When Do You Need to Floss? Before or After Brushing?

When Do You Need to Floss? Before or After Brushing? The answer is … it doesn’t matter when as long as you do a good job at it! You just need to find a couple of minutes within the day that’s easy for you to focus on your flossing. You could do it in the morning,...

Are You Prepared for a Dental Emergency!

Are You Prepared for a Dental Emergency!  Thousands of dental emergencies—from injuries to a painful, abscessed tooth—take place every day. Would you know what to do if your child had a tooth knocked out while playing outdoors? What if you had a bad toothache in the...

Three Tips For Healthy Summer Smiles

Three Tips For Healthy Summer Smiles  Summer sun brings summer fun. While warm months are perfect for spending time together, summer vacation can also throw off your usual dental routine. Here are three ways to prevent summertime tooth decay: Stay on a routine Whether...

Mouth Guards Sports equipment that protects the smile

Mouth Guards Sports equipment that protects the smile  Each year, thousands of teens get hurt on the playing field, the basketball court, or while skateboarding, biking or during other activities. Blows to the face in nearly every sport can injure your teeth, lips,...

Wait, Botox from a Dentist?

Wait, Botox from a Dentist?  Do you suffer from frequent tension headaches or migraines?  If so, you may be able to benefit from Botox treatment at our office. You may not be aware, but many people suffer from headaches as a result of bruxism which is excessive teeth...

Can I Go to A Dentist without Insurance?

Can I Go to A Dentist without Insurance?  We receive many phone calls from people who don’t have dental insurance, are underinsured or patients that tell us they couldn’t go to the dentist for years because they didn’t have insurance. Some think that dentists won’t...

Botox at a Dentist Office

Botox at a Dentist Office  You may be wondering, “at a dentist office?” If you think about it, dentists probably have more experience and training on the injections in these areas than any other healthcare professionals. Dentists are specialized in the oral and...

Alternatives to Dental Insurance

Alternatives to Dental Insurance  There are many folks who are out there without dental insurance. Some are self-employed with just medical coverage but no dental coverage. Some employers do not provide dental insurance while they provide medical insurance. And some...

Six Month Braces- Can You Be Too Old for Braces?

Six Month Braces- Can You Be Too Old for Braces?  When you think about braces, the first thing that probably comes to mind is a preteen or a teenager looking to straighten their teeth before they become adults. The last thing that you probably think of when it comes...

Botox for Stress Relief/Teeth Grinding

Botox for Stress Relief/Teeth Grinding  Bruxism, a medical term for unconscious teeth grinding and clenching while awake or asleep, can cause dental problems such as teeth chipping, enamel loss, and/or increased tooth sensitivity. In addition, it can cause headaches,...

Wait, Botox from a Dentist?

Wait, Botox from a Dentist? Do you suffer from frequent tension headaches or migraines? Do you miss work, class, or social events because of your migraines and headache pains? If so, you may be able to benefit from Botox treatment at our office. You may be wondering,...

Dear Dr. Kim

Dear Dr. Kim Dear Dr. Kim — How do I know if I am brushing too hard? And, why does it matter how I brush or if I use a hard toothbrush? – Joan S. Dear Joan — Most people think you need to scrub off the germs and plaque. We actually don’t get a better cleaning by...

Alternatives to Dental Insurance

Alternatives to Dental Insurance  There are many folks who are out there without dental insurances. Some are self-employed with just medical coverage but no dental coverage. Some employers do not provide dental insurances while they provide medical insurances. And...

What to Expect at a Visit to a Dentist for a Checkup

What to Expect at a Visit to a Dentist for a Checkup  Whether you are visiting a dentist for the first time or returning for your regular checkup, it’s important to let the dentist / hygienist know any health problems you have or have developed since the last visit....

No Pain but I Have a Cavity?

No Pain but I Have a Cavity?  Question: During my last visit to a dentist, the doctor told me that I have a cavity. I don’t see a cavity or have pain so it’s hard to believe.  How can it be possible? While the visible areas of teeth provide easiest ways to see that...

Bad Breath – How Do We Get It?

Bad Breath – How Do We Get It?  Bad breath or Halitosis is an oral condition that affects most people, but not all people are aware that they have this problem. Certain bad breaths such as “morning mouth” may be considered to be fairly normal. During the day, saliva...