Dental Veneers: Pros And Cons

Posted on October 12, 2021 in Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental veneers can improve the cosmetic appeal of your smile. These wafer-thin, custom-made caps hide embarrassing imperfections and restore your confidence. As with many dental procedures, there are benefits and drawbacks to dental veneers. Understanding these pros and cons can help you decide if dental veneers are right for you. There are two main types…
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Types of Dental Benefits Plans

Posted on September 28, 2021 in Dental Insurance

There are three main types of dental benefits plans. The first two are considered traditional insurance coverage: Dental Maintenance Organization (DMO) plans and Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan. The first is typically lower cost for the consumer, while the second allows a patient more control over their dental care. The third type, Dental Discount Plans,…
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Chipped or Broken Tooth Treatment & Repair

Posted on September 14, 2021 in Dental Procedures

Have you ever had a chipped or broken tooth? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of people have this dental problem every single year. Luckily, there are a few different treatment options. Whether caused by an injury or while eating, experiencing a chipped or broken tooth is completely normal. Depending on the severity of the…
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Common Dental Insurance Questions

Posted on August 23, 2021 in Dental Insurance

Do You Take My Insurance? One of the most common questions we get is if we “take” or “accept” a patient’s insurance. Smile Hilliard is able to accept any Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) dental benefit plan that allows you to select the dental provider of your choice. If you have a PPO plan, we can…
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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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What Is the Best Teeth Whitening Product Available?

Posted on May 20, 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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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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Dental Bonding and Porcelain Veneers – Your Cosmetic Fix for a Better Smile

Posted on March 18, 2021 in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Procedures

Your smile is the first thing people see. That initial impression makes a big difference in your social interactions, from the standpoint of others and as a driving factor in your general self-esteem and overall confidence. Of course, it does not much matter what others think; your self-worth is what counts. That is why having…
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