What is Considered a Dental Emergency? 5 Common Types of Dental Emergencies

Posted on June 13, 2022 in Dental Knowledge

Suffering from a sudden dental issue often leads to confusion. You may ask yourself whether you should seek help right away or just schedule an appointment for the next week. Much, of course, will depend on the severity of the pain or discomfort you feel, and finding relief, even if temporary, will undoubtedly be a…
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What Can Cause a Gummy Smile, and How Can It Be Changed?

Posted on May 9, 2022 in Cosmetic Dentistry

A person’s smile can say a lot about their confidence and overall dental health. In some cases, it can also reveal more gum tissue than considered normal, and this can make some feel uncomfortable in sharing their smile with the world. When your smile shows more gums and less teeth, you have what is known…
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How Does a Whitening Toothpaste Work?

Posted on April 11, 2022 in Cosmetic Dentistry, Teeth Whitening

You already know the benefits of brushing your teeth twice daily. While keeping your natural teeth and gums healthy is the primary purpose, you may also be considering using a whitening toothpaste to brighten up your smile. There’s no doubt that whiter teeth can lead to a more confident smile. Seniors, moms, dads, and even…
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Why Do Dentists Blow Air Onto Their Patients’ Teeth?

Posted on March 8, 2022 in Dental Knowledge, General Dentistry

Have you ever left a dentist appointment wondering why your dentist blows air across your teeth during an examination? This may happen several times each visit, even though you are there for different reasons. That quick spurt of air aimed at your teeth can seem puzzling, but dentists are quick to assure patients that it…
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Your Tooth Was Extracted: Now What?

Posted on February 14, 2022 in Dental Procedures, Tooth Extractions

You work hard to ensure your smile stays beautiful. However, there are circumstances when removing a tooth is the only option due to decay, damage, or overcrowding of adult teeth. At Smile Hilliard, our caring and experienced dentists are here to help you through the tooth extraction process. But what happens after you leave our…
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Treatment Options for Tooth Decay

Posted on January 11, 2022 in General Dentistry, Oral Health Tips

A perfect smile is more than just a way for you to light up a room. It is also the gateway to your overall health, wellness, and self-confidence. Depending on a variety of factors including genetics, medication side effects, and overall habits, some people experience tooth decay. If you’ve ever had a cavity or tooth…
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Who Should Perform Your Dental Implant Surgery?

Posted on December 7, 2021 in Dental Procedures

Missing one or more teeth due to injury, age, or a medical condition is quite common, and living with missing teeth can be a struggle. It not only hinders a person’s ability to eat, drink, and speak normally, but it can also alter a person’s physical appearance, lead to the deterioration of the jawbone, and…
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What Is the Best Teeth Whitening Product Available?

Posted on November 8, 2021 in Cosmetic Dentistry, Teeth Whitening

What’s keeping you from sharing your grin with the world? Many individuals feel self-conscious about showing off their teeth due to staining. In fact, it is an incredibly common problem of which many are looking for a solution. The good news is that the issue is fixable. Whether you’re dealing with years of coffee stains…
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Smile Hilliard Becomes a Neighborhood Favorite

Posted on November 3, 2021 in Dental News

Smile Hilliard is thrilled to share the news that we have been selected as a Nextdoor Neighborhood Favorite for 2021! Nextdoor is known for bringing neighbors and communities together, and we’re glad to be a part of those neighborhoods. Dr. Sanyk and her team of dental professionals always strives to go above and beyond for our…
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Health Savings Account (HSA) or a Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA)

Posted on October 27, 2021 in Dental Insurance

HSA and FSA Accounts Many patients wonder if they are able to use a Health Savings Account (HSA) or a Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA) to help pay the cost of their dental treatment. Rest assured that the answer to this question is YES! But what exactly are these two payment methods? Both accounts allow you…
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