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 Is Periodontal Disease?

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Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss? Are they red or swollen? Studies show that most Americans over age thirty have bleeding gums.

The fact is that swollen or bleeding gums are the first indicators of periodontal, or gum, disease. When left untreated, the disease can spread and infect your teeth to their roots. Over time, your teeth may get loose enough to need to be pulled. 

“Peri” is Greek for around, and “dontal” means tooth. Periodontal disease, then, refers to the area around the teeth, including gums and jawbone. Contact your Arcadia, CA dental team if you find yourself with swollen or bleeding gums.

How Does Periodontal Disease Affect Your ...

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Teeth Whitening Tips

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A frequent dental procedure many people want to learn more about is how to whiten their smiles. In fact, it’s one of the most requested services we offer. At our Arcadia, CA dental office, we are proud to offer our in-office Zoom! professional whitening system which brightens and maintains your smile. Many of our patients walk away with the smile they desire. 

The easiest way to keep your teeth white starts with your daily habits!

Avoid Stain-Causing Foods

Did you know that some of the foods and drinks we enjoy can be culprits for discolored teeth? Beverages like tea, coffee, sodas can slowly stain your teeth over time. Many people know that red ...

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It's not too late to start your New Year's resolution

Make your dental health a priority for a New Year's resolution! It's not too late to make your first dental cleaning for the year. Numerous people go without using their paid for benefits due to time constraints, but at Dr. Maria Kim's office we offer appointments on Saturdays for patients with busy schedules.

Don't Let Your Dental Benefits Go To Waste!

Seeing your dentist at least twice a year is very important for to make sure there are no underlying problems. Most dental plans reset benefits after the New Year, so take advantage. We accept several insurance types and help work with those without dental care. Give us a call today!

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Do Dental Implants Hurt?

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At Maria Kim, DMD, we place dental implants all the time, and our patients are so happy with the results!

Dental implants require a few visits and pain or discomfort is minimal.

Most of our patients, in fact, describe the discomfort as being similar to any dental procedure—mild swelling and soreness for a few days. This is usually manageable with over-the-counter medications like Ibuprofen of Tylenol.

Our dentist will give you aftercare instructions, which include the best pain medications and other helpful at home options. Do not take any medication without consulting our dentist following implants.

Dental Implant Steps

After you’ve been assessed and our dentist decides you’re a good candidate for implants, we will ...

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Experiencing A Cold? Get Your Appointment Rescheduled!

Are you experiencing a new cold or have symptoms? Don't feel obligated to come in. At Dr. Kim Maria's office, we encourage patients to see their dentist regularly. But if you have a cold our team wants you to get your rest and feel healthy enough for your appointment. 

Our Hours are Flexible

With our Saturday hours and long days, we make it easy for patients to get their appointment rescheduled. Call us immediately if you have a cold and we will find a time you can be seen.

Love,

The Healthy Staff of Dr. Maria Kim

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