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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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Diet and Dental Health

Posted on: March 15, 2016
In honor of March being National Nutrition Month, here are a few recommendations for foods in your diet that can benefit your dental health: Cheese, milk, yogurt, leafy greens and almonds, are all foods that contain high amounts of calcium as well as other nutrients.  Meat, poultry, fish, milk and eggs are full ...
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Premedicate with antibiotics before my dental appointments?

Posted on: July 29, 2015
There are two groups of patients that the American Dental Association along with the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons recommends take antibiotics prior (premedicate)to dental procedures:-those with certain heart conditions (artificial heart valves, history of heart transplant, certain congenital heart disorders) -those with prosthetic joint replacements. Patients ...
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Why are Drs. Eric and Casey Burns Checking My Blood Pressure?

Posted on: November 19, 2014
Many of our patients ask us why we check blood pressure before performing dental treatment.  There are several reasons.  First of all, we are generally concerned with the overall health of out patients.   Hypertension a.k.a. high blood pressure is the leading cause of heart disease and stroke, therefore the leading ...
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See Your Dentist At Least 2x Per Year

Posted on: May 13, 2014
We recommend a check-up every 6 months for those with healthy teeth and gums. Some people will need to come in sooner every 3-4 months due to periodontal disease.At each visit we will review your concerns, dental chart, and medical history so we can determine the most appropriate care for ...
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Can a certain sleep position keep me from snoring?

Posted on: March 19, 2014
Certain medical conditions such as nasal allergies or narrow air passages in the throat, nose, and mouth are more likely to cause obstruction of the airways when a person is lying on their back. When this narrowing of the airways occurs, blood oxygen levels start dropping and carbon dioxide ...
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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Posted on: September 18, 2013
One in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented! In honor of ...
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July is UV Safety Month

Posted on: July 24, 2013
July is UV Safety Month and even though this month is almost over, summer and the UV rays that go along with it are still in full swing.Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun are the main cause ...
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Why are they checking my blood pressure at the dental office??

Posted on: May 22, 2013
It is estimated that 1 in 3 American adults has high blood pressure, many of which are not aware of their condition.  The CDC has deemed the month of May as High Blood Pressure Education Month and is encouraging patients and health care providers to become more aware of this ...
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Care Credit Fantastic Sports Sweepstakes – use your card at Eric and Casey Burns DDS to enter!

Posted on: April 15, 2013
At Eric and Casey Burns DDS, we are happy to provide a comprehensive treatment plan for our patients and offer Care Credit as a 3rd party financing option to assist our patients in making treatment affordable for their budget.  If you don't have a Care Credit account, it is easy ...
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