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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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Habits That Are Bad For Your Teeth!

Posted on: February 17, 2016
Have you ever thought about how your habits that you've picked up over time may be harming your teeth? I am sure we have all heard about how brushing our teeth too hard is bad, but have you thought about the things we do on a day to day basis without even thinking about it? For ...
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Why does my Dentist take X-Rays?

Posted on: June 25, 2015
Dentists take X-rays to help diagnose problems that could be very difficult to see with only an exam. With the help of x-rays, a patient's oral health can be quickly assessed to help the patient save money, time and further decay/disease in the future. X-rays can detect things that a doctor could ...
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One-visit Crowns using CEREC

Posted on: June 3, 2015
[caption id="attachment_590" align="alignleft" width="301"] Ask about same day (one-visit) crowns today![/caption] We are excited to now be able to do the majority of our crowns in one appointment using the CEREC system. CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramics and has actually been around for over 30 years. Once ...
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Why is My Blood Pressure Taken at My Dental Visits?

Posted on: April 28, 2015
One of the first things that should occur when adults see a dentist for a dental check-up or teeth cleaning appointment is a blood pressure check. Here's why. Hypertension, the medical term for high blood pressure, is the most common primary diagnosis in the United States. It is a major cause ...
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Does diet play a role on your oral health? YES!

Posted on: April 13, 2015
Did you think that only sugar was bad for your teeth? We hear sugar is what gives us cavities so we try our best to avoid it, but did you know that some of our day to day foods/drinks can be just as bad? What we eat and drink plays ...
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7 mistakes to avoid – children oral health

Posted on: March 11, 2015
42 percent of children ages 2-11 have had cavities in their baby teeth while 21 percent of children ages 6-11 have already had them in their permanent teeth (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). What are the common mistakes and how can you avoid them to keep your child's teeth healthy? 1. ...
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Can Chewing Ice Be Bad For Your Teeth? YES!!!

Posted on: February 5, 2015
Do you like to chew ice? Well after reading this you might want to think again. Your tooth is made up of enamel and dentin and when you chew ice you are putting a lot of pressure on your teeth. By doing this it can cause your enamel to chip ...
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Waterpik now available at the office of Drs. Eric and Casey Burns

Posted on: December 18, 2014
An oral irrigator or more commonly known by the brand name Waterpik, uses a pulsating stream of water to remove bacteria, plaque, and food debris that may cause tooth decay and gum disease.  Others use an oral irrigator because it easier to clean around braces, bridgework, and implants.  Using an oral irrigator ...
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Understanding How Your Dental Plan Works – use it or lose it

Posted on: December 2, 2014
Sometimes dental insurance policies can be difficult to understand. At Eric and Casey Burns DDS we are happy to contact the insurance companies to get a breakdown of our patients benefits to help them understand their coverage. We try our best to get as much information about your dental benefits ...
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