Lucio H. Kim DDS
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Dental insurance is notoriously limited!

 Both in the amount that they will cover and in what they will pay out for. Leaving you, the patient, with co-pays that are unnecessary. 

But what if your MEDICAL insurance would actually pay something?  

Wouldn’t that be great?  They have no yearly maximums, fewer frequency limitations and sometimes, your deductible isn’t even a factor!

Can this be true?

Absolutely.  Legally and ethically this is all doable. 

If you’ve had mouth issues due to accidents or trauma medical insurance can possibly kick in. If you have mouth issues due to medical conditions, medications, medical procedures, smoking...medical insurance can kick in. We know how to access all those benefits for you so that it can help you take ...

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No one likes dental emergencies!

No one likes emergencies. Everyone likes to be able to plan their life and their finances around some sort of predictable schedule. Emergencies throw everything into disarray and regular life gets put on hold and that money that you were saving up for that certain something?  Yep. Even that’s put on hold bc of the unexpected expense. According to current surveys, dental emergencies rank #3 in the worst and most expensive emergencies people can experience. Right behind general health emergencies and auto emergencies. 

Dental emergencies can definitely be painful. But they don’t have to put your life on hold AND they shouldn’t break your budget.  At my office, we can usually ...

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2 Ways Preventive Care Protects Your Oral Health

Preventive care is the foundation of a healthy and beautiful smile! Your home care routine combined with consistent visits to your dentist every six months gives your smile the attention it needs to last a lifetime.

Here are some other ways preventive care benefits you.

#1: Preventive Care Protects Your Overall Health

Are you aware of the direct connection your oral health has to your overall health and well-being? Studies have shown that the same bacteria that contribute to periodontal (gum) disease also adds to health concerns such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke pregnancy complications, and vice versa. This is because bacteria can enter into the bloodstream and travel to ...

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Need a Second Opinion? We're Here for You!

Have you been told that you need dental treatment that you feel unsure about? When you are selecting the dental treatment that is right for your needs, you should feel completely comfortable and confident about it. If you don’t, you should follow your gut feeling and seek a second opinion.

Complimentary Second Opinions

If you are considering dental treatment and you’d like a second opinion in Glendale, CA, we encourage you to contact Dr. Lucio Kim. At our dental practice, Dr. Kim focuses on educating patients about their oral health so they can make excellent decisions about the dental care that is right for their unique needs.

Every patient has different goals for ...

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How to Avoid a Dental Emergency

Same-Day Emergency Dentist in Glendale

Although we can’t always prevent accidents, it’s worth thinking about how you can avoid a dental emergency. Knowing where you can get emergency dentistry in Glendale, CA, is a good idea, too. But how can you prepare not to have a dental emergency?

Here are a few tips to keep your teeth and gums healthy and lower your chances of a dental emergency. Remember, any accident involving your face, jaw, or mouth could lead to broken or misaligned teeth or malocclusion (when the lower and upper jaws don’t align properly). It’s important to call your dentist right away any time you have a concern.

Watch What You Eat

Have you ever bitten ...

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How to Prepare for a Dental Emergency

Same-Day Emergency Dentist in Glendale

Do you know whether your dentist provides care outside of normal business hours? Being prepared for a dental emergency can give you peace of mind and a better outcome, should you need to take quick action. When you know you have a resource for emergency dentistry in Glendale, CA, you rest a little easier about an unexpected toothache or broken crown.

You should also know what types of situations are dental emergencies. Some situations are obviously an emergency that require immediate care; other situations may be able to wait a day or two. Either way, call your dentist as soon as you have a concern.

What is a Dental Emergency?

Knocked-out tooth. ...

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A Good Pilot in Rough Waters: The Truth About Dental Implants

Dental Implants with Dr. Kim

"I see a lot of patients that have issues with dental implants they've had placed.  And they always tell "They told me this would last a lifetime".

I tell them "Well, it depends on how long you live".

The thing about dental implants is that while they are an excellent replacement of your teeth, the rare just that, replacements.  Not the original.  And NOTHING we place in your mouth is going to last you forever.  But again. Depends on how long you live.

Fillings, crowns and yes, even implants, need maintenance and possible replacement over the span of time.  Especially because people are losing teeth at a younger and younger age.

But to make ...

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