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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
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Peace Begins With A Smile

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Mother Theresa once said that peace begins with a smile. How do you feel about your smile? Are you at peace with it? If you think there is room for improvement, talk to us about cosmetic dentistry options at Harris Dental in Phoenix.

Cosmetic dentistry refers to a range of procedures we use to create positive changes to your teeth and smile. The procedures are always done with your dental health in mind; it never diminishes the function of your teeth.

Even one small cosmetic dentistry procedure can make a big difference in your smile; several can be quite dramatic, what we call a smile makeover. The procedures include:

  • Teeth whitening that surpasses any whitening product you can buy at the store
  • Porcelain veneers that mask chips, cracks, gaps, and other flaws
  • Dental implants that replace missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function like the real thing

Cosmetic dentistry from Harris Dental in Phoenix can give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Patients come to us from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa for general dentistry, and much more. Schedule an appointment today, and find out what we can do for your 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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The Harris Dental Guide To Preventing Gum Disease

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Here is a statistic that should make everyone sit up and take notice: nearly half of all Americans over the age of thirty have some form of gum disease. That works out to about sixty-five million people. Gum disease treatment is available at Harris Dental in Phoenix.

Gum disease is usually the result of poor brushing and flossing habits. When you don’t brush and floss on a regular basis, there is a build-up of plaque, which hardens into a substance called tartar. That’s why we recommend our patients brush and floss twice a day. It’s the best way to prevent plaque from building up.

No amount of brushing and flossing will remove tartar from your teeth. It takes a professional cleaning to remove it, which is why we want to see our patients twice a year.

Risk factors for developing gum disease include:

  • Smoking, which is the most significant
  • Diabetes
  • Genetics
  • Certain illnesses, like AIDS, and their medication
  • Medication that reduces the flow of saliva

The symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Red or swollen gums
  • Chronic bad breath
    Painful chewing
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Receding gums

The type of treatment a patient gets for gum disease depends on the extent of the condition. Part of the treatment might include behavioral changes, like giving up smoking. And it is essential that the patient adopts good daily dental care.

The plain truth is that anyone can get gum disease. But there is hope; the earlier it is detected, the sooner treatment can begin. People from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa come to Harris Dental in Phoenix for general dentistry and much more. 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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9 Tips For Preventing Gum Disease

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Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. But it is a preventable disease, and also treatable, at Harris Dental in Phoenix.

Here are some simple ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

  1. Brush your teeth for two to three minutes, at least twice a day, with fluoridated toothpaste. Be sure to brush along the gumline. Don’t brush too hard, but be thorough.
  2. Floss daily to remove plaque from places your toothbrush can’t reach. Don’t like to floss? Try a floss holder, which makes it much simpler to insert floss between teeth.
  3. Although not a substitute for brushing and flossing, using a mouth rinse can prevent plaque accumulation and keep your enamel strong. Remember that fluoride mouth rinses are not the same as mouthwashes. Mouthwashes have alcohol and are designed to freshen breath.
  4. Eat a healthy diet. Starchy and sugary foods increase plaque. A sensible diet provides the nutrients necessary (Vitamins A and C, in particular) to keep teeth and gums healthy.
  5. Don’t smoke, or use smokeless tobacco, which may bring about advanced gum disease or oral cancer. That includes e-cigarettes.
  6. Be aware that certain medications can also threaten a healthy smile. These include oral contraceptives, antidepressants and heart medicines.
  7. Exercise prevention and schedule regular evaluations — the best way to detect early signs of gum disease and make a plan to reverse it.
  8. Talk to us about dental health topics such as old, broken fillings or crowded teeth.
  9. If you grind your teeth, ask us about ways to protect them.

Prevention is always the best medicine, so brush and floss your teeth twice a day. At Harris Dental in Phoenix we treat gum disease, and people from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa also come to us for dental implants, and much 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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Feel Like A Movie Star With A Smile Makeover

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Mesa Best Teeth Whitening

When you see pictures of celebrities, most look like they have perfectly beautiful, white teeth. It’s very impressive! Can ordinary people obtain a celebrity-caliber smile? With cosmetic dentistry from Harris Dental in Phoenix, absolutely!

Cosmetic dentistry refers to a range of procedures that use proven dental techniques to improve the appearance of a patient’s smile. Whether it is relatively minor or more involved, it can give you the beautiful teeth you have always wanted.

Available procedures include:

  • Teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening surpasses anything you can buy at the store. We offer a powerful in-office treatment, or professional-grade take-home kit.
  • Porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin ceramic shells custom-fitted to  your teeth. They are permanently attached to mask chips and cracks, replace lost enamel, or to cover gaps between teeth.
  • Crowns and bridges. Crowns and bridges can replace lost teeth or restore damaged ones.

Any one of these procedures will have an immediate, noticeable affect on your smile. Put them together and you’ll have a stunning new smile!

At Harris Dental in Phoenix we use cosmetic dentistry to improve the smiles of our patients every day. People from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa also come to our practice for complete general dentistry. Call us today to find out what we can do for your 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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