Preventive Dentistry in Renton, WA
Protect Your Smile
Would you rather avoid a problem completely or deal with it after it has developed? If you’re like us, you prefer the first approach by far, and that’s exactly what we can do for your smile using our preventive services. With these simple treatments, Dr. Sam DK Kim and our team can stop most dental issues before they even start, saving you time, money, and discomfort in the treatment chair. Want to know how we do it? Read on to find out!
Checkups & Cleanings
When it comes to keeping your teeth healthy and beautiful for the long-term, two of the best tools we have include checkups and cleanings. With just two of these each year, we can keep your teeth looking pristine and prevent common problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. Thanks to these treatments, we can give you a smile that you only think about when it’s time to show it off.
Taking care of your child’s dental needs requires a special kind of expertise and a gentle touch. When you bring your most precious smile to see us, that’s exactly what they’ll get. We’ll take all the time they need to make sure they’re comfortable at our practice, and we’ll partner with you to help teach your child about the importance of taking care of their teeth. By bringing them to the dentist at a young age, you’re giving them a strong start on the path to sustained oral health.
Nightguards For Bruxism
Nearly 1 in 3 people unconsciously clench their jaw and grind their teeth at night. This condition, known as bruxism, puts a lot of pressure on the teeth, and eventually this can cause them to crack and break. To make sure this doesn’t happen, we can provide a patient with a small and easy to use device called a nightguard. It’s a simple mouthpiece that they would wear to bed each night, and it works by providing a protective barrier between the teeth.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer claims one life each and every hour of the day, and this is because the disease often does not get discovered while it is easily treatable. We never want this to happen to our patients, which is why we will always perform an oral cancer screening during your regular checkup. For this, Dr. Kim will examine your gums, cheeks, tongue, throat, and neck for any signs of the disease, and he can help you get treatment immediately if he finds anything that causes him concern.
Fluoride is nature’s gift to your smile! It is actually a naturally occurring mineral that helps strengthen your teeth against tooth decay and cavities. This is why it is often included in both toothpastes and public water sources. For this treatment, we’ll simply have you swish a concentrated fluoride solution in your mouth, and that’s it! It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s one of the most effective treatments we offer.
How to Get Started
With this range of services, we can completely protect your smile for years to come. All it takes is just two appointments each year. You have that kind of time for your smile, right? Simply contact us today to schedule your next checkup.