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Super Bowl Snacks and Your Teeth

Posted on: January 18, 2017
We have 1 more weekend of playoffs left before the super bowl, so we still have plenty of time to prepare a tooth healthy menu plan for the big game! Foods to Avoid: 1) Soda-acidic beverages can do a lot of damage on your teeth(even diet), but if you must, use a straw to ...
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Participate this Halloween in Teal Pumpkin Project!

Posted on: October 24, 2016
Halloween's Teal Pumpkin Project promotes non edible sweets. Instead of handing out decay causing treats, consider other goodies like sugar free gum that contains xylitol, glow sticks, or spider rings. Some kids have food allergies and giving out non edible items makes it safer for them. Paint your pumpkin teal ...
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Sealants! Put some POWER behind your cavity Prevention!!!

Posted on: September 2, 2015
Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities in the "bite surface" of our molars. They are a plastic material applied to the groovy surface of our chewing teeth where decay most often occurs. Thorough brushing helps remove food particles and plaque from the "smooth surfaces" of our teeth but ...
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High Fructose Corn Syrup vs. Sugar in Your Soft Drink

Posted on: August 4, 2015
Some soft drink companies are now marketing sodas with real sugar in them as opposed to high fructose corn syrup. So what is the difference? And, which one is better for your teeth? There are many kids of sugar found in everyday foods that you eat, the main types being glucose, ...
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Happy New Year from Drs Eric and Casey Burns and Staff

Posted on: January 7, 2014
As the holiday season comes to close, we bid the year adieu and welcome the 2014 with open arms. The Dental Office of Drs. Eric and Casey Burns bring in the new year with a list of resolutions in mind. With new resolutions being made, we were led to urge ...
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How can calcium phosphate help my teeth?

Posted on: May 17, 2013
There are new dental products available for people with high caries risk and dry mouth.  Lower levels of calcium and phosphate ions in your teeth can cause white spots which basically is weakening of the enamel also known as enamel demineralization. This demineralization is the earliest form of a cavity.Products containing ...
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Help Me! My Mouth is so DRY!!

Posted on: May 14, 2013
Are you suffering from xerostomia? Xerostomia is the medical term used to describe a patient's state of having a "dry mouth".There are many factors that contribute to xerostomia. One of the causes of the dreaded "dry mouth condition" include cancer treatments with chemotherapy and/or cancer treatments with radiation of the ...
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What is Aesthetics in Dentistry?

Posted on: January 9, 2013
Aesthetics can be defined as a branch of philosophy dealing in art, beauty, or taste. For many years, aesthetics in dentistry dealt solely with the shape and form (not shade) of filling materials and using these materials to recreate nature's bluprint of the "natural" tooth. Going back to the 1970's and before, the ...
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Cavity Prevention and Sports Drinks

Posted on: May 2, 2012
Patient education is a big focus in our dental practice. We want to give our patients the tools and knowledge to take care of their teeth and protect their health. One of the basics is how to prevent dental caries (cavities) or tooth decay. It seems simple ...
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Healthy Mouth Equals Better Overall Dental Health

Posted on: January 30, 2012
More and more research is being conducted on the effects of gum disease on the body's overall health. Many of the studies have concluded that the bacteria that causes gingivitis and periodontal disease can also increase the chances of heart disease and stroke, affect the blood sugar of diabetics, and, ...
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