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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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Burns DDS proud to be part of UNCW Jr. Seahawks Summer Program

Posted on: June 17, 2014
Area middle school students will get a taste of the college experience during the University of North Carolina Wilmington's annual Junior Seahawk Academy 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 18-22. The academy is designed to help all children, especially underserved children, develop and maintain an interest in learning math, science and technology ...
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How Caffeine Can Effect Your Dental Health

Posted on: April 29, 2014
Moderate amounts of caffeine are considered safe for you to consume, but large amounts of drinks and foods that contain caffeine can cause damage to your teeth. It is known that the amount of caffeine you consume can affect the health and appearance of your teeth. Knowing these effects can ...
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I am pregnant and I have questions for my Dentist!

Posted on: January 15, 2014
For clarity, all instructions contained here are the collaborative standard according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as well as the American Dental Association.Take home message: Healthy women with uncomplicated pregnancies can safely receive oral health services throughout their pregnancy without fear of harming themselves or the baby. ...
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The Freshman 15— Cavities!

Posted on: October 24, 2013
College students are back in school and settling in to their routines. The inevitable changes in sleep, diet and stress levels can and do lead to negative effects on dental hygeine. All too often we see our patients that are in college exhibit an increase in gum disease and tooth ...
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Kidney Disease and How it is Linked to Your Oral Health

Posted on: October 9, 2013
Kidney Health Kidney disease affects millions of people in the US, with many more at risk of developing the disease. Those at risk include people who have diabetes, high blood pressure, and family history of kidney disease. Studies are now showing poor eating habits, smoking, and obesity are also a ...
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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Posted on: September 18, 2013
One in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented! In honor of ...
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Dental Floss Versus Water Pick

Posted on: September 4, 2013
Standard dental floss is generally considered the most effective tool for cleaning the tight spaces between the teeth. You can also use dental floss to scrape up and down the sides of each tooth. A water pick (oral irrigator) is a device that aims a stream of water at your ...
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Pediatric Home Care Recommendations from Eric and Casey Burns DDS

Posted on: June 26, 2013
We advise daily brushing begin as soon as the child’s first tooth erupts. A tiny pea-size amount of fluoride toothpaste can be used after the child is old enough not to swallow it. By age 4 or 5, children should be able to brush their own teeth twice a day ...
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Help Me! My Mouth is so DRY!!

Posted on: May 14, 2013
Are you suffering from xerostomia? Xerostomia is the medical term used to describe a patient's state of having a "dry mouth".There are many factors that contribute to xerostomia. One of the causes of the dreaded "dry mouth condition" include cancer treatments with chemotherapy and/or cancer treatments with radiation of the ...
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