Dr. Ann Kartini Nguyen-Chung is a plant-based dentist located in Northern California. She works for the Redding Rancheria Health System

Dr. Ann often speaks about the association between what we eat and dental health. Happi Hippo Plant Organics is an eco vegan dental and body care company that Dr. Ann developed in 2020 which now consists of biodegradable lip balms, toothbrushes, dental floss, and soaps.

In this episode, Dr. Ann shares with us her own personal health challenges prior to going plant-based. She was able to reverse most of her health concerns. We talk about her patients and common issues she sees in her office. Diet and lifestyle play a huge role in oral health. We discuss topics such as acid erosion, root canals, using fluoride, oil pulling and other fads that people use for oral health. Dr. Ann also explains how cosmetic work can help with reconstruction, rebuilding, functionality, speech and can help with breathing.


  • https://www.happihippoplantorganics.com/
  • https://www.facebook.com/happihippoplantorganics
  • https://www.reddingrancheria-nsn.gov/