Advantages of Using Nitrous Oxide in Dental Procedures You might not have heard of nitrous oxide before, but “laughing gas” may ring a bell! Nitrous oxide—better known as laughing gas—is widely used by dentists around the world to help eliminate discomfort for patients during dental procedures, allowing them to remain fully awake yet totally relaxed throughout treatment. What Is Nitrous …Read More
How Does Fluoride Protect Your Teeth?
How Does Fluoride Protect Your Teeth? Odds are, you’ve heard of fluoride and realize it’s some sort of substance that can help protect your teeth. But what is fluoride, exactly, and why do dentists so often recommend it? Let’s take a closer look. The Fundamentals of Fluoride Some people think fluoride is a synthetic product that’s cooked up in a …Read More
Why Do My Gums Bleed When I Floss?
Why Do My Gums Bleed When I Floss? Unless your oral hygiene habits have been flawless since birth, you’ve most likely experienced bleeding gums after flossing before. It’s a very common problem that usually isn’t an indicator of a serious issue, but still—why do gums tend to bleed after a seemingly gentle flossing routine? The most common reason for bleeding …Read More
How Long Do Dental Implants Usually Last?
How Long Do Dental Implants Usually Last? Dental implants are a reliable and long-term solution to tooth loss that can restore chewing abilities, prevent destructive jawbone deterioration, and provide a beautiful, natural-looking smile. But how long does this solution last, exactly? Let’s take a closer look at dental implants, why they’re installed, and how long they typically last. What Are …Read More
How Do I Find a Good Local Dentist?
How Do I Find a Good Local Dentist? Finding a good local dentist is often easier said than done. Depending on where you live and your oral health needs, you may run into some questions. For example, how important are reviews? Are consultations worthwhile? And of course, what qualifications should you actually be looking for? To help clear up any …Read More
What Are the Advantages of Preventive Dental Care?
What Are the Advantages of Preventive Dental Care? Small actions can make a big difference, especially when it comes to dental care. Did you know that implementing easy preventive dental care practices can go a long way toward avoiding cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, tooth loss, and other uncomfortable oral health issues? In fact, gum disease is associated with an …Read More
How Do I Know if My Toothache Is Serious?
How Do I Know if My Toothache Is Serious? Few things are more annoying than a nagging toothache. A very common problem that can stem from a variety of factors, a toothache refers to pain in or around a tooth caused by irritation to highly sensitive tooth pulp. While many toothaches result from simple issues like orthodontic treatment or food …Read More
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants? Dental implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss—a surprisingly common problem among adults in the U.S. According to the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP): An estimated 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Around 40 million Americans are missing all of their teeth (total tooth loss). About 30 million Americans …Read More
Zygomatic Implants | Burns Dentistry Sun City & Sun City West
Zygomatic Implants in Arizona Until recently, patients with advanced bone loss could not enjoy the revolution of realistic dental implants or the benefits of a fully restored smile. However, In the late 1990’s, a breakthrough in implant technology (called zygomatic implants) revolutionized what was possible for highly skilled surgeons. At Burns Dentistry, with locations in Sun City and Sun City West, specialists …Read More
Wisom Teeth | Wisdom Tooth Removal Sun City | Burns Dentistry
Wisdom Teeth in Arizona Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed? If you do not have enough room in your mouth for your third molars to fully erupt, a number of problems can happen. Impacted wisdom teeth should be removed before their root structure is fully developed. In some patients it is as early as 12 or 13, and …Read More