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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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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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Standard Prophylaxis or Periodontal Maintenance?

Posted on: June 11, 2015
When you come to "Drs. Eric and Casey Burns" and see our hygienist's, you are here for either a standard prophylaxis cleaning or for periodontal maintenance. Have you ever wondered what the difference between a prophylaxis cleaning and periodontal maintenance is? A patient that has a prophylaxis cleaning has polishing ...
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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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Eric and Casey Burns DDS in Wilmington, NC answers “Can gum disease contribute to health issues?”

Posted on: September 24, 2014
Gum disease can be linked to other major health problems as well as contribute to the overall health of your body. According to the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, patients with gum disease who are treated by the recommendations of their dentist can actually help lower medical expenses in patients ...
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Sleep Your Way to Better Oral Health

Posted on: December 19, 2013
Did you know that getting a good night's sleep each night can contribute to better oral health? Well, it can! A study recently published in the Journal of Periodontology states that people obtaining 7-8 hours of sleep per night exhibited greater resistance to periodontal disease when compared to those getting ...
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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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Bad Breath

Posted on: July 23, 2012
Bad breath, also known as halitosis can be annoying and offensive. What are the causes and most importantly, what can be done to prevent it? There are many different reasons people are plagued with bad breath. Some of the foods we eat such as garlic or onions ...
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Relationship between Periodontal disease and Diabetes

Posted on: June 12, 2012
It is estimated that diabetes affects 20 million Americans, while approx 35-40% of cases remain undiagnosed. This number is expected to grow significantly in the future. There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1 (5-10% of cases)and Type 2 (85-90% of cases). Type 1 results ...
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