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Dr. Marvin Pantangco

Dentistry
Encinitas, CA
22 years experience male

Locations

On Demand Dentist

San Diego, CA

Address

5210 Balboa Ave, Suite A-2, San Diego, CA
Directions

The Center for Natural Dentistry

Encinitas, CA

About

Bio

http://naturaldentistry.us/ Dr. Irineo Marvin Pantangco, III — Dr. Marvin — is a holistic dentist with a passion for a natural approach to dental care. He has spent countless hours educating himself and his patients on the most effective, holistic dentistry available.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

82 Answers
7 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
No: Microwaves destroys many molecules in everything. Don't do it.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Bruxism: Signs and symptoms of grinding or bruxing include flattened teeth, sore muscles or teeth, big and strong muscles, and gum recession and sensitive teet... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Still infected: Your tooth is probably infected or is reinfected. A crown is usually necessary to seal the top of the tooth to prevent bacteria from infecting the too... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
No. : Both are not good for you and your baby's health.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Could Be Stress: Stress is the cause for many problems including ulcers in the mouth. Those ulcers are viral in origin and can be triggered by trauma or stress.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Depends: Figure out why they are discolored. Is it because of staining or decay? A dentist will be able to go through your options to fix your teeth.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
The drug or infectio: The infection could be gone but can come back. That's why you need to finish your course of medication.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Send this before: Sounds odd but you may have an issue along the meridian of your big toe. Do you by chance have a tooth infection or root canal in a tooth as the same ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Non soda: Carbonation is what makes drinks bubbly. It is found in soft drinks.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Tmj syndrome: There's actually something called TMJ syndrome. Pain clicking popping and grinding sound. Also look at the teeth for wear, missing teeth, strong bones... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Yes: It's important to have good oral hygiene throughout your pregnancy.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Tooth pain: Two possible reasons. The first being that not all of the nerve was taken out. The second reason is that the pain is coming from the nerves outside th... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Cut out sugar first: Before trying to cover up the infection, take care of the cause first. It's probably candida so cut out sugar and carbs and you should feel relief wit... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Depends: The range can be from a few dollars to a few hundred depending on the material, location of the filling, your physical location, and the type of denti... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
No: It's controversial but if you think about it, removing teeth while the jaw is still growing is bad treatment. Adult teeth come out when the jaw isn'... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Yes: It's better than nothing. But there are different types of masks out there.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Yes: By nature that's the purpose of cosmetic dentistry.
A member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Infection: Viral or bacterial infection coming from or originating from the head and neck region. Get it checked out.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Trauma: It is probably caused from biting your tongue. You should get it looked at and possibly removed if it stays longer than 2 weeks.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Ortho surgery crowns: It depends on where the crossbite is but it can be fixed with surgery, braces or getting restorations like crowns put on your teeth. You can also con... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
No: Unless the doctor thinks that you will get an infection. You may get an infection if they had placed the implant into infected bone or if your immune... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Yes. : The nerve that serves all of teeth comes from a branch that also serves the ears. So what you're experiencing in called referred pain. In other words ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Mouth guards: Mouthguards can help align the teeth if they are not custom. In other words, if you buy one at a sports store. If your teeth are really misaligned the... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
No: You need an oxidizer to bleach the staining compounds in your teeth to whiten them.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Many reasons: There are distinct differences between gas and pill. Most dentists don't use gas because they think it is reserved for kids or it gets in the way. Mor... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
An infection: If you had a dry socket then you had an infection. If the socket was packed with medication then you could be on your way back to health. If you are t... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Pain meds: It happens regularly as the wires are tightened. Once you get them done regularly, the soreness should only last a couple of days. Pain meds can hel... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Metal allegy: You may be metal sensitive. Get it tested by someone who knows how to test metals.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Capitalism : Dentistry is not an exact science even though most dentists are licensed or go to accredited schools. There are many differences between the knowledge... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Yes: Because it is expired probably won't matter. But knowing what the ingredients in the mouthwash is. It may hurt if you have alcohol in the mouthwash.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Avoidance : First of all avoid things that could stain your teeth. Then go find a dentist that can verify if your teeth are naturally dark or if they are indeed s... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Fillings: Fillings are usually made of white plastic or mercury alloy.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Depends on case: A general dentist who is picky and has a lot of invisalign experience can be the better option. An orthodontics who has used invisalign in the past kn... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Yes: But it isn't a replacement for good flossing.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Loose teeth: Normal or excessive forces on your teeth like grinding clenching or chewing can cause your teeth to loosen and fall out. That's not a good thing. Why ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Yes indeed: Especially if you are allergic to penicillin. My antibiotic of choice for toothaches is however penicillin.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Brushing teeth. : Teaching kids to brush their teeth is difficult. Expecting them to see the value in doing this daily is unreasonable at this age. Just assist your chi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Mouth props: Mouth props or bite blocks are to help the patient relax the jaw during dental procedures. They don't have to strain to keep their mouth open as the p... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Probably: Check the tooth first. You could have referred pain from a toothache.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Possible infection: You may have a tooth infection where it is draining to the floor of your mouth. It could also be an allergic reaction. See your dentist or oral surgeo... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Dental sealants : Sealants are made from a resin or acrylic that is bonded to an etched tooth surface. This material can be made of bpa.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Impossible: From what you described it can be any number of things. Cavity? Infection? Gum disease? Please provide more info or find a way to see a dentist.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Er : A face swelling is serious. Go to the emergency room to get this cared for. Then find a way to get definitive treatment done at a dentist.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Fairly common: Nerve damage is common as many teeth and the infections associated with those teeth are located around the nerves. Fortunately, the numbness usually ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Early: About 4-5 months but of course it varies.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Fix them: They are cavities that can eventually lead to toothaches. Go to your dentist asap.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Natural reflex: Saliva flow is a natural body reflex to the thought of food or of something in your mouth.
A member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Either one: It can be from either one or both. An infection in the gums can come from the bottom of the tooth. Or, a gum infection can cause a tooth infection. Ei... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Fever and dentalpain: The fever can come from an infection in the tooth. Take care of the infection asap as the fever is just a sign that your body is fighting an infection... Read More

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Mar 23, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Pantangco is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pantangco is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you so very much i have an upper tooth that got chipped but hasnt bothered me! Thank you!
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