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Dr. Joaquin Siles

Prosthodontics
CA
48 years experience male

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Prosthodontics

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Whitening teeth: Go and see a dentist. He will bleach your teeth. Yellow teeth? Takes 2 to 3 weeks. Good investement!
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Cure for gum disease: Cure for for gum disease? Good home care like dailyr brushing and flossing, plus regular professional cleaning and check ups at least twice a year or... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Silver fillings: It depends whether you have a big mouth or not.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Bad breath: Gingivitis means bad breath!
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Veneers: If is not done artistically right, your smile iwill look bad. See a good dentist. Check credentials, awards, experience, see pictures of their own pat... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Gingivitis: You are young. A hygienists will clean professionally your teeth, maybe a couple of cleanings in a monthe period, floss and brush better and have a pr... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Stains: Not true. Stains must be polished and remove by a dentist or hygienist.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Bonding: A night guard will not damage bonding.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Teeth whitening: The bleaching gels aplly to the teeth, causes temporary porosity on the enamel of the teeth, so the elements that darkens the teeth will breathe troug... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Salt water: Salt water does not cure gingivitis. It only relieves some immflamation of the gums, mostable after surgery. Promotes faster healing.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Pre Perio disease: If your gums bleed during brushing, or during professional cleaning, that hurst, bad breath, have perio pockets like 3mm or more all over your mouth o... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Temporary: It is normal, sometimes the sensitivity is tolerable, other times it is painful. Tooth needs anethesia.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Receding gums.: Treatment for reciding gums could be restore the recession with a ginigival and tissue graft. Consult with your dentist.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Night Guard ?: Your 6 years old will never wear a night guard. Bite out of line? Wait until he grows up, perhaps he will need ortho.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Tartar: The particular "tooth paste " are called dentist and dental hygienist for a professional cleaning.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Chipped tooth: Direct composite bonding, veeners perhaps or just smooth off. Depends of size.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Beth mouth: You will end up with no teeth at all. Perhaps full dentures is in your future, after you loose all your teeth.
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A member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Teeth Whitening: The teeth can get staining during the whitening. Makes the porosity on the enamel bigger. Do not drink coffe, etc.Etc. However few days later the poro... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Whitening: The best "tooth paste" is you dentist!
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Molars Hurt?: This sounds a little strange. Your bite perhaps needs some adjustments, or you may have a crack on a molar, or a cavity. See your dentist.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Hydrogen Whitening: Waste of time and money to use peroxide. Better to see a dentist or get the whitening streeps, cost much less but takes longer, besides the final resu... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
The better: May be crest. Almost the same. If you are serious have it done by a dentist.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Ruin your teeth?: There are no natural whitening methods. Bleaching will not ruin your teeth if it is done under professional supervision.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Decay: When you brush your teeth you use toothpaste. Right? Good brushing with tooth paste will remove plaque from your teeth. And plaque is what causes cavi... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Night Guard TMJ: Night guards are not design for TMJ problems. On the contrary, it will cause more pain and discomfort. Go to see a neuromuscular dentist.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Listerine: Listerine will not rebuild enamel. It will minimize gingivitis and give a fresh breath.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Blood Pressure?: You better ask your Physician about new guidelines for blood pressure.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Gingivitis: Call your dentist and make an appointment for a check up and a cleaning with a hygienist.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Permanent Crown: Is very bad. You could loose your tooth after the root canal, if not restored with a permanent crown. What a waste!
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Sensitivity: It works for teeth that have mild sensitivity, mostable towards the gum line.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Night guard: See your dentist. Sounds like your night guard is putting too much pressure on your gums. Nedds some adjustment.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Fluoride Toothpaste.: No danger a at all. Is safe.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Crowns : The most expensive and durable crowns are guess? Gold crowns. Ok?
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Gingivitis?: Certainly gingivitis or worst. You can have a periodontal infection or infected nerve. Might need a root canal treatment. See your dentist.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Tooth Gingivitis: Yes, gingivitis in one tooth only.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Braces: Braces can immflame your gums and cause gingivitis, due to acummulatuin of plaque. Have your teeth clean on a regular bases by your dentist/hygienist.... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Tooth ache?: Sensitivity in a tooth with brand new crown is almost normal, it could last, weeks even months. I am talking about a slight sensitivity, that will go ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Whitening: Whitening?Very little to nothing.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Sensitivity: There are tiny nerve endings on your tooth under your temporary. Cold or heath will cause sensitivity. Temps are temps. Once the permanent crown is c... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Swollen Gums.: Sounds like you have a fistula due to an infection on a tooth. Need to visit a dentist, take an xray and diagnose the problem.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Chipped Tooth: If the chipping is small, assuming on a front tooth, a comoposite bonding material can be used to repair the damage. If the chipping is large, the too... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Tooth Erosion: A night guard will not erode tooth enamel at all. Period. On the contrary it will prevent and protect tooth enamel erosion due to grinding and clench... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Paste for babies?: Babies do not need tooth paste with fluoride. They don't even need to brush their teeth. Talk to your dentist or pediatrician about some tablets for c... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Gum disease: Gums disease looks? Bleeding gums to brushing and flosseng, swollen gums, red shine gums ( ideal should pink and thin, no bleeding at all), bad breath... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Bleeding Gums: Yes, it is gum disease (gingivitis). Could be local or general gingivitis. See your dds.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Dermatitis?: Perhaps you do have some allergic reaction to some components of some specific brand. Change the toothpastes and see what happens.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Bleeding gums. : Healthy gums do not bleed. Gums are sore and bleed ? Is gingivitis.You need professional cleaning, perhaps periodontal treatment.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Mouth Guard: The fitting of your night guard should feel confortable, perhaps a little presure for retention, but if it is too much pressure go back to see your de... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Sore Throat: Not norma. May be the night guars is too tight, to much pressure causes soreness. See your dentist for some adjusments.
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A member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 48 years experience
Tooth Lenghtening: If the tooth is to short or small to hold a new crown, a crown lenghtening is necessary. It is a normal procedure to make sure your new crown does not... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Siles is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Siles is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have a big chip in my tooth and need it fixed right away! Thanks!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Have a composite resin online # for this site. Bye!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

U.S.C. Scool of Dentistry
Graduated 1974MD

Awards

Top Doctor Global Impact - Spanish, First Place, National - Winter
2016
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