Preventive Dental Care

Regular checkups, cleanings, and good dental hygiene form the foundation for a lifetime of oral health.

Dental Hygiene

An excellent start to preventive dental hygiene is the everyday care taken at home, from eating the right foods to brushing and flossing your teeth routinely to prevent plaque buildup. However, plaque can hide in hard-to-reach spots in the mouth, and over time this may lead to tooth decay, gingivitis, and tartar build up. This harmful bacteria breaks down the enamel of the tooth that helps protect it, which can cause pain while eating or other discomfort in the mouth. Stains from food and drink can also build up on teeth, despite the amount of brushing one does at home.

Regular Checkups, Cleanings, and Screenings

Here at Pacific Smiles, we provide a complete range of preventive services to ensure your mouth, teeth, and gums are looking and feeling their best. Dr. Kim and his knowledgeable staff provide regular cleanings in order to remove any plaque build-up and stains that cannot be reached by brushing and flossing at home. Regular checkups ensure any left-over plaque is cleaned, as well as provide you with any further knowledge or steps that need to be taken in order to prevent cases of tooth decay or gum (periodontal) disease. To ensure your dental hygiene is always in check, we also provide Oral Cancer Screenings and Non-Surgical Gum Treatment. These steps taken during your regular checkup are important in order to provide the most amount of patient education available to you about the health of your mouth, teeth, and gums.

Insurance and Costs

While serving patients in the South Bay area, our goal at Pacific Smiles is to provide top-notch preventative and cosmetic dental care that creates healthy mouths and smiles that last a lifetime. To put your mind at ease, our office offers affordable rates, accepts most dental insurance plans, and provides third-party financing options.

Before beginning treatment, one of our staff members will explain any out-of-pocket costs that you may be asked to pay. If you have any other pricing and insurance questions a member of our team will be happy to answer those for you.

For your added convenience we offer the following preventative dental care package for those of you with no insurance or who would like to pay out of pocket:

New Patient Package only $165 (a savings of up to $350)

  • Comprehensive Dental Exam
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Periodontal Disease Screening
  • Diagnostic Digital X-rays
  • Cleaning & Polishing

Call Us Today to Schedule an Appointment

If you live in the South Bay area, it’s never too late to get the brighter, whiter, straighter, healthier smile that you’ve always wanted. Make your smile the best it can be by calling us to schedule a preventative oral health exam and teeth cleaning under the reliable care of Dr. Kim and the other knowledgeable dental professionals at Pacific Smiles!

Fred J. Kim, DDS, FAAID
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Fred J. Kim, DDS, FAAID

Dr. Kim and his caring staff are truly committed to providing the best, comfortable and positive experience in an honest and non-confrontational manner. Our goal is to offer high quality Dental Implant and Cosmetic treatment while working hard to ensure that you feel at ease while you’re here and satisfied when you leave.

Dr. Kim provides a unique perspective in that he is able to provide Dental Implant Surgery and World Class Dental Esthetics under one roof. Dr Kim is considered an expert in dental implants and cosmetic dentistry among his dentist and periodontist colleagues, and has been Board Certified by the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry.

American Board of Implantology - American Academy of Implant Dentistry - Ammerican Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

ABOI        |        AAID        |        AACD

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