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End of the year Benefits!

end of Year Insurance Benefits in Glendale CA, Dr. Lucio H. Kim, DDS

The kids are back in school. The weather is getting cooler.  Leaves are changing color.  This means one thing...end of the year!!  And to those of you with FSA /HSA accounts and calendar year insurance benefits, this means that the benefits and money you have is going into the "use it or lose it" mode.  Now let me preface this with I ALWAYS let patients determine when and how much dental work is done...but if you wanted to maximize the benefits or want to use your FSA/HSA accounts, this last quarter it!  Don't wait until the last week of December to do this either.  I once had a patient come ...

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How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Teeth Whitening in Glendale CA, Dr. Lucio H. Kim, DDS

Are you ready to brighten your smile?

Whether you have a special event coming up or you simply want to improve the smile you see in the mirror every day, we are happy to help.

For our patients in Glendale, teeth whitening using the KöR whitening system provides excellent results, removing years of accumulated, set-in stains. KöR even helps remove stains that other whitening systems can’t – such as staining caused by the medication tetracycline.

But how does teeth whitening with KöR work?

  1. The first step is scheduling a consult with Dr. Kim to determine whether teeth whitening is the right choice for you. Dr. Kim will assess your level of staining, discuss ...

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Have a Coke and Smile ?

Teeth and Soda in Glendale CA, Dr. Lucio H. Kim, DDS

Just a visual and a "tutorial" of what happens when you put a tooth into soda.  Another arguement against the soda industry!  Even though I loved it every so often as a kid, today it's more popular than water...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJlDx2Nf1zc&feature=youtu.be

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Keep on flossing!

Importance of Flossing in Glendale CA, Dr. Lucio H. Kim, DDS

This is a good perspective on the "Flossing doesn't work" story...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dont-stop-flossing-your-teeth_us_57a0d8e9e4b08a8e8b5fab3e?utm_hp_ref=dental-health

The parachute analogy is very good.  Same reason why they don't do studies on how cigarettes cause cancer. It's just common sense.  Letting bacteria sit anywhere in your body for too long going unchecked is never a good idea.  Gum disease has been linked to cardiac issues, diabetes, low fetal birth weight, even alzheimers.  Not to mention not having teeth to chew with.  The flossing will save you thousands of dollars in dental work...crowns, root canals, dental implants.  Not to mention countless hours in the dental office while you could be doing something else...like eating at ...

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I never liked Bush, but this makes me like him a little bit more....

American Flag Glendale CA, Dr. Lucio H. Kim, DDS

I usually don't get too political in any kind of public forum, but with all this Trump nonsense (#NeverTrump) I think it's important to emphasize what is at stake and what kind of person you want to be commander in chief....

http://dailysignal.com/2015/04/21/why-george-w-bush-let-a-soldiers-mom-yell-at-him/

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Media says that Flossing may not be of any use at all!

Flossing is Important! Glendale CA, Dr. Lucio H. Kim

There's been a story going around that essentially says flossing is of no use. If you haven't seen it:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/a-big-problem-with-flossing/

In all frankness, this is crap.  And at the very least irresponsible for the Associated Press to even run with the story.  It's the equivalent of saying "Cigarettes: Not that bad afterall!"  The need for flossing and it's efficacy in the removal of plaque/bacteria/food particles has been demonstrated time and time again.  My practice is built around prevention and the MAIN part of that is FLOSSING.  I don't know how much more I can stress how wrong this article is.  On the plus side, if this story gets more traction and people ...

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