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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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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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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How to Fix Gaps in Teeth

Posted on December 18, 2018 in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Procedures

How to Fix Gaps in Teeth Do you have gaps between your teeth that you’d like to have fixed? If so, you’ll be happy to know that at Smile Hilliard, we fix gaps all the time. In fact, we have several different ways we can do so. Read on to learn the different methods we…
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How to Know If You Need Emergency Dental Care

Posted on November 26, 2018 in Dental Procedures, General Dentistry

How to Know If You Need Emergency Dental Care The only thing worse than a dental emergency is sitting around in pain, wondering if what you’re experiencing qualifies as an emergency. To clear up the confusion, we’ve got some general guidelines on how you should handle various dental problems. However, if you’re still not sure…
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Signs You Need a Dental Crown

Posted on August 22, 2018 in Dental Procedures

Signs You Need a Dental Crown Crowns can be tricky. Unlike other dental problems you may experience, it can be really difficult to tell when a crown is called for. Fortunately, we can help. Read on to learn what a crown is, what the signs are you may need one, and how to know for…
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Best Home Care Tips After a Tooth Extraction

Posted on June 28, 2018 in Dental Procedures, Oral Health Tips

While extractions have a bad rap, this may be one of the only times in your life when you’re “prescribed” ice cream—enjoy! That’s just one of our extraction aftercare tips regarding your diet. Keep reading to learn our other extraction aftercare recommendations so you can rest easy, knowing your extraction site is healing the way…
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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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Smile Hilliard: What Makes Us Different?

Posted on April 25, 2017 in Dental Procedures, General Dentistry

You might have driven past us or seen us on Facebook; maybe you’re looking for a new dentist and are considering our office. You might be wondering – what makes Smile Hilliard different from the other dentists in town? We all know that there are many options from which to choose. Luckily, there are distinct…
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