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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Dental Implants In Phoenix

Cosmetic Dentistry The best permanent tooth replacement treatment available to Chandler people who are missing teeth are state-of-the art dental implants.

A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root. The crown and supporting structure are securely and permanently attached to the rod. Titanium is amazingly strong and extremely well tolerated by the human body. There are very few instances of rejection. In fact, many Phoenix implant dentists are not familiar with any such cases.

Tooth implants offer a long-term solution to tooth loss. Are you a good candidate for tooth implant surgery?

Because the metal rod is anchored into the jaw bone, it is critical that you have enough healthy bone at the implant site. Harris Dental can determine if you do. Age is rarely a factor. Dental implants have proved to be successful for Scottsdale people of all ages.

There are a few medical issues that may affect your eligibility for implants. These include diabetes, osteoporosis, radiation therapy for cancer, parathyroid disorders, bone disorders and leukemia. The presence of one or more of these conditions does not necessarily mean an implant cannot work for you; discuss any health issues with Harris Dental during your implant consultation.

Harris Dental is located at 5 locations in Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, and Scottsdale in Chandler. Call 480-428-0040 to schedule an implant consultation.

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Afraid Of The Dentist? Sedation Dentistry Can Help

Afraid of the Dentist? Your Scottsdale Sedation Dentist Can HelpIf you live near Scottsdale and experience severe anxiety when undergoing (or even thinking about!) dental treatment, oral sedation is for you.

Conscious sedation dentistry is available in Scottsdale at Harris Dental. Whether it is called relaxation dentistry, oral conscious sedation, or anxiety-free dentistry, it is completely safe and very popular for nervous cosmetic and restorative dental patients in the Phoenix area.

Though it may sound impossible, with oral conscious sedation, Mesa and Queen Creek dentistry patients can actually relax during dental visits. In addition, healing times for oral surgery and extensive cosmetic dentistry procedures are often shorter if the patient is sedated during treatment.

Sedation dentistry is great for alleviating anxiety for Scottsdale patients, and oral conscious sedation can be effective for treating or working with the following:

  • Teeth sensitivity
  • Fear of needles
  • A powerful gag reflex
  • Difficulty controlling body movement
  • Lengthy multi-procedure visits
  • Difficulty becoming numb with traditional injections

If you need dental work more extensive than a filling – such as a root canal, tooth implant, crown replacement or wisdom tooth extraction –  call Harris Dental at 480-428-0040 for information about sedation dentistry.

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Is Mouthwash a Must in Phoenix AZ?

beautiful smile MesaMany folks in the Phoenix, Queen Creek, and Chandler areas wonder if daily mouthwash should be part of their dental routine. Brushing and flossing are the two habits that have the greatest impact on dental health, so if you’re doing these two things, is mouthwash necessary?

If you’ve ever walked the aisles of any Mesa or Phoenix drugstore, you know that there are many different types of mouthwash. Some tout their germ-killing abilities, others brag of fluoride content, and some claim to whiten teeth while freshening the breath. These are all great benefits, but will they make or break your dental health?

We are Harris Dental, with locations in Phoenix, Mesa, Queen Creek, Chandler, and Scottsdale. When our dental patients ask about mouthwash, we usually tell them that as long as they follow the directions on the bottle, mouthwash can only benefit dental health, even if it doesn’t live up to every promise as advertised.

For people suffering from bad breath (and the friends, family, and co-workers who are suffering with them) mouthwash can be a very effective breath freshener and can bring relief to everyone in their social circle.

Thank you for visiting the Harris Dental Health Blog. We like to tackle important issues such as dental products, cosmetic dentistry procedures, over-the-counter teeth whitening, sedation dentistry, invisible braces, pediatric dentistry, oral care habits, and more!

Harris Dental is currently accepting new patients. If you are interested in making an appointment, please call us at 480-428-0040. A welcoming member of our staff can also answer any questions you have about dental implants, veneers, gum contouring, or smile makeovers.

Call today!

Harris Dental
Phoenix Location:
4444 N 32 St, Ste 208
Phoenix, AZ 85018
480-428-0040
http://www.harrisdental.com/phoenix/

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Whitening For 3 Types Of Tooth Stains In Chandler

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Hello Chandler! If your smile could use some brightening, what are you waiting for? Professional teeth whitening and teeth bleaching are the easiest ways Queen Creek residents can dramatically improve their appearance.

It is important to realize that not every Phoenix smile responds the same to teeth bleaching. The degree of whiteness attained and the treatment time necessary depends on the type of stains being treated.

1. Surface or extrinsic stains are the most accessible and easiest to remove. They are caused by the usual suspects: coffee, tea, wine, cola, smoking and the natural aging process.

2. Intrinsic stains can be lightened but it may take a bit longer. These stains form from the inside out but are visible through the enamel. They can be caused by trauma, tetracycline antibiotics, infection, or excessive fluoride use in childhood before the enamel is fully formed.

3. Combination: Some Chandler dental patients have both extrinsic and intrinsic staining. As we age, our teeth change – regardless of how well we take care of them. Two things that work against us is that our enamel thins while the dentin underneath fades and yellows. Again, the extrinsic stains on the enamel are the quickest to lighten, but ongoing treatment with a peroxide-based penetrating whitener can lighten the deeper discoloration.

It is best to trust fast teeth whitening treatment to the care of an experienced dentist such as Harris Dental of Harris Dental in Chandler. Harris Dental and the experienced team of dental professionals at Harris Dental have been brightening smiles since 1979. We also offer dental implants, Invisalign clear braces, sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and CEREC same-day crowns.

Upgrade your face value by brightening your smile!

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You Won’t Be Out Cold (Unless You Want To Be!)

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Does your heart start pounding at the mere thought of having a cavity filled? Do you get sweaty palms when you drive by any Scottsdale cosmetic dental practice?

Many Scottsdale residents who have improved their smile with cosmetic dentistry chose to use sedation. Though the terms “sleep dentistry” and “oral conscious sedation” are often used interchangeably, they are not identical. There are three main types of sedation used in dentistry.

Nitrous Oxide
The first level uses nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas” as it is sometimes called. Nitrous oxide has been used in Scottsdale cosmetic dental offices for generations because it is safe and effective. It goes to work at the first inhalation, relaxes the patient during the procedure, but wears off quickly after the mask is pulled off. If you need a little help to get through dental treatment, but don’t want to be knocked out cold, nitrous may be your best option.

Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral sedatives don’t start working as quickly as nitrous oxide, but they help most patients achieve a deeper level of tranquility. These medications, however, do not usually produce complete unconsciousness. Thus, oral sedatives and nitrous oxide are used in “conscious” sedation. Two common sedatives used by Scottsdale dentists are diazepam and triazolam.

IV Sedation
IV sedation uses medications similar to those used in surgery and results in true “sleep dentistry.” Most patients are completely oblivious to what is going on in their mouth. IV sedation is often used for procedures such as root canals, wisdom teeth extractions and multi-procedure smile makeovers.

To learn more about sedation dentistry, adult braces, tooth implants, or porcelain veneers, call Harris Dental at 480-428-0040.

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Celebrity Smiles In Mesa Without The Annoying Paparazzi

Celebrity Smiles In Mesa Without The Annoying Paparazzi

Hello friends of Harris Dental!

Close your eyes. Picture the most sensational smile you have ever seen. Perhaps it is the pleasing smile of your significant other. Perhaps it is your favorite actor, actress, or singer. What makes this smile memorable? The brilliant color? The beautiful translucency? The pleasing shape? The alignment of the teeth? All of the above?

Would you like a smile as compelling as the fantastic image in your mind? It’s possible with cosmetic dentistry at Harris Dental.

Our dentists skillfully redesign smiles to repair alignment, dull color, damage, and stains.

Cosmetic dental procedures include the ever-popular porcelain veneers (gives teeth a brand new face), crown restorations, teeth whitening, orthodontia (quicker and easier than ever!), and dental bonding (affordable and effective).

You can have a billboard-perfect smile right here in Queen Creek, Mesa, Scottsdale, or Chandler.

The very same cutting-edge cosmetic dental procedures used on famous smiles is available at Harris Dental. A celebrity salary and jet-setting lifestyle may be out of reach, but not a red carpet-worthy smile.

Come in for a smile design consultation to learn what cosmetic dentistry can do for your world class smile! Call 480-428-0040 to book your appointment today.

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Let That Winning Smile Shine In Chandler, Arizona

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Grappling with yellowed, discolored, stained, or even multi-colored teeth in the Chandler area? Teeth whitening might be the answer.

Such irregularities are usually simple to repair, reverse, or bypass and with few exceptions are a smart smile makeover move! Everyone in Arizona wants a winning smile.

Call for a consultation today! 480-428-0040

A Brighter, Whiter Smile

The warm and welcoming staff at Harris Dental have superior, professional experience dating back to 1979. Let them review the current state of your smile and guide you to a brighter, whiter look.

Specializing in cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, and dental implants, we’re here when you need us. See http://www.harrisdental.com/ for more information.

A home tooth whitening kit is certainly a cheap tooth whitening option. Meet with the experienced dental team at Harris Dental and we’ll work the math with you. How many kits would equal the same results from the dentist? Affordable dentistry is available.

Keep in mind that there’s more to a great smile than just whiter teeth.

Smooth, consistent color
Straighter, uniform positioning
Proportional tooth size
Gum appearance
Lack of chips and cracks

Get clear, manageable answers about veneers, teeth whitening, Invisalign braces, tooth implants, crowns and fillings. If you want to know how much dental work will cost, the cost of teeth whitening, the cost of dental bridges, the price for sedation dentistry, porcelain crowns or porcelain veneers – just ask the experts at Harris Dental!

Located in Chandler at 3200 S Alma School Rd, Ste 103, we’re happily accepting patients from Chandler as well as Queen Creek, Mesa, Phoenix, and Scottsdale. For dependable, compassionate care, Harris Dental is ready. Let’s consider the most effective steps to light up your happy, genuine smile. You deserve to shine.

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7 Steps For A Healthy Smile In Phoenix

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 ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’

Benjamin Franklin coined this phrase in the 1730s as advice for fire safety. However, like all timeless quotes, it applies to many more aspects of life in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Mesa – particularly dental health.

Keeping your smile beautiful and healthy is done most effectively with preventative measures. Here we highlight some of the most important guidelines.

1. Make a habit of brushing your teeth. Do it twice a day for 2 minutes. Be sure to use an ADA approved toothpaste and toothbrush. They can be purchased at any Phoenix area drugstore.

2. Don’t forget the floss! Flossing between your teeth daily will do wonders for your teeth and keep your gums healthy, too.

3. Wear a protective mouthguard whenever you are engaged in an activity where your mouth could possibly be injured. This includes many Mesa recreation league and school sponsored sports.

4. Don’t smoke. As if you needed yet another reason not to!

5. Avoid piercing your lips, tongue, cheek, or any other part of your mouth. Piercings put you at greater risk for chipped teeth, infection, and nerve damage. It’s a dangerous Phoenix fashion that you’ll want to avoid.

6. Stay away from snacks that have a lot of sugar or starch.

7. Schedule regular dental visits, of course!

My name is Dr. Joe Harris
. Helping my dental patients establish good habits is important to me, and so is helping them achieve the smile they want with cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, teeth whitening, and complete smile makeovers.

Harris Dental has locations Phoenix, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek, and Scottsdale, and we have been serving these areas with exceptional cosmetic and general dentistry since 1979. If you are in the market for an exceptional dentist, we invite you to contact us at 480-428-0040 so we can make an appointment for you.

Harris Dental
Phoenix Location:
4444 N 32 St, Ste 208
Phoenix, AZ 85018
480-428-0040
http://www.harrisdental.com/phoenix/


The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/preteens-and-teens/, accessed on Feb. 21, 2013

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Makeovers For Busy Queen Creek Smiles

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Have you been considering sprucing up your smile with cosmetic dentistry but are afraid you can’t fit it into your hectic schedule? Let Harris Dental put your mind at ease.

Cosmetic dentistry at Harris Dental in Chandler is quicker than you think. Some procedures such as teeth bleaching can be done in just one visit to our comfortable office.

If you are one of the many Chandler folks who wants to straighten your teeth, check out the new orthodontic options including 6-month braces, invisible braces, and adult braces.

A porcelain veneer is a minimally invasive cosmetic dental procedure very popular in the Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa area. Veneers remedy chipped teeth, cracked teeth, discolored teeth, and slightly misshapen teeth.

If you replace your old silver fillings with tooth colored fillings, you can open wide without flashing any silver. Your rear molars will look like they did before you had any cavities filled. (How long ago was that?)

At Harris Dental, we create unforgettable smiles every day. It’s your turn! Call us today at 480-428-0040 !

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