Can Poor Oral Health Damage Your Overall Health?

Posted on February 19, 2018 in General Dentistry, Oral Health Tips

For many of us, proper oral health care is boring. Brushing and flossing aren’t the most engaging activities and some people can find it difficult to be motivated to practice good oral hygiene. If you’re one of these people, read on to learn why you should be taking these activities more seriously. What Is the…
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What Kind of Toothpaste Is Right for Me?

Posted on January 10, 2018 in Uncategorized

Do you feel overwhelmed in the toothpaste aisle? With the vast number of different toothpaste options on the market, that feeling isn’t uncommon. Read on to learn how you should select toothpaste the next time you visit the supermarket. What Should I Look for in a Toothpaste? The answer is that there is no one…
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Dental Financing Series: What You Need to Know About Paying for Your Dental Care

Posted on December 11, 2017 in General Dentistry

The good news is that there are a number of different options to finance your dental treatment. The bad news is that unfortunately, more options tend to make things more confusing for patients! In this post, we’ll explain the differences between several financing options so you can make an educated decision about how to pay…
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Smile Hilliard is Expanding! Here’s What You Need to Know

Posted on November 14, 2017 in General Dentistry

We’re thrilled to share our exciting news with you—Smile Hilliard is expanding to better meet the needs of our growing patient base! Fortunately, we don’t need to relocate our office, because we’ve leased the available space right next door. We’re extremely excited about the opportunity to use this additional space for our patients’ dental care….
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Dental Financing Series: How Do I Know the Best Dental Insurance Plan for Me?

Posted on November 13, 2017 in General Dentistry

Navigating dental plans can be overwhelming. However, it doesn’t have to be. To simplify the process for you, we’ll identify the various types of plans and explain how they differ from each other. What Are the 3 Main Types of Dental Plans? The three types of dental plans include: Dental Maintenance Organization (DMO) Plans generally…
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Dental Financing Series: How Does Dental Insurance Work?

Posted on October 24, 2017 in General Dentistry, Uncategorized

While many people believe they know how their medical insurance works, they tend to be iffy on the details of dental. To help you have a better understanding of your dental insurance, we’ve compiled this helpful primer that answers typical questions we receive on the topic. Do You Take My Insurance? One of the most…
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Are Electric Toothbrushes Really Better than Regular Ones?

Posted on September 27, 2017 in Dental Technology

Have you been thinking about getting an electric toothbrush? If so, you’re probably wondering how they compare to manual toothbrushes—do they actually do a better job? Do they reach spaces between your teeth more efficiently than a regular toothbrush? We are here to give the 411 on whether or not they’re worth the investment. How…
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Things You Should Be Telling Your Dentists

Posted on August 28, 2017 in General Dentistry

You would probably be surprised to learn of the connection between certain medical conditions and your oral health. For example, diabetic patients are more prone to experiencing dental problems, and periodontal disease can actually be an early complication of diabetes. Additionally, patients with certain heart conditions may require a antibiotic medication prior to receiving dental…
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Why You Need A Panoramic X-Ray

Posted on July 20, 2017 in Dental Technology

One thing that sets good dental offices apart from great dental offices is the willingness to invest in the latest dental technology. Why? Because some of the high-tech stuff available to dentists today has transformed patient care. Take, for example, the panoramic x-ray. It offers a number of important benefits to patients, making it a dental must-have….
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Is Fluoride Good Or Bad For You?

Posted on June 20, 2017 in Dental Procedures

You’ve probably heard many myths about fluoride: It’s toxic, fluoride is bad for children, fluoride causes cancer. So, what’s the deal? Is fluoride actually harmful, or are the myths all hype? What Is Fluoride? Fluoride is a natural mineral found throughout the earth’s crust and also contained in some food and water supplies. To protect…
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