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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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Choosing the Best Toothbrush

Choosing a toothbrush is an important part of proper dental hygiene. There are many selections available on the market today, so it can be confusing which one to buy. Here’s a simple guide to help you find the right brush.What to Look ForWe all know that brushing twice a day is essential, but you must have the right toothbrush to do that. While there are many aspects to the toothbrush that you want to look for, it can be broken down into a few that are very important.Pick a brush with a small head so it can move around easier inside your mouth.Use a toothbrush that has soft bristles to ...

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Remembering the Goal of Delicate Dental Arts

This week, I wanted to take a step back and just remind you what the main goal behind Delicate Dental is. Our driving purpose here can sometimes get lost underneath all the information about dental technology, oral health tips, and industry news.Why We’re HereAt its core, Delicate Dental is here to promote healthy, pain-free teeth and gums for lifein all of our patients. Secondarily, we want you to feel good about your smile.How we go about this is also important to our practice. We’re called Delicate Dental for a reason! It’s because we want to make sure you’re comfortable every time you’re in the chair (and out of the chair ...

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Top 3 Oral Health Stocking Stuffers For Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s the right time to make sure you’ve gotten all the gifts and stocking stuffers you need for the kids.Here’s a suggestion. With so much candy and other treats around the holidays, why not give the gift of oral health to your kids this Christmas? Here are three stocking stuffers that should do the trick!1) Electric ToothbrushHow about a nice electric toothbrush (solid-head, of course) in the stocking this year? For younger kids, electric toothbrushes are a good choice, because they rotate 3,000 to 7,500 times per minute.All that extra action can remove plaque that kids don’t have the ...

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Not All Electric Toothbrushes Are Created Equal

There’s a new study out about electric toothbrushes from researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center. You definitely need to hear about it!As you know, one of the main reasons we brush and floss every day is to eliminate the plaque that attracts harmful bacteria. The inflammation, infections, and decay that can occur are all attributed to the presence of microorganisms that you don’t want in your mouth.So, imagine the uproar after this recent study concluded that microbial counts in hollow-head electric toothbrushes were significantly higher than the microbial counts in solid-head electric toothbrushes!In other words, if you’re using a hollow-head electric toothbrush, you could be transmitting a lot ...

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Were You Aware… It’s National TMJ Awareness Month?

For those who haven’t heard, November is National TMJ Awareness Month!The TMJ is a joint found on either side of your face, just in front of the ear and connecting your skull to your lower jaw. Sometimes, this joint can get stiff or swollen and cause severe pain and discomfort, a condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder (or TMD).TMD affects more than 10 million people in the United States, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. It needs to be taken seriously, as it affects the quality of life for so many.We’ve discussed TMJ and TMD before, so I won’t beat the topic ...

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3 Reasons Pregnant Women Need to Take Care of Their Oral Health

Pregnancy is a complicated change with big implications for your body and the health of the fetus. More than any other time, women in pregnancy really need to stay on top of their oral health. Here are three reasons why it’s so important.Reason #1: Greater Oral Health Risk Due to PregnancySimply being pregnant can lead to changes in your oral health. Your gums and teeth are often affected, as in cases of pregnancy gingivitis or tooth erosion due to vomiting from morning sickness. Your own oral health is likely at greater risk during pregnancy than otherwise, which makes it a good idea to keep getting regular dental check-ups.

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Do You Want Optional Diabetes Screening at the Dentist?

For a while now, I’ve been mulling around the idea of offering diabetes screenings here at Delicate Dental Arts. If you’re wondering why, I’ll explain.A new study has found that only slightly more than half of adults over 45 years old were screened for diabetes in the last three years! That means a large percentage of adults could be missing this important information about their overall health and the chance to take action early.Why the Dentist?If you’re now wondering why a dentist is talking about diabetes screening, here’s why: Type 2 Diabetes is a systemic condition that affects a lot of different areas of the body, and ...

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