Been A While Since You’ve Visited A Dentist?

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At Harris Dental in Phoenix we are committed to the highest standards of dental care, and to the experience our patients have in our office. If it’s been a while since you’ve had a checkup, we invite you to give us a call to schedule one.

Communication is one of our biggest priorities. It’s important to us that you know exactly what is going on in each appointment. Dentistry is a highly specialized field, and we may occasionally lapse into jargon that might not make sense. We try to avoid that, but never hestitate to ask us to clarify one point or another.

We may be dental professionals, but we get checkups, too. We know what it’s like to sit in the dentist’s chair. Empathy is an irreplaceable asset.

In all likelihood, you have scheduled your appointment with us months ahead of time. We respect your time, and try to minimize how long you’re in the waiting room. But sometimes procedures take longer than expected, or an emergency appears. If there is any kind of delay we will do our best to mitigate its impact on you.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix every patient is important. Find out why people from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa trust their dental health to us. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Call us to schedule your next checkup 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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Dental Specialties Available In Phoenix

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Dental Specialties Available In Phoenix

At Harris Dental in Phoenix we are trained in a wide variety of dental procedures. But sometimes we’ll refer you to a specialist, or include a specialist as part of your treatment team.

The following are some of the most common dental specialties:

Endodontists
Endodontists specialize in root canal therapy and other procedures involving the root and surrounding parts of the tooth.

Periodontists
Periodontists practicing treat conditions affecting gum tissue and the bone surrounding the teeth. If you have gingivitis or more advanced periodontal disease, you may be referred to a periodontist.

Prosthodontists
Repairing damaged teeth and replacing lost teeth is called ‘restorative dentistry’. Prosthodontists have advanced training in procedures involving crowns, dental implants, bridges, veneers, inlays, and partial or complete dentures.

Pediatric Dentists
Infants, young children and teenagers have different dental needs than adults. Pediatric dentists undergo additional training in the diagnosis and treatment of dental diseases affecting the youngest population.

Oral Surgeons
Oral surgeons perform procedures involving the teeth, mouth and jaw. These include dental implants, surgery to repair damage due to injury, tumor surgery, and cleft lip and palate reconstruction.

With our general dentistry Harris Dental in Phoenix is able to care for most of your dental needs, but can give a referral if necessary. Patients from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa also come to us for complete restorative dentistry, and much more. Schedule your next 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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Be Glad We Have X-Ray Vision

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During a dental checkup at Harris Dental in Phoenix we do a thorough inspection of your teeth and gums. But visual inspections can’t tell us everything we need to know, which is why we take x-rays.

For most patients, we update our x-rays once a year. They help us to make accurate diagnoses by showing what cannot be seen by the eye alone. Also known as radiographs, the images give us the total picture: not just inside your teeth, but the tip of the roots and the bone under the gums. Thanks to x-rays, we are able to identify and treat dental issues before they become more serious.

There are several types of x-rays:

  • Bite-Wing x-rays give us a picture of the upper and lower back teeth. We can see how they touch each other and see if there is any decay.
  • Panoramic x-rays give us the big picture: a view of the teeth, jaws and jaw joints, nasal area, and even the sinuses. These are especially useful if we think the patient may need orthodontics or a dental implant.
  • Occlusal x-rays show us the floor of the mouth, and the bite of the upper or lower jaw. They’re good for showing the development of children’s teeth, both the baby and permanent teeth.

X-rays use radiation, but are designed to minimize patient exposure. Patients only get negligible amounts, making them safe. The latest generations of x-rays reduce radiation even more. Still, we take the added safety measure of covering the patient with a heavy leaded apron and collar.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix, we are committed to providing our patients with the best possible dental care. People from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa come to our practice for general and restorative dentistry, and a whole lot more. 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 Reasons To See Harris Dental

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In this message from Harris Dental in Phoenix we look at the big picture.

Developing a relationship with an experienced dentist is vital for maintaining healthy smiles for every member of the family. Here are five reasons to make us your partner in dental health.

Visit Us For the Truth.
Healthy habits are formed over time. Perhaps last year it was about refraining from chewing ice, this year it’s about brushing at the base of the molars and next year it will be about flossing daily. Best to get the bad habits repaired right away. Regular visits can correct a course that may eventually lead to pain, gum disease, damaged teeth, or complete tooth loss. Potential problems are best discovered sooner than later.

Visit Us For the Atmosphere.
We make it a point to determine your needs. Whether you have urgent concerns or just need a routine check up on the state of your oral health, we would like to be your first choice. We’ve got a staff second to none. We keep the atmosphere upbeat.

Visit Us For the Discussion.
We deliver valuable assessment and discussion about all aspects of dentistry with fresh, clear details about your treatment.

Visit Us For the Answers.
What are the pros and cons of dental implants or the advantages and disadvantages of braces and at what age are each appropriate? Who is a candidate for family dentistry?

Visit Us For Your Health!
Dental health is maintained through regular check-ups, maintenance, and preventative measures. Enjoy continued health and vibrancy as a result of superior dental care, vigilant dental hygiene, and healthy habits.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix we maintain the dental health of each patient with our comprehensive general dentistry. People from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa also come to our practice for sleep apnea treatment. Call to schedule a checkup 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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4 Reason To Look For The ADA Seal

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Here’s a word of advice from Harris Dental in Phoenix: when you go to the store for dental products, be sure that what you choose has the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance.

Here are four ways the ADA seal can help you make good oral care choices for you and your family.

Products with the seal have to be safe and effective, so you won’t waste your dollars on something that won’t work, or worse, can harm you.

The ADA only places its seal on a product after serious scientific testing. This usually means that manufacturers have to meet higher standards than those required by law.

When you purchase products with the ADA seal, it’s practically like shopping with us right by your side! Who wouldn’t want that extra knowledge and information?

The ADA seal is not the organization’s endorsement of one particular product or another, but rather is a verification of the claims made by said product, claims on which savvy consumers can rely.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix, we want all our patients to enjoy good dental health, and one of the ways you maintain it is using quality dental care products. People from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa come to us for our 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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