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.
Our dental family is here for your family
Our dental family is here for your family
Our dental family is here for your family
I appreciate the diligence and patience from Sir Clarence. I haven't had my checkups since Nov 2020. Looking forward to my checkup and Happy Belated birthday!Salute!
Royston Gibbs
Royston Gibbs
02:44 25 Jan 23
They have been amazing. Clarence has been mine and my husbands hygienist and has been incredible. Given that it’s been a while since we’ve gone to the dentist and we were nervous to go back, he’s done a great job at keeping us at peace and happy during our visits, which we appreciate so much!
Danielle Giraldo
Danielle Giraldo
02:43 24 Jan 23
Took the fear of going back. Your all so nice and never felt pain,not even after. Thank you ,thank you. I'm a patient pay and got a discount 😌 from start to finish it was great. Doctor Lala and Dr harsini your the best 👌
Virginia Camarena
Virginia Camarena
15:04 20 Jan 23
I was referred to Dr Harsini for my dental treatment and made the commute from Durango, Colorado. I strongly recommend Dr Harsini, I had the best experience Karla and Angie were amazing! Keep up the good work guys!
Justin Burton
Justin Burton
01:31 20 Jan 23
Very honest and affordable!Love the family vibes in this office- not money hungry like other offices I been in the past. I highly recommend.The dr gives you different options if available- not like other offices that they make you think you only have one option- which is the most expensive route 🤔. Everyone in this office makes you feel great.
Marlene Duarte
Marlene Duarte
02:44 19 Jan 23
Finally found the best dentist in the world . All around staff that really cares . Im happy to spend my hard earned money here. Thanks Eddie's the best Doc around . Always absolutely positive. Trust this 💯 👌
Bret Barker
Bret Barker
02:34 19 Jan 23
Mi experiencia es satisfactoria un gran equipo de trabajo yo estoy muy agradecido por el trabajo realizado y todos los que miran pueden ber el excelente trabajo que me isieron mil gracias ahora soy muy feliz me cambio la vida..
Hgranillo43@gmailcom Granillo
Hgranillo43@gmailcom Granillo
03:26 18 Jan 23
Friendly staff. Great customer service.
Eduardo Solano
Eduardo Solano
02:56 18 Jan 23
The work is fabulous, everyone there is kind helpful caring I love my new smile thank you. I recommend them to everyone and again thank you
Gail Martin
Gail Martin
02:35 18 Jan 23
Nothing but positive things to say about this location. Everything from the cleanliness to the awesome customer service. This location encourages you to want to return & this is coming from someone who's disliked the dentist a lifetime. 10/10!
Samantha Plascencia Ochoa
Samantha Plascencia Ochoa
12:55 17 Jan 23
I can’t say anything negative about Smile.The staff is helpful and efficient. Dr Harsini is very caring and a genuine man.Sergio always makes me laugh. Can’t imagine going anywhere else.
Kathleen Tyryfter
Kathleen Tyryfter
02:44 17 Jan 23
Muy buen servicio, proveen información completa y clara, muy agradables personas, aclararon todas mis dudas
Laura Casillas
Laura Casillas
02:59 04 Jan 23
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