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Super Bowl Snacks and Your Teeth

Posted on: January 18, 2017
We have 1 more weekend of playoffs left before the super bowl, so we still have plenty of time to prepare a tooth healthy menu plan for the big game! Foods to Avoid: 1) Soda-acidic beverages can do a lot of damage on your teeth(even diet), but if you must, use a straw to ...
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Diabetes and Oral Health

Posted on: November 8, 2016
November is Diabetes awareness month. Diabetes affects your whole body and increases your risk of dental disease. Healthy blood sugar levels will lower the risk of gum disease. Brushing, flossing, routine dental exams/ professional cleanings, controlling your blood sugar and watching your diet are extremely important! Lots of diabetics suffer from lack ...
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Chewing gum is good for my teeth??

Posted on: September 12, 2016
Science has proven that chewing sugarless gum after meals stimulates saliva flow which, in turn, rinses away plaque acids that can cause cavities and other dental problems.  The American Dental Association has even put their seal of approval on several brands that have been rigorously tested and proven beneficial to ...
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What can I do about my dry mouth?

Posted on: November 16, 2015
Dry mouth is a common complaint among many people.  It is usually caused by certain medications, medical conditions, or medical treatments (i.e. chemo and radiation).  Tobacco usage and mouth breathing are other contributing factors.  Dry mouth can lead to an increase in cavities, cause bad breath, mouth sores and even ...
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Premedicate with antibiotics before my dental appointments?

Posted on: July 29, 2015
There are two groups of patients that the American Dental Association along with the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons recommends take antibiotics prior (premedicate)to dental procedures:-those with certain heart conditions (artificial heart valves, history of heart transplant, certain congenital heart disorders) -those with prosthetic joint replacements. Patients ...
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The Practice of Oil Pulling

Posted on: June 2, 2015
"Oil Pulling" is a folk remedy derived from Indian and Asian cultures and has gained significant popularity recently. "Oil Pulling" is done by using a tablespoon of edible oil, (coconut, sesame oil being most common) and swishing with it anywhere from 5-30 minutes. This practice is said to decrease the amount of ...
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Why is My Blood Pressure Taken at My Dental Visits?

Posted on: April 28, 2015
One of the first things that should occur when adults see a dentist for a dental check-up or teeth cleaning appointment is a blood pressure check. Here's why. Hypertension, the medical term for high blood pressure, is the most common primary diagnosis in the United States. It is a major cause ...
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Why are Drs. Eric and Casey Burns Checking My Blood Pressure?

Posted on: November 19, 2014
Many of our patients ask us why we check blood pressure before performing dental treatment.  There are several reasons.  First of all, we are generally concerned with the overall health of out patients.   Hypertension a.k.a. high blood pressure is the leading cause of heart disease and stroke, therefore the leading ...
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Super Glue DIY Denture Fix? The answer is NO and here is why….

Posted on: July 30, 2014
Super glue is a common adhesive in the household and is the number one adhesive that patients use to try a "quick fix" on dentures and appliances that have broken. This is NOT recommended even for a temporary fix.Dentures are made from acrylic or metal that does not bond well ...
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Concerned about nutrition and developing healthy habits? No matter what stage of life, the ADA has you covered!

Posted on: April 29, 2014
The ADA’s new dental health website for consumers, MouthHealthy.org, has information you need to take better care of your mouth today so it will take care of you for life.Visit your life stage and find healthy habits, top concerns, nutrition and fact or fiction information by visiting the tabs labelled:PregnancyBabies ...
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