Dr. Maria Kim, DDS
We treat you the way we want to be treated.
Dr. Maria Kim, DMD
We treat you the way we want to be treated.

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What to Expect When You Opt for Sedation Dentistry

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Sedation dentistry is a helpful option for our Arcadia patients who have anxiety about their dental visits or procedures. Sedation dentistry also provides a solution for patients who:Have an uncontrolled gag reflexExperience trouble getting or staying numbAre fearful of experiencing painWould prefer to avoid dentistryAre facing lengthy proceduresStress-free dental appointments make it possible for patients to have their necessary procedures without procrastination because of anxiety.Here is what you can expect with sedation dentistry.You Will Have Little or No Memory of Your ProcedureAs a side effect of sedation dentistry medication, many patients report having few memories of their experience. You will remain conscious and able to respond to Dr. Kim but ...

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One More Reason to Schedule Regular Dental Visits: Gum Disease Linked to Stomach Cancer

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If you need another reason to schedule the next appointment with your dentist in Arcadia, recent research shows that choosing to address periodontal disease reduces the risk of stomach cancer.Linking Systemic-Oral ConditionsPeriodontal disease is an inflammatory condition caused by infectious bacteria. Pre-cancerous lesions in the stomach are linked to an increased instance of Helicobacter pylori (h. pylori) commonly found in the esophagus and stomach.The amount and diversity of pathogens within the mouth are directly related to increased systemic conditions and cancer risk.Gum disease also increases the risk of conditions in nearly every system in the body.DiabetesHeart diseaseRheumatoid arthritisPancreatic and gallbladder cancerBreast cancerErectile dysfunction (due to decreased testosterone)Alzheimer’s diseaseLow birth weight ...

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Why You Should Consider Dental Sealants for Your Child

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Kids love sweet snacks and juice, both of which promote tooth decay. Decay, or dental caries, is the most common preventable childhood disease despite advancements in prevention and the introduction of fluoridation in drinking water. Fluoridation has reduced dental caries by about 20 percent, making it a big success, but has not eradicated it altogether. This is because so much depends on a good home hygiene routine and professional dental cleanings.Why do kids get cavities? Dental decay develops because bacteria reproduce quickly, generating an acidic byproduct, which deteriorates teeth enamel. Even if you brush and floss your child’s teeth, they may still be at risk. Teeth, especially molars, have deep ...

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