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
Everyone is very nice, and most importantly NOT JUDGEMENTAL, which is what's kept me from seeking dental treatment for far too long. If you're like me, things happen and this filling falls out, then the tooth breaks off, then a crown cracks and before you know it you feel like your mouth is just a hot mess and you don't want anyone to see it because it's embarrassing and your worried about cost. They didn't look down on me because I waited, they just came up with a plan to fix it and a plan to pay for it too. Gladys was wonderful!They explained everything step bystep. I would definitely recommend going here.
Belinda Kleiner
Belinda Kleiner
23:39 02 Aug 21
Very friendly, I came in nervous after not going to the dentist for some time, they talked to me the whole time to get me to relax and I didn't even realize how quick it went.
jose cuellar
jose cuellar
00:01 27 Jul 21
Great people there! They are very cheerful and makes you feel good
Julie Pino
Julie Pino
03:12 24 Jul 21
I would recommend this dental clinic.
ruben ceballos
ruben ceballos
00:06 23 Jul 21
Excelente
Deniss Duran
Deniss Duran
00:30 16 Jul 21
Muy buena clínica buena limpieza y excelentes especialistas estoy muy satisfecha con mis resultados se las recomiendo
Yani Esther Perez Peñate
Yani Esther Perez Peñate
00:02 15 Jul 21
I had a great experience at smile dental clinic with my braces.They are Very friendly and professional. I recommend them.
leidy salce
leidy salce
16:36 24 Jun 21
I've been going to Smile Dental for over 10 years now and the reason why is because I trust Dr. Harsini and his team. The professionalism and friendliness of the whole team is outstanding. They provide great service and professional advice for a perfect smile. I highly recommend smile Dental to everyone.
Mary Corral
Mary Corral
05:09 22 Jun 21
Very clean and very professional extremely nice staff! First time going there and I definitely will be back!
Mimi Flores
Mimi Flores
00:20 22 Jun 21
Ortho customer service is great, I recommend David for ortho he’s always so very respectful & very nice, was treated by him for a few years and he always kept me on track with everything.
Luz Mireya Magana
Luz Mireya Magana
17:22 21 Jun 21
The staff is so nice, I spoke to Jessica in regards to my son's treatment payment plans and she answered all my questions and help me so much. Really recommend this office.
Daniel Soto
Daniel Soto
05:48 19 Jun 21
Very friendly and nice, amazing experience here at smile dental. Recommended!
efren rodriguez
efren rodriguez
05:47 19 Jun 21