How long should I brush for healthy teeth and gums?

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You’ve heard it over and over. Brushing twice a day is required in your dental care routine. Well, taking the right approach to brushing will only maximize its effectiveness at eliminating plaque. That means not only using the proper techniques (e.g., hold the brush at a 45-degree angle and use gentle pressure) but also spending…

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Stages of Periodontal Disease

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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,…

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Elderly dental care is important

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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…

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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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Are my bleeding gums normal?

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Our patients often ask about bleeding gums. Unfortunately, bleeding gums seem to be a common occurrence. Our answer? No, bleeding gums are not normal. The reality is that a study by the Centers for Disease Control, or the CDC, estimates that 47.2 percent, or 64.7 million American adults have mild, moderate, or severe periodontitis, or…

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