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Nervous about a Tooth Extraction?

If you are nervous about the dentist, you aren’t alone. The Dental Research Journal published a study in 2015 that concluded that dental anxiety was a widespread problem among the general population despite the fact that so few dentists screen for anxiety in their patients. This means that there isn’t any shame in feeling nervous……
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New Contest! Match the Team Member with their favorite movie for...

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Chewing Gum with Braces

Once you start your orthodontic treatment, your orthodontist will usually tell you to avoid certain foods until the treatment is completed. If you have traditional braces, you’ll have to avoid foods like popcorn, caramels, toffees, and whole apples. Traditionally, orthodontists have said that patients should stay away from chewing gum when they have braces. However,…
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How Do I Keep My Teeth Healthy?

Good oral hygiene habits can lead to a lifetime of healthy teeth — and it’s never too late to start! This year, consider building some tooth-healthy practices into your routine. They’ll benefit your teeth, your smile, and even your overall health! Am I Brushing My Teeth the Right Way? We’ll start with the basics: you…
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New Year Means New Smile

January is an ideal opportunity to set your resolutions and make goals for the year. Many of us tend to focus on resolutions that involve improving their waistline or quitting bad habits, like smoking. However, there are a number of other areas involving your health that you can work on improving, including your dental health.…
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A Smile Makeover This New Year?

Did you know that the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry did a survey many years ago that confirmed that while many of us believe a smile is very important, over half those surveyed were not satisfied with their own? Well, now that the holidays are out of the way, and the new year is upon…
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Metal Braces vs Invisible Braces – What’s Better?

The differences between metal braces vs invisible braces involves more than just appearance. When it comes to improving your smile, you’ll want to weigh the different benefits of metal braces or Invisalign. Below, we explain the scenarios where each treatment option applies, the treatment times of each, and how your smile and overall oral health…
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Which Tooth Problems Require Emergency Dental Appointments?

If you’re not on top of your dental care, it might be hard to identify when it’s appropriate to seek an emergency dental appointment. Dental emergencies need to be taken seriously, however, as they’re not only tremendously painful, but possibly life-threatening. To help you understand when it’s time to seek emergency dental care, the professionals…
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Improve the Look of Your Smile in 2020 with Cosmetic Dentistry

HEALTHY MOUTH TIPS If your goal is to improve the look of your smile in 2020, the team at Steve Kim DDS can help. We know how important your smile is and our goal is to make you fall back in love with it. Our team specializes in cosmetic dental procedures in Torrance, CA and…
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Missing Teeth? There ARE Options for You

HEALTHY MOUTH TIPS Tooth loss can happen to anyone and when it happens to you, you may find yourself hiding behind your hand and avoiding smiling or laughing in public. While you may think you are alone right now, you are not. According to the American Dental Association, the average adult, aged 20 to 64,…