Keeping Your Teeth White

Everyone wants a whiter smile. It is one of the first things people might notice when they meet you and a picture perfect grin may make the right first impression. But if your teeth are discolored, you may find yourself trying to hide your smile, covering your mouth when you laugh or even avoiding having your picture taken. Although there... read more »

The Cool Tools That Make Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids

Sometimes kids don’t like cleaning and caring for their smile. This can make it tough for parents to keep their children’s teeth healthy and strong. If your child is one who dislikes oral hygiene, our dentist, Dr. Jenny Hawkins, has a tip for you. Use cool oral hygiene tools that make smile cleaning a little more fun and exciting! Some... read more »

The Benefits Offered by Dental Implants

Do you wonder what dental implants can do for you? If so, our dentist, Dr. Jenny Hawkins, is happy to give you the answer you’re looking for! Dental implants are top-notch dental restorations that can help you, your smile and your oral health in many ways. To help you understand more, they is happy to list the benefits of dental... read more »

Polish Your Oral Health with Dental Bonding

If you wish to enhance your smile through a dental bonding treatment, speak with your dentist to determine if it's what is best for you. Dental bonding is highly effective and can be used to repair decaying teeth. Issues with a tooth’s shape can also be corrected via a dental bonding treatment to provide you the smile you've always wanted.... read more »

Polish Your Smile with Dental Veneers

Oftentimes, the tooth restoration treatment of choice for people is dental veneers. Dental veneers are often looked at as one of the pinnacles of oral health care as they can drastically improve your smile. Even if you have a below-average smile, dental veneers, also known as porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates, can give you the smile makeover you've always... read more »

FAQs About Plaque

You probably learned about dental hygiene habits as a child. As an adult, you may have some questions that went unanswered. We are here to help! Here are some frequently asked questions about bacteria and plaque. What is plaque? Plaque is a sticky film that collects on teeth and gums. It is actually made of the bacteria that live in... read more »

Making Your Smile Last

Have you suffered any oral accidents or injuries this year that have left you with any oral ailments? Have you suffered any dental damage or similar harm that has left your teeth and gums in a weakened state? If for any reason your oral health care was not up to par this year, fear not, as there are plenty of... read more »

Why Flossing is Key

Do you care about the state of your teeth? Then flossing between each tooth is key. To help you understand why, our team here at Pax Dental in Lexington Park, Maryland, is happy to talk to you about the importance of flossing every single day. When you eat, food particles can easily become stuck in your teeth. Bacteria crawl into... read more »

Cosmetic Dentistry: What Is It?

If you have been searching through dental websites looking for the right dentist, you may have noticed the word “cosmetic dentistry” under various service tabs or floating around in some articles. If you are wondering what cosmetic dentistry is and how Pax Dental can use it to enhance your smile, look no further. Cosmetic dentistry is a new branch of... read more »

The ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct

Dr. Hawkins is a member of the ADA. That means she has signed the ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct. That’s quite a mouthful, isn’t it? Don’t worry, we’ll break it down for you. The American Dental Association (ADA) represents more than 159,000 dentists in the United States. Its main purposes are to educate dentists and their... read more »