Is It Growing In Your Mouth?

Dental health General Dentistry

Phoenix Invisalign clear braces

Believe it or not plaque can rear its ugly head in any mouth – even yours – no matter how meticulous you are with dental hygiene. That’s why it is so important to see us at Harris Dental in the Phoenix area twice a year..

The plaque process goes something like this:

Bacteria naturally occurs in the mouth, always will. Bacteria will try to colonize on the smooth surfaces of your teeth. At first, it will be soft enough to remove with a fingernail. After 48 hours, it starts to harden. Give it 10 days and it will be that substance most difficult to remove, tartar. (See picture.)

This bacteria will feed on sugars and produce acid that will eat away the tissues of the tooth and lead to cavities. Cavities will originate on the surface and spread on and through the tooth. The best way to deal with plaque is to have a consistent removal process, i.e. regular daily brushing and flossing after eating and even sleeping.

At Harris Dental we offer our patients general and cosmetic dentistry and take care of your dental health. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Connect With Us

 

ArticleID 5603
Read More

A Proud Dental Practice

General Dentistry

Phoenix best family dentist

Harris Dental is proud to serve not only Phoenix but the greater Phoenix area. Our professional dental team consists of members of the community we serve. It’s worth the trip for the change it will make in your life.

Are you proud of your smile? You should be. Your smile is unique. It can express friendliness and confidence. Why not make it the ideal expression of who you are? Cosmetic dentistry offers answers for chipped teeth, missing teeth, crooked teeth, and discolored teeth.

We offer care above and beyond basic cleaning and oral care instruction and guidance. While oral hygiene is vital, sometimes advanced dentistry is needed for a true smile redesign. Come see our office for cosmetic dentistry. Your smile is our priority. We want your personality to shine.

At Harris Dental, we have been passionate about improving lives in the Phoenix area with dental expertise since we opened our doors in 1979. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Connect With Us

 

ArticleID 6712
Read More

The Ultimate Anti-Aging Treatment

Cosmetic Dentistry General Dentistry Teeth Whitening

Phoenix Pediatric DentistryWishing for a whiter smile but not sure how to get it? New to tooth whitening jargon? At Harris Dental in Phoenix, we educate patients on the variety of teeth whitening procedures, from whitening trays to over-the-counter products. We do smile lightening every day.

Toothpaste Can’t Erase All Stains

Almost every toothpaste claims to brighten teeth, but as we age our teeth gradually turn yellow or gray, despite all the whitening toothpastes we use repeatedly. Tooth enamel, while one of the toughest substances in the body, is porous. Over time, the food and drinks that come in contact with our teeth bring about staining and discoloration. You probably have already noticed that a toothbrush cannot clean these microscopic pores.

Powerful Peroxide

Carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide are the two main smile whitening substances. They can penetrate the outer layer of your teeth to remove the build-up and help restore the initial color.

Call Harris Dental in Phoenix to schedule a teeth whitening appointment, and we will explain the difference between these tooth bleaching ingredients and how they may impact your smile whitening results. We also offer general dentistry. Make an appointment today.

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Connect With Us

 

ArticleID 416
Read More

4 Oral Ailments To Discuss With Your Dentist

Cosmetic Dentistry Dental health General Dentistry Oral Health

Bad Breath Treatment Phoenix

We all go to the dentist for cleanings and toothaches, but there are other less-obvious issues that your dentist can help you with. At Harris Dental in Phoenix, we would like to review some of the most frequent oral conditions that should be discussed with your dentist.

1. Bad Breath. Sure, nobody wants to admit that they have bad breath, but bad breath can be treated. It is usually associated with bacteria build-up in the mouth. This means that it might be a symptom of accelerating dental caries. Discuss it with your dentist who can help you overcome this malady. (Your friends will appreciate it.)

2. Dry Mouth. Also known as xerostomia, this lack of saliva is very bothersome and can predispose dental patients to a host of problems such as dental caries and gum disease. Some men and women experience it because of prescription medications or chronic diseases, so make sure to bring a list of current prescriptions with you to your appointment

3. Jaw Issues. If you experience frequent jaw pain or notice a clicking sound, be sure to schedule an appointment with your dentist promptly! These symptoms can be signs of a serious condition called temporomandibular disorder or TMD.

4. Teeth Grinding. If you’ve been stressed out and find that you’ve been grinding your teeth (or if your partner tells you that you’re doing it in your sleep), discuss it with your dentist. A simple appliance can protect your teeth. If you have sufferred damage from grinding such as fractured or chipped teeth, we will give you information about restorative dentistry.

With four offices to serve you, Harris Dental in Phoenix provides general and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Connect With Us

ArticleID 4795
Read More

The Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry Dental health General Dentistry Laser dentistry

At Harris Dental You

In this Harris Dental blog post we discuss laser dentistry. It may sound scary, or it might make you think of science fiction. But laser dentistry provides an alternative to drills. Many services done with lasers don’t require patients to be medicated, allowing for quicker healing times.

Less Stress

Many patients become distressed while waiting for a shot of painkiller before a dental procedure. Laser dentistry allows for a more relaxed, less stressful dental visit. My patients also welcome going home without a numb mouth or drool dripping down their chin.

People in need of oral surgery will experience less bleeding thanks to laser dentistry. Some of the procedures that are executed with lasers are: infected root canal treatment, gum and bone reshaping, wisdom teeth extraction, and teeth whitening.

Many procedures at Harris Dental in Phoenix are done with laser dentistry. Our services include general dentistry. Schedule your next appointment today.

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Connect With Us

ArticleID 4274
Read More