5 Tips When Brushing Teeth

Posted on April 19, 2021 in Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral Health Tips

Brushing your teeth seems simple enough, but you could be doing it wrong. Common mistakes include: Selecting the wrong toothbrush Brushing too quickly Avoiding the tongue Forgetting to brush the gumline Keeping a toothbrush too long Brushing back and forth only, and Brushing right after eating If any of these sound like something you’re doing…
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Teaching Kids About Oral Health – Starting Young Leads To A Lifetime Of Good Habits

Posted on January 20, 2021 in Kid's Dentistry, Oral Health Tips

Oral health is important no matter your age, and when kids are taught to develop good oral hygiene practices at a young age, they get a smart start towards success.  Parents and caregivers have the responsibility to lead by example and explain why good oral health practices are essential. The earlier this conversation begins, 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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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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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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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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Ways Your Smile Can Benefit From a Night Guard

Posted on May 21, 2018 in Oral Health Tips

There are many different reasons we recommend night guards for patients. Not only do they protect your smile, but they also make it easier for you to sleep well at night. But that’s just the beginning! Read on to learn all the benefits of a dental night guard. 1. Prevent Pain If you experience jaw…
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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 General Dentistry, Oral Health Tips, Teeth Whitening

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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