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Exposed Nerve in a Tooth: What You Should Know

A toothache is an undeniably unpleasant experience that can disrupt your day—even multiple days. Among the various causes of dental pain, an exposed nerve in a tooth stands out as an unrelenting tormentor. Fortunately, if you’re searching for “exposed nerve in the tooth,” we can provide you with information to help you determine if this […]

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Celebrities With Silver Fillings

Celebrities seem to have perfect smiles as bright as the camera flashes on the red carpet. Their flawless pearly whites become the epitome of beauty and perfection. However, beneath the surface, some famous personalities share a common dental secret — silver fillings. Dr. Joe Nguyen and his team are here to share Hollywood secrets about […]

How long do porcelain veneers and crowns last?

Whenever a patient is interested in porcelain veneers, I always get asked, “How long do porcelain veneers last?” Porcelain veneers on average last 15 years but there are a number of variables. If the risk of caries is low and you generally have healthy teeth then they can last a long time. If you clench […]

Broken tooth fixed in one day in Poway

Yesterday, we were presented with a fun case. This very pleasant man came in with a broken upper left molar. Fortunately, he had no pain. There was just barely enough tooth structure allowing us to restore this with a crown. The tooth in front of it also needed a filling, so we went ahead and […]

Jimmy Fallon chips tooth

Jimmy Fallon, the Tonight Show host, chipped his tooth and posts a selfie while in the dental chair. He chipped his tooth while trying to open a tube of scar tissue repair gel. The gel was for a previous finger injury. My hygienist’s mom had a similar accident happen to her. She had arthritis in […]

San Diego Magazine Top Dentist

I had a patient email me that he was reading San Diego Magazine and saw that I was included in the Top Dentists List for April 2014. It’s really nice to have the recognition in the magazine. Check out the issue. https://www.sandiegomagazine.com/San-Diego-Magazine/April-2014/Top-Dentists-2014/

How strong are crowns?

I am sometimes asked how strong dental crowns are. Some people have had a crown chip or break and are concerned that a new crown may not survive the brutal daily use that our teeth endure. I found a video on YouTube illustrating what a Bruxzir type crown can handle compared to a traditional crown. […]

Cracked Teeth

How do I know I have a cracked tooth? You may have a cracked tooth and not know it until it hurts. A crack may be asymptomatic for many years or may grow quickly. Cracks can occur from trauma such as a sports injury, biting on hard objects such as ice or a popcorn kernel, […]

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, […]