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Now that summer is upon us,  everyone here at Burns Family Dentistry wants to remind you to WEAR your SUNSCREEN!!! May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Skin cancer is the one of the most preventable forms of cancer.  Something so easy we can do to help prevent this is to just wear sunscreen! ...
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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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We make Custom Athletic Mouth Guards

Posted on: May 3, 2017
With sports in full swing, many of our patients are asking if we offer custom athletic guards.  The answer is YES!!! Mouth guards are usually required in most sports, however, we recommend athletes wear them while doing any sport including, swimming, horse back riding and even running. What's the difference between a ...
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Medication Drop Boxes

Posted on: April 25, 2017
Recently a community meeting was held by SEAHEC at UNCW Kenan Auditorium about the rising opioid epidemic in our home town.  Wilmington, NC has been named #1 in the country for opioid abuse. Frances Weller moderated a question and answer discussion with law enforcement, the mayor, CEO of NHRMC (New ...
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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on: April 18, 2017
Oral cancer is on the rise in the US.  Almost 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed this year.  In the past, oral cancer mostly affected tobacco users and heavy drinkers over the age of 50, but we are now seeing an increase in oral cancer in younger individuals due to the ...
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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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Flu Season and Your Teeth

Posted on: March 29, 2017
We are not out of the flu season yet! So while you are laid up recovering from the flu, there are a couple of things to keep in mind for your oral health. Dry mouth-  Having a stuffy nose leads to mouth breathing. Mouth breathing + low saliva(saliva production normally decreases ...
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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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