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We hope everyone has a safe and fun July 4th holiday.  We are excited about spending time with our family and friends. Fun Fact: Do you know all the words to the national anthem? The lyrics we sing are only part of a poem written by Francis Scott Key. O say can ...
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On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will darken the skies across the United States in a 70 mile wide band stretching from Oregon to South Carolina.  This Great American Total Solar Eclipse will be a period of complete darkness lasting for almost 3 minutes in which the moon will ...
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On June 14 we honor Old Glory on National Flag Day. This day commemorates the adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777. -Flag Day was first established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914. Wilson was also the first president to recognize Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, the latter ...
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Beach Safety – is it safe to swim?

Posted on: June 6, 2017
Summer time is here and everybody is headed to the beach! Before you go jumping into the waves to cool down, be aware of your surroundings. Check the lifeguard stands to see which flag is flying; that's your first sign of the water conditions. You still enter the water at ...
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*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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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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