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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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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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Easy Step to Help Prevent Skin Cancer! Don’t forget the sunscreen!!!

Posted on: May 16, 2017
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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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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Azalea Festival – A scene to be seen

Posted on: April 4, 2017
Looking for something fun to do to get out and enjoy this spring weather?  Celebrate southern style at the 77th annual Azalea Festival.  The Festival takes place April 5-9th and there is something for everyone! The North Carolina Azalea Festival is Wilmington’s annual community celebration and the largest festival of its ...
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Why do I have bad breath?

Posted on: February 24, 2016
Almost everyone has dealt with bad breath at some point. Bad breath is mainly caused from the bacteria that live and thrive in the mouth. Reasons for bad odor include poor dental hygiene, infections in the mouth, certain foods and drinks, medications, tobacco use, dry mouth, and medical illnesses. Ways to ...
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Don’t forget to Wash your hands!!!

Posted on: February 11, 2016
Remember we are still at that time of year when it is easy to spread bacteria and viruses through personal contact. That's why it is very important to WASH YOUR HANDS. The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests hand washing is the easiest and most effective way to prevent ...
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Diabetes and My Mouth!

Posted on: November 9, 2015
November 14 is World Diabetes Awareness Day! You may be wondering why you are seeing Diabetes concerns on your Dentist's page? It's simple, the answer is Glucose... Glucose is by definition a sugar. It is the main source of energy and fuel for most living organisms from bacteria to humans. We ...
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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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Sports drinks and Dental Cavities

Posted on: July 22, 2015
As hot as this summer has been so far, I know staying hydrated is a concern for many people. Drinking plenty of water and eating a balanced diet is usually enough to keep you well hydrated but many of us still turn to sports drinks. Many of those are full of ...
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