• FAQ

  • What services do you offer?

    We offer many services, ranging from Smile Design & Implants to routine dental care. For more information see our services menu tab.

    Where are you located in Redmond?

    We’re centrally located in downtown Redmond, with free parking and easily assessable offices. Check out our contact page for more detailed information.

    Are your doctors trained in many different areas?

    Dr. Yum has many years of dental experience and has certified in many different types of dental care, including cosmetic care, implants, and children dentistry. Learn more about us.

    Can I use my dental insurance?

    We accept almost all major plans. Contact Lisa or Susie for more information.

    What payment options do you provide?

    We accept most types of dental insurance and will file claims as a courtesy. We also accept cash, checks, most credit cards, and financial arrangements through our preferred third-party finance institutions.

    How safe are dental X-rays?

    Advances in Dentistry over the years have lead to the low radiation levels emitted by today’s x-rays. Some of the improvements include new digital x-ray machines that limit the radiation beam to the small area being x-rayed and higher speed x-ray films that require shorter exposure time. Also, the use of lead-lined, full-body aprons protect the body from stray radiation.

    I'm interested in changing the shape of my teeth. What options are available?

    Several options are available to change the shape of teeth, color, close spaces, or repair chipped teeth. Orthodontic, bonding, crowns, veneers, and recontouring.

    What are dental sealants, who should get them, and how long do they last?

    Sealants are thin, plastic coating that is painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth to prevent tooth decay. Typically, children should get sealants on their permanent molars and premolars as soon as these teeth come in. However, adults without decay or fillings in their molars can also benefit from sealants. Sealants can protect the teeth from decay up to 10 years.

    How often should I go to my dentist for a check-up?

    Your dentist is trained to detect and and treat various problems before you are even aware of them. The goal is prevention- prevent disease, decay, and tooth loss. Your dentist and hygienist can determine how often you need to make a visit, but for most people, twice a year is sufficient.

    How can I manage fear, anxiety, or pain?

    Possible medication, lasers, nitro-oxide, and anxiety reducing techniques.

    Natural or Holistic dentistry?

    As a holistic dentistry, our approach to dentistry promotes health and wellness instead of the treatment of disease. It encompasses both modern science and knowledge drawn from the worlds great traditions on natural healing. Holistic dentistry acknowledges and deals with the mind, body, and spirit of the patient as a whole and not just their “teeth”. The basic principles of dental holistic practices include: proper nutrition for the prevention and reversal of degenerative dental disease, avoidance and elimination of toxins from dental materials, prevention and treatment of dental malocclusion, and prevention and treatment of gum disease at its biological basis.

    What may cause bad breath?

    The main sources of bad breath are the tongue, gum problems, and old restoration (fillings and crowns).

    What can I do to prevent bad breath?

    Clean and scrape tongue, floss and brush daily, change old restorations, and regularly come in for a clean at your dental office.

    What can I do about stained or discolored teeth?

    Since teeth whitening has now become the number one aesthetic concern of many patients, there are many products and methods available to achieve a professional, bright smile. Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural teeth enamel, and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. Over the counter products are also available, but they are much less effective than professional treatments..