Is Fluoride Good Or Bad For You?

Posted on June 20, 2017 in Dental Procedures

You’ve probably heard many myths about fluoride: It’s toxic, fluoride is bad for children, fluoride causes cancer. So, what’s the deal? Is fluoride actually harmful, or are the myths all hype? What Is Fluoride? Fluoride is a natural mineral found throughout the earth’s crust and also contained in some food and water supplies. To protect…
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In-Office Teeth Whitening Sale – May Only!

Posted on April 28, 2017 in Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry

Are you bothered by the yellow tint of your teeth? Have you tried whitening toothpaste and been left disappointed with the results? If so, you’ll be thrilled to know that this month, Smile Hilliard is offering an in-office teeth whitening special. What Is the Opalescence Boost Teeth Whitening Special? With upcoming graduations and weddings on…
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Smile Hilliard: What Makes Us Different?

Posted on April 25, 2017 in Dental Procedures, General Dentistry

You might have driven past us or seen us on Facebook; maybe you’re looking for a new dentist and are considering our office. You might be wondering – what makes Smile Hilliard different from the other dentists in town? We all know that there are many options from which to choose. Luckily, there are distinct…
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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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