DR. ANN MARY GANTUANGCO-GUTIERREZ
Ann Mary Gantuangco-Gutierrez, D.M.D
PRC Lic.# 38647
Director, BITES & SMILES DENTAL SERVICES Co.
Lecturer, Philippine Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, Esthetic 101 Workshop Continuing Dental Education
Lecturer, Philippine Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Abridge Workshop
Key Opinion Leader, KERR Philippines
Consultant, Philippine Dental Association Annual Convention, Consultation Hour (2004-2007)
Guest Lecturer, Pangasinan Dental Chapter
Guest Lecturer, Olongapo Dental Society
AFFILIATIONS:Member, Philippine Dental Association
Affiliate Member, American Dental Association
Member, Makati Dental Chapter
Associate Member, Philippine Society of Periodontology (2008-Present)
Board Member, Philippine Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (Present)
Board Member, Philippine Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (2008-2011)
Associate Member, Asian-American Association of Functional Orthodontics and TMJ, Philippine Section
Associate Member, International Association for Orthodontics
Associate Member, Endodontic Society of the Philippines
Board Member, Philippine Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (2006-2008)
Treasurer, Philippine Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (2004-2006)
Secretary, Philippine Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (2002-2004)
MEMBERSHIPS TO OTHER SOCIETIES:Sector Coordinator, GAWAD KALINGA, Central C-Gawad Kalusugan
Member, Couples For Christ
Member, Rotary Club of Global City
Health Coordinator, CARITAS (OLFP), Social Service Ministry
TRAININGS and WORKSHOPS:University Of California Los Angeles Postgraduate Training in Esthetic Dentistry, September 2011
2010 KERR Asia Roundtable Discussion, Shanghai, China, November 5-7, 2010
UCLA Esthetic Continuum, University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry, October 26- November 6, 2009
Contemporary Restorative & Esthetic Dentistry Conference, Phuket, Thailand, May 2-4, 2009
Advanced Orthodontics Preceptorship Program, October 2008- October 2009
Training in Periodontics, February-April 2008
Vietnam and Cambodia Esthetic Tour, September 2008
TMJ Institute of Asia – Orthodontics, Orthopedics and TMJ (August 2004-August 2005)
Aesthetic Dentistry Conference, Singapore, April 23-24,2005
Hong Kong Esthetic Tour, May 2004
Endodontic Society of the Philippines – Part 1 (July 31,2002), Part 2 (January 26-27, 2003)
University of the Philippines College of Dentistry
Applied Cosmetic Dentistry Workshop, March 2003
Philippine Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (PAED), August-December 2001
Orthodontic Training (American Orthodontics), April 1998-March1999
SCHOOL GRADUATED:De Ocampo Memorial College, Manila
Our dental professionals aspire to form a good relationship with all of our patients in order to keep you happy and comfortable during your treatment. We will make you feel more at ease when addressing the various treatment options available to you -- we will always recommend the most appropriate treatment for your dental health.
“Dr. Ann and the staff did an awesome job in creating crowns on my front upper teeth. I’m impressed, now I’m able to smile with confidence, the staff are very warm and accommodating. The dentist herself in my opinion is very professional, competent well skilled. Thank you so much for a job well done.”
“Very satisfied with the result. The staff were all very nice and Dr. Ann Gutierrez is really good in what she does. Amazing result! I will definitely recommend and refer to others”
“Although I have the deepest respect and anxiety to see a dentist, this experience will follow me for the rest of my life and has changed my attitude pertaining to dental treatment. Friendly atmosphere, professional performance and respect for my precious dental experience. I shall return. Maraming Salamat Po!”
“Dr. Ann and her team did a wonderful treatment for me. Nothing was too much of a problem. Great service and will recommend to anyone to have treatment here.”
“Excellent work and very pleasant people”
“Dr. Ann was very through and kind. I was pleased with the service”
“Very professional and has lots of patience. Helpful in explaining the different technicalities of the procedure”
“Good treatment and I am happy to choice this dental clinic to fix my teeth and give me a perfect smile”
“We are very happy and satisfied with Dr. Ann and Dr. Joy. They are so nice and professional, also the dental assistant Jacqui. We’ll definitely come back here! Highly recommended.”
You can trust the results of our professional services for your dental health and aesthetics needs.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are used to replace missing teeth. Fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth are supported by implants. Dental implants can give you a new base to support new teeth to function and feel like natural teeth. They are devices for attaching artificial replacement teeth firmly to the bone. Implants can be used to support a single crown or as anchors for fixed bridges. fixed or removable partial or complete dentures.
Dental implants will help you regain your smile and improve your self-esteem.
Dental implants do away with the embarrassment of removing dentures and the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.
Implants are extremely long-lasting and will last for several years. Many implants will last a lifetime with proper care.
Teeth and jaws that are not aligned properly are very common. Orthodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of crooked teeth and jaws, as well as misaligned bite patterns.
Crooked teeth can be harder to clean, which can lead to tooth decay or periodontal disease. Teeth that don't fit correctly can make it harder to chew, leading to headaches, shoulder or back pain, and even temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
Orthodontic treatments use a variety of appliances to retrain muscles, move teeth slowly, and influence jaw growth by applying gentle pressure to your teeth and jaw.
BRACES - The bands are the anchors that keep your teeth in place. Brackets are metal brackets that are screwed to the front of your jaws. The brackets are connected to the bands by arch wires. The archwires are tightened, putting pressure on your teeth and gradually moving them towards their target position. Braces are typically adjusted monthly and worn for a period of time ranging from a few months to a few years.
SPLINTS are jaw repositioning appliances. They're used to treat TMJ disorders by training the jaw to close in a better position. They can be worn on the top or bottom jaw.
HEADGEAR – These devices prevent the upper jaw from growing too quickly. They also serve to keep the back teeth in place while the front teeth are being pushed back.
Ortho for Children
Children's teeth may fall out early. In such cases, your child's orthodontist may place a space maintainer in his or her mouth to keep the space open until a permanent tooth emerges. To control thumb sucking or tongue thrusting, a fixed appliance may also be prescribed by your dentist.
Zirconia is highly recommended dental crown material because of its biocompatibility, which means it's less likely to cause an allergic reaction or an immunological response like inflammation.
One potential disadvantage of a zirconia crown is its opaque appearance, which can make your teeth look less than natural.
The following are alternatives to Zirconia crowns: ceramic, porcelain, metal, composite resin, combinations of materials, such as porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM)
Zirconia restorations last longer than porcelain because of their outstanding durability and strength. While porcelain crowns typically need to be replaced after a few years, zirconia crowns have a 99 percent five-year survival rate.
All-ceramic crowns are made of pure ceramic and reflect light in the same way that your natural teeth do. Because there is no metal in all-ceramic crowns, they appear to be entirely lifelike.
They are resistant to breakage because they have an aluminum oxide ceramic core that is covered in pure porcelain. All ceramic crowns are more comfortable to use than metal crowns because they fit better and are not temperature sensitive.
Metals used in crowns include gold alloy, other alloys (for example, palladium) or a base-metal alloy (for example, nickel or chromium). Compared with other crown types, less tooth structure needs to be removed with metal crowns, and tooth wear to opposing teeth is kept to a minimum. Metal crowns withstand biting and chewing forces well and probably last the longest in terms of wear down. Also, they rarely chip or break. The metallic color is the main drawback. Metal crowns are a good choice for out-of-sight molars.
Porcelain crown with metal (per crown) —Dental crowns made of porcelain fused to metal are stronger than all-ceramic versions and more aesthetically pleasing than those made of metal. However, their metal shell gives porcelain fused to metal crowns an opaque appearance. Because they lack the reflective quality of natural teeth, porcelain fused to metal crowns are not as discreet as all ceramic crowns. Additionally, over time, a thin metal band may be visible along the gum line with this type of crown.
Every tooth is covered by enamel. It’s a hard mineralized substance that protects the softer layer of dentin underneath, and the even softer nerve center called the pulp. Without strong enamel, decay could easily destroy the good health of a tooth. That’s why fluoride is so important. It gets absorbed into tooth enamel to strengthen it and help it resist decay.
Whitening the enamel will require laser treatment. Hydrogen Peroxide is the active ingredient in the light activated whitening gel. As the Hydrogen Peroxide breaks down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching colored substances while leaving the tooth's structure intact. The light helps activate the hydrogen peroxide and help it penetrate the tooth's surface.
Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available.
A denture is a removable dental appliance that replaces missing teeth and soft tissues. Complete and partial dentures are the two kinds of dentures available. When all of the teeth are missing, complete dentures are used, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
The way the teeth meet when the lower jaw (mandible) and upper jaw (maxilla) come together is referred to as occlusion. The occlusal contacts of the maxillary and mandibular teeth during function, such as speech, mastication, and swallowing, are referred to as functional occlusion.
Speech will be hampered by malocclusion, and swallowing will be difficult. When dental appliances are used to correct the problem, it can also enhance the patient's facial features, giving them more confidence when speaking and smiling.
Endodontics (root canal treatment) is a dental procedure that treats infection in the pulp of a tooth. Root canal therapy is painless and can save a tooth that would otherwise have to be extracted.
The infection in the root canal of a tooth is caused by bacteria that live in the mouth and infiltrate the tooth. This may occur after damage to teeth as a result of trauma, such as a fall, tooth decay, leaky fillings. Hence, the need for root canal treatment to stop the pain and decay.
TMDs are disorders of the jaw muscles, temporomandibular joints, and nerves that cause chronic facial pain. Temporomandibular disorder may be caused by any problem that prevents the complex system of muscles, bones, and joints from working together in harmony.
It's important to see your dentist or an emergency room as soon as possible if you have a dental emergency.
Knocked-out Tooth. Keep a permanent or adult tooth wet at all times if it has been knocked out. Try to put the tooth back in the socket without touching the root if you can. If that isn't possible, put it in milk between your cheek and gums. Then, as soon as possible, visit your dentist.
If you have a cracked tooth, rinse it out with warm water right away to clean it. Apply cold compresses to the face to reduce swelling.
Clean your tongue or lip gently with water and apply a cold compress if you bite your tongue or lip.
Rinse your lips with warm water if you have toothaches. Using dental floss, gently remove any food stuck between the teeth. Aspirin should not be applied to the aching tooth or gum tissues.
PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE. Following a simple preventative dental care regimen will greatly improve your dental health. It's never a bad idea to review the basics, so here are a few simple guidelines:
When participating in sports or recreational activities, wear a mouthguard.
Chewing ice, popcorn kernels, and hard candy can all cause a tooth to crack.
Do not use your teeth to cut things. Use scissors instead.
Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
Every six months, go to the dentist for a check-up and cleaning.
After each meal, remove any trapped food (swill with water or use a floss)
Don't snack all day on refined carbohydrates (sugars)
Floss everytime you brush
We have the right dentist for you, no matter what type of dental care you need.
"We can make you smile beautifully again using the latest innovations in Esthetic Dentistry."
"When your dental treatment requires surgery, such as implants, we can take care of that."
"We take care of your root canal treatment, Orthodontics, and other dental emergencies."
"We take care of children's delicate dental health."