Hilltop Family Dental Blog

The Complete Evolution of Dental Veneers

September 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Erika Philips @ 12:58 pm
A man smiling with his new dental veneers

Dental veneers have become synonymous with dazzling smiles, but the journey to achieving those perfect pearly whites stretches way back in time to the late 1920s. Veneers then share little resemblance to their modern versions.

If you’d like to discover the evolution of dental veneers, from their Hollywood beginnings to today’s smile transformations, continue reading.


How Can Cheek Biting Affect My Oral Health?

August 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Erika Philips @ 12:16 pm
puzzled man wondering how cheek biting affects oral health

Have you ever dismissed a seemingly harmless bad habit, only to discover later that it had more significant consequences than you initially realized? This scenario may sound familiar to those who have dealt with cheek biting, which falls under the category of body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs). Cheek biting comes in various forms, each with its own risks. Keep reading to learn more about this unfortunate habit and offer guidance on how to break free from it.


Can You Fix the Gap Between Your Two Front Teeth?

July 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Erika Philips @ 1:15 pm
Woman hiding her smile with both hands pulling up her turtleneck

If a gap between your two front teeth has left you scared to show off your pearly whites, you’re not alone. Many people struggle with this insecurity. Thankfully, if you’d like to close the gap, there are a few cosmetic dental procedures you can get to achieve your dream smile. Here’s what you need to know about fixing the gap between your two front teeth.


The Difference Between Crowns and Fillings

June 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Erika Philips @ 11:33 pm
person thinking about the difference between crowns and fillings

The restoration of a smile may become necessary for various reasons, such as cavities, injuries, or severe tooth infections. In these cases, dental crowns and fillings are commonly used solutions. Although they serve similar purposes in some instances, there are significant distinctions between the two. It is essential to comprehend these dental treatments to make informed decisions about your oral health. Continue reading as we explore the differences between crowns and fillings and how they can be utilized to enhance and repair your smile.


3 Summer Activities That Are Risky for Smiles

April 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Erika Philips @ 1:31 pm

Now that summer is here, you’re probably pumped for some fun in the sun. Perhaps you’re already prepping for a family summer vacation! Still, you’ll want to be careful of this season’s distinct activities. Several summer hobbies are risky for smiles, sometimes leading to tooth damage. Luckily, your local Chardon dentist can keep your grin safe. Here, then, are three summer activities that can harm smiles and how to keep them from doing so.


How April Allergies Can Negatively Impact Your Oral Health

March 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Erika Philips @ 8:46 pm
young man blowing his nose

April is when people’s allergies really start to ramp up, and those people who deal with that every year are likely already preparing for the weeks to come.

However, even if you’ve been dealing with allergies for your entire life, you may not be aware of the many ways that they can affect your oral health. If you’re wondering, here’s how your smile can be impacted by the pollen in the air, and what you can potentially do about that.


What Can Cause Facial Pain?

February 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Erika Philips @ 12:56 am
Person holding their cheek in pain

One of the best ways to get a dental emergency dealt with as quickly as possible is to be a knowledgeable patient. Your dentist goes by what they see, but when it comes to what you’re actually feeling, they’re reliant on you to explain what’s going on.

If you’re experiencing facial pain, it may be helpful to know what the likely culprits could be so that your dentist can provide you relief. If you’re interested, here’s a guide to some of the most common causes of facial pain, and how you can tell them apart.


Need to Be Better at Brushing & Flossing? Try These 5 Tips!

January 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Erika Philips @ 7:07 pm
a couple brushing and flossing their teeth together

You have probably heard since you were young that you need to brush twice a day and floss daily. However, despite knowing what is recommended, not everyone follows through with a consistent oral health routine! The Delta Dental Oral Health and Well-Being Survey discovered that 30% of Americans brush less than they should. Additionally, a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that nearly one-third of all Americans never floss. With that in mind, here are five tips to be more consistent in keeping your smile in top condition!


Which Milk Is Best for Your Teeth?

December 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Erika Philips @ 8:26 pm
person pouring milk into glass

While milk from animals was once the only option we had, there is now a wide range of alternatives. Cashew, almond, oat – the list is ever-expanding! Since many of us grew up hearing that drinking milk would make our bones and teeth strong, you may be wondering if the same can be said for milk made from things like plants and nuts. Continue reading to learn which milk is best for your teeth!


3 Common Cosmetic Dental Flaws & How They’re Treated

November 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Erika Philips @ 10:21 pm
Patient pointing to her smile in Chardon

Did you know that your smile is one of the first features that people notice about you? That means if your teeth are compromised in any way, your self-esteem is in jeopardy! But fortunately, there are several cosmetic treatment options capable of addressing a wide range of aesthetic issues that might impact the look of your smile. Here’s more from your dentist in Chardon about some of the most common cosmetic dental flaws and some ways they’re usually treated.

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