Teeth Whitening

I wish my teeth were whiter. This is one of the most common comments made by patients. Whiter teeth look healthier, younger, and more beautiful. It just so happens, this is one of the easiest and most affordable cosmetic procedures available. There are 3 common ways to whiten teeth. Many of my younger teenage patients […]

Cerec Dentistry in Poway

I have just upgraded to the latest Cerec Blue cam and MCXL milling unit. I had the older version for 5 years and it has served me very well. I have milled a few thousand dental restorations on the older unit but with all the improvements in the new system, I thought it was time […]

Shaquille O’Neal Has Sleep Apnea. Do you?

Interesting video about Shaquille O’Neal being diagnosed with sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can be treated with a CPAP breathing machine, an oral sleep mouthpiece similar to a night guard, or surgery to remove some of the excess tissue blocking the airway. For people who cannot tolerate the CPAP, then the mouthpiece is a good alternative. […]

The hidden power of smiling

I just came across a great video that explains why smiles are so important. I tried a fun test at my office. I asked my staff to try to frown for as long as they could while I smiled at them. They could not maintain their frowns. This was a fun way to show that […]

Free Dentistry Day

On Saturday May 21, 2011, I volunteered to provide the dental assisting students of UEI with free needed dentistry. Together with Dr. Charles Mastrovich, Dr. Larry Buss, Dr. Doug Christensen and I, we worked on dental assisting students who needed dentistry but could not afford it on their own. It was an exhausting day but […]

Mercury Fillings vs Ceramics

There has always been some debate about the different types of filling materials used in dentistry. In my office, I haven’t placed an amalgam filling in over 11 years. The primary filling material I use is tooth colored composite or ceramics. Dental amalgams are composed of 50% mercury and the remaining amount is silver, copper, […]

New Dental Website – Dr. Joe N.T. Nguyen DDS

We are so excited about our new dental website! Check back often because we’ll be making updates to the website such as video, new pictures of exciting cases that we’ve done, and of course more blog posts. Please check us out on Facebook and if you’ve visited us before, we would love for you to […]