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Cancer Treatment Affects Your Oral Health [VIDEO]

Cancer treatments can be hard on your body – and that includes your teeth and mouth. It can make you more vulnerable to dry mouth, gum disease, and other dental problems. Because cancer treatment affects your oral health, it’s important to consult with us throughout your treatment. We may recommend more frequent dental exams and cleanings, fluoride applications, or other strategies to ...

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What Is L-PRF Therapy and Why Do We Use It? [BLOG]

At Hawkins Complete Dental Service, we use advanced treatment techniques to achieve the best possible outcomes for you and your family. For instance, you can get Leukocyte – Platelet Rich Fibrin (L-PRF™) therapy, a method of using your own blood to promote healing, following a tooth extraction or other oral surgery procedure. Dr. Hawkins draws a small amount of blood, then uses a ...

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What Can I Do About Bad Breath?

Bad breath (halitosis) is embarrassing, but it’s also a sign that all may not be well with your dental health. It can signal the presence of gum disease and other problems. If we notice halitosis during your dental exam in our Zanesville, OH dentist office, we’ll determine the root cause so you can get the treatment you need. And we’ll suggest products that can freshen your breath. To ...

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Are You a Candidate for Invisalign? [QUIZ]

If you’re an adult who has lived with a crooked smile for much of your life or a teenager who is looking for an alternative to traditional metal braces, you may be wondering if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. After all, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to straighten teeth instead of metal wires and brackets, so it’s much more discreet than braces. The best way to find out ...

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Learn Proper Flossing Technique [VIDEO]

Flossing is an important part of your oral hygiene routine. As members of our dental team will tell you, daily flossing can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. While nearly everyone knows they should floss every day, many people skip it because they have trouble with their flossing technique. Our dental team is happy to demonstrate the proper flossing technique for you any time you ...

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Answering Your Mini Dental Implant Questions [BLOG]

The strength of your jaw is an important consideration when we evaluate you for dental implants. Jaw strength is important because we embed dental implants into your jaw. That placement is what makes them such a stable foundation for restorations like dentures or dental crowns. Still, even if you lack enough bone density in your jaw, that doesn’t rule you out as a candidate for dental ...

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Take Care of Your Toothbrush [VIDEO]

At Hawkins Complete Dental Service, our Zanesville, OH dental team talks to you a lot about how to take good care of your teeth. But it’s important to take care of your toothbrush too! It’s especially important to try to keep bacteria on your brush to a minimum, because bacteria in your mouth can lead to cavities. Watch this video from the American Dental Association for some good tips on ...

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Put Dental Fears to Rest With Sedation Dentistry [BLOG]

If you made a list of movie villains, you might list a Sith Lord (Darth Vader), a cannibalistic serial killer (Hannibal Lecter), and, yes, a dentist (Dr. Christian Szell). Though the dentist isn’t as well-known as the other two, the character played by Laurence Olivier in “Marathon Man” is ranked No. 34 on the American Film Institute’s list of Top 100 Movie Villains. In a scene that ...

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Welcome To Our Blog!

            At Hawkins Complete Dental Servicewe’re not like other general dentists. We offer a wider range of services than many general dentists, some of which we’ll write about in our blog. We’ll also discuss some of the latest dental trends and technologies, and how they can be used to improve your family’s oral health and smiles. If ...

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Cancer Treatment Affects Your Oral Health [VIDEO]

Cancer treatments can be hard on your body – and that includes your teeth and mouth. It can make you more vulnerable to dry mouth, gum disease, and other ...

Read More
What Is L-PRF Therapy and Why Do We Use It? [BLOG]

At Hawkins Complete Dental Service, we use advanced treatment techniques to achieve the best possible outcomes for you and your family. For instance, you can ...

Read More
What Can I Do About Bad Breath?

Bad breath (halitosis) is embarrassing, but it’s also a sign that all may not be well with your dental health. It can signal the presence of gum disease and ...

Read More