Using Nature As Our Guide

Beautiful smile Cosmetic Dentistry

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At Harris Dental we perform complete smile re-designs that turn ordinary teeth (or even teeth with meaningful problems) into stunning smiles. If you have been considering a cosmetic dentistry smile makeover, you may wonder if you will still look like yourself when we’re finished.

The answer is “Yes! Only better!” You see, we use nature as a guide—nature at its best—when improving smiles.

The objective with a cosmetic dentistry smile makeover involves bringing multiple components into harmony. Here are a few of those components:

  • Tooth Shape – includes proportion and alignment
  • Tooth Size – this also includes the unique dimensions of the spaces between the teeth
  • Tooth Color – hue, value, intensity, and color variations between teeth
  • Bite – how upper and lower teeth fit together
  • Gumline – shape and color
  • Face Shape and Bone Structure
  • Skin Tone
  • Lips – color, shape, size
  • Age
  • Gender

This list is not comprehensive, but should give you an idea of how cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile. Find out why patients from xxx trust us with their smiles. We also offer xxx. Schedule an appointment with 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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Do You Eat A Smile-Healthy Diet?

Dental health General Dentistry

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Maintaining healthy teeth is an important concern to us at Harris Dental in Phoenix. We want all of our patients to enjoy healthy teeth and gums.

Keeping your teeth healthy requires thorough brushing and flossing, every single day. Regular cleanings and checkups are also necessary for preventing cavities and maintaining good dental health.

It’s easy to overlook the fact that a healthy diet is beneficial to your teeth. A diet that includes foods that help your muscles and bones will also help you develop healthy gums and teeth. We recommend foods rich in vitamin B, such as breads and cereals. Foods rich in vitamin C, like fruits and vegetables, help improve the health of your gums. Zinc and magnesium are also good for the health of your teeth and are found in foods like lean beef, fish, and poultry.

Saliva is vital to healthy teeth because it assists in maintaining the pH balance in your mouth. Foods high in fiber encourage saliva production, as does the chewing of sugar-free gum. Gum, however, can damage unhealthy teeth, or even pull out fillings.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix we want all our patients to have good dental health. People from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa come to our practice for general and cosmetic dentistry, and much more. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup with 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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Harris Dental Can Make Your Whites Whiter

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Harris Dental Can Make Your Whites Whiter

One of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we perform most often at Harris Dental in Phoenix is teeth whitening.

Everyone, it seems, would like to have a brighter smile. The good news is that it has never been easier to achieve. All you need to do is take a look at all the whitening products that are available in any grocery store and you’ll see what we mean.

While most of the commercially available products do an adequate job whitening your teeth, they cannot compare to the results you’ll get from professional teeth whitening. And who wants to settle for adequate, anyway?

At Harris Dental in Phoenix, teeth whitening is just one of our cosmetic dentistry procedures that improve smiles every day. Patients throughout Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa trust us with their smiles; find out why! Schedule an appointment with 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 Critical Things To Know About Periodontal Disease

Dental health Gum disease

gum disease exam PhoenixPeriodontal disease, also called gum disease, is inflammation or infection of the gums. For the most part, periodontal disease is preventable. It is also treatable, at Harris Dental in Phoenix.

Gum disease is so pervasive in the US that it has been called a health crisis by the American Dental Association.

  1. If left untreated, it can cause irreversible damage such as tooth loss.
  2. Practicing daily dental hygiene and having 6-month dental exams are the best way to prevent periodontal disease.
  3. Periodontal disease can occur without the presence of decay.
  4. Almost half of all 30+ adults in the US have periodontal disease.
  5. In some cases, periodontal disease generates no noticeable symptoms.

Risk factors for periodontal disease include tobacco use, poor oral hygiene (especially failing to floss), genetics, teeth grinding, inflammatory conditions, and poor nutrition.

Gum disease may be one of the best examples of prevention being the best medicine. With regular brushing and flossing, and checkups at Harris Dental in Phoenix, you can prevent gum disease. People from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa come to our practice for complete general dentistry. Call to schedule an appointment with 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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Into The Thick Of It, The Skinny On Toothpaste

Dental health General Dentistry

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At Harris Dental in Phoenix we urge all of our patients to brush and floss their teeth at least twice a day. This very good habit is the single most important thing you can do to maintain your dental health.

What kind of toothpaste should you use? There is no one-size-fits-all product on the market. One patient might be interested in whitening toothpaste, and another may need something for sensitive teeth.

There’s a huge selection of toothpastes in any grocery store, from those aimed at children to natural toothpastes. You want to make the best choice for your teeth, but it isn’t always easy to make up your mind.

Different types of toothpastes have specific active ingredients that make them work. Fluoride is by far the most important thing to look for. But there are many other ingredients; what follows is a rundown of the more common ones.

  • Detergents. Sodium lauryl sulfate is nearly ubiquitous, not only in toothpaste, but in other personal care products like shampoo. Sometimes it’s called Sodium laureth sulfate or sodium lauryl ether sulfate. It’s the stuff that makes products foamy. Some people are sensitive to it, and some consumer advocacy groups say it can be hazardous. There are toothpastes that don’t have it.
  • Whiteners. The most common toothpaste whitener is hydrogen peroxide, but there are others, like polyphosphates. While they do a modest job whitening teeth, many experts agree that the whitening agents aren’t strong enough, or in contact with the teeth long enough, to do a really good job. To get really white teeth, try professional whitening from a dentist.
  • Desensitizers. Some people’s teeth are more sensitive to hot and cold foods than others. And some are more tactile-sensitive. Used on a regular basis, desensitizing toothpastes can be very effective, but it’s a good idea to get a dentist’s recommendation first.
  • Plaque fighters. A toothpaste ingredient called triclosan is believed to fight plaque and gum inflammation. While it seemed promising at first, more recent studies indicate triclosan may contribute to antibiotic resistance, and disrupt hormones and the immune system.

Whatever you choose, brush and floss twice each day!

Feel free to ask us for a recommendation, and what might be best for your particular set of teeth. At Harris Dental in Phoenix we offer complete general dentistry. People from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa also trust their smiles to our cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment 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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