Missing Pieces In The Mouth

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Have you ever seen an unfinished puzzle? An image of the Eiffel Tower without the spire? Or a picture of a warm, fuzzy kitten with a few pieces missing? Most of the time, you can make out the whole picture without needing the rest. But when it comes to dental care, you need every piece in order to stay healthy!

If you’ve ever lost teeth, cut your mouth on chipped edges, or struggled with eating, all because of your own, specific dental puzzle, Harris Dental has the solutions you need to take control! To understand the types of braces, the cost of veneers, or the price of dental implants, sit down today with our dentists for the helpful consultation you deserve.

There has never been a better time to fill in those missing pieces! At Harris Dental, you will find modern cosmetic dental procedures, state-of-the-art materials, and the combined expertise of a team of knowledgable cosmetic dentists who all work to create beautiful smiles.

Harris Dental in Phoenix AZ serves patients in Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Mesa, and beyond! No matter the degree of dental disarray, your smile could be the next puzzle we put back together. We offer the missing pieces: CEREC same-day crowns, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, and Invisalign clear braces. Give yourself the gift of a brighter, stronger smile.

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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Ouch! Are Your Teeth Sensitive?

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Are Your Teeth Sensitive In Phoenix?

For those of you in the Phoenix area who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee or who cringe each time you brush or floss, Harris Dental is here for you.

Dr. Harris Dental has been treating this common trouble since 1979.

The first line of defense against tooth sensitivity is proper oral hygiene. Incorrect brushing and over-brushing can result in receding gums, which leads to the exposure of microscopic tubules in the dentin. When these tubules are exposed, acidic, hot, cold, and sticky foods can then reach the nerve cells in the teeth causing discomfort.

Here in our Phoenix dentistry practice, our patient-oriented staff can determine if your brushing style is contributing to your tooth sensitivity problems and get you on your way to proper oral care habits.

Harris Dental usually recommends an over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste that reduces tooth pain after several applications. Most Phoenix area drugstores carry it. However, some Phoenix patients may need in-office procedures such as fluoride gel treatments available at Harris Dental.

Don’t worry if you have sensitive teeth in Phoenix and want to have your teeth whitened. Here at Harris Dental, Dr. Dental can determine which professional tooth whitening or at-home whitening procedures will work for you.

Call our Phoenix cosmetic dental office today for speedy relief for your sensitive teeth.

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4 locations in Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, and Scottsdale
Phoenix, Arizona
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Teeth Whitening: Do It Right

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It’s not a news flash to say that we’d all like to have a beautiful smile, and the whitest teeth possible. At Harris Dental in Phoenix, teeth whitening is one of the procedures we are asked about the most often.

The reality, of course, is that the color of teeth can vary greatly from one person to the next. In fact, many people have teeth that are yellowish or gray, or otherwise dull and off-color. And that probably accounts for the popularity of whitening toothpastes.

There’s a wide range of these toothpastes in any grocery store, along with whitening strips and similar products. They contain abrasives that polish the teeth, and help to dissolve stains.

Types of Stains

There are two kinds of stains on teeth: extrinsic and intrinsic.

  • Extrensic stains. Extrinsic stains are surface stains. We’re all vulnerable to them, because they’re the type of teeth stains that come from things like coffee, cola, and other beverages. Tobacco is also a major staining agent, whether it’s smoked or chewed.
  • Intrinsic stains. These are stains that are within the enamel of the tooth itself. They are often caused by antibiotics such as tetracycline.

What To Do?

Whitening products from the store can be effective. But they do not have the whitening power of professional teeth whitening.

One of the major drawbacks of whitening toothpaste is that the results don’t usually last. They also don’t whiten teeth more than a shade or so, and some patients report sensitivity after using them.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix our teeth whitening can whiten your teeth up to eight shades, leaving you with a brilliant white smile. People from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa come to our office for whitening and other cosmetic dentistry services. 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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Let’s Make A Plan

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If you’re like most of us, you’d like to have the best smile possible. Have you given much thought to improving yours? At Harris Dental in Phoenix we have some thoughts on that. Cosmetic dentistry can make a huge difference, but a great smile often comes down to making a plan and sticking to it.

One of the best things you can do for your smile is to brush and floss your teeth every single day. Twice a day is even better! In this way you’ll keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy, and it will shine through every time you smile.

How can cosmetic dentistry help? Cosmetic dentistry is all about using sound dental techniques to make positive changes to your teeth and smile. The most popular techniques include:

  • Teeth whitening. Sure, there are plenty of whitening products available at any grocery store. None of them can match the results you’ll get from professional whitening.
  • Porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic that we attach to the fronts of your teeth. They’ll cover chips, cracks, gaps, and other imperfections. The difference is startling!
  • Dental Implants. Implants are the ultimate improvement and should be on the plan of anyone missing one or more teeth. One or more titanium posts inserted in your jaw can support a single replacement tooth, a dental bridge, and even dentures.

One last thing to make part of your dental plan: checkups at Harris Dental in Phoenix. People from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa maintain their dental health with regular visits. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Call for 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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Test Your Cosmetic Dentistry IQ

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Are you up on the latest cosmetic dentistry procedures offered at Harris Dental in Phoenix? Take our quiz and find out!

1. This popular treatment uses a dental composite that resembles enamel. This composite is applied to the surface of the teeth, sculpted, and then hardened and polished.

A. Veneers
B. Flossing
C. Defanging
D. Bonding

The correct answer is D, bonding.

2. This procedure is very common and its main purpose it to lighten the color of one’s teeth.

A. Teeth Bleaching
B. Teeth Whitening
C. Inlays and Onlays
D. Buffing the Ol’ Pearly Whites

The correct answer is B, teeth whitening.

3. These thin, porcelain coverings are custom-made for each tooth and are usually used to close gaps or cover discolored teeth.

A. Wax lips
B. Bleaching trays
C. Veneers
D. Tooth socks

The correct answer is C, veneers (although tooth socks do sound cozy!

4. Which dentist serving the area can skillfully perform state-of-the-science cosmetic dentistry procedures to give you a celebrity-caliber smile?

A. Dr. Harris

B. Dr. Bertha Bicuspid
C. Dr. Leo Spaceman
D. Dr. Whitey Toothson

The correct answer is A, Dr. Harris.

We hope you aced our quiz! Cosmetic dentistry from Harris Dental in Phoenix can transform your smile. We’ve improved the smiles of people throughout Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa, who also come to our practice for dental implants and much, much more. Call to 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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