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Each staff member at Delicate Dental Arts provided excellent service and in general, were over-the-top experts in their approach to dental health. I would recommend their office to anyone! - Tim C.
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Meet Dr. Nancy Nguyen-Kyger
Dr. Nancy Nguyen-Kyger, a dentist in Carlsbad, attended U.C. Davis with a major in Nutrition Science. She has lived in California most of her life. As a graduate of the University of Pacific, School of Dentistry in San Francisco, she is passionate about providing gentle, compassionate, and comprehensive dentistry to all patients. When she isn't helping patients smile, Dr. Nguyen enjoys playing tennis, traveling, hiking, and painting floral landscapes.
  • Proudly served as a U.S. Army dentist for three years and was stationed overseas.
  • Regularly attends continuing education courses
  • Member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Diego County Dental Society, and former Tucker Dental Society.
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What to Know about Charcoal Toothpaste

Lately, using charcoal toothpaste has been a trending theme in the world of DIY beauty tips. Chances are that you’ve seen posts on social media sites on using activated charcoal for facial masks, as a supplement or even as a replacement for your regular toothpaste.The recent popularity of charcoal comes from the fact that is an excellent detoxification agent and works great for whitening your teeth. However, there are proponents on both sides of the fence on the topic. Therefore, your Carlsbad dentist came up with this quick guide that explains the risks associated with using charcoal toothpaste.The So-Called "Pros" of Charcoal ToothpasteUsing charcoal toothpaste has become a trend due ...

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Things You Save by Visiting Your Dentist

Your mouth is a vital part of who you are. It helps you to breathe, eat and speak each day, so it's important to invest the right amount of time, energy and sufficient funds to make it long-lasting. Visiting your dentist in Carlsbad might actually help you save a few things! Here’s why we think it's important to keep up with your routine visits.Save MoneyIt is tempting to hold off on dental treatments when you don’t have the money, but that could cause more harm than good. For example, take a simple cavity. It could cost a couple of hundred dollars to have this cavity repaired. In addition, you’ll save ...

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FAQs about Breastfeeding & Baby's Dental Health

Breastfeeding is a personal decision that many mothers choose to make a healthy start for their baby. It has a great impact on both the mother’s and baby’s health, but there are often many questions involved with the impact on a child’s dental care. Here’s what you need to know with the help of your dentists in Carlsbad CA.Is Breastfeeding Beneficial to the Baby’s Dental Health?In several recent studies, breastfeeding babies showed better teeth alignment when exclusively breastfed for 6 months. This included a reduction in overbites, crossbites, and open bites.There is also a reduction in baby bottle tooth decay as the baby doesn’t have prolonged exposure to the ...

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Stages of Tooth Decay

Five separate stages occur when your teeth are experiencing decay. If caught early enough by your dentist in Carlsbad CA, you have the chance to reverse or slow the progression. That’s why it’s important to understand what is occurring inside of your mouth. Learn about all these five stages of tooth decay by reading more below.Stage 1: White Spots FormDuring stage one, your tooth begins to show the signs of being attacked. White spots begin to form below the enamel surface to signify demineralization. Your dentist can help to reverse this stage with fluoride, which is why it is important to keep your bi-annual visits.Stage 2: Decay of the Enamel

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Worst Foods for Your Teeth

Many foods and beverages that we consume can cause plague, which can lead to gingivitis, tooth disease and many other oral complications. Plaque is a film made up of bacteria that sticks to your teeth and attacks the enamel causing tooth decay. When this bacterium breaks down the enamel far enough, a cavity will form.Here is a list created by your dentist in Carlsbad of some of the worst foods that can cause damage to your teeth.Sour Candy – We all know that candy is bad for your teeth, but sour candy contains different acids that are hard on your teeth. In addition, they are also chewy and therefore stick ...

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Flossing a Child's Teeth

Did you know that it is important that you floss your child’s teeth? You want to start the practice while they still have their baby teeth in. In fact, as soon as the teeth start to fit closely together, parents should help them floss daily. This starts around the ages of two and six. Once they are able to handle the floss on their own, you can let them take over, but making sure their technique is safe and effective is the key. Learn by reading more below with the help of your dentist in Carlsbad, Dr. Nguyen!Importance of FlossingMake flossing an important part of the family’s routine and children ...

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Effect of Thumb Sucking & Pacifiers

Most children find thumbsucking to be a natural reflex. Using the thumbs, fingers or pacifiers is a way to make them feel secure. Children often use this method to soothe themselves to sleep or provide comfort when they're upset. If let go beyond a normal span of time, this practice can cause damage to the child’s teeth, which is why your dentist in Carlsbad wants to delve into this habit.How Can Thumbsucking Affect My Child's Teeth?Once permanent teeth come in, thumbsucking can cause problems with the growth of the mouth. It can also cause a misalignment of the teeth. Sometimes thumb sucking will also change the roof of the ...

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