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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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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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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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