What Is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canals have gotten a bad rap over the years and are generally thought of as horrible, painful procedures. In fact, this misconception is so widespread that it’s almost comical. Yet ironically enough, nothing could be further from the truth! While decades ago root canals may have been horrible affairs, a lot has changed in…
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Our COVID-19 Update

Posted on April 24, 2020 in Uncategorized

The emergence of COVID-19 has presented us all with unprecedented challenges, leaving us a bit uncertain as to how or when life will return to normal. As you know, all of us at Smile Hilliard are passionate about your oral health and how it relates to overall health. We want to let you know that…
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What Are Dental Veneers?

Have you ever had your picture taken only to be disappointed in your smile when you see it?  Are your teeth stained, misshapen, or disproportionate? Fortunately, dental veneers can come to the rescue! Read on to learn what they are, why you might want them, and how to schedule your veneers consultation.   So, What Exactly…
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How to Improve Teeth and Gums in 2020

Posted on January 8, 2020 in Dental Procedures, Oral Health Tips

Did you set a New Year’s resolution this year? If so, did it involve your oral hygiene? Aha! We thought not. The good news is that it isn’t too late to set goals for 2020 about how you care for your teeth and gums. For help with this endeavor, read on to learn some of…
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What Teeth Whitening Option is Right for Me?

Posted on December 4, 2019 in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Technology, Uncategorized

Bothered by yellow teeth? Don’t be! There are so many great options to get your teeth pearly white that are both easy and affordable. Read on to learn what causes yellowing teeth and what your options are for whitening them, including what you can expect from a professional whitening appointment at Smile Hilliard. What Causes…
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How to Make the Most of Your Dental Benefits Plan

Posted on October 1, 2019 in Dental Procedures, General Dentistry

The month of October has long been associated with everything pumpkin spice. As nice as pumpkin spice is, we’d like to change that association. How about instead, you think of October as “time to schedule my end-of-the-year dentist visit?” Keep reading to discover why it’s oh-so-important not to forget about your dentist during the final…
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Everything You Need to Know About Tooth Erosion

Posted on July 24, 2019 in General Dentistry, Oral Health Tips

Tooth erosion may not sound like such a big deal, but at Smile Hilliard, we take it pretty seriously. Keep reading to learn why that is and what you can do to prevent erosion, so you keep your teeth in tip-top shape. What is Tooth Enamel? Enamel is the thin shell that covers your teeth….
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Everything to Know About Oral Cancer

Posted on May 29, 2019 in Oral Health Tips

Did you know that your dentist is the only medical professional who regularly screens for oral cancer? It’s true. That screening, by the way, is super-important because like all cancers, the sooner you can catch oral cancer, the better your treatment outcomes. Read on to learn more about how oral cancer is diagnosed, what causes…
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Everything You Need to Know About Mouth Sores

Posted on April 1, 2019 in Uncategorized

Mouth sores got you down? We get it. In our line of work, we often see people with painful mouth sores. Learn what causes them, how to care for one, and what your treatment options are. What Types of Mouth Sores Are There? There are many different types of mouth sores, but the two most…
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Using Dental Benefits for the New Year

Posted on January 31, 2019 in General Dentistry

While you’ve probably heard you should use all your dental benefits before the end of the year, did you know that it’s also a great idea to schedule dental appointments in the first quarter of the new year? That’s what we recommend. Keep reading to learn why! Why Should I Use My Dental Benefits Now? There…
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