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The Wonderful World of Teeth

Posted on: November 14, 2018
How well do you know the world of teeth? Take a look at these fun dental trivia and facts - there may be some that surprise you!  Visit Burns Family Dentistry for more information about our services (from dental cleanings to same day crowns to dentures - just to name a ...
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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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Misconception That Snus Isn’t Harmful

Posted on: July 20, 2016
With the many choices of smokeless tobacco out these days, snus is becoming more popular. There is a common misconception that snus is not as harmful as more traditional smokeless tobacco or smoking cigarettes. This is just not true. Snus still contains cancer causing chemicals, while it may be on a lower ...
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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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Life with Dentures, Tips & Advice

Posted on: March 3, 2015
If some or all of your permanent teeth are missing, you may be using dentures: complete dentures if you’re missing all of your natural teeth or partial dentures if you’re missing a few teeth. Here are some basic tips: Allow your tissues to rest, handle denture with care, clean daily, take care ...
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Waterpik now available at the office of Drs. Eric and Casey Burns

Posted on: December 18, 2014
An oral irrigator or more commonly known by the brand name Waterpik, uses a pulsating stream of water to remove bacteria, plaque, and food debris that may cause tooth decay and gum disease.  Others use an oral irrigator because it easier to clean around braces, bridgework, and implants.  Using an oral irrigator ...
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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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ADA (Eric and Casey Burns are members of the American Dental Association) Debunks Five Oral Hygiene “Myths.”

Posted on: October 14, 2014
The US News & World Report (10/14, Kohnle) carries a brief Health Day report in which the American Dental Association debunks common oral hygiene “myths.” The article references five different myths, including that gum disease is rare, which it is not; that having few cavities means one will not suffer ...
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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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