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Sports Drinks – good or bad for your teeth?

Posted on: May 16, 2018
With warmer weather here, it is common to reach for a sports drink to quench your thirst. Sports drinks are a popular way to combat dehydration in summer temperatures, but the sugar and acid can wreak havoc on your teeth. Sports drinks—which contain carbohydrates, minerals, electrolytes and flavoring—are intended to replace water ...
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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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The benefits of xylitol in your chewing gum!

Posted on: June 1, 2016
Xylitol is a natural sugar found in plant material used as a sweetener in various chewing gums, certain candies, and a variety of other dental related products. Studies show that xylitol can be directly beneficial to your dental health when used regularly because the mouth processes it into an acid that doesn't cause ...
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Healthy diet = Happy smile

Posted on: April 14, 2016
With summer approaching, lots of us are starting to get more active and thinking about lighter, healthier meal choices.  It's important to stay hydrated and make sure to have healthy snack choices on hand for when you are "on the run" to the beach, pool or activities. Cheese, milk, plain yogurt, ...
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Do you have calculus? See your Dentist for regular cleanings.

Posted on: September 23, 2015
We all have bacteria in our mouths. It is part of your normal bacterial flora and is supposed to be there. Under normal circumstances and with good hygiene, the bacteria will do no harm. Bacteria adhere almost immediately after cleaning or brushing your teeth and continue to layer upon themselves ...
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Earth Day and Your Dental Routine

Posted on: April 21, 2015
Running water when brushing your teeth can waste up to 5 gallons of water.  When brushing 2X per day, you are wasting 10 gallons of drinking water in one day; 280 gallons over one month; 3360 gallons over one year. A family of four would use the equivalent of a 24' round above ground ...
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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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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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It’s just a dental check-up, right? If I’m not having problems, does it matter? It matters…

Posted on: January 8, 2015
Did you know that 100 million Americans fail to see a dentist each year, even though regular dental examinations and good oral hygiene can prevent most dental disease? Q: Why do regular dental visits matter? A: Regular dental visits are important because they can help spot oral health problems early on when ...
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Why is my dentist concerned about cough drops?

Posted on: November 18, 2014
Cold and flu season is here and with that is an increase in the number of people taking cough drops or syrups to treat their symptoms. Did you know many of those remedies are full of sugar? Refined sugars are especially bad for your teeth and the frequency you consme the ...
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