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Dr. Kini Tran

Dentistry
Houston, TX
19 years experience male

Locations

Office

Houston

Address

7951 Katy Fwy, Suite I, Houston
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Insurances accepted

UnitedHealthcare

Cigna

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Cigna

Ameritas

Humana Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Guardian Life

Principal Financial Group

About

Bio

General Dentist who enjoys helping treat patients and educating patients. Dr. Tran has been practicing Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for 14 years in Houston, Texas. Office Website http://www.lifeworksdental.com/ Help Us by Yelping your appreciation at: http://www.yelp.com/biz/lifeworks-dental-houston Like Us and Follow Us on Facebook; http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lifeworks-Dental/233872963396791

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Endodontics

Orthodontics

Periodontics

Languages spoken

Vietnamese

Doctor Q&A

58 Answers
283 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Need to return: I think you need to either go back or get a second opinion evaluation from another dentist immediately. Tooth sounds like it may need a Root canal tre... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Usually Not: Usually no. Unbalanced bite is usually due to more than just 1 tooth. I recommend you have it checked out by your dentist. He can tell you what's goin... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Go see a dentist: If you feel like there is no sinus infection, the symptoms that you are describing sometimes are caused by a tooth infection. Going to go see your lo... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Lidocaine usually: Lidocaine is the usual anesthetic used. It is the standard of choice. Works great. If the individual doesn't numb well with lidocaine, then septocaine... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Baby tooth paste: Baby tooth paste has very little to no flouride. This is because babies tend to swallow the tooth paste which could lead to flouride poising.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Maybe or Maybe Not: If the cut was bad enough, when it heals there will be a scar tissue or a knot. If you really want a confirmed anwser, going to see your dentist would... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Isonadra gutta: It is a tree sap. Isonandra gutta, a handsome tree native to borneo, java, and sumatra, is tapped to release a milky, rubbery sap that is concentrated... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Staining: Only harm with regards to tea and coffee is that they stain and darken your teeth. There is no particular harm to the teeth themselves.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Couple of reasons: 1. A high bite after the filling. 2. A void inside the filling. 3. The filling is too large or deep which is close to the the nerve and the tooth is n... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
By feel: You can tell by feeling of sensitivity, tenderness, or slight swelling around the area on gums. Its obvious if you can feel the teeth breaking throug... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Go see an OS: You can first go see a dentist. He or she will examine you and see if you need to go see an oral surgeon.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
It can break off: Cosmetically ceramic layered crowns can fracture off and break through wear and tear, but they look the best and appear most natural. This usually hap... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
I don't believe so: Hi, an untreated dental cavity will usually not be felt. Sometimes you can feel a sensitivity to hot and cold. If the decay is deep and in the ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Just keeps it fresh: I believe the mint flavor tooth paste purpose is to keep the mouth feeling fresh after your brush. I don't think that there is a positive effect on th... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Possibly cavities: Option 1. Cavities can appear light yellow to dark yellow. It can also appear brown to black. The cause of this is the breakdown or decalcification of... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Soreness: You can tell if you have soreness in your TMJ or certain teeth in the morning. If there are no soreness, you can also check by seeing if there are wor... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Bleach your teeth: Natural tooth color is somewhat yellow. Genetically some peoples teeth show up more yellow than others. If it has been 1 year or more since your last ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Tongue appears hairy: The hairy appearance is due to the elongation of keratinized filiform papillae, which may have different colors varying from white, yellow, brown, to ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
It helps..yes: Nitrous will help the patient decrease their anxiety and relax which will help allow for the anesthetic to work better during surgery. However if the... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Weakness n Sensation: Complications of charcot-marie-tooth disease vary in severity from person to person, with foot abnormalities and difficulty walking generally being th... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Yes..everynight.: U should gently brush your babies teeth every night. Avoid milk or juices with the bottle during bed time because of the sugar content within.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
1-2 weeks: Depending on how the extraction went and how your body heals and responds, it can usually takes 1-2 weeks for the swelling to go down.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Yes definitely: The same rule applies for children's teeth as well as adults. You have to floss, brush gently at the gum lines, and use mouth rinse to prevent cavitie... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Tongue scrapper: You can use a tongue scrapper and also brush your tongue with your tooth brush with tooth paste. Also make sure you floss brush and rinse with listeri... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
It all depends: If your tooth has no existing restoration on it and your bite is in good balance, then veneers would be recommended because of less tooth reduction. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Yes and No: It is not common for a child to lose their teeth at 4 years old, but that really is dependent upon the child's physiological development versus their ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Yes: It can cause flaring of the baby's teeth and an open bite.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Temporarily: If you have a toothache, then usually there is some good reason causing it. You can temporarily relieve it by taking some otc meds like tylenol/ibupro... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Yes: If the infection is bad enough and it is in the nerve of your tooth, your immune system will kick in and tell your body that there is something wrong ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
From All 3: Bad breath can come from all 3 places. That is why you want to floss, brush and rinse to cover all the areas in the mouth. Consider using a tongue scr... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
No you can't: You will cause harm to your gums and tooth. You really should let your dentist or hygienist clean off the calculus without harm. Best of luck to you.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Snoring applicance: There are snoring appliances available. U just need to go see your dentist to find out which option works best. This is a way to avoid surgery. Hope t... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Probably bad. : The vaseline only keeps the area moist which would delay healing and it doesn't kill the virus. Abreva is what would work better for cold sore when yo... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
No: Once you are diagnose with gum disease, you have it for life. You can only stop it from getting worst by doing your part with good flossing, brushing,... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Yes, Listerine: Listerine purple bottle 30 second rinses 2-3x/day help it heal faster. If you use the mouthrinse when it first develops, it will keep it small and pos... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Vit. D, C, and A : Vitamin d to maintain strong, disease-resistant teeth and jawbones. Vitamin c is important for the health of the connective tissue, or collagen, i... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
3rd molar pain?: 3rd molar Tooth erupts between 17 to 23 yrs of age. This pain can be from the growth pains. If the the 3rd molars are out and pain arise in your sleep... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Another option: There are the traditional prep veneers where the tooth is shaved down about .5 mm for either porcelain or composite veneers. A second option is also k... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Right away: A healthy tongue is not yellow. You should go see your dentist right away to see what the determining factored is and what the best course of action i... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Yes, Listerine: Listerine purple bottle 30 second rinses 2-3x/day help it heal faster. If you use the mouthrinse when it first develops, it will keep it small and pos... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Tooth infection : It sounds like you have a tooth infection. You need to go to the dentist for an exam. If not , it can get worst and much more costly. Tooth aches from... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
You can't: Impacted teeth is caused by your genetics. It mainly occurs because of a lack of space or room for growth so the teeth will be impacted. Other than th... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Definitely: Yes it can. Grinding or bruxism will overwork the jaw joints which can lead to TMJ problems and/or it can fracture teeth, fillings, and porcelain crow... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Go see your dentist: Sounds like your gums are swollen, but this could be for several reasons: 1. Periodontal disease/gingivitis because of lack of flossing, brushing ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Soft diet: Eat on the opposing side, food or drinks that are not to cold or hot. Sometimes cold ice/water can relieve the tooth ache. Best to get it checked out ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Infection: This could be a sinus infection or tooth infection. Need to go see your general dentist. Do you have sinus issues every year and do you have the s... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Listerine Mouth Rins: 1 st option is you can use the listerine mouthrinse 2x per day for 30 seconds. The purple or green listerine works great. If you rinse with this, it'l... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
4 months old: Typical babies will have tooth growth at 4 months and then increments of another 4 months and so on. All 20 baby teeth should arrive at the age of 2. ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Several ways: The dentist can perform what is called a full mouth occlusal adjustment to balance out your bite. This helps balance the even contact of all your teet... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 19 years experience
Several possibilitie: Hi, bleeding at the gumline could be due to: 1) inflammation of the gums or 2) more than gingivititis/inflammation, an infection. Best thing is to go ... Read More

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Mar 25, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Tran is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tran is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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The root canal and crown occurred in January, and the lump appeared aapproximately 45-days ago.
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Thanks. Have an appt with family doc to talk about it. Again.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, FL
Graduated 2003MD

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Denmat CE Program

Affiliations

American Dental Association
Texas Dental Association
Greater Houston Dental Association
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