Dr. Karen Ho, DDS | Palm View Dental
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When you visit our Alhambra dental office, your smile and dental health are our top priorities. Dr. Karen Ho and Dr Min Hee Oh, DDS are dedicated to providing you with the personalized, quality dental care that you deserve.

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What are the Major Benefits of Invisalign?

At Palm View Dental in Alhambra, CA, we’ve been offering Invisalign aligner therapy to our San Gabriel Valley patients for several years now. What many of those happy patients have told our family dentists, Dr. Karen Ho and Dr. Min Hee Oh, is that they love the comfort, convenience and near invisibility of Invisalign the most. And, time-after-time we’ve found that Invisalign, when used as directed, delivers amazing smile-restoring outcomes that our patients can’t wait to show off! If you’d like to learn more about the proven benefits of Invisalign therapy, ask the dentist during your next exam, or call Palm View Dental today at: (626) 345-7474 to schedule ...

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Benefits of Dental Implants

On many occasions we’ve had a new patient visit our office who is missing one or more of their teeth.  They come to us because it’s making them feel self-conscious about their looks, and interfering with their ability to eat and speak comfortably.  One of the cosmetic dental procedures that we use to restore their smile like new again is surgically inserting dental implants.  With today’s technology, the teeth attached to the implants themselves look natural and blend very nicely into a patient’s natural smile.  In addition, dental implants are strong, durable, and last for many years.  However, there may be times when they’ll need to be re-tightened or ...

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Dental Implants: Don’t Let a Missing Tooth Ruin Your Smile

Are you currently walking around with a missing tooth that’s making it uncomfortable to smile, talk or eat? If so, one of the restorative cosmetic procedures we offer at Palm View Dental are dental implants. Today’s innovative implant materials allow Dr. Karen Ho to restore your smile like-new again promptly, reliably and affordably in the comfort of our office.

In fact, most of our happy patients who’ve received a dental implant tell us that their mouths feel so much better afterwards, and that when they smile it looks just like their natural teeth! If you’d like to get started doing something about that unsightly gap in your teeth, call Palm ...

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How Long Does Invisalign Take to Straighten Teeth?

One of the more common Invisalign questions that we get from San Gabriel Valley patients at Palm View Dental in Alhambra, CA, is how long it takes to straighten their teeth. Our licensed cosmetic dentists, Dr. Karen Ho and Dr. Min Hee Oh, will tell you that it depends on the level of teeth misalignment that you start with, and the amount of correction that’s needed. They can give you a better idea of how long it will take to restore your smile back to its natural, beautiful state with Invisalign therapy during an initial consultation. To schedule one today, call Palm View Dental at: (626) 345-7474!

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Why Should I Choose Invisalign Over Fixed Braces?

We’ve all seen high school yearbook pictures of students with metal braces, and heard terms like “metal mouth”, or “tinsel teeth”. With the advanced bite correction methods that we use at Palm View Dental in Alhambra, CA, for most patients “metal mouths” are a thing of the past. Our licensed cosmetic dentists, Dr. Karen Ho and Dr. Min Hee Oh, are highly-trained in the latest smile-restoring products including Invisalign. To discover why more San Gabriel Valley patients are choosing Invisalign to restore their smiles to the beautiful, natural states they were meant to be, ask the dentist during your next office visit, or call us today at (626) 345-7474!

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How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

In the greater San Gabriel Valley area, Invisalign can only be used by dentists or orthodontists that are certified, like Dr. Ho and Dr. Oh at Palm View Dental in Alhambra, CA. Patients ask us about the cost of an Invisalign correction, so we tell them it’s about the same as a course of traditional braces, or roughly $3500 to $8500. The true value to the patient, in addition to their amazing smile, is how comfortable, discrete, and convenient the removable clear aligners are.

To learn if Invisalign is right for you, ask the dentist during your next office visit. Your dental insurance may cover some of the Invisalign therapy ...

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Orthodontist vs Cosmetic Dentist

Your smile is one of your greatest assets.  This is why it is so important to make sure you are not only brushing and flossing your teeth but have a dental team that will provide you the best possible care.  Sometimes it is confusing trying to figure out what kind of dentist you need.  For instance, should you see an orthodontist or cosmetic dentist help you?

An orthodontist is a dentist that has been trained in fixing dental irregularities. They are a licensed dentist that has completed two additional years of experience and training. They are able to fix overcrowding, crooked, or under or over bites.  Usually, your dentist will ...

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What are Cosmetic Dental Procedures?

Cosmetic dental procedures are procedures that are handled by a dentist purely for cosmetic reasons. While there can be some medical or physical benefits to cosmetic dental procedures, they are primarily used to improve one's appearance. There are numerous types of cosmetic dental procedures that are commonly used today, including the following:

Tooth Reshaping

If you've had a tooth that's been broken or damaged, a cosmetic dentist can reshape it for you so that it has a natural appearance. Teeth that are misshapen can also be shaved down and rebuilt so that they have the correct appearance. This tooth reshaping process is one cosmetic dentistry procedure that is commonly performed after ...

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Cosmetic Dentistry: Is It Really Safe?

A lot of people are interested in getting cosmetic dentistry done, but they often wonder if it's actually safe? The truth is it really depends, but you can find out more by reading the rest of this article. It will discuss when it's safe, the potential risks of cosmetic dentistry and what considerations you need to take in before deciding to have a procedure done.

When It's Safe

Generally speaking, cosmetic dentistry is safe, but only under the right circumstances. For example, it is usually safe when it is performed by a highly trained professional who has undergone specialized training. Also, the best professionals continue their education or stay on top ...

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Invisalign with awarded Platinum Provider

Start Invisalign with a 2018 Invisalign Platinum Provider

Now…. why would you want Invisalign?  Invisalign is an orthodontic product that can straighten your teeth and align them to improve function, reduce wear, reduce chipping, alleviate jaw pain, and allow access to previously crowded areas therefore improving your overall hygiene.  This will all add to increasing the longevity of your teeth.   These are just the tip of the iceberg benefits of straight teeth.  A great demonstration of the benefits of straight teeth can be seen on this Invisalign video.

We believe with routine maintenance and proactive care, dentures will be a thing of the past. 

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Got Sensitive Teeth?

Anatomy of a tooth, Sensitive teeth

The Parts of Your Tooth and How They Affect Tooth Sensitivity.

Do your pearly whites experience pain when you eat or drink something that is hot, cold, or sweet? Tooth sensitivity is the sharp burst of pain your teeth feel if you have tooth sensitivity and they touch something hot, cold, or sweet. This is likely from exposed dentin, that layer of the tooth below the tooth enamel that is filled with microscopic tubules containing nerve endings. Dentin is usually protected by enamel in the crown of the tooth and by cementum in the root.

So What Is in That Tooth?

- Pulp is the soft tissue in the center of the tooth and ...

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