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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Posted on: October 11, 2018
At Burns Family Dentistry, one of our goals is to help raise awareness about breast cancer and try to do our part to help.  For several years now, we have taken a staff picture (with our best pink fanfare), posted information on our Social Media outlets, and made a donation to ...
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Mouth-Body Connection

Posted on: September 27, 2018
Importance of oral health and hygiene: Mouth-Body Connection Taking care of the body is important and so is your oral health. Researchers have found that oral health is vital for your overall well-being. Proper oral care prevents multiple diseases related to the teeth and gums. The mouth is also a part ...
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Wisdom teeth

Posted on: August 28, 2018
With age comes wisdom. Specifically, wisdom teeth, which typically appear between the ages of 17 and 21 and are referred to as your third molars. Historically, these teeth have been called wisdom teeth because they come through at a more "mature" age. When they come through correctly, healthy wisdom teeth can ...
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Out-of-this-World Dental Technology

Posted on: August 9, 2018
While most people know how technology developed by NASA for space travel enhances everyday life (memory foam, portable cordless vacuums, etc.), you may be surprised to find some of the technologies in the dental office have space-age historical backgrounds. Digital X-rays: In the 1990's, NASA sought to create a single ...
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Toothache? Let’s find out why!

Posted on: July 30, 2018
Let's "face" it, having a toothache can be miserable!  Toothaches can have many causes, which is why it’s important to not try to diagnose the problem by yourself at home. Since toothaches can cause severe pain and even have the potential to cause a life-threatening infection, getting professional help sooner rather ...
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Congrats Brad! winner of free custom bleach trays!!

Posted on: July 10, 2018
Congrats to Brad, winner of our recent Google promotion of custom bleach trays (value of $468)!  Thank you to everyone that participated 🙂 you are all winners to us! If you would like to be a winner like Brad, just leave us a Google review this month.  This month’s prize is a Phillips ...
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Sports Drinks – good or bad for your teeth?

Posted on: May 16, 2018
With warmer weather here, it is common to reach for a sports drink to quench your thirst. Sports drinks are a popular way to combat dehydration in summer temperatures, but the sugar and acid can wreak havoc on your teeth. Sports drinks—which contain carbohydrates, minerals, electrolytes and flavoring—are intended to replace water ...
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Congrats College Graduates!

Posted on: May 2, 2018
With graduation just around the corner, Burns Family Dentistry would like to take a moment to say CONGRATS to all our patients that will be graduating from college this spring!  Whether it is from UNCW, Cape Fear Community, or any other college, it is a major achievement and we want ...
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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on: April 9, 2018
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month in the United States - at Burns Family Dentistry, an oral cancer screening is part of your periodic or comprehensive new patient exam.  We do our best to serve as a first line of defense against oral cancer by incorporating this into your exam and ...
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Downhill Brushing habits of Millennials

Posted on: March 15, 2018
One Third of Millennials Only Brush Their Teeth Once a Day For some millennials, morning breath may last for more than just the morning. That’s because, according to new research, many young Americans are failing to regularly clean their teeth. A new study into the dental hygiene habits of 2,000 Americans found three ...
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