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By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
April 08, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

How cosmetic dentistry treatments from your dentist in Newport Beach, California can enhance your smile.

If something bothers you about your smile, you can change it! Many people have discovered the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, and you can too. Cosmetic dentistry procedures can give you a smile that is memorable, a smile that tells a lot about who you are.

Dr. Timothy Bui offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services. We have two convenient office locations in Newport Beach, and Garden Grove, California to help you and your smile.

These are some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry services:

Professional teeth whitening, which allows you to whiten and brighten your smile up to 8 shades whiter; your amazing results can last for 5 years. Unlike some over-the-counter whitening products which may contain harsh chemicals, professional teeth whitening is safe, because it’s been tested and approved by the American Dental Association.

Dental bonding, which is an excellent choice to repair cracks, chips, tooth wear, and other signs of damage; bonding uses composite, a unique liquid material that can be matched to the color of your teeth and sculpted to match the natural contours of your teeth. The composite is hardened with a dental light, giving you a restorative treatment that is strong and beautiful.

Porcelain veneers, which are thin laminates of exquisite porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth; porcelain veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic dentistry services because they can hide both minor and major tooth damage issues like cracks, chips, fracture lines, areas of broken tooth structure, and other problems. Porcelain veneers can give you a beautiful smile that lasts because porcelain is stain-resistant, so your veneers will stay beautiful for years.

These are just a few types of cosmetic dentistry treatments available. To find out more about what cosmetic dentistry can do for you and your smile, call Dr. Timothy Bui in Newport Beach at (949) 675-7750 or in Garden Grove, California at (714) 537-0550. Call today and get started on your new smile.

By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
December 24, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: soda  

If you want a healthy smile find out why you should avoid this sweet treat.

It can be difficult during that mid-afternoon crash to fight the urge to head to the vending machine for a nice cold bottle of soda. While soft drinks may seem to feed your cravings they can wreak havoc on your oral health. From the office of your Newport, sugarCA dentist Dr. Timothy Bui, discover the reasons why you should stay way from soda.

Sugar and Dental Erosion

A can of soda contains about 10 spoons of sugar (yikes!). That’s a lot of sugar! This is enough sugar to spike insulin levels. While we all seem to know how bad sugar is for our overall health it also doesn’t do anything good for our smiles.

Drinking soda causes a major increase in plaque buildup. If plaque isn’t properly brushed away it can quickly turn to tartar, which your toothbrush won’t be able to remove. The only way to get tartar removed is by visiting your general dentist in Newport, CA for a professional cleaning. Both plaque and tartar buildup can lead to cavities and gum disease.

Soda contains phosphoric acid, which can affect the way your body absorbs calcium. This, in turn, can lead to bone softening and tooth decay. Plus, dark sodas can also cause yellowing dental stains that can be challenging to remove with just your everyday toothbrush.

Diet isn’t any Safer

And if you think switching to diet soda will be the smarter choice, think again! Even though they don’t contain sugar they can actually cause the same amount of dental erosion as regular sodas. This is because diet sodas still contain phosphoric acid, citric acid and tartaric acid. By avoiding sodas all together and drinking more water, you can keep your thirst quenched without damaging your smile.

Avoiding soda can be tough but if you want to get a cavity-free report from your dentist in Newport, CA then you’ll want to maintain a healthy diet, practice good oral hygiene and visit us every six months for routine care. If it’s time for your six-month checkup then turn to Timothy T. Bui DDS, Inc. today.

By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
June 02, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Intraoral Camera  

Intraoral Camera Your Newport Beach dentists can easily determine the health of your smile with this simple dental device.

While we all want to maintain a healthy smile, accidents happen. Cavities are one of the most common dental problems in both children and adults, even though they are entirely preventable. But, cracked, weakened teeth and gum problems can also put a damper on your oral health. However, your Newport Beach dentists are here to the rescue with the intraoral camera.

What is an intraoral camera?

An intraoral camera is a tiny digital camera that is shaped like a pen and it helps your Newport Beach, CA dentists check the overall health of your teeth.

What does an intraoral camera detect?

This camera snaps images, which are then uploaded onto our computer to get up close pictures of the health of your teeth. Using the intraoral camera, we can easily detect small problems like cracks, decay, worn-out fillings, bleeding gums and even plaque. While some of these issues can be detected through a physical examination, this camera can pick up the smallest problems that the human eye might not catch. This means a faster diagnosis and significantly easier treatment for you.

What should I expect when I visit my Newport Beach, CA dentist?

When you come in for your six-month cleaning we will most likely use the intraoral camera to make sure that your smile is cavity and damage free. We also want you to be an active part of your oral health, which means look at the images with us and look at the issues you are currently experiencing.

When you come in for your next cleaning be sure to tell us if you are experiencing any new symptoms or problems. The intraoral camera can easily pick up these issues, but being aware that you are having issues means that we can address these concerns and treat the problem right away.

Whether you are concerned about the current state of your oral health or not, if it’s time for your six-month cleaning and checkup then schedule an appointment today with Dr. Timothy Bui and Dr. Caden Lim your Newport Beach dentist. Let our intraoral camera detect minor issues before they become full-blown, irreversible problems.

By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
January 05, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: BreathRX  

Do you suffer from persistent bad breath? If so, regular visits to your Newport Beach, California dentist may not be enough. While Dr. Timothy Bui DDS can help you keep your teeth clean and strong, if you have persistent bad breath that won't go away, you may need to add something new to your dental routine: BreathRx.

What is BreathRx?

Unlike other bad breath treatments you can get from any dentist in Newport Beach, California, BreathRx is a revolutionary new system that at treats bad breath at the source. Instead of just masking your bad breath by covering it with a nice scent, BreathRx actually gets deep within the cavities and crevices of your mouth to kill the bacteria and to neutralize the odor. The process is easy and pain-free, and you'll love the results!

How Do I Use BreathRx?

BreathRx uses a simple but effective three-step process: just brush, scrape and rinse!

1. Brush: Ditch the old toothpaste that isn't working for you and try BreathRx toothpaste instead. With Zytex, fluoride and advanced whitening ingredients, this is one toothpaste that really makes a difference.

2. Scrape: The bacteria in your mouth don't just sit on your teeth. They hide on your tongue too - at least, until you attack them with the BreathRx tongue scraper. Those bacteria don't stand a chance!

3. Rinse: Lastly, finish your oral hygiene routine with a rinse that is clinically proven to clear the bacteria away and give you the fresh breath you've been wanting.

Is BreathRx Right for Me?

If you are self-conscious about your bad breath and want something easy and effective, BreathRx may be just right for you! Why not join all the other loyal BreathRx users and find out? Give your dentist in Newport Beach, California, Dr. Bui, a call and ask about BreathRx today!

By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
December 11, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Tags: treatments   appointment   hours   directions  
Smile ImageWe provide top dental care to both the Newport Beach and Garden Grove areas.
 
We lead very busy lives! From weekdays filled with work to running errands on weekends and planning activities for the family, we may even find ourselves overscheduling. However, it’s important to take some time out of your busy day to consider your dental health. It might sound silly, but your health is extremely important and sometimes the first thing to be ignored when life gets hectic; however, the last thing you want to neglect your health until a problem arises. So today, take a couple minutes out of your day to book that much-needed dental appointment. And now with two convenient office locations in Newport Beach and Garden Grove, it’s even easier for you to make a beeline for your dentist after work.
 

Office Hours

 
Our Garden Grove office is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9AM-6PM and by appointment only on Saturday (because we know that for some, weekends are the only times they have available to see their Newport Beach, CA dentist). Our Newport Beach office is open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9AM-5:30PM.
 

Directions to our office

 
You can find easy Google Map directions to our office via our website. Just plug in your current address and you’ll be on your way in no time.
 

Appointment information

 
We know you are busy and situations arise where you need to change your appointment. If you must reschedule with us we ask that you give us at least 48 hours notice, especially because this change will affect other patients, as well. Unfortunately, any reschedules made in less than 48 hours may incur a cancellation fee. If you have any questions about our appointment policy, feel free to call our Newport Beach, CA office.
 

Treatment services

 
We are a full-service dental office, so we offer our patients everything from cosmetic to preventive dentistry. Here are only some of the services we offer:
 
  • Teeth whitening
  • Teeth bonding
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental veneers
  • Dental fillings
  • Orthodontics
  • Dental Implants
  • Sedation dentistry
  • Laser dentistry
And for patients who’ve never been to our office, feel free to take a tour of our wonderful space. We pride ourselves on creating a comfortable, relaxing environment for our dental patients.
 
If you’re interested in setting up an appointment with your Newport Beach dentist, there has never been a better time. With two convenient office locations, we can still offer our loyal patients the same attentive care while also accommodating and treating new patients. Give either office a call to setup your next appointment. Never let your schedule become so busy that you forget about your smile!