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Tooth Healthy on Thanksgiving

Posted on: November 7, 2017
Thanksgiving Day is coming up fast, 2 weeks from tomorrow(11/23/17). On this day, as we take time with family to give thanks, eat 7,000 calories and watch football... don't forget about your oral health. Your teeth are the real work horse of this holiday, so take care of them! Here ...
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Flu Season and Your Teeth

Posted on: March 29, 2017
We are not out of the flu season yet! So while you are laid up recovering from the flu, there are a couple of things to keep in mind for your oral health. Dry mouth-  Having a stuffy nose leads to mouth breathing. Mouth breathing + low saliva(saliva production normally decreases ...
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Dr. Casey Burns is Excited to share – Waterpik Water Flosser has been ADA approved!!!

Posted on: March 2, 2017
Most consumers have heard of a "Waterpik" or an irrigator for cleaning more efficiently between the teeth and below the gums in those hard to reach "pockets". While our office has been recognizing irrigators as an important tool for some time in keeping the mouth healthy, it was with strict ...
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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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Burns Family Dentistry Participates in UNCW’s Jr. Seahawk Camp

Posted on: July 11, 2016
This Friday, Dr. Casey, Julie and Dana are excited to be doing a dental health presentation for a group of students at UNCW's Jr. Seahawk camp.  The presentation will consist of fun dental facts and tips for maintaining good oral health.  Teaching this awesome group of kids is just one of the ways ...
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What is causing this stain on my teeth?

Posted on: January 19, 2016
When patients come in for their hygiene appointments, many are concerned with the stain that has accumulated on their teeth during their time away from the dental office.  Many times the cause is obvious.  As a general rule, anything dark that a person eats or drinks on a regular basis can cause ...
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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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Does diet play a role on your oral health? YES!

Posted on: April 13, 2015
Did you think that only sugar was bad for your teeth? We hear sugar is what gives us cavities so we try our best to avoid it, but did you know that some of our day to day foods/drinks can be just as bad? What we eat and drink plays ...
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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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Dry mouth: What effects does it have on your teeth? Helpful information from Drs Eric and Casey Burns

Posted on: October 30, 2014
What is Dry Mouth? Dry mouth also known as Xerostomia is associated with salivary gland hypofunction where there is a reduced amount of salivary output. This watery substance in our mouth aids in lubricating and protecting our teeth, tongue and tissues. It aids in chewing, swallowing and digesting food and also ...
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