...and Orthodontics!

Our passion is excellence in dentistry and we love helping people attain the smile of their dreams. Apple Dentistry is your best choice for dental care in Phoenix, Arizona and surrounding areas including Glendale and Peoria.

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(602) 863-3411

Office Hours

8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Hours for Orthodontics

Family Dentistry

Apple Dentistry provides exceptional general and family dentistry to customers from all walks of life.  From regular cleanings and checkups to the detection and correction of problems, we're equipped for every aspect of your family's dental health, and good dental health contributes to your overall health.

  • Teeth Cleaning
  • 1 Hour Bleaching/Whitening
  • Comprehensive Dental Exam
  • Xrays
  • Tooth Extractions
  • Fixed Bridge
  • Dental Implants
  • Porcelain Composite (tooth-colored) Fillings
  • Root Canals
  • Dentures & Partial Dentures
  • Regular & Extended Treatment Plans
  • CareCredit Financing
  • Bonding 
  • Crowns / Onlays
  • Periodontics and Gum Treatment
  • Veneers

Our Approach to Children's Dental Care

We love children at Apple Dentistry, so we work to ensure that our environment and staff and staff are welcoming to our little visitors. Our reception area has an adjacent open playroom with toys and a video game system.

Dr. Core's goal is to positively influence your child's first impressions of dental care, and thereby promote a lifetime of good dental health.

Common Questions

When should my young child's first visit be?
It might be surprising to know that experts generally recommend a visit at age one or within six months of an infant's first teeth appearing. This first dental visit is less intensive than the full cleaning and exam that an older child or adult would have. Instead the exam will identify any problems of decay, thumb-sucking, and jaw alignment while giving opportunities to discuss tooth development, care, and when to introduce fluoride. Last but not least, Dr. Core's goal is to positively influence your child's first impressions of dental care, and thereby promote a lifetime of good dental health.

Do dental X-rays pose any danger to children?
The digital X-rays that we use are safe and put off very little radiation compared to older standard X-rays. Unless early dental problems have been identified, a child's first dental X-rays are not needed until age 5 or 6 when the first adult teeth start surfacing. At this stage we'll be looking to make sure that teeth are cavity-free and properly seating into the jaw.

Are dental X-rays safe for pregnant women?
Even though our X-ray equipment is safe and the risk to you and your baby is very small, please let us know if you are pregnant or suspect that you are pregnant so that we can take the extra precautionary measure of skipping the X-ray unless it is absolutely necessary. In the cases where we have an immediate need for an X-ray, we will use a special lead apron to provide protection for your abdominal area.

How often should I have cleanings and exams?
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends at least two checkups/cleanings per year. These checkups are important because they remove plaque and hard deposits that contribute to periodontal disease. Along with daily dental hygiene these cleanings will not only help the appearance of your smile, they will also contribute to your dental health and overall health. Keep in mind that smoking and certain health conditions may require more frequent cleaning to stem the tide of periodontal disease.

Is there any reason to be worried about catching germs from dental work?
Our dentists and hygienists use universal precautions and routine instruments sterilization to ensure that you are always safe. The practices of modern dentistry keep Americans safe for the more than 500 million dentist visits that take place each year.

I haven't been to a dentist in years. Is it too late to fix my smile?
For a variety of reasons, some people have the idea that it's too late to fix problems and it keeps them from getting the care they need for good health. We would love to talk to you and address these concerns, because it's never too late to work on a better smile. Thankfully, with the rise in TV show dental makeovers, more people understand that great results are possible. Apple Dentistry wants to also get the message out that great results are within reach of everyone, not just reality TV stars.

Can dentistry do anything to help chronic bad breath?
Chronic bad breath can be caused by a variety of factors, but most of them are directly treatable by your dentist. At Apple Dentistry, we can evaluate what might be contributing to this embarrassing problem and advise you on a treatment. For more information about this condition (halitosis), visit the American Dental Association.

How does my dental health affect my overall health?
Recent studies have shown an association between periodontal disease and heart disease. Links have also been found to increased difficulty in diabetes control and even problems for pregnant women of preterm births and low birth weight. Poor dental health should be treated seriously just like any other bacterial attack on the body. Proper dental care and hygiene benefits not only prevent disease, it contributes to your wellness. The professional and caring staff of Apple Dentistry wants to improve your quality of life by eliminating the problems that are causing you dental pain or the self-consciousness about how your smile looks. Dr. Gary Core is committed to excellence in dentistry and your overall health and wellness.

Is "laughing gas" (nitrous oxide) still used?
Nitrous oxide can be used to reduce pain sensitivity and/or anxiety during dental procedures. It is administered through a mask combined with the right amount of oxygen. The sedative effects of nitrous oxide usually become effective in a matter of minutes and last until dental work is finished at which time the patient receives pure oxygen to eliminate the sedative in about five minutes.

What can be done for sensitive teeth?
Are you experiencing occasional tooth pain while brushing, flossing, or even drinking a beverage that is too hot or cold? Apple Dentistry can analyze and help you find a solution for this annoyance. It may be as simple as changing your toothbrush, toothpaste, or diet. We'll be able to identify other causes, such as compromises in the tooth's protective enamel or root exposures. Special fluoride gels, sealers, fillings, or bonding may be employed to stop sensations from making it to the core or roots of your tooth.