Preventative Dentistry in Glendale, CA

Family of 4 laughing and smiling on the couch The first step in excellent oral health is preventative care. It's easier to include routine dental care in your schedule now than run the risk of developing more costly and complicated problems later.

Preventative Care Is Crucial

At the dental practice of Lucio H. Kim, DDS, we're committed to helping you understand the benefits of healthy teeth and gums. Recent research has indicated a direct link between the health of your mouth and your overall health. Poor oral care and chronic gum disease are leading factors to severe health complications, including diabetes, strokes, heart disease, dementia, respiratory disease, and pregnancy complications. 

Your First Visit

The first step is to schedule an appointment for your first visit. Before we start your dental exam, Glendale dentist, Dr. Kim, will talk to you about your dental habits and history. He'll begin by asking some basic questions to learn about you and your attitude toward your dental treatment.

  • What are your expectations for your dental treatment?
  • Do you have specific goals you'd like to accomplish, or are you mainly interested in keeping your oral health on track?
  • What have been your past experiences with dental care?
  • Do you feel nervous or apprehensive about dentistry?

Next, Dr. Kim will perform an examination, noting any dental work and potential problem areas, including signs of teeth grinding and TMJ. We will take photos and a series of x-rays to see what's going on inside your teeth and establish a baseline for future treatment.

Because your wellness matters to us, we provide regular oral cancer screenings. 

It may or may not be possible to do a dental cleaning depending on your timeframe. However, we know you're busy, so we'll do our best to get your cleaning done during the first visit.

During your professional teeth cleaning, we look for signs of periodontal disease. If you have gum disease, you may need a more involved dental cleaning and treatment schedule. 

Your Partner in Dental CareWoman hugging her husband after teeth cleaning

No matter what condition your teeth are in now, we're ready to help get you on your way to a healthier, more beautiful smile. If you need to catch up with your dental care, we won't judge you or lecture you about the current state of your oral health. Our only concern is to help you move forward from this point to improve your overall health and wellness.

After your exam is complete, we'll review the results with you and work together to develop a treatment plan customized for your needs. We'll go over every detail, what a particular treatment will involve, and the fees. You will know exactly what to expect during every phase of treatment.

Book a Teeth Cleaning in Glendale, CA

We would love to help you achieve a healthier, more attractive smile. If you are interested in finding high-quality dental treatments with fantastic patient care, Dr. Kim is always available for any dental appointment. Please contact our Glendale dental office, and we'll be happy to arrange an appointment for your first visit.