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12777 Valley View St. #282
Garden Grove, CA 92845
Phone: (714) 898-8757

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620 N Diamond Bar Blvd
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Phone: (909) 861-3043

Are you at risk of Gum Disease ?





The 7 Danger Signs of Gum Disease That You Didn't Know about...


1. Your gums sometimes bleed when you brush your teeth.

This folks is not normal and should not be thought of as normal. If any other part of your body bled when you touched it you would be calling your physician post haste. Don't be fooled to thinking that bleeding is a normal part of brushing.


2. You've got bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth.

Guess what, if you don't notice it i guarantee your spouse, loved one, co-worker or child will notice it. Many times they will want to ignore it as well and won't let you know.


3. Your gums are soft, swollen or tender.

Tender gums are a sign of inflammation and not present in health. Your gums should be pink not red and firm not flabby.


4. Your gums are receeding from your teeth.

Ever heard the term long in the tooth. Well the gums should stay up near the tops or crowns of the teeth. The root should not be showing.


5. Your teeth have changed their position slightly, making your 'bite' different.

This is a classic sign of even more severe gum and bone loss. The teeth move because the bone is diminished and no longer can support the teeth. Much like an umbrella tipping over on the beach when not enough support or sand is around it.


6. Any of your teeth are loose.

In health the teeth should be stable and not moveable. With looseness comes other problems.


7. Pus seeps from your gums when you press them.

Is pus anywhere on your body a good sign? Not that I am aware of.




Could you be one of the millions of people who have gum disease and don't know it?


The American Academy of Periodontology's patient self-assessment tool will help you see if you are at risk for having or developing periodontal (gum) disease. Millions of people don't know they have this serious infection that can lead to tooth loss if not treated.



Link to what is periodontal disease?


Once your answers are submitted, a proprietary calculation determines whether you are at low, medium or high risk and generates a report of your results. This Periodontal Disease Risk Score and the information contained in your report should not be construed as dental advice or as a substitute for a comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis by a qualified practitioner. Rather, this report is intended to help educate patients about common risk factors related to periodontal diseases and to assist in the decision of when referral to a periodontist would be advisable.



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Dr. Jin Y. Kim is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology.

Call Dr. Kim's practices at:

714-898-9857 Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Cypress, Anaheim, Buena Park areas

909-861-3043 Diamond Bar, Chino, Roland Heights, Yorba Linda, Walnut areas