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  • What's on your fall reading list?
    How better to spend the fall months than inside by the fireplace with a warm cup of cider and a book in hand? the doctor and our team at Hughes Read more
  • How Tooth-Colored Fillings Improve Your Smile
    Today’s crowns, veneers, and tooth colored fillings are very natural looking compared to early counterparts. There was a time when dentists placed silver fillings exclusively. This material is still used, Read more
  • Natural Ways to Soothe a Toothache
    Toothaches can come in many different forms, but no matter which, they’re always uncomfortable. the doctor and our team want you to know there are simple ways to cure this Read more
  • What happens if I don’t have my wisdom teeth removed?
    One of the things the doctor and our team at Hughes Dental Arts Centre monitor during your dental appointments is the growth of your wisdom teeth, or third molars. Third Read more
  • Football Season? Practice Dental Defense
    It’s finally football season, and whether you’re on the field, at the game, or watching at home with friends, it’s time to work on some defensive dental strategies. Taking the Field If Read more
  • Celebrate Labor Day by Getting Away
    Labor Day honors the contributions that workers have made to this country, and for many Americans, the holiday is a great time to relax at home with family and friends. Read more
  • Interproximal Cavities: The Inside Story
    Time to brush! So, you make sure you gently brush the plaque off the outside surfaces of your teeth. You want to present a gleaming smile to the world, after Read more
  • Minimally Invasive Dentistry
    As the field of dentistry advances and the use of technology in the field increases, the concept of minimally invasive dentistry has emerged. Preservation of a healthy set of natural Read more
  • 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


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504 Rushing Drive

Herrin, IL 62948

(618) 993-3100