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General rules to dental cavity formation

Posted on: February 25, 2013
 Everyone has bacteria in their mouth as part of their normal flora. These bacteria "eat when we eat" and produce acid as a byproduct of their metabolism. Generally speaking in a healthy oral cavity the ph level is brought back up to the normal range by your saliva after about ...
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Eating Disorders and Oral Health

Posted on: October 10, 2012
Statistics show that each year millions of people are affected by serious eating disorders. More than 90 percent of those afflicted are adolescent and young adult women. Often the first health care professional to detect an eating disorder is a dental professional. Dental erosion is inevitable if you have an ...
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Is Fluoridated Bottled Water Safe for Infants?

Posted on: September 19, 2012
The FDA has approved the claim that fluoridated bottled waters help prevent tooth decay. However, we need to be careful when giving this water to infants. Infants do not require as much fluoride as older children and adults and too much fluoride can affect the developing teeth. ...
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Potential oral health Benefits of Sugar-Free Gum

Posted on: August 8, 2012
Based on a recent study posted in Dentistry Today, a significantly higher portion of participants in a gum chewing study group perceived that their oral health had improved. The control group consisted of 186 people, age 60 and older who were not regular gum chewers. Participants were randomly ...
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Manual vs electric vs Sonic toothbrushes…which one should you be using?

Posted on: July 17, 2012
When it comes to toothbrushes and efficiency there is a clear choice as to which toothbrush you should be using...the sonic toothbrush. The patented dynamic cleansing action of an electric sonic toothbrush drives fluid deep between teeth and along the gumline for a difference you can feel. By contrast, ...
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Pregnacy and Your Dental Health – advice on timing of xrays and treatment

Posted on: June 27, 2012
Congratulations you're expecting! What's on your list of things to check? How's your dental health? This can be overlooked during a very important (and busy) time. Visiting your dentist during pregnancy is important too! Please don't forget to tell your dental provider you're expecting so they may note ...
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Dr. Eric Burns and staff participate in dental module of UNCW Jr. Seahawk Math/Science Camp

Posted on: June 26, 2012
Dr. Eric Burns, Jenny (treatment coordinator) and Julie (hygienist) of Eric and Casey Burns DDS participated in teaching an interactive dental module at the UNCW Jr. Seahawk math and science camp last Friday 6/22/12. The focus was on educating students on oral home care (brushing and flossing techniques) as ...
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Dental tips on ways to prevent plaque formation and tooth decay

Posted on: May 16, 2012
Plaque, AKA "sugarbugs", forms when naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth, breaks down carbohydrates from foods and sugary drinks that are ingested. The longer plaque sits on the teeth, the more acidic it becomes and thus, leads to decay. Plaque can start to harden in 24-48 hours if not removed ...
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Superfloss for Bridges and Braces

Posted on: March 18, 2012
Superfloss is helpful for cleaning the plaque and debris for those with bridges, braces,and wide spaces between teeth.One end of the Superfloss is stiffened like a floss threader, making it easier to get through tight spaces.There is a spongy section of floss that will help grab and remove plaque when ...
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Keeping a Healthy Oral Environment and Caring for Kid’s Teeth!

Posted on: March 6, 2012
Have you discussed brushing, flossing, diet, sealants and fluoride with your Kid(s)?You can make visiting the dentist a positive experience for your children by educating them on these topics which will help prevent them from getting cavities (or caries, which is the professional term)... Here's how:Brushing and flossing are important ...
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