Dr. Jen Kim, DDS
Kirkland, WA Family and Cosmetic Dentist

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3 Steps to Building Oral Health Habits as a Family

Family Dentistry Kirkland WAIf you’ve spent time nagging your kids (or your spouse!) to do a better job with their oral hygiene, you might feel like building good oral health habits in your family is an impossible task.

We have great news for you, however – it’s not!

As a family dentist in Kirkland, WA, Dr. Jen Kim has seen plenty of families turn their less-than-stellar home dental care into much healthier habits. And we know you can do it too!

Try these ideas to make home care simpler and more likely to happen:

1. Set a Good Example

This is not a situation for “do as I say ...

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How Does Invisalign Work?

Have you been thinking about orthodontic treatment to correct crooked or misaligned teeth? You might be looking for a provider who offers treatment with Invisalign in Kirkland, WA.

Invisalign May Work For You

Dr. Jen Kim of Jen Kim: Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is proud to offer Invisalign treatment to our patients andInvisalign Kirkland WA happy to answer your questions regarding this innovative new orthodontic option.

Unlike bracket-and-wire braces, Invisalign uses clear, plastic aligners to gently nudge your teeth into the proper position.

Your Invisalign Treatment Plan

Your entire treatment is planned out from the start, and Dr. Kim will let you know exactly what to expect. The data, measurements, ...

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The Dental Implant Process

How are Dental Implants Made?

Dental implants are a popular option for tooth replacement, and with good reason! Unlike bridges, dental implants won’t leave you with any gaps in your mouth, and implants actually look and feel like full, natural teeth. Implants are a great option for most cases where a patient needs a full tooth replacement!

The first step towards getting dental implants is to visit an experienced dentist. If you have missing teeth, the surrounding teeth have to work harder to compensate, making it important to get proper treatment before this causes any other serious issues. A dentist will be able to determine if dental implants are the right choice ...

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How Do We Screen For Oral Cancer?

Brushing, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist are the best ways to maintain your oral health, yet, it can still be possible for those with great oral hygiene to develop oral cancer. Because oral cancer can be difficult to detect by symptoms alone, it is important to get an oral cancer screening regularly. At Jen Kim Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we provide our patients in the Kirkland, WA area Velscope oral cancer screening in order to catch and treat oral cancer early.  

What are Velscope Oral Cancer Screenings?

Usually, oral cancer screenings involve your dentist feeling your face and neck for any unusual lumps and then looking at the inside ...

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Choosing The Right Family Dentist

Finding the right dentist can be difficult, especially when you are looking for one you trust to treat your children. Since pediatric dentistry is different than general dentistry, it is important to find a dentist that has training and experience treating younger patients. Dr. Jen Kim and her team at Jen Kim Family and Cosmetic Dentistry enjoy treating children and strive to offer the best in pediatric and family dentistry in the Kirkland, WA area.

Finding a Family DentistKirkland WA Pediatric Dentistry

Experience – Dentist that do not have experience working with children can find it difficult to treat younger patients. Many children are not only ...

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Reasons Why You May Need A Crown

If you have severe damage or missing teeth, it can cause a lot of problems to your dental health. Broken teeth do not have the protection against tooth decay that whole teeth have, and missing teeth can make it easy for bacteria to grow and may lead to bone loss. Dental crowns can help give you back the functionality of your tooth, your beautiful smile, and oral health. Dr. Jen Kim specializes in dental crowns, restorative dental care, and is committed to providing her patients with the best care in the Kirkland, WA area.

Dental CrownsDental Crown Kirkland WA

There are several ...

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What Really Causes Cavities?

Despite our warmer-than-usual October weather, we’re quickly leading up to Halloween! This means that in addition to cobwebby decorations, stores are also full of candy. For many of you with kids, you’ll have quite the haul to contend with on the 31st, and you’re probably worried about sugar rushes and cavities in the weeks that follow.

Although sugar helps set the stage for cavities, it’s actually not the real culprit. Do you know what is?

Bacteria Cause Cavities

It’s the bacteria in your mouth that cause cavities. These bacteria thrive in a sugary environment, and they excrete acid, which is what eats away at your enamel and causes the condition that we refer ...

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