Let’s Work Together To Keep Your Smile Healthy And Beautiful

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Here at Harris Dental we approach all your dental needs from two separate angles – what we can do in our Chandler office and what you can do at home. For example, tooth whitening and correcting discoloration can be treated in our office or at home. Here in the office there are safe and effective methods for lightening yellowed or stained tooth enamel. At-home whitening methods are also safe and effective and sometimes more affordable.

Additionally, we advise you regarding food and drink choices that can affect your whitened smile. Be aware of staining culprits such as coffee, tea, tobacco and harsh sodas. We understand that avoiding these items altogether is not an easy lifestyle change. Nor do we expect it.

Awareness and precaution can make a big difference. Rinsing your mouth out with water after drinking a dark or sugary drink can cut down on the contact your teeth have with such substances. Prolonged exposure to sugar can lead to buildup of plaque and tartar and prolonged exposure to staining substances can lead to stronger staining and discoloration.

If you are interested in making improvements to your smile and creating a more confident appearance for your professional career or personal relationships, please pick up the phone and contact the incredible staff at Harris Dental today 480-428-0040 . Dr. Harris Dental, —, takes pride in providing patient-oriented care and expertise when treating patients.

Come discover the personal attention with sedation dentistry, the patient and steady hand with cosmetic dentistry, the wise and thorough instruction relating to dental implants. Once you’ve scheduled a consultation, make the easy drive to 5 locations in Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, and Scottsdale Chandler, Arizona Arizona and settle in for guidance that will make your daily oral care and lifestyle choices productive and meaningful.

When it comes to hygiene and healthy teeth we are a practice that wants to see you as little as possible. (It’s not that we don’t love you – we just want you to have a healthy smile!) If we only see you twice a year for regular checkups then we’ve done our job. Check out our website at http://www.harrisdental.com/dr-joseph-harris/ or come in for an evaluation and recommendations.

Dr. Dental provides the full spectrum of dental services from cosmetic dentistry to general dentistry to CEREC same-day crowns. And we welcome patients from all over the area, from Phoenix to Mesa and from Queen Creek to Scottsdale.

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Harris Dental
5 locations in Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, and Scottsdale
Chandler, Arizona Arizona
480-428-0040
http://www.harrisdental.com/dr-joseph-harris/


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Dental Cleaning In Chandler

Chandler Tooth Whitening Welcome to Harris Dental.

We provide comprehensive full service dentistry for patients in Chandler, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Mesa and other communities in Arizona.

Our patient-oriented team of skilled hygienists, dental assistants, and administrative staff help our doctors exceed our patients’ expectations. At Harris Dental, we understand the value of a healthy and beautiful smile.

We are dedicated to providing each patient with personalized care in our state-of-the-art dental practice.

Harris Dental is located at 5 locations in Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, and Scottsdale in Chandler. For more information about our staff, see http://www.harrisdental.com/dr-joseph-harris/.

If you have an attractive Chandler smile, we can help you keep it that way with professional deep cleanings and thorough examinations. We set the standard for preventative family dentistry in the greater Phoenix area.

If it has been a while since you have received a professional dental cleaning, call 480-428-0040 today to schedule a cleaning with one of our friendly hygienists. Your teeth will feel amazingly clean, silky and smooth after the chalky plague and calculus is removed.

Whether you need an examination or a complex full mouth reconstruction, at Harris Dental we’ll get you smiling again!

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No Dental Insurance? Prioritize Spending To Afford Dental Care

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Millions of Americans don’t have dental insurance, and many Arizona employer plans have limited benefits. Some Chandler people who fail to get adequate dental care say “It’s too pricey.”

If you are really living below poverty level, this excuse may be valid – but if you have an average income, you can probably shift your priorities to find money in your budget to invest in a healthy smile.

You have probably heard of the “Latte Factor” which refers to the surprising amount of cash that adds up if you buy a costly caffeinated beverage every morning. Even if you don’t drink coffee, you probably have a personal habit that costs a few dollars daily but adds up to hundreds of dollars a year. Soda pop, beer, an eight-dollar deli sandwich, a game of golf. How about personal grooming – manis, pedis, facials, and professional hair coloring. What about the bucks you spend for convenience – pizza delivery, ATM fees, heat-and-eat meals. How much do you spend on premium cable, video game rentals, full-price movies, and season tickets to Phoenix sporting events?

If you have foregone dental exams, cleanings and treatments because you think it’s too costly, I hope this Harris Dental dental blog post has opened your eyes to purchases that may be far less critical than a healthy smile. Remember, if you ignore dental problems, eventually they will require more extensive treatments. Filling a cavity is relatively inexpensive, a root canal costs more, and a dental implant is a major investment. What is a tooth worth? Every single one is priceless. And don’t forget that dental issues impact the strength of your entire body.

Harris Dental in Chandler provides competitively priced trusted dental care including veneers, crowns, bonding, orthodontia, and teeth whitening. Ask us about dental financing options.

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Harris Dental
5 locations in Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, and Scottsdale
Chandler Arizona
480-428-0040
http://www.harrisdental.com/dr-joseph-harris/

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Treatment For Stress-Induced Jaw Pain In Chandler

Treatment For Stress Induced Jaw Pain In Chandler

Everyday problems cause some Chandler people to respond by clenching their jaw or grinding their teeth. For example, daily commuting in Phoenix can take a physical toll. All the traffic, noise, and perpetual road construction causes some people to grind their teeth as they navigate the sea of cars on packed freeways.

Some Chandler residents who hate waiting in long lines channel their frustration to their jaw as they try, by the sheer force of will, to cause the line to move faster.

Teeth grinding and jaw clenching can cause a painful condition called TMD or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. In Chandler, TMD is often mistakenly called ‘TMJ': the acronym for Temporomandibular Joint.

Your jaw is able to open and close thanks to many jaw muscles and the intricate temporomandibular joints. These joints allow for fluid mobility as you chew, speak, and yawn.

Damage to these essential joints can lead to extreme pain in the jaw, head, face and neck. Pain may be experienced on one or both sides of the jaw.

TMD is an often misdiagnosed condition in Chandler because facial pain can result from a variety of problems, not just damage to the temporomandibular joints. Sinus infections, tooth decay, and facial inuries can cause jaw pain. A correct diagnosis is the first step in treating TMD.

At Harris Dental we have been diagnosing and treating TMD since 1979, working with other specialists when needed. If you are experiencing clicking, popping, or discomfort in your jaw, call Harris Dental today for a diagnosis and treatment plan.

I am Harris Dental and I am dedicated to providing high quality dentistry to the residents of Chandler, Phoenix, and Scottsdale.

Harris Dental not only treats TMD, but we redesign smiles with state-of-the art smile redesigns. Furthermore, we offer cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, and sedation dentistry.

Your smile is contagious! Make sure it is healthy and beautiful. Call Harris Dental today at 480-428-0040 to schedule a consultation or examination.

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Porcelain Veneers And Instant Orthodontics For Chandler

Chandler Porcelain Veneers and Instant Orthodontics If you have been paying attention to the Chandler orthodontics scene in recent years, you probably know about invisible braces and speed braces. These new teeth straightening procedures have been welcomed by many people, especially Phoenix adults who want an alternative to traditional metal braces.

There’s more good news for Queen Creek residents who want to straighten their teeth. How about ‘instant orthodontics’?

If you want immediate teeth straightening, you can get beautiful porcelain veneers from Harris Dental!

Harris Dental at Harris Dental can help you determine if porcelain veneers are for you.

In addition to correcting minor tooth misalignment, porcelain veneers are used to whiten teeth and restore chipped teeth in Scottsdale and Mesa. Porcelain veneers are attached to the front of teeth and often require no removal of healthy tooth structure. Another advantage? They are usually less expensive than complete crown restorations but look just as natural.

To schedule a consultation, call Harris Dental at 480-428-0040 . Porcelain veneers may be the best way for you to receive a smile makeover at a fraction of the cost.

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Harris Dental
5 locations in Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, and Scottsdale
Chandler, Arizona Arizona
480-428-0040
http://www.harrisdental.com/dr-joseph-harris/

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6 Ways To Prepare For Oral Surgery In Chandler, Arizona

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When it comes to preparing for oral surgery, or any dental procedure for that matter, the admired patients of Harris Dental are given 6 important instructions to get them through from start to finish.

First, Choose Wisely
Understanding the pros and cons of a procedure helps you attain your ideal outcome. This essential knowledge about your dental experience opens up a conversation with our staff. Which leads us to the next instruction:

Second, Question Up Front
Before calling 480-428-0040 to schedule an appointment for a desired procedure, please schedule a consultation to answer these 4 important questions:

-What are the alternatives to having it done?
-Why is this the best option?
-How many visits should I expect?
-What kind of complications or risks are there?
(After you’ve asked your questions, we’ll ask ours.)

Third, Update Records
This is not just for billing purposes. The conscientious staff here at Harris Dental want to prepare for any emergency. Making sure your personal contact information is up-to-date helps us convey vital information to you post-procedure.

Fourth, Be Honest
While Dr. Harris Dental has a gentle, responsive touch, we find that slight pinches and cramping and other pain can occur while you are in our chair. When the doctor asks if you are comfortable, please, please be honest with them. We understand it is difficult to communicate clearly when your mouth is inundated with tools. Experience has helped us to read your cues. Let us make you as comfortable as possible.

Fifth, Rest and Recover
After any extensive procedure, it is important to allow a period of rest for your mouth. This rest period may vary depending on how the procedure goes. This instruction will be given to you along with any other recovery instructions. Follow these as issued.

Finally, Sixth, Accept our Thanks
We appreciate your business and we appreciate the way the Mesa, Queen Creek, Scottsdale communities have spread the word that Harris Dental is Chandler’s best kept dental secret located right here at 5 locations in Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, and Scottsdale Chandler, Arizona Arizona or on the web at http://www.harrisdental.com/dr-joseph-harris/. We are so grateful for the trust you’ve placed in our hands. Thank you.

We would love to have you invite your friends to enjoy the same excellent service and care we’ve given you whether they need sedation dentistry, CEREC same-day crowns, dental implants, or details on how to improve general oral hygiene. We are here to serve.

Harris Dental
Harris Dental
5 locations in Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, and Scottsdale
Chandler, Arizona Arizona
480-428-0040
http://www.harrisdental.com/dr-joseph-harris/

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Why Do I Need More Than Regular Cleaning?

Dentistry is ever changing and some things we did ten years ago (and, heck, even five years ago!) are obsolete. In the early days harris dentalof dentistry, the way we did certain procedures were based on others’ clinical experiences and little was based on scientific research. Fortunately, the field of dentistry has moved away from those ancient ways and now follows the model of medical research, backing everything up with science and facts.

One of the most important discoveries in recent dental research is the impact our gum health has on our overall health. With this has come the realization that more than half the population needs more than just a prophylactic cleaning (a.k.a. regular cleaning) due to the prevalence of periodontal/gum disease and its impact on our bodies. Technically, a prophylactic cleaning is an above-the-gum scaling and polish for those patients who have no sign of infection or bone loss. So what constitutes “no sign of infection”?…. main thing to check for: NO BLEEDING. Do your gums bleed when you floss? Do your gums bleed when your dental hygienist is cleaning your teeth or calling out all those crazy numbers (you know… “3-2-3, 3-2-4, 4-2-4”)? It is NOT normal for our gums to bleed when we clean them! Think about it! Is it normal for other parts of our bodies to bleed when we clean them? Of course not!

Bleeding, swelling, and redness of the gums are signs of infection. Infection is caused by “bad bacteria” in the mouth that has grown out-of-control…. so far out-of-control that our immune system is no longer able to keep up with the load.

Let’s face it…. Like it or not, we all have bacteria in our mouths. But when our immune system is able to keep it from over-growing and changing into more harmful and aggressive strains, our bodies maintain balance and our gums stay healthy. On the flipside, when these aggressive bacteria override our immune system’s ability to fight them off, the signs of infection show up, and this is when we require more than a “regular” cleaning. Our concern for our patients is this…. Research has shown that these aggressive, invasive, “bad bacteria” that are detected in inflamed and infected mouths have the ability to get into our bloodstream and travel through major arteries and organs, increasing our risk for heart attack, stroke, pre-term labor for pregnant mommies, and Alzheimer’s disease. They can even increase our risk for certain cancers. To learn more about oral / systemic links, visit www.oshnewsnetwork.com.

At Harris Dental, PEOPLE MEAN EVERYTHING, which is why we are always proactive when it comes to your periodontal/gum health. Without a stable foundation for your pearly whites, you can end up losing perfectly healthy teeth. Our goal is to get you to the finish line with all your teeth! More importantly, we want to help you enjoy OVERALL HEALTH for a lifetime!

So how do we achieve these goals? The answer is preventative care, which sometime involves changing the way we “clean” your teeth in our office and how you clean them at home. We believe in empowering our patients and making them part of a team effort to help in the process of achieving optimal oral health. We provide you with the tools and education you need to get the most out of your homecare, so that we get the best outcome from our in-office procedures. These procedures include the latest scientific testing and state-of-the-art equipment. If you have any questions talk to your hygienist or dentist at your next appointment, or make one today by calling 480-405-6588!

Until next time!

Dr. Cowlin

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The Painful Truth About Toothaches In Chandler, Arizona

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Toothaches always get worse on Friday night right before the weekend.

Waiting to care for a sore tooth may leave your Phoenix dentist saying things like “I wish you had come to me sooner.” Even with all the various causes of mouth concerns, a toothache sends a simple, clear message: get it checked!

If you wait, the cost to treat it may get more expensive as the pain gets more extensive. Affordable dental care is available at Harris Dental in Chandler. Call Harris Dental now for a straightforward yet critical consultation.

480-428-0040

Mouth pain is never “normal.” The dental team at Harris Dental expertly treats the causes of mouth pain including cavities, gum disease, broken crowns, mouth sores, and bite issues. Let us take care of you and you will quickly be back to pain-free eating and grimace-free speaking.

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Harris Dental is also well-versed in all things cosmetic dentistry can offer. Cosmetic dentistry in Chandler, Arizona creates confident smiles, a stronger face-to-face presence, and a clearer presentation of the real you.

It’s easy to schedule an appointment for cosmetic dentistry. In our Chandler cosmetic dentistry office, patients who want teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, or CEREC same-day crowns are given exceptional, first-rate care.

Book a consultation for any dental implant questions, emergency dentistry questions, or veneer information. Harris Dental offers superb dental wisdom when it comes to Invisalign clear braces, sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, CEREC same-day crowns, and dental implants.

Don’t wait to get in to our Chandler family dental practice when a tooth demands your attention.

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5 locations in Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, and Scottsdale
480-428-0040

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Harris Dental on Jaw Bone Deterioration

Chandler Jaw Bone Deterioration To remain dense, your jaw bone requires the continual stimulation and pressure of chewing, biting and talking. Each of your teeth has a root structure attached to the surrounding bone material. As each tooth absorbs the forces of everyday mouth function, it stimulates the bone to which the root is attached.

When a tooth is extracted, the jaw bone that previously surrounded the root structure begins to recede. Though tooth extraction is often the only possible treatment for our Chandler patients with tooth damage beyond repair, every effort should be made to preserve the root structure.

Fortunately, tooth implants provide a new root which keeps the surrounding bone healthy and strong. A dental implant consists of a titanium post which is placed in the jaw bone. It replaces the original root and eventually integrates into the surrounding bone. After the implant has been placed and the surrounding bone has healed and meshed with the implant, a post is inserted into the implant. The new artificial tooth, or crown, is then attached to the post. Implant restoration is a safe and effective treatment for tooth loss.

To learn more about dental implants, call Harris Dental at 480-428-0040 . The friendly professionals at Harris Dental in Chandler provide world-class dental treatment for patients in Phoenix and the surrounding areas.

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Has Your Child Visited A Dentist?

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Hello Arizona! Today’s Harris Dental blog is for new Chandler, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa parents. We know that your child’s health and safety is your top priority. That’s why you baby-proof your home, serve healthy foods, and buckle them tightly in their car seat before you pull out of your driveway.

At Harris Dental, we want to remind Chandler parents that oral health is an intrinsic component of overall health. Teeth and gum condition can affect speech development, nutrition, and self-confidence. From birth, there are important things parents can do to promote healthy teeth – even before your son’s or daughter’s first tooth erupts.

At Harris Dental, we maintain a kid-friendly environment so our youngest patients look forward to dental check-ups and never develop the fear of dentists that was more common in generations past. We love working with you and your child to ensure a healthy smile for life and we can assure you that my patient-oriented staff will help your child have a positive experience.

We recommend bringing your child in for a first exam around age one, or when their first tooth erupts. During the visit, we can discuss pediatric dental issues such as fluoride treatments, brushing and flossing techniques, orthodontia, and dental sealants. Dental sealants are composed of a plastic material that is applied to children’s teeth. The sealants bond to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, mainly in the pits and fissures and protects the enamel against acids and plaque.

Chandler family dentists also advise Arizona parents about pacifier use, thumb-sucking and other habits that can affect your child’s tooth development and oral health. Remember to call us immediately at 480-428-0040 if your child (or any member of your family) experiences a tooth injury.

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