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  • What to Do When Your Child Has a Loose Tooth
    When your child loses a tooth for the first time, you both have a lot to look forward to. Sharing in the “I’m a big kid!” excitement. Tales of the Read more
  • Thumb Sucking, Pacifiers, and Your Baby's Teeth
    Sucking is a common instinct for babies and the use of a pacifier or their thumb offers a sense of safety and security, as well a way to relax. According to Read more
  • Could a Night Guard Be the Answer to Your Dreams?
    Have you been having trouble getting a good night’s rest? Sometimes the reason for a poor night’s sleep is obvious. A midnight horror movie. A bedtime espresso. That anchovy and pineapple Read more
  • Hot Day? Three Drinks to Leave Home When You’re Packing the Cooler
    Whew! It’s a hot one! And whenever the temperature soars, you need to stay hydrated, especially when you’re outside or exercising. But all cold drinks aren’t equal when it comes Read more
  • Ten Fun Things to Do with Your Old Toothbrush
    the doctor and our staff recommend that you replace your worn-out, germy toothbrush with a new one every three months. But most people either forget or resist getting rid of Read more
  • How do I clean my baby’s teeth?
    Creating good dental hygiene habits early in your child’s life is essential to the health of his or her teeth, even when your infant doesn’t have any. By starting now, Read more
  • Pregnancy: What should I know about my oral care?
    the doctor and our team at Hughes Dental Arts Centre know this is an exciting time as you anticipate the arrival of your new little one. We want to take Read more
  • Teeth Whitening For a Bright Summer
    Summer brings sunshine and warm weather, and many of our patients begin thinking about brightening their smiles this time of year. A whiter smile is one just one visit away Read more
  • Fun Facts for the Fourth
    The Fourth of July is a great time to get together with friends and family members for BBQ, games, fireworks, and other celebrations in honor of our country’s independence. While Read more
  • Is periodontal disease contagious?
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of adults age 30 and over suffer from some form of gum disease. Caused by plaque buildup, gum disease is Read more
  • Why Professional Cleanings are Important
    Regular dental cleanings and checkups at our Herrin, Illinois office are an excellent way to ensure everything is A-OK in your mouth. There’s a reason the American Dental Association recommends Read more
  • The Unique Benefits of Dental Implants
    Dental implants from your dentist in Herrin, IL, can save your smile. Dental implants are a unique solution to replacing lost teeth, and they offer benefits that other tooth replacement options Read more
  • How To Treat Cracked Teeth
    Teeth become cracked for several reasons. You may have been involved in a dental emergency or have an underlying condition called cracked tooth syndrome, which can be a painful and Read more
  • Reasons for Bone Grafting
    When you think of restorative dentistry, do fillings and crowns come to mind? Of course, you're right, but did you know that bone grafting is part of the tooth replacement Read more
  • What You Need to Know About Sedation Dentistry
    What You Need to Know About Sedation Dentistry If you are one of the many Americans who suffer from dental anxiety, this can make you avoid going to the dentist, which Read more
  • Renew Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry
    How cosmetic dentistry from your dentist in Herrin, IL, can give you the outstanding smile you deserve.   If your smile has lost a little pizazz, have you thought about renewing your Read more


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Herrin, IL 62948

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