Unexpected Stress? Don’t Forget Your Smile

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A reminder from the team at Harris Dental in Phoenix: when life gets busy (it always does) and you suddenly have to juggle extra balls, some are bound to get dropped. Maybe you took on a second job or started night school to earn an advanced degree, or became the caregiver for an ailing parent.

Not every stressor is negative. A new baby, marriage, career, or move can be exciting but overwhelming. It’s okay – and sometimes helpful – to drop some of the balls. You can probably let another parent take over room mother duties for a few weeks, forego a haircut, or skip poker night until things calm down.

When life hands you extra challenges it is easy to get lax about oral hygiene. Sometimes you feel too exhausted to brush or floss and skip regular check-ups and cleanings. Harris Dental wants to remind you to consider the possible consequences of neglecting your smile.

  1. Tooth decay
  2. Gum disease
  3. Tooth and gum pain
  4. Bad breath
  5. Infection
  6. Tooth loss

Your plate is already full – you don’t want to add poor dental health, and the expense of treating advanced problems, into the mix.

Let the car go unwashed for a few weeks. Record your favorite show to watch it later when things slow down. Postpone that kitchen remodel. But keep your smile healthy – it really will make your life easier, healthier, and happier.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix, we care about the dental health of each one of our patients. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today.

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What’s Your Dental Plan?

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To achieve the utmost in oral health and a stunning smile, you need a strategy. If you’re in Phoenix, Arizona looking for a smile makeover and need general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, CEREC same-day crowns or any number of dental restoration procedures done, your strategy should be: “Contact my professional neighborhood dental practice.” Harris Dental is at your service.

Harris Dental has been serving the Phoenix area since 1979. Our patients will tell you they can’t get over the way we have fixed and transformed their most critical feature into a dazzling smile. We would love the chance to thrill you, as well.

An Investment In Your Health

If you’re worried about how pricey the work could be, don’t worry, you might be pleasantly surprised about the bottom line. Especially, if like many of our nearby Phoenix patients with dental coverage, your insurance picks up a significant portion. But even without insurance, the procedures can be affordable. We have competitive pricing and work to keep the costs reasonable when it comes to sedation dentistry, CEREC same-day crowns and dental implants. Let us transform your smile into one that will light up the world.

Here’s the strategy you need: Harris Dental!

At Harris Dental in Phoenix, our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Call us today to schedule your next cleaning and checkup.

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Fun Floss Facts

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You may think the most crucial aspect regarding flossing is simply to do it every day. And the team at Harris Dental in Phoenix agrees. However, many people find that trying out a few different types of floss helps them to establish or solidify the habit and get the flossing comfort they desire.

Let’s consider some of the most common types of dental floss.

Basic floss is either a monofilament floss, which is ordinarily made of some kind of rubber or plastic, or multifilament, which is made of nylon or silk. Nylon floss is less expensive, more common and is sold waxed or unwaxed.

Monofilament floss will not rip or tear, and because of this, many people find that it pulls in between the teeth easier. This type of floss is often referred to as “glide” floss.

Both monofilament floss and multifilament floss are sold in differing thicknesses. It is beneficial to find the size that works best for you. Since you should not have to snap the floss between your teeth, find the thickness that allows you to gently floss.

Dental tape is nylon floss made as a wide, flat ribbon. Many Harris Dental patients find that dental tape is the easiest floss to get between their teeth.

For those of you with braces or appliances, there are flosses designed for those. Make sure to tell your orthodontist about flossing because you don’t want to break this essential habit just because you’re having your teeth corrected!

A good person to give you advice about flossing is your dental hygienist. Here at Harris Dental, our expert hygienists are prepared to answer any questions you have about flossing, brushing habits, and even cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening and veneers.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix, we encourage all of our patients to make flossing a part of their dental hygiene regimen. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup with us today.
Source:
“The Different Types of Dental Floss,” Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/thomas-p-connelly-dds/dental-floss_b_1643933.html, accessed on September 17, 2013

 

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We Look Forward To Meeting You

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Queen Creek cosmetic dental and tooth implants

At Harris Dental in Phoenix, we have been providing quality dental care for nearly forty years. We are proud to be one of the leading dental health care providers in this city.

Our services include:

  • dental implants
  • sedation dentistry
  • cosmetic dentistry
  • emergency dentistry
  • restorative dentistry

Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is a process, something you have to work at every day. We encourage all our patients to brush and floss after every meal, and to see us every six months for a cleaning and checkup. Those simple steps put you on the road to a lifetime of good dental health.

Perhaps your smile is beautiful and healthy (congratulations!) and you only need a cleaning. Our talented Harris Dental dental hygienists perform thorough deep cleanings to remove plaque and tartar and keep your teeth and gums healthy.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix, services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

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Implant Dentures: Fixed Or Removable?

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Today, people with missing teeth are fortunate to have a replacement option that is superior to traditional dentures and dental bridges. Implant-supported dentures have numerous advantages over conventional dentures, and they’re available at Harris Dental in Phoenix.

  • Secure in the mouth—no slipping
  • Provides up to 100% natural chewing function
  • Upper denture doesn’t cover as much of the palate
  • Comfortable
  • Little or no gum irritation
  • Doesn’t inhibit speaking ability
  • Strong and durable
  • Implants prevent bone loss and “sunken face”
  • Allows you to eat any type of food
  • No adhesive required
  • Minimally invasive oral surgery for implant placement

What Are The Differences Between Fixed and Removable?

Fixed implant-retained dentures (sometimes called screw-in) require more implants than the removable type. They can restore 100% chewing function.

Removable implant dentures (sometimes called snap-in) may require just 4 implants to stabilize the upper arch and just 2 for the lower denture. Removable implant-stabilized dentures can restore up to 90% of chewing ability.

Bone Condition

Implants require a sufficient amount of healthy bone structure for placement. The condition of your jaw bone affects whether or not it can support implants and where the posts can be inserted.

Convenience

Fixed implant-stabilized dentures don’t have to be removed for cleaning. Patients who have found it inconvenient to clean traditional dentures would face the same issue with removable implant-retained dentures.

Diet

Fixed dentures are stronger than removable dentures. Patients who choose foods that are harder to chew should consider this.

Sleep Conditions

People with TMJ or sleep apnea may find it harder to manage these conditions if they have to remove their dentures at night.

To find out more about implant supported dentures, call Harris Dental in Phoenix. Other services include general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

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