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Dr. Ronald Allan Hawkins, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Ronald Hawkins is a Dentist practicing in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Hawkins specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Dr. Ronald Allan Hawkins, DDS
  • Lubbock, TX
  • Accepting new patients

How do I get rid of my bad breath?

There can be several sources of bad breath. Most likely is periodontal disease, i.e., unhealthy, chronically infected gums. It is marked by swollen, puffy, and sometimes bleeding READ MORE
There can be several sources of bad breath. Most likely is periodontal disease, i.e., unhealthy, chronically infected gums. It is marked by swollen, puffy, and sometimes bleeding gums. Other possibilities include diabetic issues, decay in one or more teeth, abscessed tooth or teeth. Diet can also play a roll in bad breath. How long since you’ve seen your dentist and had a dental/periodontal exam? Had your teeth cleaned, etc.? Start with a visit to your dentist and hygienist. They can examine you, take perio pocket depth, measurements, and X-rays to find bone loss and severe pocketing, etc. Bacteria in pockets around your teeth that are too deep to be reached by brushing harbor the bugs that stink up the breath. Go see your dentist ASAP. Periodontal disease also has been linked to heart disease and stroke.
Good luck.