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What is a General Dentist, Featuring Dr. Ted Byers of Flagstaff Dental in Flagstaff and Sedona, Arizona

A general dentist is where someone will go if they have a toothache or need to get their teeth cleaned.  Dr. Ted Byers of Flagstaff Dental in Flagstaff and Sedona, Arizona says that a general dentist is like a "quarterback of all the seven specialties of dentistry and is the first point of contact."

Usually, a dentist will have a dental hygienist to clean a patient's teeth but will do fillings, oral surgery, root canals and crown and bridge work.  Dr. Byers says that general dentists typically like a variety of work and that is why he chose general dentistry.  He enjoys oral surgery and implants the most, being somewhat of a "computer geek," and gets to use the cad cam technology in his office when making implants for his patients.

To find a general dentist that's right for you, Dr. Byers says it is best to ask for a referral from someone else who has had positive experience, such as if the office was clean and if the staff was friendly.  As patients really don't have an idea of what good dentistry is, Dr. Byers says they judge dentistry not necessarily on things that are dental-related.

Dr. Ted Byers is a dentist in Flagstaff and Sedona, Arizona with Flagstaff Dental.  He is also a leading dental expert with the Arizona Dental Directory, part of the Dentist News Network.


Maintaining a Healthy Smile, with Dr. Ted Byers, Dentist in Flagstaff and Sedona, Arizona

To maintain your smile for a lifetime, Dr. Ted Byers, who sees patients in Flagstaff and Sedona, Arizona, says you need to visit your dentist on a regular basis.  In his own practice, at Flagstaff Dental, he often sees big time lapses in between visits for patients.  These patients can end up with a whole new series of problems that could have been prevented had they seen their dentist on a more regular basis.

Dr. Byers suggests asking your own dentist for their recommendation on frequency of visits.  He says that the best maintained smiles are the ones monitored by a dental team as well as the patient at home.  If something pops us at home, don't feel guilty or ashamed if you haven't been seen in a while.  "A good dentist will be happy to see you and get you back on track," he says.

Dr. Ted Byers is a dentist in Flagstaff and Sedona, Arizona with Flagstaff Dental.  He is also a leading dental expert with the Arizona Dental Directory, part of the Dentist News Network.


Phoenix, AZ Dentist Dr. Joseph Harris on Dental treatment for chronic pain and migraine headaches

Conventional medicine still does not know what causes migraine headaches. Various theories exist which focus on blood flow irregularities (dilation of blood vessels), psychological and chemical changes (hormonal, toxicity and heavy metals, etc.) and triggers (bright light, smells, foods, low blood sugar, weather changes, aspartame and other additives). One factor often overlooked by the medical establishment is structural distortions stemming from cranial dental imbalances.

Phoenix dentist Dr Joe Harris (Harris Dental) and Dr Rick Amy from TruDenta discuss new dental treatment modalities for chronic migraine pain.




Gum Disease Can Affect Overall Health: Dr Brian Harris Phoenix, Arizona 

Research has shown, and experts agree, that there is an association  between periodontal diseases and other chronic inflammatory conditions,  such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's disease.  Therefore, treating inflammation may not only help manage periodontal  diseases but may also help with the management of other chronic  inflammatory conditions.

When an inflammatory condition is  suspected or diagnosed, it is important to consult with both a general  physician and a dental health professional, such as a periodontist.  Sometimes the only way to detect periodontal diseases is through a  periodontal evaluation.



General Dentistry: Dr. Brian Harris Phoenix, Arizona

By nature of their general training, a licensed dentist can carry out the majority of dental treatments such as restorative (dental restorations, crowns, bridges), orthodontics (Braces, Invisalign), prosthetic (dentures), endodontic (root canal) therapy, periodontal (gum) therapy, and exodontia (extraction of teeth), as well as performing examinations, taking radiographs (x-rays) and diagnosis. Dentists can also prescribe medications such as antibiotics, fluorides, pain killers, Sedatives/Hypnotics and any other medication that serve in the treatment of the various conditions that arise in the head and neck.

Dentists need to take additional qualifications or training to carry out more complex procedures such as General anesthesia, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and implants. While many oral diseases are unique and self limiting, poor conditions in the oral cavity can lead to poor general health and vice versa. Conditions in the oral cavity may be indicative of systemic diseases such as osteoporosis, diabetes, or cancer.

Comfortable, Quality and Gentle Cosmetic Dentistry in Phoenix, AZ

LEGACY & PHILOSOPHY - Joseph Harris, DDS established the time-honored tradition of Harris Dental family and cosmetic dentistry in 1979 and began the commitment to patient care that so many continue to trust. We give expert care in the areas of cosmetic dentistry, including dental implants, Invisalign clear braces and veneers.

Read More about Harris Dental

Choosing the right dentist is a very important decision. If you are looking for a dentist that specializes in cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, Invisalign or Veneers we feel you have come to the right place. We strive to provide you and your family with the best dental care available in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. Don’t just take our word for it, read over 150 reviews posted by many of our satisfied patients.

We have two locations to better meet our patients’ needs. Our Phoenix office serves residents of Arcadia, Avondale, Glendale, Goodyear, Paradise Valley, Peoria and Scottsdale. Our Queen Creek office serves residents of Apache Junction, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa and Tempe.


Harris Dental - Phoenix
4444 North 32nd St., Suite 208
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 955-8600


Harris Dental - Queen Creek
20261 E Ocotillo Rd # 120
Queen Creek, AZ 85142-8806
(480) 987-8768