Gentle Dental Services

Routine Cleanings & Preventive Care

Including individual consultations and dental exams, cleanings, x-rays (when needed), and a focus on encouraging proper home care and overall oral health. We also provide sealants to help protect teeth against decay, fluoride treatments for healthier and stronger enamel, and athletic mouthguards and nightguards to protect your smile.

Benefits of Preventive Dentistry

In addition to being interested in the beauty of your smile, we are concerned with the health of your mouth. To help you achieve and maintain your optimal oral health, we focus on preventive care and regular dental checkups. We want to diagnose and treat problems before they grow to be big, often painful, and expensive. This not only keeps your teeth and gums looking and feeling better, but keeping up with your oral health can also significantly reduce the amount of money you’ll have to spend on dental treatment later in life.

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Periodontal Health (Gum Health)

Including diagnosis of gum disease, treatment, and appropriate maintenance using the advanced technology of PerioLase®. We also screen for early detection of oral cancer. A healthy body needs a healthy mouth!


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Restorative Dentistry

Including tooth-colored fillings; natural looking porcelain caps, crowns, and fixed bridges; permanent dental implant restorations; and dentures and removable partial dentures.

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Tooth-Colored Fillings

Composite fillings can be adhesively held in place or “bonded.” Because they can be bonded to teeth, composite fillings allow for more conservative preparations where less healthy tooth structure is removed. This often results in smaller fillings than that of amalgam (silver) fillings, and they are more natural looking. The tooth-colored material is cured with a special light and the surface is shaped and polished to match the tooth, rendering the final restoration virtually undetectable to the eye and very natural feeling in the mouth. Ask us about replacing your old fillings with natural-looking composite fillings.

Dental Implant Restorations

Many of the millions of people who are missing teeth struggle with ill-fitting, uncomfortable dentures or retainers with false teeth. If you know what this feels like and are ready for a solution, we have one for you. We can give your smile a second chance through dental implant restorations. Implants can resolve the practical and social problems associated with dentures. They are effective in stabilizing dentures to fit better, feel better, look better, and chew better. They preclude cavities in restored teeth, make it so you won’t need a root canal, and can even prevent bone loss.

In addition to denture stabilizing, implants can be used in some crown and bridge applications, as well as single-tooth replacements. Call us to find out more about how this wonderful option in restorative dentistry could change your life!

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Extractions

While it’s normally a last course of action, there are times when your situation calls for a tooth extraction or “getting your tooth pulled”. If that is the case, our team will properly anesthetize you so that you remain at ease and are not in pain while we are completing the removal. After the procedure, our team is happy to discuss the restorative options available to you.

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy may be required when the pulp tissue in your tooth becomes infected, causing you intense pain. During this procedure, Dr. Kim removes the diseased tissue, cleans the inside of your tooth, fills it with supportive material, and places a cap on top to prevent future infection. We understand that many patients fear this procedure, but know that our experienced team is well-equipped to keep you comfortable and informed throughout the process.


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Cosmetic Dentistry

From minor tooth adjustments and smile enhancements to dramatic smile makeovers, our cosmetic dentistry services include tooth-colored fillings; porcelain caps, crowns, and fixed bridges; dazzling porcelain veneers; accelerated orthodontics (Six Month Smiles™ braces); clear and removable Invisalign® braces; and powerful, professional teeth whitening.

Professional Teeth Whitening

In addition to giving you the benefit of a cleaner looking and more attractive smile, whiter teeth can also enhance your confidence and self-esteem. As a bonus, whitening can lead to healthier teeth because when your teeth look better, you tend to take better care of them to keep them looking terrific. Ask us about brightening your smile at your next visit.

Invisalign®

If clear and removable braces sound perfect to you, you could be on your way to a straight smile in no time with Invisalign®. Through a series of clear aligners, this comfortable and removable alternative to traditional braces straightens your teeth with noticeable results but without the conspicuous bars and brackets of metal braces. The aligners are changed approximately every two weeks to straighten your teeth step by step. For your ease and convenience, the aligners can also be taken out while you eat and brush your teeth. Call today to schedule your orthodontic consultation.

See our Six Month Smiles page for more info about the orthodontic solutions we offer.

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SomnoDent MAS™ Relief for Snoring

If you or someone you love suffers from snoring that cannot be attributed to allergies, a sinus infection, or the common cold, that snoring could indicate a more serious condition. During sleep, the muscles in the mouth, jaw, and throat naturally relax. However, for the millions of Americans suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, these muscles become so relaxed that they collapse and obstruct the airway, making it difficult to breathe. The decreased flow of oxygen caused by sleep apnea usually results in sudden, repeated awakenings throughout the night and an overall poor quality of sleep. Excess weight around the neck can also compress the airway, disrupting normal breathing and sleeping patterns.

Beyond the snoring and all those restless nights, the effects of obstructive sleep apnea can pose a number of serious health risks. Sleep apnea has been linked to an increased risk of stroke, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, so it’s important to recognize and treat symptoms before the condition worsens.

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Signs & Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Because many sleep apnea symptoms are subtle, the disorder can go unnoticed—and untreated—for years. The common and well-known signs of sleep apnea are loud snoring, gasping or choking for air during sleep, and severe daytime drowsiness or fatigue. But other symptoms of sleep apnea are more vague, and some may seem completely unrelated: frequent night-time urination (the body’s attempt to control elevated blood pressure), morning headaches (from blood pressure or from jaw clenching), and even chronic heartburn.

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A Comfortable, Conservative Solution

With SomnoDent MAS™ technology, Dr. Kim can create a custom oral appliance that repositions your jaw while you sleep, opening the airway and allowing you to take full, deep breaths. Oral appliances have been used to treat sleep disorders for years, and they are an effective and affordable alternative to surgery. SomnoDent has been clinically proven to enhance the quality of sleep in patients who experience snoring or mild to moderate sleep apnea. Best of all, SomnoDent is smaller than traditional devices used to treat sleep apnea (such as CPAP machines) and is so comfortable you can even talk and drink while wearing it.

More restful nights lead to better days, so ask your hygienist how you could benefit from SomnoDent technology!

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Advanced Technologies & Systems We Utilize:

Intraoral Camera

Using this camera, we can give you a “tour” of your mouth on a TV screen (which is really cool). We also use the camera to guide you through your diagnosis and treatment options. This is helpful in keeping our patients at the center of their treatment plans. We want you to feel informed at every step of the way, so you can make smart choices for your oral health and smile.

CEREC® One-Visit Crowns

With the CEREC® system, we can prepare custom crowns with precise fit during your very same visit. This modern technology means there’s no need for any fussy impressions or temporary crowns, and we can even match the ceramic material of the restorations to the color of your teeth. From creating a mold to placing the crown, CEREC technology allows us to restore damaged teeth faster than ever.

Cone Beam 3D Imaging

A state-of-the-art technique, cone beam imaging delivers 3-D images for us to use when providing diagnosis and deciding treatment. The preciseness allowed by this technology lets us accurately plan for complex procedures like dental implants. At our practice, it’s an invaluable tool for giving you the very best, comprehensive dental care.


Modern Dental Comforts & Conveniences to Keep Your Smile — & You — Healthy!

If you’ve avoided seeing a dentist for a long time because of dental anxieties, please call us today. More and more life-threatening illnesses are being linked to the presence of dental diseases. You’ll be glad you called, and we’ll be glad to take care of you. We’ll do our very best to make your dental visits as anxiety- and pain-free as possible.