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  • Teeth Grinding: Not just a bad habit, but a dental concern
    Perhaps you don't even know you grind your teeth. Maybe a spouse or loved one woke you up in the middle of the night and made you aware of what Read more
  • Steer clear of that candy!
    At Hughes Dental Arts Centre, we know how tempting candy can sometimes be on our sweet tooth, but it’s important to remember that every candy and sugary treat you consume Read more
  • The Secret to Keeping Your Teeth for Life
    The secret to keeping your teeth for life involves more than one secret. The first is that there is no secret; and in fact, there really is no difficulty involved. Read more
  • Why Are We Recommending a Periodontal Consultation?
    The best way to protect yourself from gum disease is to be proactive: practice good oral hygiene at home and schedule regular checkups and cleanings in our Herrin, Illinois office. How Read more
  • The Best Snacks for a Healthy Smile
    One of the most frequent questions that the doctor and our team hear is about what kinds of snacks are best for a child’s dental health. Sugary snacks are inevitable Read more
  • Don’t let a dental emergency ruin your summer vacation!
    For many of our patients at Hughes Dental Arts Centre, summer means a season of relaxation, vacation, and outdoor fun and activities. While you can’t take a vacation from dental Read more
  • Happy Fourth of July!
    Happy Independence Day from the doctor and team! The Fourth of July celebrations in America may have changed a lot over the years, but there is no doubt that we Read more
  • Stress and Your Oral Health
    Stress symptoms—which include high blood pressure, severe aches, and insomnia—may be affecting your health, even though you might not realize it. You may think illness is the culprit when in Read more
  • Celebrate Your Dad's Smile
    Father’s Day is coming up, and, just in case your dad has enough ties, we have some gifting suggestions for you. Here’s a selection of gifts large and small tailored Read more
  • Dental Tips for Your Summer Vacation
    Summer’s here, and it’s time to enjoy a well-deserved break! But even though school’s out, please take a few minutes to learn some tips from the doctor to keep your Read more
  • Should You Get Dental Veneers?
    Dental veneers are a popular treatment to improve the appearance of your smile. the doctor and our team want to help you understand whether this dental option is right for Read more
  • Memorial Day
    Memorial Day is not only a federal holiday in the United States, but it is a day of observance and remembrance of those who died in service. Originally known as Read more
  • Good Teeth Lead to Sporting Success
    You already know that taking care of your teeth can help prevent tooth decay and the need for extensive work such as root canals or implants, which can be inconvenient Read more
  • Infant Teething Remedies: What Might Help—And What to Avoid
    Some lucky babies wake one morning displaying a brand new tooth to the complete surprise of their unsuspecting parents! But your happy baby is irritable and drooling. Or your hearty Read more
  • Wishing all our moms a happy Mother’s Day!
    "Motherhood: All love begins and ends there." - Robert Browning We would like to take this moment to thank all the great moms out there for being so great during their Read more
  • Oral-Systemic Health
    Oral-systemic health is the idea that oral health is a critical and interconnected component to a patient’s overall health and well-being. Studies show that people who have poor oral health Read more


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504 Rushing Drive

Herrin, IL 62948

(618) 993-3100