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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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New Patients: (602) 786-5484

Existing Patients: (602) 404-7266

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

Routine professional teeth cleanings protect your oral health in Phoenix, AZ

Routine Professional Teeth Cleanings Protect Your Oral Health in Phoenix, AZ Area

Few people can say that they love going to the dentist, but routine care is essential for your wellbeing. Maintaining healthy teeth and gums can protect your smile, and it also reduces your risk for heart disease and other chronic conditions associated with bacteria in your mouth. The team at Life Smiles Dental Care offers thorough, gentle, professional teeth cleanings, and we recommend patients come in at least twice a year to get the full benefits of our care.

Benefits of professional cleaning

While home hygiene is essential, it is difficult to completely clear plaque and oral bacteria from your mouth without the help of a dental hygienist, especially for people who are more susceptible to decay and infection. Our team has the tools and experience to safely and effectively clean out bacteria, plaque, tartar, and other debris from your teeth and the tiny crevices below the gum line. These routine appointments typically take about 45 minutes, but they can save you money and time in the dental chair in the long run by preventing tooth decay and gum disease.  

In addition to the benefits to your oral health, regular care can help keep your teeth brighter and your breath fresher, so you can smile with confidence. Our team will provide education for ways to improve your home care and habits that can reduce your risk of developing stains, discoloration, and cavities.

What to expect during your appointment

During your visit, one of our hygienists will begin by checking the surfaces of your teeth for soft spots or cavities and examine your gums for periodontal pockets around the edge of your teeth. Next, they will use dental tools to remove tartar and plaque from the crown and chewing surface of each tooth. Next, they will use dental floss to reach the areas between your teeth and use polish to smooth the enamel and make it harder for bacteria to adhere. We offer fluoride treatment at every visit to help strengthen teeth and kill any remaining bacteria in the mouth.  

We understand that some patients may struggle with dental anxiety, even during a routine visit. We offer patients options for sedation dentistry that can be combined with patients that have extreme dental phobias. Nitrous oxide and oral sedation are safe, effective ways to help patients relax in the dental chair while we work to protect their oral health.

We are here to help Call us at: New Patients (602) 786-5484 and Existing Patients (602) 404-7266 or request an appointment

We have two dentists on staff to work with patients on a variety of issues. During each exam, either Dr. Nielson or Dr. Schmidt will examine your teeth, gums, and jaw and review X-rays for oral health issues such as decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. If they do find any issues, we will form a treatment plan that can quickly resolve the problem so you can protect your teeth for years to come. We use durable, quality materials for fillings and other restorations that can mimic the natural appearance of your teeth to blend in seamlessly, as well as withstand the force of your bite so you can still enjoy all of your favorite foods without issue. To learn more about how we can help, contact our office in Phoenix, AZ, today at (602) 786-5484 to set up an appointment.

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Dr. Paul Nielson, DDS, MAGD earned a zoology degree from Brigham Young University before completing dental studies at University of Washington, Seattle. He has practiced dentistry for over a decade, and has followed continuing education to exceed the state’s licensing requirements. He’s a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry and holds membership in many professional associations. He’s especially interested in implant, cosmetic and sedation dentistry; and full mouth rehabilitation.
Dr. Timothy Schmidt, DMD, FAGD studied in Utah and Oregon, before serving at University of Washington School of Dentistry as an affiliate instructor. Then he returned to Arizona to serve his local community. As a member of several prestigious dental organizations, he aims to provide comfortable treatments delivering natural-looking and long-lasting results. He aims to raise dental healthcare standards through ongoing education, new technologies and by listening to patients’ concerns.
Dr. Jared Bishop earned his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University in Utah, after which he completed his dental school training at Midwestern University in Glendale. Having completed a 1 year residency, Dr. Bishop was also honored to practice dentistry in the U.S. Army for 5 years. As a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Arizona Dental Association, Dr. Bishop keeps up with current dental technology, techniques, and materials to provide his patients with the highest standard of care.

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