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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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February is National Children’s Dental Month!

Posted on: February 22, 2017
Keeping your children's teeth healthy and cavity free can be tricky to do without proper education and implementation. Caring for your children's teeth begins when their "pearly whites" first peek through. Brushing infants teeth twice a day is very important as well as regular dental visits. The American Academy of Pediatric ...
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Avoid cavities during the holidays!

Posted on: November 30, 2016
This time of year is great to enjoy all the special holiday foods and treats but a few tips can help to prevent a dental emergency or increased risk for cavities.  Moderation is key and of course, always brush/floss or at least rinse/chew sugar-free gum when you can. "holiday foods and ...
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Dental myths – fact or fiction?

Posted on: June 29, 2016
Dental myths debunked... Myth #1: Sugar is the main thing that causes cavities Fact: Well, sugar is not always the main thing that causes tooth decay but yes it is true that the acid produced due to the bacteria in your mouth is due to the cause of cavities, as per the ...
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Prevention is key! Be cavity free :-)

Posted on: June 22, 2016
It's estimated half of all adult Americans have gum disease, and experts say that's because adults aren't taking proper care of their teeth and aren't going to the dentist. Whether it's cost issues, discomfort, anxiety, fear of the dentist, or other reasons, people state they put things off and assume if ...
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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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Do you have calculus? See your Dentist for regular cleanings.

Posted on: September 23, 2015
We all have bacteria in our mouths. It is part of your normal bacterial flora and is supposed to be there. Under normal circumstances and with good hygiene, the bacteria will do no harm. Bacteria adhere almost immediately after cleaning or brushing your teeth and continue to layer upon themselves ...
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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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UNCW Jr Seahawk Camp

Posted on: June 17, 2015
This Friday a few members of our practice will be participating with the UNCW Seahawk camp. The 2015 Jr. Seahawk Academy Summer Academy is an educational day program designed specifically for middle grade students (ages 10-14). The Junior Seahawk Academy’s targets students from economically disadvantaged and underrepresented populations to develop interests in STEM, health and ...
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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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