Gig Harbor dentist Kim Rioux is passionate about health, wellness, and holistic care. She focuses not only on restoration and prevention but on creating a new level of overarching well-being. It begins with the simplest and most fundamental aspect of life: Breathing.
Many dentists offer “cosmetic dentistry.” Dr. Kim Rioux reaches deeper, into fully maximizing our genetic potential to be the best possible version of ourselves: healthy, happy, and beautiful.
Just to be clear, “beauty” is not just “skin deep.”
Our perception and preference for beauty is not some superficial diversion; it hearkens to a deeper, biological ability to instantaneously assess health, vitality, and all the things that afford us the ability to live life to its fullest.
Going above and beyond for you.
This philosophy has inspired Dr. Rioux to take an extensive amount of advanced dental education. Using this training, she performs a thorough comprehensive exam, enabling you to achieve a beautiful, functional smile while getting healthy. Her expertise includes:
Do you want to get in touch with Dr. Rioux? Feel free to call our office at any time, and ask for her personal cell number.
Cosmetic Esthetic Dentistry
Having never really identified with the term “cosmetic dentistry,” the motivation of which is rarely to improve health on any level, we prefer “Esthetic Dentistry.”
Cosmetic is defined as done or made for the sake of appearance and is synonymous with superficial, surface, and exterior.
Cosmetic dentistry is often performed without regard to its consequences to overall health, often sacrificing healthy tooth structure along the way.
It's All About Health
Esthetic Dentistry takes into account the whole system, the whole person, and creates or enhances health and beauty. The premise is without health, true beauty cannot be attained.
It is necessary to respect and support the whole system, the entire person, rather than focus on one small problem or imperfection.
If an esthetic problem is a small one, then the solution should be non-invasive and follow the Hippocratic paradigm of “first do no harm.”
Saving Healthy Tooth Structure
Removing healthy, stable tooth structure falls counter to the Hippocratic Oath.
This is why we work hard to provide the most cutting-edge options for beautiful, esthetic dentistry WITHOUT the removal of healthy tooth structure.
At Harbor Hill Dentistry, many of our restorative and esthetic options actually ADD strength to the tooth structure, rather than removing tooth structure which ultimately weakens the tooth.
Exceeding Your Expectations
If you're looking for a general dentist, you can trust our team to treat you with respect and customize a treatment plan based on your oral and overall health.
Our promise to you: We'll never take shortcuts with your treatment plan. Every day our dental team works hard to create a memorable experience while delivering high-quality holistic dentistry to last for many years. We are experts in balancing your needs with a customized plan to get you healthy.
Putting your dental fears to rest
If dental anxiety is keeping you from visiting the dentist, our safe and effective sedation dentistry solutions could be the answer you're looking for. Sedation dentistry is an excellent solution for anyone who:
On top of our sedation dentistry, our modern dental office is packed with comforting amenities to transform your visits into a relaxing experience.
Accommodating your busy schedule
We'll do our best to balance your busy schedule with your dental appointments while completing treatment effectively and in a timely fashion. We do offer early morning appointments and can provide treatment on Fridays (by appointment only). Please call us at (253) 857-6778 for more details.
Money should not dictate the dental care you receive, which is why we'll work with you to accommodate your budget needs. We do accept CareCredit and most dental insurance plans. For those with dental insurance, we will file claims on your behalf.
Ready to get started?
You've taken care of everyone else. Now it's your turn to achieve the smile of your dreams. We're here to guide you on your journey to a gorgeous smile and a healthier you. Rest assured, we'll be at your side through every aspect of your appointments, advance at your pace, and help you find the right choices for your healthy smile.
Our dental office is in Gig Harbor, and we're proud to provide dental and whole-services in the Pacific Northwest, including Bremerton, Port Orchard, Purdy, Port Angeles, and Tacoma.
Download our patient forms to get a head start on your visit:
This often involves discussing how big broad smiles actually support and create health by allowing for an ideal airway getting back to that most fundamental element of health: Breathing.
We incorporate an assessment of airway, TMJ, and overall health into each and every new patient exam. We know that it is as vital to the care of our patients as is assessing all other aspects of oral health more commonly associated with regular dental care.
Some of our services include:
Beautiful, Life-changing Results
‘‘It's very clear Dr. Rioux works very hard to deliver a high level of service. She is the best dentist I've ever had and is very caring and gentle. Her team is so kind and personable. Whenever I felt uncomfortable, they adapted their approach to my comfort level.’’
- Karen J., Actual Patient
‘‘The office personnel is kind and very professional. Dr. Rioux has guided me through many issues of teeth problems. She has been spot on. Dr. Rioux is very knowledgeable and has a complete network of team professionals to consult with unusual problems of teeth.’’
- Debra C., Actual Patient
‘‘Dr. Rioux is a very caring and thorough professional in every regard! I have been extremely impressed with her and her entire staff. If you’re looking for a great dentist in Gig Harbor, you could not be in better hands.’’
- Karin P., Actual Patient
How Can We Help You?
Ready to become your best self? We are here for you! Please let us know how we can help you.
We're conveniently located in Downtown Gig Harbor.
For New Patients
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