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 to orthodontics is an adult of your age. There is...

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, facial pains, and migraines if it...

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, “At a dentist office?” You...

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 brushing hard and...

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 some of us do not have any insurance...

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. Your oral health is closely related to your overall...

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 you have cavities, sometimes...

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 produced in your mouth helps...