Is It Growing In Your Mouth?

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Believe it or not plaque can rear its ugly head in any mouth – even yours – no matter how meticulous you are with dental hygiene. That’s why it is so important to see us at Harris Dental in the Phoenix area twice a year..

The plaque process goes something like this:

Bacteria naturally occurs in the mouth, always will. Bacteria will try to colonize on the smooth surfaces of your teeth. At first, it will be soft enough to remove with a fingernail. After 48 hours, it starts to harden. Give it 10 days and it will be that substance most difficult to remove, tartar. (See picture.)

This bacteria will feed on sugars and produce acid that will eat away the tissues of the tooth and lead to cavities. Cavities will originate on the surface and spread on and through the tooth. The best way to deal with plaque is to have a consistent removal process, i.e. regular daily brushing and flossing after eating and even sleeping.

At Harris Dental we offer our patients general and cosmetic dentistry and take care of your dental health. Schedule an appointment with us today.

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A Proud Dental Practice

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Harris Dental is proud to serve not only Phoenix but the greater Phoenix area. Our professional dental team consists of members of the community we serve. It’s worth the trip for the change it will make in your life.

Are you proud of your smile? You should be. Your smile is unique. It can express friendliness and confidence. Why not make it the ideal expression of who you are? Cosmetic dentistry offers answers for chipped teeth, missing teeth, crooked teeth, and discolored teeth.

We offer care above and beyond basic cleaning and oral care instruction and guidance. While oral hygiene is vital, sometimes advanced dentistry is needed for a true smile redesign. Come see our office for cosmetic dentistry. Your smile is our priority. We want your personality to shine.

At Harris Dental, we have been passionate about improving lives in the Phoenix area with dental expertise since we opened our doors in 1979. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

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Your Smile Doesn’t Have To Show Your Age

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Your Smile Doesn’t Have to Show Your Age in PhoenixAs we grow older, we may welcome many changes. However, most of us don’t welcome wrinkles, gray hair and dental problems. Fortunately, your smile can be attractive and healthy throughout your golden years, with a little help from cosmetic dentistry at Harris Dental.

Even if your teeth are showing visible signs of wear such as enamel loss, staining, and chips, it is not too late to restore your youthful smile. And, though tooth loss is fairly common, in most cases it is preventable.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix area, we treat patients of all ages. We offer a full array of dental services including dental implants and teeth whitening.

We invite you to call us at Harris Dental in Phoenix to learn about other cosmetic dentistry services. Schedule an appointment today!

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The Ultimate Anti-Aging Treatment

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Phoenix Pediatric DentistryWishing for a whiter smile but not sure how to get it? New to tooth whitening jargon? At Harris Dental in Phoenix, we educate patients on the variety of teeth whitening procedures, from whitening trays to over-the-counter products. We do smile lightening every day.

Toothpaste Can’t Erase All Stains

Almost every toothpaste claims to brighten teeth, but as we age our teeth gradually turn yellow or gray, despite all the whitening toothpastes we use repeatedly. Tooth enamel, while one of the toughest substances in the body, is porous. Over time, the food and drinks that come in contact with our teeth bring about staining and discoloration. You probably have already noticed that a toothbrush cannot clean these microscopic pores.

Powerful Peroxide

Carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide are the two main smile whitening substances. They can penetrate the outer layer of your teeth to remove the build-up and help restore the initial color.

Call Harris Dental in Phoenix to schedule a teeth whitening appointment, and we will explain the difference between these tooth bleaching ingredients and how they may impact your smile whitening results. We also offer general dentistry. Make an appointment today.

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Afraid Of The Dentist? Sedation Dentistry Can Help

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Afraid of the Dentist? Your Phoenix Sedation Dentist Can HelpIf you experience severe anxiety when undergoing (or even thinking about!) dental treatment, sedation dentistry from Harris Dental may be for you.

Whether it is called relaxation dentistry, sleep dentistry, or anxiety-free dentistry, it is completely safe and very popular for patients in the Phoenix area with dental anxiety.

Though it may sound impossible, with  sedation 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, and can be effective for treating or working with the following:

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

If you need oral surgery such as a dental implant or wisdom tooth extraction, call Harris Dental in Phoenix for information about sedation dentistry. We offer general dentistry.

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