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Are your teeth yellowish or gray? Have you tried a whitening product without success? Do you have tetracycline stains? At Harris Dental in Phoenix AZ, we see patients with these problems every day.

The goods news? You don’t have to live with a subpar smile. Porcelain veneers can transform your teeth and create a breathtaking smile that will delight you for years to come.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Veneers are thin shells made from durable, translucent porcelain or composite resin. They are custom-made for each patient and are used to improve the appearance of teeth. Veneers can be made any shade whiter than your remaining teeth.

How is a Veneer Different than a Dental Crown?

Unlike a dental crown, which covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, a veneer covers just the front part of the tooth. When your veneer is affixed to your tooth, your dentist only removes a tiny bit of enamel–unlike a crown, which requires the removal of more tooth structure. Therefore, veneers are the most conservative long-term tooth whitening procedure.

Not only do veneers brighten your teeth, they are also used to repair teeth that are chipped, cracked or slightly crooked!

How are Dental Veneers Made?

The veneer procedure is similar to that for any restoration. First, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth. Next, a dental technician will use the model to fabricate the veneers, so you can be sure of a custom fit. You will work with your dentist to choose an appropriate color for your skin tone.

Harris Dental in Phoenix AZ offers all the services you need to attain a a breathtaking smile. People from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa come to us for this and other cosmetic dentistry options. If you are looking for a dental team that is informed and prioritizes direct communication, contact us today!

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4444 N 32 St Ste 208
Phoenix, Arizona
85018

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5 Cavity Basics

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Preventing tooth decay is one of the main reasons people come to us  at Harris Dental in Phoenix AZ. In this blog post, we’ll describe five things you should know about cavities.

  1. The word “cavities” refers to tooth decay. They happen when certain bacteria produce acids that destroy a tooth’s hard surface, called enamel, and the underlying dentin.
  2. Factors that contribute to cavities include poor flossing and brushing habits, consuming too much sugar, and between-meal eating without cleaning.
  3. Symptoms of tooth decay include tooth pain, sensitivity to hot and cold foot and beverages, and pain while chewing.
  4. Cavities are most common among children, but adults can get them too.
  5. Tooth decay is preventable. Be sure to brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, floss at least once, eat right, avoid frequent snacking, and have regular dental checkups.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix AZ we want all our patients to enjoy the best possible dental health. People from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa come to us for complete general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4444 N 32 St Ste 208
Phoenix, Arizona
85018

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Flossing For Health And Happiness

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Most people know that flossing is an important part of oral health. As we like to remind our patients at Harris Dental in Phoenix AZ, its value has been proven time and time again.

Flossing is your chance to remove the food debris that a toothbrush can’t reach.

Which Kind Is Best?

When it comes to what dental floss to use, there is a lot to choose from. Flavored or unflavored? Waxed or unwaxed? Wide or thin?

No single type of floss is right for everyone. You might even benefit from having more than one kind in your medicine chest. With a little trial and error, you can narrow down your choices to find what works best for you.

A study showed there really isn’t much difference in the effectiveness of the different types of dental floss. Here are some things to consider:

  • Waxed floss fits more easily into tight spaces
  • Unwaxed floss tends to squeak against clean teeth, an indicator that plaque is gone
  • Wider dental tape may work better in gaps between teeth, and on bridgework

One word of caution: we recommend traditional string floss that you can pull out in a long strand, as opposed to a flossing pick. Those little picks are handy, but not as effective as string floss. They’re okay when you’re on the go, but be sure to use regular floss as part of your dental hygiene routine before bedtime. Whatever your preference may be, the important thing is to floss at least once each day.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix AZ, we like to see you for a checkup every six months. People from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa come to us for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4444 N 32 St Ste 208
Phoenix, Arizona
85018

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6 Ways To Prepare For Your Dental Procedure

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Nervous about an upcoming procedure? At Harris Dental in Phoenix AZ, our team has compiled 6 ways for you to prepare yourself mentally, emotionally, and physically before your big day.

  1. Remember that your team is trained to provide the best care and comfort possible. Our dental assistants, hygienists, and receptionists will welcome you warmly and provide anything you need to stay comfortable.
  2. Take some time to relax and pinpoint what you are uneasy about. Take deep breaths and slowly let them out, as you weigh the reasons for and against taking these steps to a better you. Remember that many patients have been in your shoes, and everything has worked out fine.
  3. Know your medical history. You may be asked to fill out a medical history and medications form, so be sure you know what medications and supplements you are currently taking and review past hospitalizations and illnesses.
  4. Have a dental plan. Come in for a thorough consultation. If we know the work you want and the results you want to achieve, then we’ll know if combining any of it can save you time and money. We offer teeth whitening, dental implants, and porcelain veneers, to name just a few cosmetic and restorative dentistry services.
  5. Trust the process. We’ve been doing this since 1996, and we take every step to ensure comfort, peace of mind, and fantastic results! We can guarantee you will be glad you visited us.
  6. Ask questions! If you have a few issues in mind, write them down before you arrive. Make sure to be open and honest about what you want answered, and your dental concerns moving forward.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix AZ, we want all our patients to maintain their dental health; and the best way to do this is regular check-ups with our dental team. Patients from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa come to us for general dentistry. Contact us today! 

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4444 N 32 St Ste 208
Phoenix, Arizona
85018

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Discover Why Patients Trust Their Smile To Harris Dental

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There are a lot of dentists out there. That’s just one reason why we work so hard to exceed expectations and build patient trust, at Harris Dental in Phoenix AZ.

We may provide the dentistry, but it’s not about us, it’s about you. From the dentist to the hygienist to the folks at the front desk, we make it a point to address your needs and concerns.

When you’re settled into the chair in our examination room, communication is key. We’ll explain everything that is going on: during an appointment, and with any necessary procedures.

Dentistry can be a little jargon-y. If an explanation of a diagnosis or procedure isn’t clear, we encourage you to ask questions. We always want you to be aware of the time and the costs that are involved.

We always see each patient as an individual. We’ve heard about other practices that rush patients through their office, like a car through a car wash. No one wants to be treated like that! To us you’re a person, not just another set of teeth.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix AZ, we want you to leave our office with a smile on your face – a beautiful, healthy smile! Earning your trust is critical to our success. People from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa come to our office for general and cosmetic dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4444 N 32 St Ste 208
Phoenix, Arizona
85018

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