Family Dentistry in Kirkland, WA
At Jen Kim: Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we are committed to providing a welcoming dental office for your entire family. In addition to the expanded services we offer, such as dental implants and veneers, we also offer general and family dentistry to our neighbors in Kirkland, WA.
- Comfortable Dental Care for Your Family
- Procedures Offered with Family Dentistry
- Preventive Dental Care Keeps Your Smile Healthy
- Comprehensive Dental Exams and Cleanings
- How Gum Disease Affects Your General Health
- Don’t Wait Until You’re in Pain to See Us
- Why We Recommend Dental X-Rays
Comfortable Dental Care for Your Family
Dr. Kim welcomes your entire family to her Kirkland dental office – even the youngest members! We make it easy for your family to get the care they need in one office from a dentist you can trust. Dr. Kim’s friendly and easy-going nature helps kids feel comfortable with her, and she also knows other ways to help put them at ease.
Early dental care is essential for several reasons:
- Dr. Kim can track your child’s dental development and catch problems in their initial stage when treatment is more straightforward and less invasive.
- Dr. Kim can advise you and your child about how to develop good home care habits, building the foundation for a lifetime of good dental habits.
- Seeing the dentist early on helps make dental visits a routine part of their life and reduces fear and anxiety around dental care. In particular, a friendly and kind dentist, like Dr. Kim, helps kids build positive associations around dental care.
Procedures Offered with Family Dentistry
Your family dentist offers a wide array of services to maintain and protect your oral health.
- Dental exams
- Teeth cleanings
- Periodontal care
- Children’s dentistry
- Emergency dental care
- Digital x-rays as needed
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Crowns and bridges
- Root canals
- Tooth extraction
Whether your little one just sprouted their first tooth, or you’re a senior who needs a bit of dental work, we’re here to help. And if you want to enhance your healthy smile, we also offer cosmetic dentistry. If there's a service or procedure you don't see listed here, please call us because the chances are that we offer it!
Preventive Dental Care Keeps Your Smile Healthy
Preventive dental care is at the heart of everything we do. A healthy mouth that’s free of cavities and periodontal (gum) disease enhances your appearance. It also provides a stable foundation for any cosmetic or restorative dental treatment you want or need.
If your teeth and gums are healthy, we would recommend dental exams and teeth cleanings at our Kirkland, WA dental office every six months. For patients with ongoing oral conditions like cavities (caries) and gum disease, three or four checkups a year are not uncommon.
Comprehensive Dental Exams and Cleanings
Professional cleanings are an excellent starting point for restoring your dental health. During these cleanings, we’ll remove the traces of plaque and tartar that brushing leaves behind and pay close attention to the health of your gums.
During your routine dental exams, Dr. Kim will carefully examine your teeth for signs of dental caries and other diseases. To detect oral cancer as early as possible, we use VelScope, a state-of-the-art cancer detection technology. VelScope identifies cancerous and precancerous cells long before they are visible to the naked eye.
Cleanings and exams are also your opportunity to discuss your concerns about your dental health with Dr. Kim. She’ll take the time to sit with you and answer your questions. We know that information and education are powerful and necessary for you to make appropriate decisions about your health.
How Gum Disease Affects Your General Health
Recently, numerous studies have pointed to a link between your oral health and your overall health and wellness. You may hear this referred to as the oral-systemic link, because it also affects other systems in your body.
While researchers continue to explore the connection, it’s clear that chronic oral health problems can contribute to a broad spectrum of general health conditions:
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
- Kidney disease
When providing family dentistry in Kirkland, WA, Dr. Kim takes your overall health and well-being very seriously. You can minimize oral health problems that put you at risk with preventive dental care. Dental exams and cleanings at least twice a year can go a long way toward helping you maintain a healthy mouth and a healthy body.
Don’t Wait Until You’re in Pain to See Us
For many dental problems, pain may be the last symptom that occurs. By the time you experience discomfort, the problem may be more difficult and costly to fix. In some cases, waiting too long can result in removing a tooth that's damaged beyond repair.
Dental x-rays and visual examinations allow us to see problems when they are just beginning. Treating the problem now, when it's small, will save you money and time and help you to avoid discomfort and pain.
At Jen Kim Dentistry, we are happy to discuss your dental concerns with you. Digital x-ray technology allows us to review your x-rays with you and zoom in to pinpoint any problems that we find. By practicing preventive dental care, we can use conservative care approaches more often to give you a better overall experience.
Why We Recommend Dental X-Rays
Although we do a comprehensive examination of your teeth and surrounding tissue, we are unable to see some areas without the use of dental x-rays. To correctly diagnose the conditions of these areas, Dr. Kim may recommend that we take dental x-rays to understand the exact location and extent of the problem. At Jen Kim dentistry, we acknowledge your concerns regarding radiation. To minimize that, we use digital x-rays, which significantly reduces your exposure to radiation.
Affording Dental Care for Your Family
Since prevention can minimize your need for major procedures like root canals, most insurance plans cover two dental exams and cleanings every 12 months at 100 percent. So, if you’re insured, the cost of these treatments won’t be an issue. The only thing you need to do is be proactive and pick up the phone to make a dental appointment at our Kirkland, WA dental office.
If you’re not insured, our Jen Kim Dentistry Membership Club may be perfect for your family's dental needs. For a low monthly payment and a one-time activation fee, your plan covers two preventive dental visits and one emergency visit every 12 months. It also includes discounts on many other dental procedures. We offer three different plans; Adult Membership, Perio Membership, and Child Membership to cover all your family’s needs. Please call us for more information or visit our financial page to sign up online.
Schedule Your Next Dental Checkup Today
Are you due for a cleaning or examination? We have early morning and evening hours, making it easy to find a convenient appointment that fits into your busy schedule. Please contact us today so we can get started!