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Bye Bye Microbeads!

Posted on: January 30, 2017
If you start noticing that your face washes, soaps and toothpastes no longer contain microbeads, that's because the "Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015" goes into effect this year.  Microbeads are generally used as exfoliants however, the FDA is banning these small plastic particles from our "rinse-off cosmetics" because they ultimately are ...
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Dental myths – fact or fiction?

Posted on: June 29, 2016
Dental myths debunked... Myth #1: Sugar is the main thing that causes cavities Fact: Well, sugar is not always the main thing that causes tooth decay but yes it is true that the acid produced due to the bacteria in your mouth is due to the cause of cavities, as per the ...
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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on: April 7, 2016
April is oral cancer awareness month and we'd like help raise awareness by promoting education of oral cancer causes. Oral cancer will effect more that 48,000 Americans this year and most cases are diagnosed in people over the age of 40. Many people aren't educated about the causes and potential health risks ...
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Don’t forget to Wash your hands!!!

Posted on: February 11, 2016
Remember we are still at that time of year when it is easy to spread bacteria and viruses through personal contact. That's why it is very important to WASH YOUR HANDS. The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests hand washing is the easiest and most effective way to prevent ...
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New Year’s Resolution to improve your Dental Health

Posted on: December 30, 2015
Still trying to decide on a New Year's resolution? Choose to take better care of your gums and teeth this year.  Make your dental health a priority! Don't wait until your teeth or gums become sensitive. It may be too late to save your teeth or can cause permanent damage to the bone surrounding ...
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Quick Tips for Your Child’s Next Dental Checkup!

Posted on: December 16, 2015
Its best to think ahead when making your child's next dental checkup. Whether you're making his/her first dental appointment or their next routine checkup,there are a lot of things you should take into consideration. For example, If you have a young child, try and make sure you plan their appointment after they've had ...
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What type of toothbrush is best for your teeth?

Posted on: November 24, 2015
When it comes to your toothbrush, one size does not fit all. In addition to the many shapes and sizes of manual (regular) toothbrushes there are also powered (mechanical) and sonic varieties. Which is best for you depends on your individual condition and needs. A manual toothbrush works just fine for ...
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What is a Dental Abscess?

Posted on: November 4, 2015
A dental abscess is a bacterial infection that usually contains pus.  This infection could be located at the root tip of the tooth. An abscess maybe very painful, your tooth could be sensitive to hot, cold and chewing food. For an abscess to develop, a tooth must have a cavity ...
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Happy Halloween from Burns Family Dentistry

Posted on: October 28, 2015
Halloween is all about the candy! Now sugar free versions are available to help curb your sweet tooth.   Avoid hard candy that stays in your mouth for a long time. Frequency and length of time a food is in your mouth plays a role in tooth decay.  Sticky candy and gummy textures like taffy and gummy ...
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Oral Cancer Exam

Posted on: August 18, 2015
Dr. Burns completes an oral cancer exam with hygiene visits to look for any signs of cancer or precancerous lesions. The exam includes visual inspection of the face, lips, neck, and mouth. The doctor will then look at and feel the insides of your lips and cheeks to check for any discolorations, lumps ...
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