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Dr. David Duguid

Dentistry
San Diego, CA
30 years experience male

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San Diego, CA

Address

230 West G Street, Suite H, San Diego, CA
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Cosmetic Dentistry of San Diego

San Diego, CA

About

Bio

I have a cosmetic and restorative practice in down town San Diego. I specialize in Cosmetic dentistry as well as CEREC one visit dentistry, Invisalign and most restorative needs. I enjoy riding my motorcycle, SUP Surfing, Snowboarding, Wakeboarding and Waterskiing. I have 4 children.

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Dentistry

Doctor Q&A

49 Answers
17 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Consultations: I agree with dr. Davantzis. There are many factors. I'd like to weigh in to say that look at the costs as well. I personally would not recommend in mo... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Retirement: Dentists, like others in any profession will retire for many different reasons. When they feel they are financially able to support themselves with t... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Possibly: Hi! simply, the bacteria within the plaque on your teeth use sugars (including fructose) in a metabolism process called glycolysis, to get energy. The... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Cosmetic = esthetic: The terms, cosmetic, esthetic, and aesthetic dentistry are generally interchangeable.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Varies: I agree with dr. Graham. The invisalign product for younger patients is called "invislalign teen, " but that doesn't mean at 13 a child is responsibl... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Yes he can: If the "cap" is all porcelain, it is relatively easy to bond porcelain to porcelain with significant strength. If you are going to invest in a veneer... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Help for sure: I often refer patients to a physician for a definitive diagnosis, but we can see several signs such as irritation/inflamation of the soft palate, toot... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Of course: Think of your teeth as the surface of a fine sports car. You wouldn't scrub that with an abrasive hard brush would you? Or your fine china with some... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Ibuprofen: Most tooth pain is a result of inflammation. Try taking 4 over the counter Ibuprofen which is an anti-inflammatory pain medication (aka: motrin, ad... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
2-3 times: Hi. What is most important is that you take your time brushing to do a thorough job. I ask my patients to brush at least 2x a day but to make sure y... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Context?: What is the context of the abbreviation? If it appeared after a name, it could be "doctor of medicine" if it was in a diagnosis all i can think of is... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
See your dentist: I agree with dr. Zweig. If it's really new, it is quite uncommon that there would be a hole in it. Most likely it was too thin. See your dentist and a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Preservation: Hi. I'd also weigh in to say that i'd suggest that you should consider a bone graft in the "socket" after any extraction. This preserves the bone le... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Not growing: Hi. It wouldn't be the "growing" of wisdom teeth that would cause you to get headaches. What i'd suggest you do is to pay attention to wether or not... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Strongest white: A solid zirconia crown is the strongest "tooth-colored" crown available today. It also doesn't require quite as much tooth reduction to be placed. T... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Nitrous oxide: Nitrous oxide in combination with oxygen.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Definitely: I agree with dr. Roccia. Ninety-nine percent of my patients i treat are over 20. I just finished a case on an 82 year old woman who has always wante... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Usually not: Hi jessalyn, sometimes there is a discrepancy in the size of the teeth and the top or bottom jaw and after proper alignment the orthodontist will leav... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Enhance your smile: Adding a permanent color change and bringing back youth to warn down teeth are my two main requests. Veneers can also be used in trauma cases when tee... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Minor differences: It really depends on what your goals as a patient are and the result that you want. As a cosmetic dentist myself, I am very attentive to smile design ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Mostly good: Hi matt. I have to agree with most of the dentists who did respond. The itero scanner is fantastic for accuracy and scanning is the wave of the future... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Yes: First, if you currently need an extraction and are considering an implant in the future make sure the dentist who extracts your tooth preserves the si... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
32: Assuming you have had no extractions, you should have 32 teeth. Now, saying that, it's not uncommon that you may not naturally have developed 3rd mol... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Varies: There are several different treatment options and costs for invisalign treatment depending on the severity of your crowding. See your dentist or orth... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Expectations: They typical complaints are "food accumulating" around the partials, changes in speech, difficulty chewing certain foods and the list goes on. Expect... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
What to look for: Its best to make sure you visit your dentist prior to becoming pregnant to have any treatment completed before if possible. During pregnancy, acidity ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
General dentist 1st: It's always good to see your general dentist first to access the source of your jaw pain. If relieving you of your pain is out side their scope of tr... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Take note: If your braces are "breaking" once a month, just consider what you are eating or doing that is causing this to happen. It can only benefit you to be ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Absolutely: Teenagers can whiten their teeth just like adults. I'd recommend a lower percentage of the bleaching agents but it should be done with professional s... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
See your dentist: Hi alexander. This could be several things from a tooth abscess to a severe gum infection to a fractured tooth. All of them requiring different trea... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Not that I know of: Hi. The components needed to form cavities and gum disease are bacterial plaque (fuzzy stuff you brush and floss off your teeth) and a carbohydrate (... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Sure: Partial removable dentures are one of the options to replace missing teeth. The best option are dental implants, to either support a removable partia... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Yes: Having a wisdom tooth removed because it hurts and is difficult to clean is a good idea. Leaving it not only will continue pain, but if you can't kee... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
It really depends: My typical porcelain veneer case involves 2 appointments, the preparation and one for delivery. If we prepare 10 - 20 teeth, which is customary, i sc... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Speciality: Orthodontics is a subdivision of dental training. All general dentists have limited training in dental school if they were trained in the United Stat... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Sedation dentistry: I would suggest that you get a consultation with the dentist and ask specific questions related to being sedated. Risks will depend on your current he... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Collaboration: There are many options for you. What is extremely important is that your cosmetic dentist collaborates with your periodontist (gum specialist). You ne... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Biomechanical prep: Here are two possibilities. It depends on what context bmp is used. It can stand for the "bio-mechanical preparation" during a root canal when a den... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Possibly: I have seen this happen. The material that is used to fill the canals of a tooth (gutta purcha) can possibly extend beyond the tip (apex) of the root.... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Yes: Benzodiazipine drugs like diazepam (valium) are well within the scope of the dental practice and are used to help with mild dental anxiety prior to a ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Many ways: This is patient specific. There are many ways! depending on your smile, something as simple as whitening is a great start. The position of your teeth... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
2-3 additional yrs: Most dental school applicants receive a bachelors degree prior to entering dental school. Dental school is an additional 4 years of training after un... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Be careful: Please be very careful when "shopping around" for the best price. Make sure your dentist is very qualified to do your veneers. He or she should have... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Many possible reason: Now i'm curious to look, i didn't notice. The color of the teeth is not caused by a sport. Many countries to not place a priority on whitening or e... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
It can: It sure can. Make an appointment with a qualified dentist and have him evaluate you. Good luck.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Tooth whitening: Your porcelain crown won't change color. If your crown is whiter than your teeth, just ask your dentist about whitening options for your natural teet... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Ask: There are many signs and symptoms that you or your dentist can observe. Your dentist might see several signs but these are not entirely conclusive suc... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
No: "whitening" mouth washes will not damage your teeth. Many people have tissue sensitivity to these rinses. Personally, I have not found any of these ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
Yes: I'm not sure what you mean by a "dental anchor" but redness and pain are indications that there is an infection for sure. Please see your dentist to ... Read More

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Apr 6, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Duguid is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Duguid is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks but they want 9.99 for me to send you a picture of my tooth I will take a picture of my tooth and make it as my profile picture .
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Graduated 1992MD

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