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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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…

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Consider getting an electric toothbrush

By Connoyer Dental | January 14, 2020

One in four adults admits they don’t brush twice a day, according to the Oral Health Foundation. In general, more than 30 percent of people aren’t brushing enough. So, is there anything you can do to create better dental hygiene habits? Consider making the switch to an electric toothbrush. While brushing with your standard toothbrush…

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How healthy is your mouth?

By Connoyer Dental | January 6, 2020

A healthy mouth is a good sign of your overall good health. This is why you should keep to a regular checkup and cleanings schedule. Your dentist at Connoyer Dental is ready to catch issues early and promote a healthy smile. There are five things we’re looking for in your healthy mouth. Let’s go through…

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Overcome sensitive teeth

By Connoyer Dental | December 11, 2019

Sensitive teeth can be frustrating and downright painful. If a gulp of cold water or swig of hot coffee make you wince, then you know what we’re talking about. Ever wonder why this problem happens or what you can do about it? Let’s take a quick look. Teeth can become sensitive when the root becomes…

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Don’t wait to treat that cavity!

By Connoyer Dental | November 26, 2019

If you’re feeling a dull pain in your tooth or if it hurts to eat, you might have a cavity. Approximately 26 percent of adults age 20 to 64 have untreated tooth decay. This means you are not alone. Cavities are very inconvenient, but it’s best if you treat them right away. Together we can…

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Answers to your braces questions

By Connoyer Dental | November 18, 2019

There are major advantages to the investment of braces through Connoyer Dental. Straight teeth and a great looking smile are the obvious ones, but there are other health benefits as well. Braces can relieve headaches, jaw pain, tooth grinding, gum disease, and general inflammation. Even improved breathing and less snoring can occur with braces. We’re…

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Should I use mouthwash?

By Connoyer Dental | October 28, 2019

You may be brushing twice a day and flossing, but what about using a mouthwash? Our team has been asked many times if we also recommend rinsing with a mouthwash after your normal routine. We do and for this reason, we’ve put together a helpful guide to four potential benefits of choosing a mouthwash that…

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Elderly dental care is important

By Connoyer Dental | October 14, 2019

Your body experiences many changes as it ages and seeing your dentist twice a year is as important for the elderly as it is for children. The aging process makes you vulnerable to dry mouth as well as gum disease and chronic health conditions. The Administration on Aging and The World Health Organization both state…

Vacation Tips for a Healthy Smile

By Connoyer Dental | July 31, 2019

Vacation time rolls around each summer and makes it very easy to slip out of routine, but it’s important to maintain your oral hygiene wherever you are in the world. Follow these few simple tips and keep your smile looking healthy while enjoying a relaxing vacation. Pack your dental supplies Avoid the hassle of purchasing…

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Should you replace a filling?

By Connoyer Dental | May 29, 2019

A tooth that has decay will need treatment with a dental filling or other restoration depending on the extent of the decay. A dental filling may last many years before it needs replacing, but remember that fillings are subject to constant stress from chewing. Clenching or grinding teeth also puts tremendous force on fillings and…