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Diabetes and My Mouth!

Posted on: November 9, 2015
November 14 is World Diabetes Awareness Day! You may be wondering why you are seeing Diabetes concerns on your Dentist's page? It's simple, the answer is Glucose... Glucose is by definition a sugar. It is the main source of energy and fuel for most living organisms from bacteria to humans. We ...
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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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Sports drinks and Dental Cavities

Posted on: July 22, 2015
As hot as this summer has been so far, I know staying hydrated is a concern for many people. Drinking plenty of water and eating a balanced diet is usually enough to keep you well hydrated but many of us still turn to sports drinks. Many of those are full of ...
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Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Ed needs your help!

Posted on: May 5, 2015
Drs. Eric and Casey Burns give back to the school that gave them their education (and in turn, us great dentists!) If you are interested in helping, click GiveNOLA  Any gift contributed to LACDE is tax-deductible and will be directed to the needs and priorities of the dental school. The Louisiana Academy ...
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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Posted on: February 9, 2015
Eric and Casey Burns DDS wants to remind everyone that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. In fact, Valentine’s Month is the perfect time to show your love by teaching your children about good oral health habits. There are 5 easy tips to help prevent cavities during this sugar-coated season: Treats ...
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Amalgam “silver” fillings vs. Composite “tooth colored fillings” What do Drs. Eric and Casey Burns DDS recommend?

Posted on: November 25, 2014
Patients often ask if we still place amalgam or "silver fillings" and would that be the best restoration for their tooth. There are several reasons why we may choose to still do amalgam fillings vs. composite fillings. Both types of restorations are very good options. The difference (besides aesthetics) between the two are ...
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I have a cold!! How do cold remedies work and do they affect my teeth?

Posted on: November 11, 2014
Let's discuss 3 major ingredients of most cold remedies and how they may affect you. Decongestants (ex: pseudophedrine or Sudafed) - responsible for constricting the blood vessels which can help reduce the inflammation in your nose associated with a cold. This medicine works great during the day because it is a ...
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Eric and Casey Burns DDS in Wilmington, NC answers “Can gum disease contribute to health issues?”

Posted on: September 24, 2014
Gum disease can be linked to other major health problems as well as contribute to the overall health of your body. According to the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, patients with gum disease who are treated by the recommendations of their dentist can actually help lower medical expenses in patients ...
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Sugar Still Considered a Major Concern on Dental Health

Posted on: July 21, 2014
Believe it or not, even with the amount of fluoride readily available today, tooth decay is still considered a major health concern. This is largely affected by the amounts of sugar in our diets today. Most drinks, including soft drinks, sports drinks and fruit juices, as well as ...
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Am I getting shorter as I Age??

Posted on: May 12, 2014
Our height is determined by the length of the long bones, the spine, and the skull collectively. While the leg bones and the skull remain pretty much unchanged in length after we reach adulthood, our spinal bones tend to shrink. Most of us have 24 vertebrae. They are typically stacked ...
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