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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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Special Olympics

Posted on: February 7, 2017
Burns Family Dentistry proudly supports Specials Olympics North Carolina. Through annual funding, over 301,280 inspiring individuals with intellectual disabilities in North Carolina can experience the joy of year-round sports training and competition. Please help Special Olympics athletes to be braver than they thought possible, and inspire all of us to ...
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Bye Bye Microbeads!

Posted on: January 30, 2017
If you start noticing that your face washes, soaps and toothpastes no longer contain microbeads, that's because the "Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015" goes into effect this year.  Microbeads are generally used as exfoliants however, the FDA is banning these small plastic particles from our "rinse-off cosmetics" because they ultimately are ...
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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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Burns Family Dentistry Participates in UNCW’s Jr. Seahawk Camp

Posted on: July 11, 2016
This Friday, Dr. Casey, Julie and Dana are excited to be doing a dental health presentation for a group of students at UNCW's Jr. Seahawk camp.  The presentation will consist of fun dental facts and tips for maintaining good oral health.  Teaching this awesome group of kids is just one of the ways ...
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What is causing this stain on my teeth?

Posted on: January 19, 2016
When patients come in for their hygiene appointments, many are concerned with the stain that has accumulated on their teeth during their time away from the dental office.  Many times the cause is obvious.  As a general rule, anything dark that a person eats or drinks on a regular basis can cause ...
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Parent’s role in promoting good dental health

Posted on: September 14, 2015
Many parents ask how they can help their kids have healthy teeth.  Besides daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing, diet plays a very important role.  Children tend to mock the behaviors of their parents so setting a good example diet-wise is a great place to start.  Limiting liquid sugars ...
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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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Water flosser substitute for regular flossing?

Posted on: March 17, 2015
In short, the answer is NO (even though the box says the "easier and more effective way to floss).   While we here at Dr. Burns dental practice are huge fans of the water flosser (oral irrigator), we recommend it in addition to standard flossing.  We currently have Waterpik's in ...
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Should I use at home tooth polishing kits?

Posted on: December 29, 2014
Short answer: NO! Everyone agrees that tooth stain is a part of life, we all get stain. Stain on teeth naturally occurs with consumption of red wines, coffee, general tobacco use, and other habits. While there are several options on how to improve the appearance of teeth, at home tooth “polishing” products ...
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