Rodney Y. Kim, DDS, is an established dentist who maintains his own private practice located in El Cerrito, California. he received his dental degree in 1965 at Loyola University Chicago and is a professional member of the American Dental Association, the Berkeley Dental Society, and the California Dental Association.
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Grinding becomes a habit after the age of five if not stopped before then. All you can do is try to stop him every time you see or hear him grinding. Beyond this age, you should see or consult with a children’s dentist. READ MORE
You should go back to who ever did the pulpectomy and have a complete root canal treatment done. READ MORE
Yes. Food left between teeth can break down and eventually may cause a decay to form READ MORE
Not necessarily. Sometimes the pain may just be post operative pain and may disappear a week or two following treatment. If the pain or sensitivity does not go away, I would suggest seeing an Endodontist READ MORE
Probably not. There is nothing you can take that systemically will change the color of your teeth. However, there are home bleaching kits which may help, such as the Crest bleaching strips. The only thing you have to be careful to watch is sensitivity. READ MORE
Chewing Sugar-free gum is OK READ MORE
Professional Society Memberships
- American Dental Association, Berkeley Dental Society, California Dental Association
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- Frequent Smoking and Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Gum Disease
Studies show that smoking and lack of sleep are two factors that affect the progression of gum disease. “The study shows that other than brushing and flossing, there are lifestyle factors that may affect the dental health of a person”, says Preston D. Miller Jr., DDS, president of the American...
- Denture Creams Can Cause Nerve Damage
A number of recent reports show that overuse of denture creams and other products leads to nerve damage. The major reason behind this damage is zinc poisoning from the products. Zinc is an important mineral required by the body, but the amount of zinc is usually balanced with that of copper. People...
- Illinois Dental Practice Offers Sleep Apnea Treatment
There are a few options for treating sleep apnea. The most common that many people are familiar with is using a CPAP machine. CPAP machines work wonders for most patients. Some patients choose to get surgery to try to correct the problem. The least known treatment for sleep apnea can...
- Why Do I Have a Toothache?
Toothaches refers to the pain in and around one's mouth and jaw. This pain can be very mild or throbbing, and differs in intensity from one person to another. The pain may start suddenly. In some cases, the pain may become worse with time or just disappear after some time.Some of the common causes...
- Invasive Dental Treatments May Increase the Risk of Heart Disease
Invasive dental treatments, like tooth extractions, may increase the risk of heart disease or stroke, according to a new study published in, Annals of Internal Medicine. The results show the risk as a short-term one, which can return back to normal after six months.Earlier studies have shown a link...
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