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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What about your gums?

By Connoyer Dental | January 15, 2021

There’s more to your dental health than just having strong white teeth.  Since the beginning of time, teeth have taken center stage in the oral health arena, while the gums have occupied more of a back-seat role.  So, we have decided to dedicate this article to gums!  What makes them healthy, what makes them sick,…

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When should I go to the dentist?

By Connoyer Dental | December 24, 2020

Regular dental checkups every six months can help keep your mouth healthy and identify potential dental issues before they happen. But what happens if you think you may have to see a dentist between those regular checkups?  If you have tooth sensitivity, new areas of swelling, or issues with a denture, you may be wondering…

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Avoid these 5 harmful habits

By Connoyer Dental | December 11, 2020

We all know that eating junk food and too much sugar is bad for your teeth. However, here are five lesser-known habits that may ruin your dental health. Check it out. Chewing ice When you’re bored, chewing ice might seem like a way to pass the time, but it’s not a smart idea. Your teeth…

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Do I have a cavity?

By Connoyer Dental | November 27, 2020

Have you noticed sensitivity in one or two teeth lately? Perhaps you felt a little pain with your morning coffee. Did you wonder if you could have a cavity? Have you ever asked yourself, “How do I know if I have a cavity?” Let’s talk about cavities, what causes them, symptoms, and what to do…

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The end of the year is fast approaching

By Connoyer Dental | October 30, 2020

It’s nearing the end of the year, and things are about to get busy for all of us. Time with family for the holidays, work schedules, school vacations, and so on mean you will be strapped for time if you aren’t already! However busy you may be, we urge you to consider your dental health…

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Your tongue and your health

By Connoyer Dental | October 16, 2020

The tongue is more than just a random body part. Your tongue plays a key role in your ability to taste and swallow food. Believe it or not, your tongue can also provide your dentist with clues to your oral health and even your overall health. You might be surprised by what your tongue can…

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When should I change my toothbrush head?

By Connoyer Dental | October 12, 2020

When is the last time you changed your toothbrush head? When things expire, such as medications, foods, and other perishable items, we throw them out. Even though we may feel we are paying attention to what’s important, many do not provide enough care toward dental hygiene! Let us look at some of the factors that…

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Do your wisdom teeth need to come out?

By Connoyer Dental | September 29, 2020

Wisdom teeth are our third set of molars that usually come in during your late teens to early twenties. Over time our jaws have shrunk, leaving little room for the extra row of teeth, which is why they can cause pain and need to be extracted. Besides pain, what are some of the common signs…

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Preventing tooth decay in children

By Connoyer Dental | September 14, 2020

Tooth decay isn’t exclusive to adult teeth. This is a matter of great concern since more than 40 percent of children aged between 2 and 11 years develop cavities. This occurs when sugary deposits are left in the kids’ mouths for long. Such an environment paves way for the growth of bacteria, which produces acid…

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Easing dental anxiety in children

By Connoyer Dental | August 28, 2020

As a parent, you know that regular dental visits are important for keeping your child’s teeth healthy, yet it is normal for a child to be apprehensive about their upcoming appointment. For this reason, it is important to choose a children’s dentist who has undergone extensive training beyond regular dental school that includes techniques specifically…