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Considering Orthodontics as an Adult

Considering Orthodontics as an Adult | Dr. Lucio H. Kim, DDS

When most people think about orthodontic treatment, they have in mind a full set of metal braces worn for a number of years by an awkward-looking adolescent. But with today’s dental technology, many options are available for adults who would like their teeth straightened. 

Talk to Dr. Lucio Kim in Glendale about orthodontics if you are an adult who is considering straightening your teeth.

Reasons for Getting Braces as an Adult

There are a number of reasons adults might decide to undergo orthodontic treatment, and probably the main reason is esthetics. If your teeth have always been crooked, you might be embarrassed about your smile and you have finally decided to do something ...

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No room for dental implants? No problem!

Room for Dental Implants | Lucio H. Kim, DDS

Sinus Lift | Lucio H. Kim, DDS

If there isn't any room for a dental implant...generally we can make room!  The dental implant is the best way to replace missing teeth for the longterm.

If you want to see if you are a good candidate for implants (most people are), call the office for a no charge look and see consult!

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Don't wait!

Don't wait! | Lucio H. Kim, DDS

Happy December! The end of the year is upon us again! And the end of the year "getting in for that tooth that's been hurting me all year because I want to use my insurance benefits before they run out at the end of the year and oh are you open on the 25th by the way b/c that's the only day I have off" crush is in full swing!  And while I am more than happy to help because that is the main reason why I went into this profession, let's take a step back and chat about the next time.  If anything is bothering you for about a ...

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Treating Dental Anxiety

Treating Dental Anxiety | Lucio H. Kim, DDS

Does going to the dentist put knots in your stomach and fear in your heart? Don't worry! You're not alone. There are millions of Americans who feel the same way you do about visiting the dentist and Dr. Lucio Kim can help. We offer sedation dentistry in Glendale to help you relax and feel at ease during your dental procedures. Here's more information about your sedation options.

Oral Conscious Sedation

This is medication that Dr. Kim will prescribe to you and you'll take approximately one hour prior to your procedure. The medication will help you achieve deep relaxation. Although you'll still be conscious and responsive, you'll have little to no memory of what ...

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Why I like Gold crowns...

Gold Crowns in Glendale CA, Dr. Lucio H. Kim, DDS

"Gold? Really??"  is the response I usually get when patients ask me what they should do to restore their teeth.  If you need a crown and it's in the back teeth, I will always recommend gold for you. Why?  Because it is the "gold standard" by which be judge all other dental restorations. It has been ever since dental work has been around.  It lasts longer, you don't have to cut the tooth down so much like you need to do for white crowns, less chance of having problems with cavities, it won't fracture like white crowns.

The ONLY negative is that it's a gold color.  But in every other way, ...

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Best Oral Care Techniques

Oral Care Techniques, Glendale CA, Dr. Lucio H. Kim, DDS

Dr. Lucio Kim believes that prevention is the best medicine when it comes to your oral health, however we also understand that optimum oral health begins at home. You and your dentist are partners, and together with regular cleanings and checkups, and an excellent home care routine, you can prevent a number of oral health issues such as periodontal disease and tooth decay. Your dentist in Glendale offers tips for the best oral care techniques.

Switch to an Electric Toothbrush

Proper brushing technique is just as important as how often you brush your teeth. An electric toothbrush is a great option because it does the brushing work for you and it also times ...

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