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Your Dental Cleaning Is So Famous? But Why?

Your dental cleaning and exam are essential to maintaining your overall dental health and total health of your body. Getting your teeth cleaned every 6 months or more ensures that all of the plaque and tartar are being removed from your teeth and gums which allow your mouth to stay healthy.

The two parts of your dental cleaning include the cleaning of your teeth and the examination that the doctor performs. The cleaning portion is performed by a dental hygienist. They use special tools to remove the tartar and plaque from your teeth and gums. Once all this is removed, then the hygienist will polish and floss all of your teeth. After the cleaning is performed the doctor will be examining your teeth to determine if there are any cavities, if there is tartar/plaque build-up and x-rays will be done. Other parts of your mouth that are examined include your tongue, throat, face, head and neck.

Some specific things they will check for during your exam include:

  • – examining your gums
  • – taking x-rays
  • – checking your bite
  • – checking for broken or damaged teeth or fillings
  • – looking for loose teeth
  • – looking for tooth decay
  • – answering questions that you have

Once the exam and cleaning are done the doctor and hygienist will discuss the outcomes of your exam and give recommendations based on what they found. They will talk about your dental health and how your teeth looked. They will answer any questions or concerns that you have regarding your teeth and gums. Feel free to bring along any questions! All questions are good questions and valid!

Here are some things to do in between your cleanings:

  • – brush your teeth 2x per day with a toothpaste that includes fluoride
  • – floss daily to ensure everything is removed in between the teeth and gums
  • – use mouthwash to reduce bacteria in your mouth and keep your breath fresh

Getting your teeth cleaned and examined help to detect gum disease, oral cancer and other oral health concerns. When tartar and plaque build-up it can cause an infection that will lead to gingivitis (gum disease). Oral cancer is extremely serious and if treated early can have much better outcomes. Lastly, x-rays can show dental problems beneath the surface showing your bones and jaw. With regular cleanings and check-ups you give yourself the opportunity to keep your teeth and gums healthy!

For your next cleaning contact the CV Dental Care team at one of our locations below:

Canyon Vista Dental (Idaho/Apache Trail) 480-508-8260
Central Valley Dental (Higley/Southern) 480-470-1584
Citrus Valley Dental (Power/Broadway) 480-418-6357

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Your Child’s First Dental Visit: What To Expect

We cherish and savor every milestone that our babies go through and going to their first dental visit is one of them! A child’s first dental visit should usually happen as soon as their first tooth appears or around the age of 1 year (depending on the child). The reason for this is because as soon as our teeth appear we can begin to get cavities.

Generally your child’s first visit will be very short and casual with little treatment. It gives them an opportunity to sit in the chair, meet the dentist and understand what it means to go to the dentist. Often times you will have your child sit in your lap with you in the chair to make them feel more comfortable. The dentist will check over the child’s teeth to look for any that need to be addressed or cleaned. They also look at the existing teeth, gums, jaw and bite to ensure that everything is developing properly. They will also educate the parents on proper dental hygiene routines and discuss the following topics:

  • Oral Hygiene
  • Flouride Needs
  • Teething/Tooth Eruption
  • Nutrition
  • Developmental Milestones
  • Dental Schedule

Lots of dentists will want to see children every 6 months like the recommended time to build up the child’s comfort and allow them to feel more confident when going to the dentist. It is very normal for your child to feel worried or slightly uncomfortable-especially during their first time. If your child cries or doesn’t sit still during their visit it’s okay. The dental team understands that it is their first visit and it will take some time for them to get used to things. We want your child to feel comfortable and safe at the dentist!

Here are some tips:

  • Don’t schedule during a time that your child typically sleeps. This can make the experience even harder for them if they are overtired or out of routine.
  • Talk to your child about the dental visit beforehand. Tell them what they should expect, why we go to the dentist, etc.
  • Make a list of questions for the dentist. Also, keep track of how many teeth they have or if they are teething. This helps with the initial visit.
  • Wait to give snacks until after the visit so to avoid having food on their teeth during their exam. This makes it easier for the dental team to evaluate.
  • Make sure that you feed your child a light meal before their visit and brush right before they come.
  • Reading books about the dentist or even watching short videos of other children at the dentist can ease some worries and anxiety about coming. It might help for them to see other people their age going through the same thing.

Lastly, we encourage you to try and fill out your forms before your appointment if you have time. It may be a bit easier for you to fill them out at home rather than with your child during the time of the visit. If you have any questions please reach out to us! We’d love to help you as much as we can before your visit.

Canyon Vista Dental (Idaho/Apache Trail) 480-508-8260
Central Valley Dental (Higley/Southern) 480-470-1584
Citrus Valley Dental (Power/Broadway) 480-418-6357

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New Year, Healthier Teeth!

Happy New Year! Time to get your oral health in line this year by creating the perfect dental routine. We know how busy you all are and it can be a challenge to fit one more thing in your day but it’s important to make your dental health a priority this year. By brushing, flossing and visiting the dentist at least twice a year you are creating great habits to keep your teeth and gums healthy! Here are some things to keep in mind for your dental routine.

Brush for 2 minutes twice per day

Make sure to brush your teeth twice per day to get rid of any tartar and plaque that builds up on our teeth. Make it part of your routine by always brushing after breakfast/before lunch and after you eat dinner/end of day.

Floss everyday

Brushing alone does not remove all the particles from your teeth at the end of the day. It’s important to use floss to get all the hard to reach places and ensure that all the tartar is gone- keeping your teeth and gums healthy!

Eat a healthy diet

Eating a healthy diet is important not only for our overall health but also for our dental health. Choosing well-balanced foods to eat ensures that we aren’t allowing bad or unhealthy foods to stay on our teeth. Carbohydrates and acids in our food and beverages contribute to tooth decay so it’s important to brush after snacking. Eating gum containing xylitol also helps to neutralize the acids and reduces bacteria.

Routine dental visits

One of the most important parts of your dental routine is maintaining your routine dental cleaning and exam at least twice per year. Visiting the dentist allows you to have your teeth and mouth checked for cavities or other bacteria that could be harmful to your mouth. Having your dental visits every 6 months ensures that the dental staff can monitor your oral health and create treatment plans based on what they find.

Remember to call CV Dental Care for your next dental appointment! We offer early, late and Saturday appointments for your convenience.

Canyon Vista Dental (Idaho/Apache Trail) 480-508-8260
Central Valley Dental (Higley/Southern) 480-470-1584
Citrus Valley Dental (Power/Broadway) 480-418-6357

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Dr. Bret Standage

Here at CV Dental Care our goal and commitment is to provide the highest level of patient care in a relaxing and comfortable environment. Our experienced and friendly dentists and staff take great pride in keeping your smile beautiful. We’d like to highlight one of our amazing doctor’s here who works extremely hard to take care of all of his patients- Dr. Bret Standage! Dr. Standage loves all aspects of dentistry and is always looking to expand his knowledge and refine his skill set by continuing his education in the dentistry field. He enjoys many procedures which include root canals, oral surgery, restorations, and pretty much all other aspects of dentistry!

He was born and raised in Mesa and loves the great state of Arizona. He loves the wide outdoors and serving others around him. He feels it is his duty to actively serve in his church and in his community. He loves the way that serving others makes him feel. It brings a smile to those being served and a sense of satisfaction and contentment to his own life.

One of his favorite service opportunities he participates in regularly is helping at the Men’s Shelter in Mesa. He loves helping there because just for a moment you are able to let those men, who are struggling just to survive, know that someone really does care about them personally. This passion for helping others makes Dr. Bret Standage beloved by all his patients. Thank you Dr. Standage for your kindness and desire to lift those around you.

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Are People with Gum Disease a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Are you suffering from gum diseases? Wondering whether you are a good candidate for dental implants?

According to the recent reports from American Academy of Periodontology, “approximately three out of every four U.S. citizens have some sort of gum disease.” Yes, gum disease is a common problem that affects a large percentage of the population in the United States. Researches have confirmed that in patients with the advanced periodontal disease, the success rate is low for dental implants. This is because the important support structures for an implant are healthy bone mass and gum tissue. So, dental implant failure occurs in people with eroded bone or gum tissue.

But, the good news is that there are treatment options to increase the likelihood of an implant’s success rate and improve damage caused by periodontal disease for patients with gum disease.

Gum Disease

Gum disease is a kind of infection that is formed in the gums due to the bacteria found in dental plaque. From mild to serious, gum diseases are classified into three categories. The gum diseases are mild in the beginning stages but may result in severe consequences if left untreated for an extended period.


The symptoms of gum disease listed by the leading dentist in Mesa are,

  • Bleeding in the gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Receding gum
  • Bad breathe
  • Inflamed, red, and tender gums

How Implants Get Affected by Gum Disease?

Here we’ve listed the reasons why one should treat gum diseases before undergoing a dental implant procedure.

  • Gum disease cripples your jaw bone and rejects the titanium post inserted in the first step of the dental implant procedure.
  • The infection may loosen up the implant and leave it vulnerable to further infection.
  • Even though implants are not susceptible to decay, the surrounding bone that supports the implant can be affected.

Hence, getting your gum disease treated by the professional from the best dental clinic in Mesa before the restorative procedure will increase your chances of a successful procedure. It also encourages you to maintain good oral hygiene and keep a healthy mouth for years to come.


Peri-implantitis is a kind of gum infection around dental implants and can look quite similar to gum disease. The gums may become swollen, red, sore, and even bleed. This infection damages the bone around your implants, which can affect their security and their stability.

The risk of peri-implantitis is common in patients who,

  • Smoke
  • Do not practice oral hygiene
  • Have diabetes

If you notice the symptoms of gum disease earlier, the condition is treatable. Developing good oral hygiene and performing routine dental examinations allows you to restore your smile and increase the success rate of your dental implants. Get in touch with a 24 hr dental service in Mesa for more advice on gum diseases and other restoration options.

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Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening may seem like a modern-day procedure, but scientific discoveries show that it may actually have begun 4,000 years ago in ancient Egypt. The first known whitening paste was made from ground pumice stone mixed in wine vinegar. Throughout the ages, having white teeth has always been a sign of beauty and status.

Today, teeth whitening is one of the most popular, if not the #1 cosmetic dental procedure. It’s easier than ever to get white and shiny teeth and enjoy improved appearance and self-confidence. It works on people of any age and it is proven safe under the supervision of a dentist.

Even people born with naturally white teeth will get stains and discoloration over time. This is due to the staining effect of certain beverages, like red wine, coffee, tea, and cola. Certain staining foods and spices, tobacco use, taking prescription drugs, and the natural ageing process also can cause yellowing and graying.
Are you considering a teeth whitening procedure? At CV Dental Care our advanced bleaching techniques offer speed, convenience, and outstanding results in achieving a bright and perfect smile. Whether you want to lighten up only your upper teeth or both upper and lower, we will work with you and help you achieve your goal.

Get the Whitest Smile with EZ White Pro™ In as Little as 30 Minutes

If you want to whiten your teeth in as little as 30 minutes or less, our in-office EZ White Pro™ Whitening System offers immediate results. It is fast, gentle and effective, and patients can achieve smiles up to 8 shades whiter. It can be scheduled even during the same visit.

How does EZ White Pro™ work?

EZ White Pro™ patented technology uses a whitening gel with FDA approved ingredients hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide to whiten the teeth naturally. It is applied only to the surface of the teeth after which it is activated with a dental curing light. As the gel begins to deep clean stains below the surface of the teeth, it changes color from orange to white to indicate to your dental professional that it has been activated. The innovative light-activated bleaching process has been proven safe through extensive research and there is very little or no sensitivity to the teeth.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Teeth Whitening?

Results of up to 8 shades whiter have been reported by many patients, and your dentist will help you set your realistic expectations during the consultation.

Depending upon a variety of factors, such as tooth structure, personal habits and oral hygiene, results will vary from patient to patient.

How Long Will Results Last?

Because EZ White™ Pro works deeper beneath just the surface stains on the enamel of the tooth, results will last much longer than results with a non-professional treatment. However, proper dental hygiene and limiting staining agents such as red wine and coffee can help maintain your results.


At CV Dental Care, professional tooth whitening is a thorough, safe, and effective procedure that has long lasting results, unlike the store bought-whitening treatments. Our top-rated dental care providers will customize your treatment and help you achieve your dream smile.

Call us today or simply let us know at any appointment if you would like to whiten your teeth.

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TMJ Disorders

According to statistics from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, over 10 million people nationwide are affected by TMD (temporomandibular disorders) wrongly called TMJ, with women being more affected than men. The symptoms can vary from mild discomfort to severe pain and involve not only the jaw joint but also the surrounding tissues, muscles and ligaments. As there are different causes for experiencing pain in the jaws, your dentist will help make a correct diagnosis and get to the source of the issue.

Symptoms of TMJ Disorders

One of the most common symptoms of the TMJ disorders is a clicking sound when opening or closing the mouth, usually accompanied by pain. This sound can sometimes be loud and is caused by shifting of the disc inside the joint. The disk is small and fibrous and acts as a cushion and shock absorber between the ball and the socket. The temporomandibular joint connects the mandible (or the lower jaw) to the temporal bone, which is at the side of the head. The flexibility of these 2 joints allows the jaw to move up and down and side to side, which plays an important role in chewing and speaking. The joint can be easily located by placing fingers just in front of the ears and then opening the mouth. Although the temporomandibular joint is a “ball and socket” joint, because of its complex movement and unique anatomy it is one of the most complicated joints in the body. TMJ disorders are a group of conditions of the jaw joint and chewing muscles with pain being the most common symptom.

Other symptoms may be present:

-locking of the jaw or very limited movement
-muscle pain in the cheeks, temples, or in front of the ear, especially while eating, speaking and yawning
-muscle stiffness in the jaw
-jaw becomes or feels stuck
-radiating pain in the jaw, face and the neck
-change in how the teeth fit together
-sharp pain from the joint

Causes of TMD

The exact causes of TMD are not clearly defined, and people may experience symptoms without obvious reasons. Clicking or popping sounds in the jaw without pain being present are common in most people and usually they are not an indicator for TMD. Contrary to the popular belief that bad bite or orthodontic braces can trigger TMDs, research shows that this is not the case. Some of the causes of TMD may include:

-dislocated or eroded disk
-injury related trauma to the jaw
– trauma to the jaw as a result of bruxism (clenching or grinding of teeth)
-rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis of the jaw joint, which can damage the cartilage
– teeth that are not lined up right, or misaligned bite

When to See Your Dentist

If you are experiencing chronic or long term TMJ symptoms, call your dental specialist at CV Dental Care for a professional evaluation. Often people may have other health conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia that may be affecting the temporomandibular joint. Your dentist will look at your detailed dental and medical history, examine the way your jaw moves, your teeth and bite for signs of grinding or clenching, and may take x-rays or a panoramic x-ray to get a clear picture of the temporomandibular joint.

In most cases, your dentist may recommend a conservative treatment that may include:

-physical therapy
-temporary soft food diet
-stress reduction and relaxation therapies, massage
-pain relievers
-anti-inflammatory drugs
-muscle relaxant drugs
-steroid injections into the TMJs and tendons
-reshaping teeth to make them fit right
-hot or cold compresses on the jaw

Irreversible treatments for changing and correcting the bite may include orthodontics, crown and bridge work, implants to replace missing teeth and using an occlusal guard to stop teeth from clenching and grinding.

In serious cases with structural problems in the TMJ, your doctor may have to intervene surgically to correct or replace the joint.

TMJ disorders can have a debilitating effect on daily activities. If you’re experiencing any of the TMD symptoms accompanied by pain, give us a call. At CV Dental Care, our TMD specialists will work closely with you to prescribe the best possible treatment that best fits your lifestyle and beliefs.

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Dr. John A. Bigler Named America’s Top Dentist for 2016 in Arizona

Cosmetic Dentist Dr. John A. Bigler, DDS, has been named as an America’s Top Dentist for 2016, an award given to dental professionals who provide outstanding dentistry services to their patients. Bestowed by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, this honor marks the 3rd time Dr. John A. Bigler has been named Top Dentist in Arizona. Since 2007, he has been lauded for his exemplary service and expertise as a general dentist, restorative dentist, and cosmetic dentist in Mesa and Apache Junction, Arizona.

The Consumers’ Research Council of America (CRCA) evaluates and compiles lists of the nation’s top professionals from various industries, using a point-value system that awards points for education, years in practice, and affiliations with professional associations.

Dr. John A. Bigler has been rated among the Best in Region and received the Five Star Dentist award for 3 Consecutive Years: 2011, 2012, and 2013 with Talk of the Town Excellence in Patient Satisfaction Award.

TALK OF THE TOWN 5 STAR DENTISTS Unlike any other service that rates and posts customer satisfaction scores, Celebration Media averages scores and data from user-review and business-review web sites, social networks, business rating services, and industry resources all by hand. Each company receives one score for the year, and the ratings are revised after new research is done the following year.

Dr Bigler is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), The Academy of General Dentistry (AGDA), The American Orthodontic Society (AOS), American Sleep and Breathing Academy (ASBA), and is part of the Spear Faculty Club and a Study Club leader. He is also a mentor dentist for InnoBioSurg of America and sits on various advisory boards.

Dr. Bigler opened his first private dental practice in 2005, running his current practices at three locations in Mesa and Apache Junction since 2010.

He pursues advanced dental education at every opportunity, having completed training and continuing education at top cosmetic dental institutes, including American Sleep and Breathing Academy (ASBA) and The American Orthodontic Society (AOS).

AMERICA'S TOP DENTIST 2016 prestigious award recognizes Dr. Bigler for the fine and careful work he does every day in his efforts to renew every one of his patients’ teeth and smiles. Dr. Bigler is considered one of Arizona’s best dentists, and he is especially known for providing exceptional services with All on 4, Cosmetic Dentistry, Crowns and Bridges, Dental Implants, Dental Public Health, Endodontics, Extractions, General Dentistry, Invisalign, Oral Conscious Sedation, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Sleep Apnea, and TMJ Dysfunction.



TOP DOCTOR John A. Bigler, DDS General Dentistry



John A. Bigler, DDS General Dentistry



(3) Consecutive Years
2011 - 2012 - 2013

Whatever oral health concern you may be dealing with or question you may have, Dr. Bigler makes it his #1 priority to learn all about your situation so that he can make the best recommendation for your individual needs. Dr. Bigler’s goal is to provide naturally beautiful smiles in a safe, pain-free environment while reducing patients’ anxiety and stress about their dental procedures.

Dr. Bigler has served Arizona dental patients for over 15 years. “At CV Dental Care, we pride ourselves on providing impeccable dental treatments utilizing proven techniques and the best technology, “ shares Dr. John Bigler. “I am honored to receive the award of America’s Top Dentist for 2016. My goal is to provide the best customized dentistry available in Arizona, and to do so in a space that is comfortable for our patients and innovative in dental technologies and solutions.”

Are you ready to visit America’s Top Dentist? Make an appointment with Arizona’s cosmetic dentist Dr. John A. Bigler to learn about what cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry options that are best for you.



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Discount Dental Plans

Loyalty Rewards Plan is our Discount Dental Plan

Benefit Options for Loyalty Rewards Members:

  • 12 months of dental benefits
  • Hygiene or Periodontal Cleanings covered (2-4 times per year, depending on plan)
  • Unlimited X-Rays and Exams
  • No cost for Emergency Exams
  • 20% OFF all treatment
  • No Deductibles
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  • No Prior History Exclusions

CV Dental Care’s primary goal is to help you maintain optimal dental health at an affordable price.

Basic fee:

• Individual- $15 per month or $180 for year.
• Couples – $27 per month or $324 for year.
• Family (up to 2 kids)- $37 per month or $444 per month
• Additional children- $7 per month or $84 per year.

Individuals that need periodontal care will be an additional $15 per month, being they receive 4 cleanings a year.

Ideally patients should pay this fee up front for the year as this is the simplest way, however we do a monthly payment plan.

All  patients need a Doctor or Hygienist to diagnose if there is any periodontal issues before we know what the final plan price will be for the year. To schedule an appointment or answers any questions please fill out the form below.

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