Not All Smile Makeovers Are Created Equal

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Mesa cosmetic smile makeover

Hello Phoenix! Welcome to the Harris Dental dental blog. Let’s talk about smile transformations. Some Phoenix patients wonder if  the term is synonymous with general cosmetic dentistry.

Are the placement of four veneers considered a smile makeover? Well, yes and no. If your smile is attractive and healthy except for some chips in your upper front teeth, veneer placement may remedy the few cosmetic problems and result in a dazzling smile.

Generally, however, a complete smile makeover combines several carefully-chosen cosmetic dentistry procedures performed at the same time for a complete smile renewal. In other words, the sum is greater than the parts.

For example, one treatment plan could include crown restorations, veneers for teeth that are misshapen but otherwise healthy, tooth-colored filling replacement for old amalgam fillings, and teeth whitening for the crowning touch.

When we design a custom smile makeover, we study several elements in addition to the teeth. After all, the teeth are just one component of the patient’s face. The gumline, lips, mouth, facial shape, facial structure, coloring, and patient’s age affect the scope of the design. This comprehensive approach to a smile makeover achieves amazing results and sets our practice apart.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix, we provide cosmetic and general dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.

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Artistic Smile Masterpieces At Harris Dental

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Artistic Smile Masterpieces At Harris Dental

Hello friends of Harris Dental in Phoenix! Thanks for stopping by the ultimate cosmetic dentistry blog. Today we are talking about personal transformation. Many people want to reinvent themselves in at least one facet of their life.

Some folks are training for a new career. Some men and women have made a healthy lifestyle a priority by making better food choices and working out on a regular basis. Some people are dedicating more attention to their personal relationships.

At Harris Dental, we skillfully use advanced cosmetic dentistry to transform lucky patients with complete smile makeovers.

A comprehensive smile redesign involves more than applying four or six porcelain veneers to the upper front teeth. Though veneers can dramatically improve a smile, a complete smile makeover is a total smile transformation.

We evaluate the condition, size, shape, alignment, and color of the teeth. These elements are created, meticulously refined, and integrated in perfect harmony. Like any artistic masterpiece, a perfect smile is far more than the sum of its parts.

If you have a vision for your beautiful smile, it can become a reality with cosmetic dentistry at Harris Dental in Phoenix. We also provide general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today!

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Think You Know How To Brush? Think Again.

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Phoenix tooth brushing tips

You’ve been doing it since you were five. You switch to auto pilot morning and night and brush your teeth, to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. But are you doing it correctly? Harris Dental in Phoenix wants to make sure you are!

The truth is that many individuals are making tooth brushing mistakes. You may need to tweak your routine to better support your oral health and protect your smile from dental caries and gum disease.

Here are vital tooth brushing tips:

1. Take your time.
It’s understandable. You want to get it over with and go to bed. Proper teeth cleaning takes time and careful attention. Time yourself the next time you brush—you might be surprised at how rapidly you finish. The process should take at least two to three minutes. It can also be useful to take a different route around your mouth every few days. By adjusting your process, you approach areas from a different, and possibly, better angle.

2. Don’t forget to floss.
No matter how agile you can be with your brush, it’s difficult to get rid of the plaque from all those narrow gaps between your teeth. That is where bacteria can easily multiply and start the decay process.

3. Use the right toothbrush.
It is ironic that some people impair their enamel or gums because they brush too forcibly with a hard brush. We counsel patients to only use a soft brush. If you’ve had gum grafts, you may want to use an extra soft brush.

4. Don’t keep your tooth brush near the toilet.
This is awful to think about, but each time the toilet is flushed, bacteria is sent far into the air—even if you close the lid. Keep your toothbrush in a clean place and permit it to air dry.

5. Use fluoride toothpaste.
This may seem like a no-brainer, but you may be surprised that some oral care products don’t contain fluoride. And you may think it’s only for kids. Not true. Your enamel is consistently under assault from acidic foods and drinks and fluoride helps it remineralize.

At Harris Dental, we want all our Phoenix-area patients to have and keep a healthy, beautiful smile. So brush and floss properly twice a day, and see us every six months for a checkup. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment today.

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Beautiful Smiles in Phoenix with Cosmetic Dentistry

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Harris Dental Cosmetic Dentistry For Drop-Dead Gorgeous Smiles

At Harris Dental in Phoenix, we provide all of the advanced dental procedures available to give you a beautiful smile that will be the envy of all your friends.

Available cosmetic dentistry procedures include teeth whitening, dental crowns, and porcelain veneers.

We also fill cavities with tooth-colored fillings that blend perfectly with your natural teeth. In addition, our hygienists perform thorough deep cleanings for our patients whose healthy smiles need nothing else.

If your smile needs a lot more than a deep cleaning, let’s talk about cosmetic dentistry. There have never been so many ways to create the smile you deserve.

Having a drop-dead gorgeous smile is not just about attractiveness. It’s about oral health and its connection to overall physical health. It’s about self-esteem and self-respect. It’s about being comfortable with your age and stage of life. It’s about presenting yourself polished and professionally in your Phoenix career, among your family members, and with your friends and colleagues.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix, we also provide general dentistry, gum disease treatment, and oral cancer screenings.

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Orthodontic Options: Clear Braces in Phoenix

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Imagine straightening your teeth into a perfect smile, without having to wear metal braces for the next few years. With clear braces from Harris Dental in Phoenix, it is possible.

Clear braces by Invisalign have revolutionized orthodontics. Sometimes called invisible braces, they are thin plastic trays, or aligners, that look like an athletes mouth guard. They aren’t really invisible, but they are so clear that most of the people around you won’t even notice you’re wearing them.

Clear braces work by gently bringing your teeth into proper alignment. People love them not just because they work, or because they are almost undetectable. They also love them because, unlike metal braces, they are removable. Take them out at mealtimes, and you’ll never have to bother with cleaning bits of food from your braces.

Invisalign braces are custom-made for each patient. Specialists use dental impressions, pictures, and x-rays to create them. They are the perfect choice for those who want to re-align their bite, but don’t want the inconvenience of metal braces.

For more about Invisalign clear braces, call us at Harris Dental in Phoenix. We also provide general and cosmetic dentistry.

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