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Do-It-Yourself Braces Trend Among Children May Cause Permanent Damage

Posted on: May 22, 2017
*DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME*  The “disturbing trend” of children creating do-it-yourself braces out of rubber bands, aluminum foil, and paper clips. According to the report, there are an abundance of DIY braces videos on YouTube. A popular DIY braces technique is placing “a rubber band around two front ...
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New Discovery of Paleolithic Dentistry

Posted on: May 9, 2017
Ever wondered about how dentistry was done 100 years ago? How about 14,000 years ago?! New discoveries suggest that earliest signs of dentistry date back to the Mesolithic time period, also known as part of the "Stone Age!" The stone age is a defined time period from 15,000 to 11,500 years ago, during ...
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Azalea Festival – A scene to be seen

Posted on: April 4, 2017
Looking for something fun to do to get out and enjoy this spring weather?  Celebrate southern style at the 77th annual Azalea Festival.  The Festival takes place April 5-9th and there is something for everyone! The North Carolina Azalea Festival is Wilmington’s annual community celebration and the largest festival of its ...
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Do you want to win a free dinner?

Posted on: March 30, 2017
Congrats to Amy, our March Google promotion winner of free custom bleach trays!!  Thank you to everyone that participated in our promotion - remember, if you didn't win this time, you can always try again - we do a different promotion each month :-)  Speaking of that.... Our April promotion is: ...
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Burns Family Dentistry is growing!

Posted on: March 14, 2017
Very soon we will start our building expansion.  Thank you in advance for your patience during our construction phase.  This addition will add 3 more rooms to our practice which will allow us to better accommodate new patients and provide more flexibility for our current patients scheduling needs.  You may ...
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Healthy foods for healthy teeth

Posted on: March 7, 2017
We all know what sugary foods and drinks can do to harm teeth, but there are also yummy things that can help your pearly whites. The American Dental Association says these foods contain nutrients that can help build strong teeth: Dairy products, such as milk, cheese and yogurt, which are rich in ...
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February is National Children’s Dental Month!

Posted on: February 22, 2017
Keeping your children's teeth healthy and cavity free can be tricky to do without proper education and implementation. Caring for your children's teeth begins when their "pearly whites" first peek through. Brushing infants teeth twice a day is very important as well as regular dental visits. The American Academy of Pediatric ...
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A better me in 2017!

Posted on: January 24, 2017
There's an inevitable rhythm to January 1 at my house. I take down the tree, vacuum up pine needles, and start making my New Year Resolution. The list usually looks like this: get back to the gym, less TV more time outside. Eat salads. Call Mom more. Read a great ...
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Super Bowl Snacks and Your Teeth

Posted on: January 18, 2017
We have 1 more weekend of playoffs left before the super bowl, so we still have plenty of time to prepare a tooth healthy menu plan for the big game! Foods to Avoid: 1) Soda-acidic beverages can do a lot of damage on your teeth(even diet), but if you must, use a straw to ...
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5 Ways to Care for Your Mouth When You’re Sick

Posted on: January 4, 2017
[caption id="attachment_7752" align="alignleft" width="324"] Choose Sugar-Free Cough Drops[/caption] When you have a cold or the flu, taking care of your body is top priority – and that includes your mouth. From sugarless cough drops to proper toothbrush hygiene, here are some simple ways to care for your dental health when you’re ...
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