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Good News for Those That Suffer From Dry Mouth!

Posted on: July 18, 2017
Xerostomia, also known as "dry mouth" can be very uncomfortable and patients that suffer from it are also at a greater risk for cavities. Some medications, chemotherapy or radiation and even age are some common causes of dry mouth. Often patients try to relieve symptoms by drinking fluids or sucking ...
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Top 5 Benefits of Using an Electric Toothbrush

Posted on: July 13, 2017
Do you use an electric toothbrush? If not, what are you waiting for? If you’ve been on fence about switching to an electric toothbrush we’re here to help. Today we’re going to review the top 5 benefits of using an electric toothbrush. 1. An electronic toothbrush keeps your teeth, gums, and ...
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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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Diabetes and Oral Health

Posted on: November 8, 2016
November is Diabetes awareness month. Diabetes affects your whole body and increases your risk of dental disease. Healthy blood sugar levels will lower the risk of gum disease. Brushing, flossing, routine dental exams/ professional cleanings, controlling your blood sugar and watching your diet are extremely important! Lots of diabetics suffer from lack ...
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Participate this Halloween in Teal Pumpkin Project!

Posted on: October 24, 2016
Halloween's Teal Pumpkin Project promotes non edible sweets. Instead of handing out decay causing treats, consider other goodies like sugar free gum that contains xylitol, glow sticks, or spider rings. Some kids have food allergies and giving out non edible items makes it safer for them. Paint your pumpkin teal ...
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Misconception That Snus Isn’t Harmful

Posted on: July 20, 2016
With the many choices of smokeless tobacco out these days, snus is becoming more popular. There is a common misconception that snus is not as harmful as more traditional smokeless tobacco or smoking cigarettes. This is just not true. Snus still contains cancer causing chemicals, while it may be on a lower ...
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The benefits of xylitol in your chewing gum!

Posted on: June 1, 2016
Xylitol is a natural sugar found in plant material used as a sweetener in various chewing gums, certain candies, and a variety of other dental related products. Studies show that xylitol can be directly beneficial to your dental health when used regularly because the mouth processes it into an acid that doesn't cause ...
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Join us in celebrating “Children’s Dental Health Month!”

Posted on: February 2, 2016
February is recognized as "Children's Dental Health" month to promote education and encourage proper care of children's dental needs. Often the importance of maintaining and caring for primary teeth, or "baby teeth" is unknown or goes unattended. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 42% of children ...
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What can I do about my dry mouth?

Posted on: November 16, 2015
Dry mouth is a common complaint among many people.  It is usually caused by certain medications, medical conditions, or medical treatments (i.e. chemo and radiation).  Tobacco usage and mouth breathing are other contributing factors.  Dry mouth can lead to an increase in cavities, cause bad breath, mouth sores and even ...
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Happy Halloween from Burns Family Dentistry

Posted on: October 28, 2015
Halloween is all about the candy! Now sugar free versions are available to help curb your sweet tooth.   Avoid hard candy that stays in your mouth for a long time. Frequency and length of time a food is in your mouth plays a role in tooth decay.  Sticky candy and gummy textures like taffy and gummy ...
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