Do I have a cavity?

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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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When should I change my toothbrush head?

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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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Choose the right floss

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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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Could beverages be hurting your teeth?

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…

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Why should we discuss tobacco?

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

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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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Should I use mouthwash?

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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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Vacation Tips for a Healthy Smile

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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Preventative dentistry is our priority

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Preventative dentistry is a priority for Connoyer Dental. Your regular visits have a bigger purpose. Yeah, you come out feeling fresh and clean, but did you know that your appointment affects your future? Your regular hygiene appointments screen for dental issues that could arise in the future. We’re looking for cavities, screening for oral cancer,…

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Spring into whitening and dental health this season

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Spring is a time of renewal and revitalization. All the green is coming back, flowers will be blooming soon, and birds are singing. What better time to renew your smile with whitening treatments? Everyday Life Can Dull Your Smile Over time, our teeth can appear more yellow. It could be stains from food or it…

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