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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What Is a Night Guard and Why Do I Need One?

Posted on May 11, 2016 in Dental Technology

Have you ever woken up from a sound sleep after hearing your teeth grind together? Have you ever woken up in the morning with a sore jaw or headache? Does your jaw joint click, pop, or occasionally lock? If any of these scenarios sound familiar, you may be a good candidate for a dental night…
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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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Why You Should Choose Dental Implants to Replace your Missing Teeth

Posted on March 15, 2016 in Dental Procedures

Have you been ignoring your missing teeth? Unfortunately, missing teeth can lead to a host of health problems such as vitamin deficiencies, changes in your bite resulting in headaches and pain, a greater risk of developing gum disease and experiencing more tooth loss, and deterioration of the bone tissue in your jaw. Rather than putting…
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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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4 Things You Should Know About Laser Dentistry

Posted on January 19, 2016 in Dental Technology

Are you in the dark about laser dentistry? If so, we are happy to enlighten you. Due to advances in the field of dentistry, dentists can now use laser treatments on their patients to deliver energy in the form of light. Read on to learn about this exciting technology, how it works, and what types…
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Why Professional Teeth Whitening is Important

Posted on December 23, 2015 in Cosmetic Dentistry

White teeth can be hard to achieve and maintain with all the foods and drinks we consume each day. In addition, smoking and neglecting regular home oral hygiene also contribute to the yellowing of teeth. While teeth whitening is technically considered a cosmetic procedure, it should be taken seriously by everyone. Whitening your teeth can…
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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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