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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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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