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Improving Healing by using your own blood....

Stem Cells and Dentistry | Lucio H. Kim, DDS

Stem Cells and your own blood for healing 

There is a way to use your own blood to augment healing in surgical procedures.  What we do is simply draw from your own body and spin it down in a high speed medical centrifuge.  What this does is isolates all your healing factors, growth factors and stem cells.  We then implant these items into the surgical area to improve the speed and quality and healing in dental implant and gum recession surgeries. 

Is this procedure new to dentistry?

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How To Prepare For Dental Implants

Dental Implant Preparation in Glendale CA, Dr Lucio H. Kim, DDS

It's exciting to consider dental implants as an option for restoring your missing tooth! Dental implants are by far the best investment you can make in restoring your smile and your oral health. This is because they replace both your root and your tooth, which restores and protects the integrity of your teeth and jawbone. If you're considering 91207 dental implants, Dr. Lucio Kim is your premiere dental provider, and he can guide you through the entire process from start to finish. Here are some things you can do to prepare for your dental implant treatment.

An Initial Consultation

Meeting with Dr. Kim is the first place to start to determine if ...

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Please Floss

Please Floss | Lucio H. Kim, DDS

Your tooth is like an iceberg.  A lot of important surfaces are underneath the gums and in between the teeth where the toothbrush simply cannot reach.  Brushing is really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to keeping your teeth for the rest of your life.  Once a cavity takes hold, it is very very difficult to stop. Preventing it in the first place really is the best thing. The picture is of an actual tooth sectioned in half to show you how the decay creeps through the tooth and eventually invades the heart of the tooth, or the nerve.  Then we're in the realm of root canals ...

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Smoking and Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Glendale CA, Dr. Lucio H. Kim, DDS

Smoking cigarettes or other tobacco based products brings a multitude of foreign chemicals into your mouth and in turn allows for a lot of negative side. And it is these side effects of smoking can have major consequences when getting dental implant surgery.

 

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Which Adult Orthodontic Options Are Right for You?

Adult Orthodontics in Glendale CA, Dr Lucio H. Kim

More adults than ever are choosing to straighten their teeth. It’s no surprise, either, considering the innovative new orthodontic technologies that are available!

People often associate braces with the awkward teenage years, and as a mature professional, the last thing you want is a flashback to middle school!

Fortunately, today’s orthodontics for adults are both subtle and effective, allowing you to maintain your self-image and avoid uncomfortable or embarrassing situations.

If you live in Glendale, an orthodontics consultation with Dr. Lucio Kim can help you determine which options are going to be the most effective for you.

Determining Your Orthodontic Goals

When it comes to choosing the best option for your orthodontic treatment, we have ...

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Why do I get cavities??

Cavities in Glendale CA, Dr. Lucio H. Kim, DDS

When teeth erupt through the gums and you can start to see them, they are vulnerable to cavities.  The plaque (bacteria) has something to cling on to.  And if left there for a period of time, will start to cause decay.  The back teeth are more prone due to the fact that they are harder to clean and have grooves and pits that hide the plaque better.

 

Certain foods and drinks.  We’ve been told this ever since we were little, but refined sugars increase the food source for the bacteria and make them more virulent to cause cavities easier.  Soft drinks keep dentists in business.

 

Frequent snacking or sipping. ...

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Gum Recession

Gum Recession Prevention in Glendale CA, Dr. Lucio H. Kim, DDS

The gums that surround and hold the teeth in place in your mouth can be affected by a number of conditions that can result in them receding…or moving away from the teeth.

 

The a few main causes of gum recession are 1) brushing too hard 2) bruxism or clenching / grinding of your teeth 3) genetics 4) a history of braces 5) smoking 6) full blown gum disease or periodontitis

 

So the big question is “Will they ever grow back”?

 

Unfortunately no. Once the damage is done, then that’s the best you can do…for the rest of your life!

 

What you can do is actually fix them.

There are many ways to do this, unfortunately ...

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