Dr. James S. Kim, DDS. SC


Importance of dental care before/during/ and post pregnancy

Pregnant woman holding belly | Dental Care During Pregnancy in Wausau WI | James S. Kim DDS

Dental Care During Pregnancy 

In the last few weeks, our dental office has treated many patients who are pregnant. Congratulatory and happy times are the norm. However, for some pregnant patients, the dental visits were emergencies. The last thing an expectant mother needs is more complications caused by teeth or gums. A few recommendations can greatly aid in a pleasant dental experience before/during/post pregnancy. 


1. Keep up your dental care during pregnancy

If you are planning to have a child, a good place to visit is not only your medical doctor, but also your family dentist. Both doctors can guide you through your pregnancy so you can have the most pleasant experience. A ...

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Dental Maintenance Can Save You Over $100,000 In Your Lifetime!

Tooth on top of stack of money | Dental Maintenance in Wausau WI | Dr. James S. Kim, DDS

The Importance of Dental Maintenance 

Last week, I had a conversation with a new patient who came to our Wausau, WI office complaining of a wisdom tooth that had been bothering him for awhile. Upon examination of his mouth, I noticed other issues, such as gum disease and cavities. I asked the patient his dental habits such as flossing, brushing, and rinsing with an antiseptic oral rinse (Listerine). The patient’s response was “I don’t have time.” This is a typical response by many patients who tend to neglect their teeth and gums. So my staff and I try to use analogies that can help these patients get motivated. 


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Wisdom Teeth … Extract or not to Extract?

Wisdom Teeth in Wausau WI

Wisdom Teeth … Extract or not to Extract?


This is a question that many parents have asked me numerous times since I have been in practice. I must say, my initial opinion on this matter has changed over the years. In my early years in practice, I believed in the “wait and see” approach concerning removing of wisdom teeth on young adults. However, my own experience over the years, has led me to recommend the extraction of wisdom teeth earlier than later to make the experience pleasant for both the patient and the dentist who will be performing the wisdom teeth ...

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End of Summer...

Wausau, WI Dentist

August 2013


I hope everyone had a great summer enjoying all the activities that makes living in Wausau, Wisconsin so great.  As usual, summer has passed too quickly for many, including myself, so I thought I write a brief reminder for all of you concerning your dental needs and benefits.

As you prepare for school in the coming few weeks, I would like to recommend that you have your children’s cleaning and examination appointments scheduled, and if necessary complete their dental treatment before school starts. Also do not forget about the required dental forms for school for some children. These forms need ...

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