Blog

3 Reasons to Protect Baby Teeth

Parents often wonder about the American Dental Association’s recommendation that children see the dentist no later than their first birthday. They only have a couple of baby teeth, and those will come out anyway, so what’s the urgency?Consider the fact that your child’s baby teeth actually started forming when you were six to eight weeks pregnant, and permanent teeth followed in the twentieth week. You can see that a lot happens with your child’s oral health even before your little one makes their appearance in the world!The Crucial Role Baby Teeth PlayTiny baby teeth are certainly precious, but they play a significant role in your child’s early dental development. What happens ...

Read More →

3 Benefits of Dental Implants You Might Not Know About

dental implants san diego
Dental implants have been widely used for decades, but many people have only recently become aware of what they are and how they work. This is understandable! Dental technologies, treatments, and techniques are advancing so rapidly that it can be a challenge to keep up with all the improvements!Dental implants have completely changed the way we approach tooth replacement. There are enormous benefits to choosing implants, so it’s important for you to understand their benefits.3 Benefits of Choosing Dental ImplantsHere are a few facts about dental implants that many people aren’t aware of:The secret to the success of implants is the titanium post that is placed in your jaw. Titanium ...

Read More →

Are E-Cigs Bad for your Oral Health?

dentist rancho penasquitos | dentist san diego
Vaping is a popular tobacco alternative to regular cigarettes. E-cigarettes are cheaper and, since they produce vapor, not smoke, they can be used almost anywhere. However, e-cigs do contain nicotine that’s derived from the tobacco plant.How Nicotine Affects Your Oral HealthThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded in 2014 that there’s a lack of definitive research on the health effects of e-cigs and vaping. So the jury is still out on the long-term health effects of e-cigs, but that doesn’t mean we can’t share information about the negative impacts we do know about. We know, for instance, that nicotine does have a negative effect on the health of your mouth, ...

Read More →

Seeking the Right Dentist in San Diego for Your Family?

dentist san diego
Whether you have recently relocated or simply want to locate another dentist in the San Diego area, there are a few important questions you should ask to find the dentist who best serves your family’s needs.How does the dentist make you feel?First impressions matter, so it’s good to notice the way the doctor makes you feel. Does he or she take the time to explain things to you patiently and in detail? Are they relaxed, or do you feel like they’re ready to bolt out the door to see the next patient? Trust your instincts, because if you aren’t comfortable with them now, imagine how you’ll feel when it’s time ...

Read More →

Congratulations Dr. Nguyen

We are so excited to welcome his daughter, Elle, into the world. This little bundle of joy was born on Friday, May 12th in the wee hours of the morning. We wish her all the best in life and great teeth!In case she needs orthodontic treatment (braces), like many of us do, we thought we’d talk about what to do when white spots develop. We all know that once braces come off, all we want to do is flash those pearly whites and smile that Julia Roberts smile, but those spots are even more visible after.First, you should know what causes them. The white spots are a result of demineralization ...

Read More →

Interview with a Dentist

Hello, all! We’re new to this, but we wanted to have a space where we can talk to you about a few things, dental related or otherwise. If you haven’t had a chance to check out our team on the website, we’ll be doing a few features about our team members here and there as well as catching you up on what’s new in the office. Hope you enjoy!Allow us to introduce the man of the hour. His name is Dr. Duc Nguyen (Pronounced “Duke New-in” in case anyone was wondering, we get that question a lot). Dr. Nguyen graduated from NYU and completed an extra year of training at ...

Read More →