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Today is National Flag Day!

Posted on: June 14, 2018
Here's why we celebrate Flag Day on June 14: The “Stars and Stripes” was authorized by Congress on June 14, 1777, according to the National Flag Day Foundation. In the fifth item on the agenda that day. The entry in the journal of the Continental Congress reads “Resolved that the flag of the ...
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Same Day Crowns

Posted on: May 31, 2018
Did you know that our practice has technology to do same day crowns? Typically, when your tooth suffers damage, a dental crown is placed.  A dental crown is essentially a tooth cap that covers the entire visible portion of your natural tooth, providing strength and protection. Crowns usually require two dental ...
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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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Flu Season

Posted on: February 19, 2018
The flu season is not over yet! The CDC has rated this years flu as "widespread" in 49 states. Normally flu season starts mid-winter and ends around early spring. The flu shot is not 100% effective because the virus is constantly evolving therefore each year the vaccine is an attempt to ...
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New Year..New Dental Insurance?

Posted on: January 24, 2018
Happy New Year! At Burns Family Dentistry, we work hard to keep our patients informed regarding their insurance benefits.  At the start of the new year (if your insurance is on a calendar year - if it is a benefit year, it may change at a different time), you have ...
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Posted on: January 15, 2018
Monday, Jan. 15, MLK Parade, downtown  The Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday. The parade will start at the Cape Fear Community College’s Schwartz Center, travel south down N. 3rd Street, east on Princess Street, then north on 4th Street, west on Red Cross Street, ...
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The History of Braces

Posted on: December 19, 2017
Many people see orthodontics, (the branch of dentistry that addresses the straightening of teeth) also known as "braces" as a modern development. Braces are often associated with aesthetics but they are also important for functionality as well. Misalignment of the teeth can make chewing efficiently difficult and can affect speech. ...
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