General & Preventive Dentistry In Downtown San Diego

Fill out your information below, and a member of our team will reach out as soon as possible.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Keep Your Smile Strong

General & Preventive Dentistry

At Urban Dental, Dr. Jessica Kim specializes in preventive care and general dentistry. Our goal is always to keep your smile healthy and free of common oral health issues like gum disease and tooth decay. Schedule a six-month cleaning and exam with Dr. Kim and get your smile on track to a lifetime of health and wellbeing.

woman listening to dentist

The Cornerstone Of Preventive Care

Teeth Cleanings & Dental Hygiene

Teeth cleanings are crucial for lasting oral health. Every six months, your teeth will be cleaned to remove plaque, and be examined to ensure that your mouth is healthy.

In addition, you can keep your teeth and gums in top form by making sure to keep a good oral hygiene routine at home. It’s important to brush at least twice a day for two minutes, ideally once after breakfast and once before bed. You should also floss once a day to remove plaque and food particles from between teeth that brushing alone cannot reach.

Strengthen Your Teeth

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments are used to remineralize and strengthen teeth. Dr. Kim will apply a thin layer of fluoride-rich gel or paste to your teeth and leave it in place for a few minutes. This will help to remineralize your teeth by attracting minerals to your enamel, strengthening it and even reversing minor decay or soft spots.

Spot Hidden Issues

Dental X-Rays

Dental x-rays are usually required at your first appointment at our office, and then taken annually to ensure a comprehensive and thorough evaluation. X-rays are a safe and effective way for Dr. Kim to look for potential hidden issues with your smile, and ensure that your mouth is free of gum disease, cavities, and more.

woman getting an xray

Prevent Decay

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants consist of a liquid resin, which is applied to the rear teeth after they have been cleaned, and is hardened with a UV light. This creates a strong, invisible barrier that stops cavities by protecting your enamel from direct contact with bacteria, acid, and food particles. Sealants can last up to 10 years, making them an effective, long-term way to keep your teeth free from cavities and decay.

Get Peace Of Mind

Oral Cancer Screenings

As a part of every six-month cleaning, Dr. Jessica Kim will perform a thorough oral cancer screening. She will examine your mouth for potential warning signs, and ensure that you get appropriate treatment if she notices any potential areas of concern.

We also offer a special oral cancer screening exam with our Vizilite which allows for early dectection of abnormal cell growth. Detecting oral cancer early can increase the survival rate to 80%–90%

Prevent Complications

Dental Implants

If you're missing a tooth, a dental implant can help prevent bone resorption and teeth shifting. Dental implants use a two-part structure, consisting of a metal artificial root and a porcelain dental crown. The crown attaches to the titanium root, which is surgically placed into your mouth and permanently bonds with your jaw bone. Dental implants can last 30+ years, never move or shift, and look and feel completely natural, making them a great option for replacing missing teeth.

woman holding a modal of a dental implant

Get The Preventive Care You Need

Call (619) 696-0510