Health Changes? Keep Us Updated!
Oral Health Works Hand in Hand with Your Body
Dental care is just one part of total health care. Because of that, we need to keep current with your entire health history, the good and the bad. Be sure to tell us if you…
- experienced any new allergies or sensitivities
- quit smoking (or started)
- are taking any new medications, even over-the-counter drugs
- have had any accidents or injuries
- are diagnosed with any illness or other medical condition
- had a baby, are pregnant, or expecting to become pregnant
Depending on what you tell us, we may need to use an alternative local anesthetic, or administer antibiotics before treatment.
Then, we’ll alert you to possible problems for you to discuss with your physician. Oral examinations can detect over 40 serious diseases in the mouth—including bulimia, tumors, and diabetes. The texture, color, and condition of your tongue and gums can also give us clues to high blood pressure or osteoporosis.
That’s why we encourage you to make at least two dental appointments every year, especially if you don’t get annual physical exams. We’re here to make sure your teeth stay in great shape, along with the rest of your body!
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Dr. Angela Burns moved to Austin 10 years ago and instantly fell in love with our beautiful city. Dr. Burns is originally from the Texarkana area. She attended Texas A&M for her undergraduate degree and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center for her degree in dental surgery (DDS). Dr. Burns is committed to providing her patients with gentle, technologically advanced dental treatment. She attends an average of 60 hours of continuing education every year. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Texas Dental Association, and the Capital Area Dental Society. Dr. Burns and her husband, Gary, have an 11-year-old daughter, Sydney, who is a proud 6th grader at Hill Country Middle School. She is also very involved in the Eanes PTO, her church, and loves raising her family in the Westlake community. “Growing up, I was drawn to mediating and helping others feel more included and less anxious. I was a camp counselor, student government officer and being the oldest of five, I was the family mediator. I found that I had a calling to help alleviate stressful situations for others and realized that being a good listener was something that was key to this. These skills really helped guide me into becoming a dentist that has based my practice on relationships, empathy and a sense of comfort. I knew that I wanted to provide an atmosphere that felt like home when others walked in. Our practice is small, personal and state of the art and we hope you feel like you’re hanging out with friends when you are here!” When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Burns enjoys traveling, hiking the greenbelt, enjoying Austin’s music scene, and eating Amy’s Ice Cream.