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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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How often should you get a Teeth Cleaning?

Posted on: September 20, 2017
You’ve probably heard how important it is to get a professional teeth cleaning to reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease, but how often do you really need to schedule a cleaning? If you have good oral hygiene habits and a healthy mouth, your dentist and dental hygienist will ...
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Top 5 Benefits of Using an Electric Toothbrush

Posted on: July 13, 2017
Do you use an electric toothbrush? If not, what are you waiting for? If you’ve been on fence about switching to an electric toothbrush we’re here to help. Today we’re going to review the top 5 benefits of using an electric toothbrush. 1. An electronic toothbrush keeps your teeth, gums, and ...
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Chewing Sugar-Free Gum May Reduce Risk Of Cavities

Posted on: January 11, 2017
Did you know that chewing sugar-free gum may help reduce the risk of cavities by increasing the flow of saliva, which helps wash away bacteria and “can raise tooth exposure to calcium and phosphate.”? The American Dental Association suggests chewing sugar-free gum after meals for about 20 minutes, while also ...
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Parent’s role in promoting good dental health

Posted on: September 14, 2015
Many parents ask how they can help their kids have healthy teeth.  Besides daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing, diet plays a very important role.  Children tend to mock the behaviors of their parents so setting a good example diet-wise is a great place to start.  Limiting liquid sugars ...
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Should you floss before or after brushing?

Posted on: May 27, 2015
As dental professionals, we are often asked, "When and how often should I floss?" or  "Should I floss before or after I brush?"  In short, the answer is floss at least once daily, preferably at night, BEFORE brushing.  Flossing at night removes the day's food debris and flossing before brushing ...
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Water flosser substitute for regular flossing?

Posted on: March 17, 2015
In short, the answer is NO (even though the box says the "easier and more effective way to floss).   While we here at Dr. Burns dental practice are huge fans of the water flosser (oral irrigator), we recommend it in addition to standard flossing.  We currently have Waterpik's in ...
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7 mistakes to avoid – children oral health

Posted on: March 11, 2015
42 percent of children ages 2-11 have had cavities in their baby teeth while 21 percent of children ages 6-11 have already had them in their permanent teeth (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). What are the common mistakes and how can you avoid them to keep your child's teeth healthy? 1. ...
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Kidney Disease and How it is Linked to Your Oral Health

Posted on: October 9, 2013
Kidney Health Kidney disease affects millions of people in the US, with many more at risk of developing the disease. Those at risk include people who have diabetes, high blood pressure, and family history of kidney disease. Studies are now showing poor eating habits, smoking, and obesity are also a ...
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LOOK MA NO CAVITIES- IMPORTANCE OF SEALANTS IN CHILDREN

Posted on: January 24, 2013
Oh the joy we get when receiving an excellent report at the dentist office, especially when it concerns our children. How can we help our children get a good report? Sealants are a key component.Sealants are recommended, yet an under-used treatment to prevent tooth decay. Sealants are recommended for the ...
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