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Turkey Day Fun Facts

Posted on: November 21, 2016
It's hard to believe, but Thanksgiving Day is almost upon us and in honor of our nation's 2nd favorite holiday (Christmas is 1st) here are some fun facts: 1621 was the year of the first Thanksgiving at Plymouth Rock. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday. Swanson introduced the first ...
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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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Father’s Day Sunday JUNE 19th

Posted on: June 14, 2016
Father’s Day is a day where we devote extra time to help the Dads we know and love to remember to care for themselves as much as they care for their families. Here are some basic facts about men: Men are more likely to have a heart attack than women. There is growing research ...
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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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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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Kidney Disease and How it is Linked to Your Oral Health

Posted on: October 9, 2013
Kidney Health Kidney disease affects millions of people in the US, with many more at risk of developing the disease. Those at risk include people who have diabetes, high blood pressure, and family history of kidney disease. Studies are now showing poor eating habits, smoking, and obesity are also a ...
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General rules to dental cavity formation

Posted on: February 25, 2013
 Everyone has bacteria in their mouth as part of their normal flora. These bacteria "eat when we eat" and produce acid as a byproduct of their metabolism. Generally speaking in a healthy oral cavity the ph level is brought back up to the normal range by your saliva after about ...
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LOOK MA NO CAVITIES- IMPORTANCE OF SEALANTS IN CHILDREN

Posted on: January 24, 2013
Oh the joy we get when receiving an excellent report at the dentist office, especially when it concerns our children. How can we help our children get a good report? Sealants are a key component.Sealants are recommended, yet an under-used treatment to prevent tooth decay. Sealants are recommended for the ...
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New Year’s Resolutions and Oral Health

Posted on: January 2, 2013
Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a great holiday season and is looking forward to the new year. Many new year's resolutions are focused on getting in better shape like losing weight or quitting smoking. If better health is your goal then let me suggest another routine, daily flossing ...
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Pregnacy and Your Dental Health – advice on timing of xrays and treatment

Posted on: June 27, 2012
Congratulations you're expecting! What's on your list of things to check? How's your dental health? This can be overlooked during a very important (and busy) time. Visiting your dentist during pregnancy is important too! Please don't forget to tell your dental provider you're expecting so they may note ...
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