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 To Do When You Have A Dental Emergency

Posted on July 18, 2016 in General Dentistry, Oral Health Tips

According to a recent survey, most Americans are unprepared to handle a dental emergency. Here at Smile Hilliard, we’d like to change that. While we hope that you never experience a dental emergency, we want you to feel that should one occur, you’ll know just what to do (hint: call us immediately!). Read on for…
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6 Things You Should Know About Gingivitis

Posted on June 16, 2016 in Oral Health Tips

The term “gingivitis” gets bantered about in the media often enough that many people don’t take the disease seriously. We have a problem with that! We’re kidding—just a little—but we do want to gently encourage you to learn more about gingivitis, so that if you experience symptoms, you won’t ignore them. 1. What Is Gingivitis?…
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Preventing Oral Cancer

Posted on April 27, 2016 in Oral Health Tips

Did you know that April is Oral Cancer Awareness month? It is, and because we’re committed to our patients’ oral care and overall well-being, we’d like to use this as an opportunity to spread the word about oral cancer prevention. Oral cancer is the 6th most common cancer in men, and the 14th most common…
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National Children’s Dental Health Month & Preventive Dentistry

Posted on February 18, 2016 in Kid's Dentistry, Oral Health Tips

Did you know that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month? It is true, and interestingly enough, NCDHM actually began in Ohio! It was first held as a regional event—in Cleveland and Akron—in 1941, but it was not until 1949 that the American Dental Association made it a national celebration. Smile Hilliard celebrates this important month…
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How To Eat Your Favorite Snacks And Keep Your Dentist Happy

Posted on November 25, 2015 in Oral Health Tips

We have all been there: sitting in the dentist chair and lying through our teeth about how we eat healthy and brush and floss regularly. The guilt we feel as soon as we sit down should be more than enough to keep us on track until our next scheduled visit. The problem is, we love…
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