Dr. Pham received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas School of Dentistry, Houston in 1998. She is a member of ADA (American Dental Association), Greater Houston Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Consider Having Multiple Dental Implants for Missing Adjacent Teeth

Many people suffer from nutritional, social and psychological problems when they don't get missing teeth properly treated. Whenever you have adjacent teeth missing, investing in multiple dental implants may be the solution you need. There are actually a number of options available when you do need to replace multiple missing teeth.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Learn the Dangers of Continuing Your Teeth Whitening Efforts at Home

Having that perfect smile is something that many people desire. Years of poor eating habits and wear and tear can cause the teeth to become discolored. When looking for teeth whitening methods, many people want to know about their overall effectiveness.

Each product has both advantages and disadvantages, but it depends on the procedure being used and what chemicals are included in determining the treatments rate of success. Some whiteners may do better than others, especially those that are done in a dental office as opposed to those done at home.

Friday, August 12, 2016

How a Root Canal Procedure Can Help to Save Your Own Natural Teeth

As dentists will tell you, the tooth's structure consists of enamel, dentin and pulp. Proper hygiene, including brushing, flossing and visiting the dentist for cleaning, helps to protect the enamel from acids released by bacteria when they digest sugar. The tooth's sensitive pulp contains a nerve and requires the protection of the enamel.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

How Dental Crowns and Bridges Can Help Prevent the Shifting of Teeth

When you have one or more missing teeth, your other teeth may shift into the gap. This shifting causes problems with your bite. For example, if there is a missing lower molar, the upper molars above it may protrude. The shifting also causes misalignment so that upper and lower teeth no longer come together when you need to chew.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Understanding Gutta Percha: The Dental Wonder-Substance for Root Canal

If you have a major dental procedure done today, then you might run across the term gutta percha. You may wonder just what it is and why it's used. It's a simple material and there are simple reasons. Gutta percha is a material used to seal root canals after the dentist has cleaned the decay from the root of the tooth. Ensuring the integrity of the newly clean tooth is critical, so dentists make sure they use only the best, most effective sealant to keep patients safe.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Tips on Caring of Your Temporary Crowns and Bridges to Avoid Damage

Going for a temporary crown is usually preferred by dentists as a form of preparing the tooth until a permanent crown is ready. Usually the nerve inside is alive and can be too sensitive, so these can help keep it protected. Oftentimes, they will be a "test" to help temporarily see what kind of form and function it needs. This can then allow for the dentists to create a properly designed permanent crown. This wait usually just takes a day but may extend to several more days depending on the kind of crown that is being made.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Nursing a Half-Broken Tooth: Crowns, Bridges and Other Treatments

Dental crowns are designed to restore the size, shape, and strength of teeth broken or damaged in some way. When properly placed, dental crowns and bridges, which are used to fill gaps from missing teeth, will result in teeth that appear and function like normal teeth.

What May Cause a Half-Broken Tooth?

A partially broken tooth can be caused by a traumatic impact such as falling off a bike or skateboard. Eating something tough or hard may also cause a tooth to break; as could a previous fracture that was never detected.