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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on: April 9, 2018
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month in the United States - at Burns Family Dentistry, an oral cancer screening is part of your periodic or comprehensive new patient exam.  We do our best to serve as a first line of defense against oral cancer by incorporating this into your exam and ...
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We’re Growing @ Burns Family Dentistry!

Posted on: December 7, 2017
We're happy to announce our new dental administrator, Kathy, and our new dental hygienist, Karen, to our team. Kathy is in her second week now and going strong! Kathy graduated from Mount Vernon College in DC with a Bachelor's of Arts in Human Development.  She will mainly function as our insurance ...
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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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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on: April 18, 2017
Oral cancer is on the rise in the US.  Almost 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed this year.  In the past, oral cancer mostly affected tobacco users and heavy drinkers over the age of 50, but we are now seeing an increase in oral cancer in younger individuals due to the ...
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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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Burns Family Dentistry is growing!

Posted on: March 14, 2017
Very soon we will start our building expansion.  Thank you in advance for your patience during our construction phase.  This addition will add 3 more rooms to our practice which will allow us to better accommodate new patients and provide more flexibility for our current patients scheduling needs.  You may ...
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Colgate Donates to Black Girls Code

Posted on: February 15, 2017
In honor of Black History Month Colgate is teaming up with Black Girls Code. This is a nonprofit organization that started in April 2011. They introduce computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities. Black Girls CODE's ultimate goal is to provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some ...
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Bye Bye Microbeads!

Posted on: January 30, 2017
If you start noticing that your face washes, soaps and toothpastes no longer contain microbeads, that's because the "Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015" goes into effect this year.  Microbeads are generally used as exfoliants however, the FDA is banning these small plastic particles from our "rinse-off cosmetics" because they ultimately are ...
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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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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on: April 7, 2016
April is oral cancer awareness month and we'd like help raise awareness by promoting education of oral cancer causes. Oral cancer will effect more that 48,000 Americans this year and most cases are diagnosed in people over the age of 40. Many people aren't educated about the causes and potential health risks ...
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