How Can Your Child Benefit From A Custom Athletic Mouthguard?

Posted on March 16, 2017 in Kid's Dentistry

Do your children play sports? How about ride bikes? Or go to pool? Yeah, we thought so! At Smile Hilliard, we strongly recommend athletic mouthguards for children who are active – especially those who play sports. As a dental office, we know what an important role they play in helping children to maintain their beautiful…
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Are You In Need Of Dental Care But Don’t Have Insurance?

Posted on February 20, 2017 in General Dentistry

People without dental insurance tend to go a long time between dental checkups. Unfortunately, this leads to an increased risk of tooth decay, a greater number of cavities, and the likelihood of developing gum disease. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. If you don’t have dental insurance, Smile Hilliard’s Membership Club can provide…
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Why You Should Start 2017 With a Dental Visit

Posted on January 23, 2017 in General Dentistry

A new year, a new you—right? Perhaps you’ve started a weight loss program, organized your finances, or decided this will be the year you finally take that dream trip to Italy. If so, congratulations! We applaud you on your efforts. In addition, we’d like to remind you of something no less important than eating your…
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How Digital X-Rays Improve Your Dental Appointment

Posted on December 15, 2016 in Dental Technology

These days, it’s all digital—from the music we stream to the way we pay for our cappuccinos at Starbucks. Well, the dentist office is no different. Today, we’re pleased to use digital x-rays, a technological advancement that improves your dental appointments in a number of ways. What Are Digital X-Rays? Digital x-rays allow us to…
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How Can Cosmetic Bonding Help Restore My Smile?

Posted on November 17, 2016 in Cosmetic Dentistry

Have you ever dreamed of having a movie star smile? You know the kind—one where chips, cracks, and imperfections don’t exist? If so, you may have thought that they’re nearly impossible for the average person to attain. Not so! Cosmetic bonding is an affordable, minimally invasive dental procedure that can substantially improve the look of…
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Can a Video Selfie Help Your Toothbrushing Technique?

Posted on October 20, 2016 in General Dentistry

Unfortunately, many people aren’t great brushers—oftentimes they rush through the process, brush too hard, or fail to brush all surfaces of their teeth. However, there is some evidence that by taking a video selfie while brushing, people’s technique often improves. What Research has been done on Video Selfies & Brushing? In a recent study of…
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What Veneers Can Do For Your Smile

Posted on September 21, 2016 in Cosmetic Dentistry

Do you duck and cover when someone approaches with a camera? Or do you cover your mouth when you smile? All too often, someone who doesn’t love their teeth will try to avoid smiling. Unfortunately, this feeling of self-consciousness can lead to discomfort and inhibition in social situations. However, Smile Hilliard may just have the…
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Root Canal Therapy 101

Posted on August 25, 2016 in Dental Procedures

When you think about a root canal, do you wince, imagining how painful it must be? One of the greatest myths about root canals is that the treatment is a traumatic one. Not so! With modern dental technology, a root canal is a comfortable, simple procedure. What Is Root Canal Therapy? Inside our teeth, we…
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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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