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  • Make Every Day Earth Day
    Earth Day began in 1970 as an event to raise awareness of our environment. What began as a single day in April is now recognized around the world to bring Read more
  • How Dental Implants Work
    When you are missing teeth, it is critical to replace them. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can be challenging, as well as uncomfortable. Missing teeth can also destabilize Read more
  • Whitening Before Veneers—A Bright Idea?
    It’s time. You’ve decided. You’re going to get veneers. Whether it’s to repair a cracked or chipped tooth, to cover discoloration brought on by a root canal or medical condition, Read more
  • Do Spring Allergies Mean (B)Looming Dental Problems?
    April showers bring May flowers, and May flowers bring . . . allergies. If you’re one of the millions of people who suffer from seasonal allergies, you might be suffering Read more
  • What is hyperdontia?
    When a child is born, he or she will have 20 primary teeth and 32 permanent teeth. But sometimes kids are born with additional teeth, and our team at Hughes Read more
  • Timing Matters!
    Many patients at Hughes Dental Arts Centre are under the impression that harder brushing leads to cleaner teeth, but that is not true. Gentle brushing is just as effective, and Read more
  • St. Patrick's Day: Celtic pride, green shamrocks, and lucky charms!
    “St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time -- a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic.” Adrienne Cook Lucky green shamrocks, leprechauns, and pots of gold – it must Read more
  • Make your child’s next visit to our office great!
    If you have been bringing your baby in for regular checkups since that first tooth arrived, you might expect that he or she is already familiar with the doctor and Read more
  • Cosmetic Dental Restoration
    Don't hide your smile, improve it! Cosmetic dentistry in Herrin, IL, can help give you the confidence to smile again. Dr. Christopher Hughes of Hughes Dental Arts Centre offers a Read more
  • Are your teeth ready for the big day?
    Capturing the Moment At Hughes Dental Arts Centre we know that just about anyone who has taken on the challenge of planning her own wedding could tell you how important the Read more
  • Which whitening is right for you?
    Many of our patients at Hughes Dental Arts Centre have been asking us about brightening their teeth lately, and today we thought we would discuss the options available to you Read more
  • Be Good to Your Gums
    You brush and floss thoroughly twice a day. You have regular checkups. Everything seems fine on the periodontal radar. Sometimes, however, even healthy gums can become sensitive and irritated. Is Read more
  • The Transformation of Valentine's Day
    Did you know the actions leading to the beginnings of Valentine's Day were actually centered on the avoidance of war? A Catholic priest named Valentine defied the orders of the Read more
  • February is Heart Month
    The American Academy of Periodontology stresses the importance of good oral health since gum disease may be linked to heart disease and stroke. Thus far, no cause-and-effect relationship has been Read more
  • What happens during my hygiene appointment?
    Regular visits to the dentist are important for people of all ages. Seeing the doctor as recommended provides preventive care for oral diseases. If a disease is already present, early Read more
  • Amalgam Fillings vs. White Fillings
    Many varieties of fillings are available at our Herrin, Illinois office. Most people are familiar with traditional amalgam fillings: those big silver spots on top of teeth. Made from a mixture Read more


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Hughes Dental Arts Centre

504 Rushing Drive

Herrin, IL 62948

(618) 993-3100