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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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…

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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…

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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…