Smile Dental Clinics - Phoenix, AZ

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about oral health, our treatments and services or payment options? You’ve come to the right place! Read our FAQs below and learn about all the ways we help make dentistry affordable.

Smile Dental Clinics - Phoenix, AZ

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about oral health, our treatments and services or payment options? You’ve come to the right place! Read our FAQs below and learn about all the ways we help make dentistry affordable.

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A smile can be the first thing a person notices about you. If you are not confident with your smile, the dentists at Smile Dental Clinics can work with you to determine what dental care and procedures would work best to improve your smile and boost your self-confidence.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with us, please fill out the form by clicking the button below. You can fill out the form and submit it to our office. A scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm this appointment. Otherwise, you can call Smile Dental Clinics directly at (623) 235-8195. If you are calling after office hours, please leave a message and a scheduling coordinator will call you back to set up an appointment.

The dentists at Smile Dental Clinics recommend following these steps for effective daily oral health care. Tooth brushing and flossing help control the plaque and bacteria that cause dental disease.

Tooth Brushing: Brushing your teeth at least twice a day is recommended for everyone. It is especially important to brush your teeth right before going to bed. The toothbrush you use should be ADA approved with soft bristles. Electronic toothbrushes are also recommended because they are easy to use and effectively remove plaque.

Flossing: Daily flossing is the most effective way to clean your teeth as well as the areas under your gum line. Flossing at least once a day helps prevent the growth of plaque colonies, making it harder for the plaque to damage your gums, teeth and bone.

Depending on your dental care history, your dentist or hygienist may recommend another daily dental care routine.

Smile Dental Clinics recommends you schedule a dental exam and cleaning appointment at least twice a year. Your dentist or dental hygienist may recommend more frequent visits.
Regularly scheduled dental exams help maintain your overall dental health and prevent dental problems that could come up in the future. The dentists and dental hygienists also check and monitor other dental issues, including the following:

  • Medical history
  • Previous diagnostic x-ray examination
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Gum disease evaluation
  • Examination of existing dental work and tooth decay
  • Removal of tartar and plaque
  • Oral hygiene recommendations

There are several methods available for patients to use in order to acquire a whiter, brighter smile. It is crucial to have your dentist evaluate your teeth to determine which whitening procedure would most benefit your smile.

The following are the two most widely used teeth whitening systems:

  1. At-Home Teeth Whitening: Most at-home teeth whitening systems come in a gel form that is put into a custom-fitted mouth guard (also known as a tray) that is molded to the shape of your teeth. The gel-filled trays can be worn overnight while you sleep or during the day. The amount of time the trays are required to remain in your mouth depends, although typically, trays are worn twice a day for around 30 minutes each session. This type of whitening procedure can take several weeks before you see results.
  2. In-Office Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening performed at a dental office may require more than one visit, each lasting anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes. You will instantly see results with this type of procedure. The bleaching solution used by the dentist is applied to your teeth, and your gums are completely protected. Some patients experience tooth sensitivity after having their teeth bleached in a dental office, but this typically wears off within a few days.
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Our dental family is here for your family
Our dental family is here for your family
Very Great Service! Amazing Hard Workers 😊 Shoutout To My Best Ortho David! Got My Braces Off Today & I Couldn’t Be Anymore Happier 🙂 Thanks For Making Me Leave Confident About My Smile 😊
nanette rios
nanette rios
05:17 21 Apr 21
Muy buen servicio, proveen información completa y clara, muy agradables personas, aclararon todas mis dudas
Laura Casillas
Laura Casillas
01:28 20 Apr 21
Excelente servicio, muy profesionales
Celia Paula
Celia Paula
00:51 20 Apr 21
Great service! Very friendly and welcoming. I would recommend this place to anyone seeking dental services.
Wendy Oropeza
Wendy Oropeza
07:35 19 Apr 21
Great dental service, starting with the staff in the front desk very attentive and helpful. Having a deep cleaning myself, it was just a smooth process from the beginning to the end with very explained detailed staff that guide you and inform you with every detail of what's going on during and after. I really recommend Smile Dental Clinics for any of your dental services.
Angel Oropeza
Angel Oropeza
08:04 17 Apr 21
Shout out to Jose the hygienist best in town. Xiomara the best assistant makes me feel so welcome. And gladys in the financial department, shes so helpful with understanding my treatment options and financial options. Best of all Dr Harsini always makes me feel welcome. Thanks for the complimentary tooth brush. 😉
Alejandra Gonzalez
Alejandra Gonzalez
23:31 16 Apr 21
Love the hygienists! Thank you for helping me feel comfortable.
Karen Nunez
Karen Nunez
23:22 16 Apr 21
Me gusta el servicio y lo amable y felices que trabajan con uno . .
Alejandro Melgoza
Alejandro Melgoza
23:19 16 Apr 21
Great service
Brittany Carrie Velásquez Pérez
Brittany Carrie Velásquez Pérez
22:45 16 Apr 21
Smile Dentistry is a very professional dentist office. I enjoyed my time there getting my x-rays taken by Erica. She was very sweet and ,I usually have alot of anxiety but she talked me through the process. There office is is huge and clean and I will definitely be back Thank you Smile dental!!
Elisha Jensen
Elisha Jensen
22:41 16 Apr 21
It took me a while to actually sit down and write this review and there are a couple reasons why. First I didn't want to make a rash opinion by only coming maybe once or twice but now that I've been to this clinic about 4 times I thought it was time to finally give my thoughts. Secondly I am extremely terrified of dentist even now but I didn't want that to cloud the truth of the office. I want to start off by saying that all the staff are very kind and are always willing to answer your questions. Everything was explained to me and they were completely honest which is something that I like. Dr. Lala is very kind and has a way of calming even this crazy person down and is very accommodating. The dental assistants are all nice but I've had the pleasure of always running into one in particular named Erica and she always makes me feel at ease and makes me laugh. Truth be told, I know that it's scary and nerve wrecking going to a dentist but it's nice to go somewhere where they'll treat you nice throughout your visit.
Dyanna Zavala
Dyanna Zavala
22:12 16 Apr 21
Erica fue mi assistente y fue un experiencia muy bien. Los recomendó.
Consuelo Hernández
Consuelo Hernández
20:17 16 Apr 21