general dentistry  Phoenix, AZ

General Dentistry

Helping our patients maintain a healthy mouth and smile is the main goal of general dentistry. We prefer to provide more minor, preventive care than to see patients suffer with more intensive treatments from a problem that was not managed in time. We want to ensure that your oral health is in its optimal state and positively contributing to the health of your entire body. We are here to brighten your smile and pave the way for a brighter life.

Preventative Dentistry  Phoenix, AZ

Preventative Dentistry

It is important to brush your teeth at least twice daily to help remove plaque and food particles that get stuck to your teeth. It is recommended that you brush your teeth for two minutes (or longer), though most people rush through this time. You need to make sure that you reach every side of each tooth, including the inside and outside. To help keep your breath fresh, you should also brush your tongue. Then, you can begin flossing.

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Cleanings And Exams  Phoenix, AZ

Cleanings And Exams

Having a dental practice perform a checkup and regular cleaning gives a preventive approach to dental care. These general dentistry treatments help prevent problems with your teeth, gums and jaw bones, or they catch and manage problems before they worsen. During your visit, our doctors will take a picture of the current standing of your dental health and what would be needed to keep your oral hygiene in its best state.

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Teeth Whitening  Phoenix, AZ

Teeth Whitening

Tooth whitening has become a popular treatment since it has become the number one aesthetic concern for most patients. Tooth whitening works when a whitening agent (either Carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide) penetrates the enamel and the oxygen molecules react with the discolored molecules to break them down. Tooth whitening is a safe, simple, and non-invasive treatment.

Tooth whitening is not permanent and touch up maybe be needed every several years. Food and drinks that tend to discolor our teeth including:

  • tea
  • coffee
  • smoking
  • wine
  • or certain berries.

At Arium Dental, we offer Zoom Bleaching and Quick Pro professional bleaching. Zoom bleaching can be good for patients who have moderate or severe stains. Quick Pro can be good for patients with light stains or very sensitive teeth. We also offer take-home trays with a bleaching agent.

How much does it cost?
The cost can vary based on the type of procedure done. Professional bleaching at the dentist can vary from 250 dollars to 500 dollars. Bleaching tray can average around 250 dollars. Over the counter products can cost under 100 dollars.

Is it bad for your teeth?
With expert supervision, bleaching is safe and has no aftereffect on your teeth. Temporary your gums and teeth may become sensitive. Using the inappropriate amount of over the counter, can be abrasive and possibly damage the enamel.

Does Insurance cover bleaching your teeth?
Unfortunately, bleaching your teeth is considered an elective procedure and insurance does not cover the procedure.

How often can you bleach your teeth?
This can vary based on the patient. Usually, teeth whitening lasts for about a year. If additional bleaching is needed, at-home bleaching trays can be made to do touch-ups.

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Fillings  Phoenix, AZ

Fillings

Composite fillings act as a dentistry solution for problems such as tooth decay or cracks. A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. This procedure is also utilized for cosmetic improvements of the smile by fixing any discoloration or reshaping any disfigured teeth.

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Emergency Care  Phoenix, AZ

Emergency Care

Our highly trained doctors and staff are ready to manage all of your concerns. We have methods to alleviate the pain and help you feel calm during your emergency dental visit.

If you are facing a dental emergency, please don’t hesitate to contact us immediately at (480) 940-4321!

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Drill Free Dentistry

Traditionally, dentists approach cavities as drill and fill, or watch and prescribe fluoride if the cavity was incipient (small). With new advancements in dentistry, we can now treat cavities without having to drill into the teeth. This revolutionary way is called Icon treatment. Icon treatment is successful when done in the beginning stage of cavity progression.

How does it work?
First, your dentist will determine if you are a candidate for Icon Treatment. At Atrium Dental, Dr. Foroughi will do an initial exam and take x-rays. If the cavity is at the beginning stages, then will offer icon treatment. For smooth surfaces, such as front teeth, the cavity will appear as a white spot. Commonly, this can occur when you have orthodontic treatment. The plaque around the bracket can cause decalcification (white spot). This too can be treated with icon treatment. During the procedure, the doctor will isolate the teeth being treated with a barrier. Next, the surface will be pre-treated with a special gel. Then, the surface will be rinsed and dried. The icon material will be applied and then light-cured. This material will be absorbed by the tooth; thereby, sealing the decay and stabilizing the tooth.

Icon treatment allows the dentist to offer an alternative treatment to preventive dentistry. Icon procedure is completed in one visit with no need for numbing or the use of the drill. Follow up exams will confirm that the treatment is working and the cavity is not progressing.

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Night Guards  Phoenix, AZ

Night Guards

It can be beneficial to use a guard, or covering, to protect your teeth from grinding while sleeping. Similar to how a mouthguard protects teeth during sports, this layer prevents damage to the teeth that can occur naturally.

There are a wide variety of different types of mouthguards, ranging from pre-formed pieces to ones that are custom fitted to your teeth and jaws. Some of these can even be formed at home through a boil-and-bite process.

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Wisdom Teeth Extractions  Phoenix, AZ

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars. Most people start to get their wisdom teeth when they are teenagers, though some teeth don’t come in until you are in your early twenties.

Wisdom teeth have a purpose. They are another set of molars, but more often than not they cause more problems than they are worth. Wisdom teeth can come in misaligned, facing any direction. They can even try to come in horizontally, growing into your other teeth. This can damage your nerves and even your jawbone.

There are also times when your wisdom teeth can become impacted and are not able to come through the gums. They can also come in partially, allowing food to catch in the area and cause plaque to build up. This can lead to bacteria and infection, which will only get worse.

Since wisdom teeth are often harmful, most dentists recommend their removal. The surgery goes much better if you get the teeth removed before any signs of problem. The recovery is easier also. Surgery and recovery are also easier when you are younger.

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Periodontal Disease Treatment  Phoenix, AZ

Periodontal Disease Treatment

Periodontal disease is a serious issue that affects many people’s lives. Luckily our experienced periodontists are capable of treating periodontal disease in our patients, a field in which they have rigorous training and education.

The cleaning of calculus, or tartar, is a major component of treating periodontal disease. However, changes in the patient’s behavior are just as important. Making sure your dental hygiene habits are up to par is critical in the treatment of periodontal disease.

Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime, so it is critical to properly care for them. If you have periodontal disease, don’t feel hopeless. It is a treatable disease, but one that requires the patient to be aware and active with their dental care.

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