Prevention: A Renewed Commitment
With new materials and procedures, dentistry has evolved from “if it hurts, yank it,” to true preventive medicine.
We can thank fluorides for the terrific rate of cavity-free children, and new anesthetics have made dentistry more comfortable than ever. Sealants, safer X-rays, and space-age plastics have all become commonplace in the course of comprehensive care and aggressive prevention.
Our goal is to be your partner in dental health. We’re convinced you can keep your teeth intact for your entire life. To that end, we offer a range of services to restore your teeth to their full form and function.
Then once we’ve fixed what needs fixing, our prevention program begins in earnest.
We keep watch for periodontal problems—the gum disease that’s often the cause of premature tooth loss. For children, we apply sealants to back teeth particularly prone to cavities. And we are happy to give proper instructions for at-home brushing and flossing.
A good flossing every day really does keep the doctor away. Especially when combined with twice-a-day brushing. Follow this foolproof flossing technique for healthy teeth and gums:
- Wind 12 to 18 inches of floss around your middle fingers—most of it around one finger (the other will collect the used floss).
- With thumbs and forefingers, glide the floss between two teeth.
- Slide the floss gently to the gum line and curve it into a C around one tooth.
- Move it up and down against the side of the tooth; repeat for the other tooth. Remember the backsides of your last molars!
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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.