A Note from Your Hygienist

What Every Patient Needs To Know About Oral Cancer The media is flooded with warnings about breast cancer, prostate cancer, and lung cancer. But there’s another type of cancer that’s predicted will cause approximately 9,700 deaths in 2017 and does not always get the attention it deserves: oral cancer. While it’s common for patients to assume oral cancer will never … Read More

Soda Versus Our Teeth

            HAVE YOU EVER HEARD of “Mountain Dew Mouth”? It’s what happens to our teeth when we drink too much soda. The term comes from rural Appalachia, where that particular drink has long been the carbonated beverage of choice and tooth decay is alarmingly common. But this doesn’t just happen in Appalachia, and Mountain Dew isn’t the … Read More

An Eating Disorder’s Impact On Oral Health

THE FOOD WE EAT provides our bodies with the building blocks to maintain healthy cells, tissues, and organs and the energy to work, learn, and do the activities we love. It is crucial that we eat enough food (and preferably the right kinds) in order to keep everything working properly, which is why eating disorders are such a serious threat. Malnutrition … Read More

Why Choose An ADA Dentist?

YOUR SMILE IS AN expression of who you are. It’s how you greet a friend, celebrate life’s joyful moments, and make someone’s day a little brighter. We know how important your smile is to you and those around you. That’s why Dr. Burden is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), so we can always provide our patients with the best … Read More

Helping Your Child Trust The Dentist

EVEN THOUGH WE ALL know how important it is to go to the dentist, dental anxiety can make many people avoid crucial dental checkups. For some, dental anxiety starts in childhood and lasts a lifetime. How can we help our children start out with a positive mindset towards the dentist so that they will always seek the professional care and … Read More

Social Media Helps Us All Smile

IT MIGHT NOT SEEM SO AT FIRST, but a dental practice is all about relationships—relationships between our team members and our relationships with YOU, our valued patients and friends. When we stop to think about the things we do each day, these things make it all worth it. We Love Seeing Your Smile! We love social media because it allows … Read More

Dental Trivia I Bet You Didn’t Know

MOST PEOPLE OUTSIDE of teeth-related professions probably only think about their teeth when something’s wrong, like when there’s something stuck between them in the middle of a date, they’re sore from a toothache, or they’re stained after drinking coffee or juice. That’s why we thought our patients would appreciate an opportunity to think about teeth in a more fun and … Read More

How Often Should You Replace Your Toothbrush?

We all know when to change our bed sheets or when to get rid of faded, worn out clothes, but what about our toothbrushes? How often should we change them out with new ones? Although there is not a specific number of days, several factors are important to consider when creating your personal timeline on this. Your toothbrush plays a … Read More

Floss Like A Boss

We have all heard the old saying that each of us has the same 24 hours in a day, but if you’re anything like most of us it just never seems to feel that way. Between the hustle and bustle of kids, the house, careers, and you time (remember what that is?), little things like flossing can quickly be overlooked. … Read More

Do You and Your Dental Hygienist “Click?”

If you’re seeing your dental hygienist regularly (at least every 6 months as recommended by the ADA), then they are someone you will soon begin to get to know on a personal level…and that can be a good or a bad thing. For most of us, the people we see on a regular basis such as our hairdressers, bankers and … Read More