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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Are Dental Implants Experimental?

Dental Implants Restorative Dentistry

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Dental implants are tooth replacement marvels that have been placed in millions of people. They look and function just like the real thing, and are available at Harris Dental in Phoenix.

Technically, dental implants are not replacement teeth. The actual implant is a titanium post that is inserted into your jaw. In a few months’ time it fuses with the bone. One implant is a solid support for one artificial tooth. Several can support a bridge or full dental arch.

Humans have tinkered with implanting teeth for thousands of years. The origins of modern dental implants date back to the early 1950s, when it was discovered that titanium can fuse with bone. An implant was successfully placed in a human in 1965. The technology has steadily improved, and  today dental implants have gone from experimental to mainstream.

It’s the ability to fuse with the bone that make implants so successful. Some studies have shown a success rate as high as 98%! Cases of the body rejecting them are rare.

Dental implants dramatically improve your ability to bite and chew. In most patients it is normal to near-normal. They restore your smile, too. But they also prevent the bone loss common to people with missing teeth.

Are dental implants experimental? Far from it! At Harris Dental in Phoenix we have placed many implants, on patients from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa. People also come to us for complete general dentistry. 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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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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Harris Dental Is Here For You

Dental health General Dentistry

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Harris Dental in Phoenix is staffed by committed health care professionals who want the best possible dental health for every one of our patients. With daily home care and regular checkups in our office, your teeth can last a lifetime.

As you may know, the link between dental health and overall health is  well-established. That means good dental health has benefits that last.

Regular Checkups

Twice-yearly dental appointments allow us to keep track of the overall health of your teeth and gums. We’ll also do regular screenings for oral cancer.

We promote preventative dental care and education, and view them as the keys to good dental health. That is why we encourage all our patients to see us for a cleaning and checkup every six months.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix, our entire staff wants each one of our patients to have a positive experience in our office. Patients from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa come to us for general and cosmetic dentistry, and all their dental care needs. Schedule your next cleaning and 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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Improve Your Smile for Yourself (And Those That Look at You)

Dental Implants Dentures

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Losing one or more of your natural teeth impacts your smile, and your ability to bite and chew. But with dental implants from Harris Dental in Phoenix, you can regain your smile and the ability to eat just about anything.

Dental implants are titanium posts that are anchored into your jaw. They are solid foundations for artificial teeth. Because they are physically attached to your jaw,  they also prevent the loss of bone that usually accompanies tooth loss.

If you’ve lost one or more teeth, a conventional dental bridge or dentures are certainly better than nothing. But because they are not solidly anchored to your jaw, they do not provide full biting and chewing function. This is, of course, a major drawback.

This is what makes dental implants so brilliant. They don’t look any different than natural teeth, and better still, they feel and function the same. Once the implants are in place and the jaw has fully healed, most patients report full chewing power. That means they can enjoy just about any food they choose.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix we provide single-tooth dental implants and implant-supported dentures. They look great! People from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa trust us with their dental health! Call to 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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