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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Using Nature As Our Guide

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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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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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