Dental Blog

We have lots of information to share about family and cosmetic dentistry. Check out these common dental health topics and helpful dental tips from our dental experts.

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Choose the right floss

By Connoyer Dental | August 10, 2020

When you’re just brushing and not flossing, you’re only cleaning 60 percent of your teeth’s surfaces. Flossing reaches where the toothbrush can’t and removes the food and plaque that causes cavities, gum infections, and in more severe cases, periodontal disease. Our patients often tell us they don’t like how much time it takes to floss,…

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Stages of Periodontal Disease

By Connoyer Dental | July 27, 2020

When periodontal disease, or gum disease starts, its symptoms are so minimal that people often fail to notice it. As the condition gets worse, however, the symptoms become more prevalent. If you exhibit any of the following, it is time to visit your dentist: Gingivitis During the first stage, the gum is red and swollen,…

Could beverages be hurting your teeth?

By Connoyer Dental | June 26, 2020

Your choice in drinks has an impact on the health of your teeth. Not only can certain drinks stain your teeth, but their overall acidity can also soften tooth enamel, which can make your teeth more sensitive and vulnerable to cavities. If you’re trying to live a healthier life, discover how what you drink might…

Why should we discuss tobacco?

By Connoyer Dental | June 12, 2020

Tobacco is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing 480,000 users each year. Over 15% of adults and nearly 20% of youth in the US are current tobacco users, and 2 in 5 children are regularly exposed to tobacco smoke. Smoking, use of smokeless tobacco products, and exposure to secondhand smoke all…

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Preventing dental problems

By Connoyer Dental | June 3, 2020

They say, “nothing you wear is more important than your smile.” A great smile is memorable. It shows confidence, happiness, and fun. However, it does take a little work to keep it that way. Luckily, we provided some daily tips to help keep your teeth healthy and help you prevent dental problems. How can I…

Broken tooth equals dental emergency

We’re handling dental emergencies

By Connoyer Dental | May 4, 2020

Is it a dental emergency, or should you wait and set up a normal appointment to see the dentist? Don’t forget that we’re answering phones from 8 to 12 Monday through Thursday and seeing emergency patients until the stay at home mandate is lifted. It can be hard to decide what’s an emergency and what’s…

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Beating tooth sensitivity

By Connoyer Dental | April 20, 2020

If you are one of the over 3 million Americans who suffer from tooth sensitivity to cold or tooth sensitivity to sweets, you may be cringing at the thought of a cold bowl of ice cream. Talking to your dental professionals should be first on your to-do list for finding a solution for your tooth…

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What about dental care during pregnancy?

By Connoyer Dental | March 2, 2020

Thinking about dental care during your pregnancy? You’re doing everything you can to stay healthy and prepare for baby, so don’t forget to take care of your teeth! It is the opinion of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, that your dental health is an important part of overall health during pregnancy and throughout…

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Smoking is bad for your smile

By Connoyer Dental | February 17, 2020

Cigarette smoking is an important cause of severe gum disease in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC states that there are 36 million smokers nationwide. Although this number is going down, it still leaves close to 15 percent of the population at a higher risk for dental issues…

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Cut the sugar and save a smile

By Connoyer Dental | February 3, 2020

Sugar causes tooth decay. It all starts with a chain of events. A group of harmful bacteria reside in the mouth and produce acid when they digest sugar. The acid, food debris, and saliva combine to form plaque that will wear down your enamel over time while the repeated cycle of acid attacks in your…