You May Have Gingivitis

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This post from Harris Dental in Phoenix is about gingivitis, which is early-stage gum disease.

Every person’s mouth provides a cozy home for over 600 types of bacteria. If you are devoted to oral hygiene and have healthy gums, these microbes usually don’t impact your health. However, if you have gum disease, bacteria can enter your bloodstream through your gums and cause problems.

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 brushing and flossing twice a day. It’s the best way to prevent plaque from building up.

Advanced gum disease develops when gingivitis is not treated. Toxins build up in the plaque on your teeth and invade gum tissue. Not only that, it gets into the bone and ligaments that support the teeth. The teeth can actually become loose.

The good news is that gum disease is treatable. But it can be prevented entirely with proper dental care.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix we provide gum disease treatment. We have treated patients from throughout Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa, who appreciate that our office is a lecture-free zone. Call for 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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Do You Love Your Smile?

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The people who are happiest with their smiles have healthy, straight teeth that sparkle when they laugh. If nature didn’t bless you with attractive teeth, you are not alone. Most perfect smiles you see were not always that way: they are the result of cosmetic dentistry, like what we provide at Harris Dental in Phoenix.

Two common smile issues are yellow enamel and chipped teeth.

Discolored Teeth
Few of us are blessed with pearly white smiles that stay that way forever. Even with consistent brushing, flossing and dental cleanings,  teeth darken as we age.

That explains the popularity of teeth whitening. Can you picture yourself with a celebrity-caliber smile? Teeth whitening makes it possible!

Damaged Teeth
Our teeth work hard for us day after day, year after year. Sometimes they get chipped or cracked in the process. If you would like to fix your tooth flaws, porcelain veneers and cosmetic bonding have been used with great results for many years.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix we improve smiles with cosmetic dentistry every day. People from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa also come to our practice for restorative dentistry. 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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The Harris Dental Guide To Veneers

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It’s easy to see why so many of our patients at Harris Dental in Phoenix love porcelain veneers. Veneers can be used to address many flaws, and deliver brilliant results.

A veneer is an ultra-thin shell of medical-grade porcelain that is permanently attached to the front of a tooth. Each one is custom made. Veneers cover chips, cracks, and stains, and can also improve the shape, size or length of a tooth.

It’s important to understand that porcelain veneers are not reversible. A thin layer of enamel must be removed to make room for the veneer. Thus, the tooth can never be restored to its original condition.

We offer two types: standard porcelain veneers, and prepless veneers. With standard veneers a thin layer of enamel is removed in order to accommodate the veneers. Prepless veneers do not require enamel removal.

To find out which type is best for you, please schedule an appointment with us at Harris Dental in Phoenix. We have improve smiles for people from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa. Call us to to set up 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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Seeking A Relationship In Phoenix?

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The relationship you have with any health care professional is more important than you might think. This is as true for a dentist as any other provider. That’s just one reason why, at Harris Dental in Phoenix, we work hard to make our office a friendly, welcoming, and thoroughly professional place.

When it comes to your dentist, you should want more than someone who just happens to have an office near where you live. Likewise, you should want more than someone who can clean your teeth and fill cavities. Your dental health is important: studies show beyond any doubt that there is a connection between healthy teeth and gums and your general health.

We want all our patients to be fully informed. Never hesitate to ask us questions about what we’re doing: whether you’re curious about an instrument we use, or about a procedure you need, or a problem we’ve found.

Our office is meant to be fully functional, in the sense of meeting the needs of our patients. In addition to regular checkups and cleanings, we want to provide you with everything you need to know to care for your teeth and gums between visits. We believe that a clean mouth is a happy mouth!

At Harris Dental in Phoenix, the dental health of every patient who settles into one of our chairs is our absolute top priority. People from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa come to our practice for dental implants, complete general dentistry, and much more. 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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Your Smile Says Keep Trying!

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This message from Harris Dental in Phoenix is for anyone who is finding it difficult to improve their dental health. We urge you to keep working at it and assure you that we’re here to help!

Keep Trying To Floss

Many people are good about brushing their teeth, but sometimes skip flossing. This is a bad idea. Flossing is the only way to clean food debris and plaque from between teeth.

Failure to floss can lead to cavities, and even gum disease. Our recommendation? Brush twice a day, and floss before going to bed at night.

Keep Trying to Quit Tobacco

Smoking is as bad for your teeth and gums as it is for other parts of your body. If you’ve tried to quit but just can’t, you’re far from alone.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, former smokers now outnumber active smokers. Everyone who has kicked the habit was once right where you are. Keep trying!

Keep Getting Checkups

Regular cleanings and checkups are a critical part of maintaining good dental health. Along with brushing and flossing, they are your first line of defense against tooth decay. On average, we recommend a checkup every six months. Some patients can spread them out a little more, and others may need more frequent visits.

Remember, the link between dental health and overall health is well-established. Patients come to Harris Dental in Phoenix from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa for general and cosmetic dentistry. 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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