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Life Smiles Dental Care is OPEN to help you with your routine care. In response to the spread of COVID-19, to keep our communities safe we are taking numerous precautions. We are here to help you at Life Smiles Dental Care with all your dental needs. You may either call (602) 786-5484 or contact us through Virtual Consultation to book an appointment.

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4611 E Shea Blvd, Ste 250
Phoenix , AZ 85028 | Direction


Can Nitrous Oxide Sedation Help Me Feel Relaxed During My Dental Visit?

Nitrous Oxide Sedation in Phoenix AZ area

One method of dental sedation available at Life Smiles Dental Care in Phoenix, Arizona, is that of nitrous oxide sedation. Nitrous oxide sedation has become a popular solution for individuals who have mild to moderate dental anxiety. It can also be used in patients with special needs, concerns about their gag reflex, or spending extensive periods in the dental chair for complex procedures. Drs. Paul Nielson, Timothy Schmidt, and Jared Bishop of Life Smiles Dental Care can educate you on nitrous oxide’s advantages and help you better understand its place in the dental office. Sedation dentistry, or relaxation dentistry, is just an … Continue reading

What is the importance of a deep cleaning of the teeth?

Deep Cleaning Teeth in Phoenix AZ area

Keeping the smile healthy is key to reducing the risk of developing issues such as cavities and periodontal disease. Treatment for these issues is also critical to reduce significant risks of tooth, gum, and bone loss. At Life Smiles Dental Care, Drs. Timothy Schmidt, Paul Nielson, and Jared Bishop work with patients to educate them on how to keep their teeth clean. In addition to home care, we encourage Phoenix, Arizona, area patients to have routine teeth cleanings and seek periodontal disease treatment, such as deep cleanings, as soon as they can IF it is diagnosed. What happens during a … Continue reading

Looking for tooth replacement options? Consider dental implants.

Are Dental Implants Safe in Phoenix AZ Area

At Life Smiles Dental Care, we work with patients seeking tooth replacement options when they have a lost or extracted tooth within the smile. Not only does a missing tooth leave behind an unsightly gap, but it can also impact the function and health of the smile as a whole. Tooth loss can contribute to bone loss of the jaw, leaving other teeth at risk of becoming loose. Patients may also find it more challenging to enjoy many of their favorite foods when missing one or more teeth. When discussing tooth replacement options with our dentists at Life Smiles Dental … Continue reading

Dental crowns for restoring dental implants

Implant Crown Restoration in Phoenix AZ Area

At Life Smiles Dental Care in sunny Phoenix, Arizona, our providers understand that the loss of natural teeth requires immediate repair. Drs. Paul Nielson, Timothy Schmidt, and Jared Bishop find that the dental implant is a popular and reliable way to replace these teeth and repair the appearance and function of the smile. If you are interested in finding out if dental implants and crown repair or restoration are right for you, continue reading! What is a dental implant? First, let’s talk about the dental implant and how it works in restoring the smile after tooth extraction and loss. Dental … Continue reading

Frequently asked questions about Invisalign teeth straightening

Invisalign Orthodontics in Phoenix AZ Area

At Life Smiles Dental Care, we are excited to offer Phoenix, Arizona area patients a wide selection of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services. Additionally, we provide treatments that can help patients improve their smile’s aesthetics, specifically misalignment. Our team may recommend orthodontic treatment using Invisalign custom aligners if you have gaps, misaligned teeth, or even poor bite alignment. This teeth straightening method is a wonderful alternative to traditional braces for patients seeking a more discreet solution to metal bracket-and-wire appliances. Our team frequently gets asked questions about Invisalign orthodontics. Below are some of the most common ones. What is … Continue reading

Why are routine dental hygiene services important?

Dental Hygiene Services in Phoenix AZ Area

Dental hygiene services are those that provide preventative care. This means evaluating the teeth and gums, cleaning the teeth, and examining oral health with imaging services such as dental X-rays. All of these are handled by our oral hygienists at Life Smiles Dental Care in Phoenix, Arizona. They clean the teeth and arrange for X-rays, while our dentists, including Drs. Paul Nielson, Timothy Schmidt, and Jared Bishop examine the smile and educate the patient on their oral health and any concerns that may have arisen since their last appointment. Benefits of Regular Dental Hygiene Visits The American Dental Association recommends … Continue reading

What can I expect from the dental implant recovery process?

Dental Implant Recovery Process in Phoenix AZ Area

Dental implants are a popular, long-term option for tooth replacement. However, there is oral surgery involved and proper care and maintenance to ensure their longevity. At Life Smiles Dental Care in Phoenix, Arizona, our dentists can walk you through the recovery process after obtaining a dental implant to understand better what to expect from start to finish! What can I expect from the dental implant recovery process? The dental implant recovery process is typically complete after several months. During that time, your mouth will heal, and the implant will begin to fuse with the surrounding bone structure. The healing period … Continue reading

Early periodontitis treatment options

Early Periodontitis Treatment in Phoenix AZ Area

Periodontitis is the progression of gingivitis into a more severe condition that can significantly impact the smile’s health. When diagnosed, it is vital that treatment is sought as soon as possible. At Life Smiles Dental Care in Phoenix, Arizona, we offer solutions to treat periodontitis and other oral health issues that can arise. What are some early periodontitis treatment options? Early periodontitis treatment typically includes nonsurgical options such as scaling and root planing. During these procedures, the dental team will remove both plaque and tartar from below the gum line using special tools and techniques to clean the surface of … Continue reading

What are the benefits of Zoom! professional teeth whitening?

Benefits of Zoom Teeth Whitening in Phoenix AZ Area

At Life Smiles Dental Care, our dentists are dedicated to helping Phoenix, Arizona, area patients with ways to achieve the smile they’ve always wanted. When dull, discolored teeth are a problem, professional teeth whitening might be the solution! Our dentists can talk to you about the benefits of Zoom! professional teeth whitening, readily available at our practice. What is Zoom! professional teeth whitening? Zoom! professional teeth whitening is a revolutionary teeth whitening system designed to help you achieve brighter, whiter smiles in just one office visit. This system uses a combination of professional-grade hydrogen peroxide gel and an LED light … Continue reading

Restore the Beauty of your Smile with Affordable Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign Teeth Straightening in Phoenix AZ Area

Imperfect smiles with gaps and misaligned teeth may impact a patient’s self-confidence. However, many patients of all ages may avoid talking to their dentist about straightening their teeth for fear of being told traditional braces are the only option available to them. Fortunately, with continued advances in the field of orthodontia, patients now have another option to consider for improving their smile. This system is known as the Invisalign clear aligner therapy, simply known to many as “Invisalign.” What is Invisalign? Invisalign orthodontics is the latest, most innovative way to straighten teeth. It consists of a series of transparent aligners … Continue reading

What to expect before, during, and after dental crown placement

Porcelain Caps for Teeth in Phoenix AZ Area

At Life Smiles Dental Care of Phoenix, Arizona, patients can obtain restorative solutions that can improve the smile’s function, appearance, and health. One popular treatment is the dental crown, sometimes referred to as porcelain caps for teeth. Dental crowns cover the exposed part of the tooth above the gum line, restoring teeth that might be significantly damaged from injury, decay, or disease. Drs. Paul Neilson, Timothy Schmidt and Jared Bishop are here to help patients understand how crowns work and want to expect before, during, and after their placement. What is a dental crown? A dental crown is a type … Continue reading

Can you reverse periodontal disease?

Reverse Periodontal Disease Phoenix AZ Area

Gum disease is a progressive condition that affects approximately half of adults over 30 years old, but it can start at any age. Left untreated, periodontal disease can cause various oral health problems ranging from bad breath to tooth loss. It is also linked to several serious health problems, including heart attacks and strokes. While advanced periodontitis can only be slowed down and not completely cured, it is possible to reverse gum disease in its earliest stage (called gingivitis). At Life Smiles Dental Care in Phoenix, Arizona, we provide comprehensive gum care designed to prevent periodontal disease, along with treatments … Continue reading

Tips for brushing and flossing your teeth

Tips For Brushing and Flossing Your Teeth in Phoenix AZ Area

When it comes to brushing and flossing your teeth, most people know they should brush twice per day and floss daily. However, many people have never been taught the proper technique, leaving them susceptible to the buildup of disease-causing plaque and tartar. Read on for tips from the Life Smiles Dental Care team in Phoenix, Arizona, on how to make the most out of your daily brushing and flossing routine. Use the right tools  When it comes to toothbrushes and toothpaste, not all are created equal! Look for a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste with the ADA seal of approval. Many … Continue reading

Transform your smile with a full-mouth restoration

Full Mouth Restoration in Phoenix AZ Area

Life is full of the unexpected. Over time, injuries, disease, and the aging process can all take a toll on the health and appearance of your teeth and gums. If you find yourself hiding your smile due to its appearance, it might be time to talk with your dentist about a full-mouth restoration. At Life Smiles Dental Care in Phoenix, Arizona, we provide customized restorative and cosmetic dental care that will not only improve the health of your teeth but leave you feeling confident and proud to show off your smile on any occasion. What is a full-mouth restoration? A … Continue reading

Our dentists are Masters of the Academy of General Dentistry –Why you should trust your smile to an MAGD

Choosing FAGD or MAGD Dentist in Phoenix AZ Area

At Life Smiles Dental Care, we are proud to announce to our extended dental “family” and community that Dr. Tim Schmidt is now a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry. Residents in and around Phoenix, Arizona, are fortunate to benefit from the high level of expertise conveyed by Dr. Schmidt’s status as an MAGD dentist.  FAGD and MAGD dentists – a class apart The distinction as either a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) or a Master of the AGD (MAGD) matters; the AGD is the preeminent professional organization for general dentists. Its members are committed to … Continue reading