybe it was a… (Read More)
Why Are My Teeth Sensitive? There are many specialized toothbrushes and types of mouthwash and toothpaste available to Arlington residents who suffer from sensitive teeth. It is a very common problem that lots of products claim they can solve, but have you ever wondered why it exists? Today, Dr. Kasey Hawkins would like to explain… (Read More)
Many Arlington residents will lose a tooth at some point in their lives, but that doesn’t mean your smile needs to suffer. There are numerous ways to fix a lost tooth, but today, Dr. Hawkins would like to educate you about the best option for a healthy smile that will last a lifetime: dental implants.
Do you have a spouse or loved one that complains about your snoring? Do you wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air? Do you find that you are always exhausted during the day and just can’t seem to ever catch up on sleep? If these symptoms sound familiar, you may be… (Read More)
It’s no secret that diabetes is a health condition that must be treated because of the problems it can cause throughout the body—including your mouth. Almost 26 million children and adults in the U.S. suffer from diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Arlington dentist Dr. Kasey Hawkins wants you to know the side effects… (Read More)
If you’ve ever gone too long between brushing your teeth, you know how slimy and dirty your teeth can feel. Some people lovingly call this layer of grime “teeth sweaters.” But it has a real name: plaque. Plaque is common but it can cause poor oral health if you ignore it. Read below for more… (Read More)
Most Arlington residents are aware of Botox® being used for cosmetic purposes and thus believe it to be administered only by cosmetic surgeons and others in the field of esthetics. However, Botox has been found and effectively used to relieve pain associated with TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders, including chronic headaches and migraines. Because many dentists… (Read More)
It’s no secret that Texans love sports! The folks around here work hard and play just as hard, whether it’s football, baseball, basketball, or numerous other high-impact sports that can cause harm to your family’s mouths—at least 13% of all oral injuries happen during sports activities. Arlington dentist Dr. Kasey Hawkins wants you to know… (Read More)
There’s a lot of hair and makeup that goes into making your favorite stars sparkle on the screen. And while we can’t all hire a professional artist to make us look perfect every day, there is a lasting solution to giving you that perfect Hollywood smile – veneers! Arlington dentist Dr. Kasey Hawkins is an… (Read More)