It is important to understand that tooth decay is not just a superficial concern that affects the surface of the natural tooth by creating cavities. When left untreated, tooth decay can wreak absolute havoc by working its way into the inside of the tooth as well. Within the tooth is pulp and minuscule pathways called root canals, which lead to supporting bone structure. If the inside of your tooth becomes affected, it is possible to save the tooth. Dr. Terri Nguyen and her team at West Portal Family Dentistry, provide root canal treatments to patients in the San Francisco, CA, … Continue reading
Your dentist has told you that it is recommended your wisdom teeth be extracted. You think to yourself “Why? They are not causing me problems”. The thing with wisdom teeth is that it is often prudent to have them removed before they can cause issues with your oral health. If your dentist has recommended, they are removed, then it is likely due to something, which has been seen in a dental x-ray indicating future issues. Dr. Terri Nguyen and her team at West Portal Family Dentistry, offer wisdom teeth removal for patients in the San Francisco, CA, area so that … Continue reading
Let us begin with something we can all agree on – a healthy, beautiful smile is something that we all seek. A survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found that 99.7% of all adults who took their survey, stated that they believe a healthy smile is socially important and plays a significant factor in a person’s self-confidence. One great way to restore and preserve a tooth that may have undergone severe dental decay or some form of aesthetic damage is a dental crown. Dr. Terri Nguyen and her team, at West Portal Family Dentistry, provide dental crowns … Continue reading
Making sure that your children receive regular oral health care examinations from a licensed dentist is critical in setting up your kids for a lifetime of great dental health. It has been found that the earlier you bring your child in for routine dental checkups, the healthier their mouths will remain throughout their lives. Dr. Terri Nguyen and her team, at West Portal Family Dentistry, in San Francisco, CA, cherish the moments they can spend with your children caring for their smiles and providing education so that they can understand the rewards of a healthy, beautiful smile. Regular checkups from … Continue reading
With proper care, the smile will last a lifetime. However, there are situations that can occur with time that impact the health of the smile and may require additional treatments. When patients have lost jawbone, particularly with the loss of teeth, they may want to look at permanent tooth replacement options that fit their lifestyle, such as dental implants. Unfortunately, implants require enough bone for successful placement. This is when San Francisco, CA area dentists will encourage patients to consider the bone grafting procedure. This dental procedure is done to add bone to the jaw to build it up and … Continue reading
Good oral hygiene creates a foundation for a healthy smile. At West Portal Family Dentistry, we strongly encourage patients to take proper care of their smile between routine visits. But what if you are not attending your routine visits? What if it has been a while since your last checkup? Our team understands that many patients have dental anxiety, but it has never been more critical for patients to have their routine appointments done every six months. But why are regular dental checkups and cleanings important? San Francisco, CA area dentists, Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh, explain. Routine dental … Continue reading
San Francisco, CA patients are encouraged to ask about the KöR dental whitening system for brighter teeth
San Francisco, CA area patients who are faced with staining and discoloration of their teeth may be unsure of the most effective way to achieve a more brilliant and beautiful smile. The team of West Portal Family Dentistry can help! Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh encourage patients to learn about our KöR deep bleaching system, which whitens the teeth effectively with a combination of treatments at home and at the dental practice. Understanding how the KöR deep bleaching system works Adult patients with discoloration of the teeth or deep staining may be unhappy with the results they achieve with … Continue reading
You lost a tooth. Now what? Many San Francisco, California area patients who are faced with tooth loss are unsure of how they should proceed. There are several tooth replacement options available today, including temporary and permanent. A popular option is the dental implant, which can replace one or more teeth, depending on how it is used. But are dental implants a temporary replacement option or a permanent option? Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh can explain! What are dental implants? First, understanding a dental implant is the first step in deciding if it is the most appropriate treatment for … Continue reading
Patients who are unable to avoid the complete extraction of their smile due to damage or decay will want to speak to a dentist about their options. Dentures are the obvious choice, but San Francisco, CA, area patients have another solution to consider immediate dentures. What are immediate dentures? Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh of West Portal Family Dentistry are committed to providing solutions for patients who need dental repair. With immediate dentures, patients have a choice. Immediate dentures are part of a process in providing patients with a restoration to eliminate them living without teeth. Immediate dentures are … Continue reading
Imperfections can occur to the smile over time. Some patients may also have imperfections that have been present over the years, and they may not have been sure as to the best way to address them. Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way, and many patients in San Francisco, CA, find that dental bonding can cover one tooth or several teeth and provide natural repair. At West Portal Family Dentistry, we work with new and current patients to help them achieve the appearance they desire with composite resin bonding, a popular aesthetic solution. What is composite resin bonding? When it … Continue reading
A graduate from UC San Francisco with a Doctor of Dental Science degree, Dr. Nguyen has over 20 years of expertise in the field of dental practice. She is known for her caring and passionate nature towards her patients whilst having a wealth of knowledge and technical skill.
Dr. Nguyen continues to update herself with newer and tested treatment methods and technology to ensure that she is capable of delivering the best possible service to her clients. Her areas of specialty include root canal therapy, implant dentistry and cosmetic treatment. She is also a prestigious member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.