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
Dr. and assistant were wonderful and super friendly. Very gentle and caring. They both made sure I was comfortable and very happy with my procedure.
Jennifer Mendoza
Jennifer Mendoza
16:06 18 Sep 20
I went in for my 6 months checkup. My dental hygienist was great; no pain & he worked fast & efficiently. The doctor came & did a review of my checkup, explained how they are watching some of the older fillings. No pressure on doing any unnecessary work. Great experience. The whole staff was great. With the pandemic, I felt safe with all the procedures in place.
Margie Russ
Margie Russ
19:45 15 Sep 20
The team were very professional
Kathy Stillman
Kathy Stillman
21:53 11 Sep 20
Super friendly, the staff didn’t make me feel embarrassed on my lack of oral health. They were super informative!
Jocelyn Chavez
Jocelyn Chavez
18:02 10 Sep 20
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
13:30 24 Aug 20
As a person who had not gone to the dentist until I started having complications with a decay this clinic made the process easy and comfortable( I went to a couple other clinics and this was by far the best for me.) I love this place they are affordable, friendly and professional. There are Spanish speaking personal all over the clinic to attend anyone who needs it. I absolutely reccomend this place. The procedures I have gotten have had no complications. My dentist and the assistant always keeping me informed and answering any questions I may have. THANK YOU Smile Dental.
Arely Moreno
Arely Moreno
16:18 21 Aug 20
First time in this office, chose them because they are contracted with my insurance and scheduling was super quick and easy. They are doing there part to stop the spread and keeping me safe by having me wait in my car until they are ready for me which can be rough in this heat so be careful. I am immune compromised so this was very important.Hygienist was informative and thorough in talking with me about what was happening every step. Dr. Harsini came in and went over the x rays and pictures.. That was torture, you see every little blemish on the big screen. We discussed my illness and what I wanted or expected out of treatment. I felt that he was engaged in the conversation and truly heard me. He gave me his thoughts and educated me about the different options and what he believed would be the best decision for me. There was no sales pitch to try to influence any decision on my part. He gave my options strongly encouraging what he felt was the best decision for me. Leaving it all up to me and I can let him know what I decide. Upon checking out at the front desk to schedule follow up, I spoke with yet another highly educated person who gave me options and provided information to help me make best decisions. If you want a dental provider that cares and no pressure office visits this may be the one for you.
Catherine Coleman
Catherine Coleman
16:15 12 Aug 20
I go to Jose. He has taken very good care of my teeth. My deep cleaning wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be thanks to him! AMAZING staff!
Mary Lucio
Mary Lucio
18:55 06 Aug 20
Buen servicio y muy amables.
Charles Xavier
Charles Xavier
00:03 25 Jul 20
I love Smile Dental Clinics, the staff is amazing very patience, helpful and friendly. The level of customer service is top notched from the beginning to the end. I received an upper denture and Dr. Harsani and entire staff Yessisa, Dalani and Sergio did an amazing job. My denture looks so natural! Thanks again Smile Dental for helping God smile on me! Susan Price.
Susan Gray
Susan Gray
21:48 23 Jul 20
Jose and Luis have been my hygienists and they are so friendly; my times getting my cleanings go by so quickly and effortlessly! David and Jason (my orthodontists) are awesome and always answer any questions I have about my braces! I absolutely love this office and if I can sum this place up it’d be: friendly, professional, and excellent costumer service! Thank you Smile Dental!
Jackie Pantoja
Jackie Pantoja
20:07 20 Jul 20
Love this place everybody is very nice 👍
Maribel Hernandez
Maribel Hernandez
19:29 15 Jul 20