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April 2020

COVID 19 Update- General Dentistry Permitted on May 1st 2020 in Arizona

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At Arrowhead Family Dental and Dentures , we have continued to monitor the situation regarding the COVID-19 public health crisis.  Governor Ducey has issued a state mandate effective, Friday, May 1st, 2020 at 8:00am permitting dental offices to  “perform dental treatments and procedures (examples: general dentistry, exams, x-rays, hygiene, specialized dental care, etc.).”

In order to continue to protect the oral health of our patients, any appointments for routine routine cleanings and/or elective procedures can now be scheduled.  Our practice will practice the utmost care by screening all patients for COVID 19, providing extra space in the waiting room, allowing extra time between patients for disinfection and frequently disinfecting the waiting room.  Dr. Chugg will continue to use his professional judgement to determine each patient’s needs and evaluate the continually changing environment.

Our office hours for dental care are as follows and are subject to change:

Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday: 8:00-5:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Friday: 7:00am – 2:00pm

For details of what is currently allowed by the Arizona Department of Health, please see the following link: https://www.azdhs.gov/documents/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/novel-coronavirus/healthcare-providers/waiver-faq.pdf

 

For the continued protection of all our patients and out staff, we are requesting the following if you are seen in our practice for dental care:

  • If you have an illness or are exhibiting symptoms, we recommend you cancel and reschedule your dental appointment. Some illness and symptoms include:
    • a cold or the flu
    • fever or nausea
    • severe headaches or body aches
    • muscle or stomach pain, chest pain or difficulty breathing
    • vomiting or diarrhea
    • active tuberculosis (TB)
    • mumps, measles, chickenpox
    • other contagious disease
  • Please notify our staff before your appointment if you or someone you are in close contact with have recently traveled to one of the countries with large outbreaks of COVID-19 (ex. China, Italy, Iran, South Korea) or if you have been exposed to someone else who was diagnosed with COVID-19 or who was quarantined as a precaution.

All patients will be required to complete a Medical History Addendum and will be screened for any signs, symptoms, or exposure to COVID-19.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us immediately. The below links provide additional information regarding the coronavirus:

Our team will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with our patients as needed.  We appreciate your continued understanding and cooperation during this difficult time.  We will continue our efforts to keep our practice family safe.

Sincerely,

Arrowhead Family Dental and Dentures
Dr Darren Chugg, DMD, PharmD

Teeth Whitening In Peoria, Arizona

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At Arrowhead Family Dental, we offer a wide range of cosmetic treatments, and teeth whitening is one of the most popular. From stains to yellowing to the dullness that naturally comes with time, tooth discoloration is one of the most frequent cosmetic concerns, and can deeply impact a person’s confidence in their smile.

With our teeth whitening in Peoria, AZ, we can help you smile freely once again without fear. Our treatment utilizes both in-chair treatments at our office in Peoria, Arizona, as well as custom made kits you can use at home.

Do you need teeth whitening?

Tooth discoloration is a very common problem, in part because so many of us enjoy coffee, a glass of wine, and other foods that lead to it. Smoking, antibiotic medications, and other factors can also lead to stains and discoloration, which can get worse over time. Even age dulls our smile if we allow it. If you experience any of these, teeth whitening treatments might be perfect for you.

Teeth whitening in Peoria, AZ

A professional teeth whitening treatment from a trained dentist is both the most effective and safest way to treat discoloration of all kinds and to help you feel confident in your smile. With no risk of damage to your gums or teeth, it’s totally safe.

Unlike store-bought products, we create our teeth whitening trays custom to meet your specific needs. With them, we can teach you how to use industry-standard whitening products in the comfort of your home, which tends to be 3 to 5 times stronger than retail products.

The teeth whitening process

All of our treatments start with a consultation, taking a closer look at your teeth, making sure your gums are in good enough health to go on with the treatment, and finding out the level of whiteness you want to reach. We will show you how many shades your smile can improve by and create the whitening mix to be used in the office and at home. In most cases, we prefer a combination of in-office treatments and at-home whitening for 2-4 weeks.

Each in-office appointment takes roughly an hour, and less time if we use higher concentration bleaches cured with blue light. Then, you will be given instructions on how to use the at-home kit to maintain the results of the treatment. 

Get in touch for teeth whitening in Peoria, Arizona

The team at Arrowhead Family Dental will be glad to answer any questions you might have about teeth whitening in Peoria, Arizona, and to arrange an appointment if you’re happy to go ahead. We will carry out a detailed consultation before the treatment starts so you can be informed, confident, and comfortable with the path ahead, as well as getting a better idea of what results you can expect. If you have any crowns or veneers, these may need to be replaced, since they are not affected by whitening treatments.

Peoria Cosmetic And Family Dentistry In Peoria, Arizona

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If you’re looking for a Peoria cosmetic and family dentistry, then Arrowhead is the practice and the team for you. We’ve worked hard to gain a reputation in Peoria, Arizona for not only our welcoming offices and compassion but the high-standard of cosmetic work that we offer. Read on to learn more about what we can do for you.

About our Peoria cosmetic and family dentistry

Dr Darren Chugg leads a dental team that has become trusted by the people of Peoria, Arizona as providing an excellent quality of friendly, affordable care to all members of the family. As such, we’re able to help take care of a wide range of dental needs, including preventative care, emergency care, and fitting dentures. We know how important it is to feel confident and comfortable with your dental team, which is why we will do what we can to make treatments a more pleasant experience, including sedative dentistry for those who might experience dental anxiety.

Furthermore, ensuring that our patients feel like they can trust our team is a must for us. As such, we go through a consultation process at the start of any treatment to ensure that you are as informed as you can be on the process and the expected results of any treatment before you agree to it. Our treatment is bespoke, customized to the needs of individual whilst ensuring consistent high-standards through our state-of-the-art technologies.

Cosmetic services on offer

As your Peoria cosmetic and family dentistry, we can offer not only the treatments that can help you protect and preserve your smile, but we can help you enhance it, as well. Dr Darren Chugg and his team are trained to provide a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services, including the following: 

  • Porcelain veneers: Natural-looking porcelain caps that can be fit over your existing teeth to help correct issues such as cracks, chips, discoloration, and the like.
  • Teeth whitening: With both a mixture of in-office and at-home whitening treatments, we can help you restore a bright dazzle to your teeth, with multiple different options available depending on what your needs are.
  • Invisalign: A convenient and discreet alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign is a set of wearable devices that don’t have brackets or wires, and can help you end up with straight teeth in a year.

These are only a few of the cosmetic services that we offer our patients in Peoria, Arizona. Everyone deserves a beautiful smile, but the path to achieving it might be different for you compared to other people. As such, we recommend you arrange a consultation and we can take a look at restoring any gaps, discoloration, crookedness, or any other problems that might be affecting your confidence in your smile.

Get in touch with Arrowhead Family Dentistry in Peoria, Arizona

We’re more than happy to welcome in new patients, so if you want to see how Arrowhead Family Dental can help you, don’t hesitate to get in touch or visit the “Patient Info” page on the website to learn more.

Arrowhead Family Dentistry In Peoria, Arizona

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Ensure that every member of your family is taken care of, with the compassion and quality of care that you all deserve. Arrowhead Family Dentistry in Peoria, Arizona, can offer a wide range of treatments, protecting and strengthening the oral health of you and your whole family. We welcome patients of all ages, offering the care to meet your individual needs, as well as the results that can see you smiling confidently.

High Standards of Care and Comfort

Arrowhead Family Dentistry has earned a reputation for maintaining high standards of care and comfort, allowing our patients to feel real confidence in the wide range of treatments that we have. As such, we consider ourselves a part of the Peoria, Arizona community and have gotten to know many of the families that live around us. This helps us better understand their needs and concerns that allows us to be more precise and more considerate in all of our treatments. We’re welcoming new families in the area as well, so get in touch if you need any help.

Care Designed to Fit Your Every Need

We can help you and your family take care of the routine dental services, including check-ups, cleanings, and so on. However, we also offer bespoke care plans, taking into account your own needs and preferences as best as possible. We recommend new patients arrange a one-on-one consultation so we can get a better idea of your medical history and your circumstances, allowing us to put together the treatment plan that can meet all of your needs. This emphasis on bespoke care is also why we offer sedation dentistry for those who may suffer from dental anxiety or other issues that might make standard treatment a less reliable option

Here When You Need Us

Have a real dental crisis that simply will not wait? That’s nothing to be worried about, since Arrowhead Family Dentistry offers emergency dental care that ensures you will be seen and taken care of in no time, flat. Whether it’s severe tooth pain, a damaged tooth, or a broken jaw, we are here to provide the emergency treatment you need, whether it’s during or outside of office hours.

 

The best team dental team in Peoria, Arizona

Under the leadership of Dr. Darren Chugg, our head dentist, and Eden Logan, the practice manager, our team has received a lot of praise from our patients. We offer true quality and care, from our administrative and front desk team to the dental assistants and hygienists that will be helping you feel more comfortable throughout your treatment. You are always welcome to ask our team if you have any questions or concerns to be addressed. 

Your local family dentistry, Arrowhead Family Dentistry

If you’re looking for dental care in Peoria, Arizona, then stopping in with the team at Arrowhead Family Dentistry is a must. Get in contact, arrange for a consultation, and come visit our practice. We’ll be glad to welcome you and ensure you feel confident in your choice of practice.