Lucio H. Kim DDS
Providing the best dental care for Glendale, CA


My Teeth Got Crooked Again

My Teeth Got Crooked Again | Lucio H. Kim DDS

Crooked Teeth | Lucio H. Kim, DDS"Doc, I used to wear braces, but I lost my retainer a long time ago and now these front teeth are getting crooked again"

Inman Aligners

This is something patients tell me almost on a daily basis. So here's a solution for you. It doesn't involve braces with the train tracks and the wires. It's MUCH cheaper than Invisalign...about 1/3-1/2 the cost!  And can work as fast in a matter of weeks to a few months. It's called the Inman Aligner. It's like wearing a retainer that can align the front teeth quickly and without the pain of ...

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3 Ways Dental Implants Function Like a Natural Tooth

3 Ways Dental Implants Function Like a Natural Tooth | Lucio H. Kim DDS

When it comes to tooth replacement, there’s little doubt that dental implants are the way to go. The process may seem involved, but it’s really as simple as this – a small titanium post is surgically placed in your jaw bone, allowed to heal, then finished with a functional restoration like a dental crown or denture.  

There are many benefits to using implants, but patients in Glendale really appreciate the fact that implants are permanently secured in your jaw. If you’re used to removable prosthetics like bridges or dentures, we think you will really appreciate that permanency and stability of implants.

That’s right – once the process is complete, your implant ...

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Happy New Year! And What's in a Name?

Happy New Year! and What's in a name? | Dr. Lucio H. Kim, DDS

Happy 2017! I hope you're new year is starting off well and healthy!  

Wanted to blog about "What's in a name".  

Lucio H. Kim DDS

Some patients have asked me why I didn't name my office "Glendale Dental" or "Glendale Elite Smiles" or something along those lines.  They said that it would possibly help me with my Google rankings and with people searching for a dentist in the area.  When I opened the practice in 2001, I thought about that, but ultimately decided against it.

The reason was that the name of a practice is very important.  It tells the patient a little about the practice.  And for me, I wanted it ...

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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 ...

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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.

When to Call Your Glendale Dentist

If anything is bothering you ...

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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 a 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 ...

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