Oral Cancer: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, and More

Posted on August 10, 2021 in General Dentistry, Oral Cancer

In 2021, experts say 54,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer. This is a medical condition that involves cancerous tissues in the mouth and throat. Oral cancer can happen in the gums, tongue, tonsils, and other areas of the mouth. Luckily, there are a number of treatment options for this condition, and there are…
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How to Get Rid of a Small Black Spot on My Molar Teeth

Taking the time to care for your teeth is beneficial throughout your life. Daily brushing and flossing become routine and regular check-ups with your dentist keep your smile the best it can be. Occasionally, though, you may notice a small spot on your molar teeth or elsewhere and be perplexed. What exactly is it, and…
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9 Ways to Relieve a Toothache While You Sleep

Posted on June 14, 2021 in Dental Procedures, General Dentistry

Having a toothache during the day can be a very painful experience. Having a toothache at night can create a completely different level of misery. Not only does the tooth hurt, but it can also keep you awake and, with fewer distractions, you’ll be more aware of the pain. Plus, you’ll have to find relief…
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Oral Cancer Screenings – An Important Part Of Your General Dental Checkup

Posted on December 11, 2020 in Dental Procedures, General Dentistry

During your regular dental checkup twice yearly, the Smile Hilliard team takes great pride in covering all the bases. We do a thorough examination, which includes an oral cancer screening. You may not have known that your dental checkup involves this routine screening, but the importance is significant in catching the early signs of the…
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How to Relieve Pain Caused by Sensitive Teeth

Posted on July 23, 2020 in General Dentistry, Oral Health Tips

If the thought of biting into an ice cream cone fills you with dread, you’re not alone. As many as 1 in 8 people experience teeth sensitivity, and unfortunately, this condition can create a lot of discomfort—especially when the teeth are exposed to air, cold, or certain types of foods. However, the good news is…
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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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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 You Need to Know About Mouth Sores

Posted on April 1, 2019 in General Dentistry

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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