Thursday, May 7, 2020

Underbite Problems Solved

Are you suffering from and underbite? Does your lower jaw protrude more forward than your upper jaw? This typically causes your face to appear more flat and have an unattractive profile. It can also make it difficult to chew on your front teeth and commonly have temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems such as clicking or pain as well. Dr. Keri Do can treat your case without surgery and help relieve your symptoms. Call us at Manoa Dental for a consultation to discuss how she can help you.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Complications of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea(OSA) has finally started to get widespread recognition as the deadly killer it can be. For many people suffering from this condition, it's equivalent to holding your breath for a few seconds every minute for hours on end. This puts an enormous amount of stress on your lungs, blood pressure, heart, and most notably your quality of sleep. Studies have proven that without the proper amount of REM sleep every night, you lose large amounts of cognitive ability when awake. Cardiac disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes have already been proven to be related to OSA, not including other conditions that haven't been studied in detail yet. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends a OSA sleep appliance for mild to moderate OSA treatment. However all appliances are not the same and can create additional problems with your oral health if your airway is not evaluated in detail with 3D imaging. Call us at Manoa Dental to schedule a consult with Dr. Keri Do to see how she treats OSA with non-invasive treatment.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Facial Profile

When looking for an office to place braces on your children, always check that they are not only worried about straightening teeth, but are encouraging facial development rather than inhibiting it. At Manoa Dental, Dr. Keri Do uses 3-D imaging to analyze your child's bone structure develop a a treatment that not only straightens their teeth, but guides their facial bone structure to grow naturally and beautifully as nature intended. It also helps lead the way for a more developed airway and Temporomandibular Joint(TMJ). You can call us for a consult to see how Dr. Do can help your child. 

Friday, April 24, 2020

Nutrition In Uncertain Times

Since we have been unable to dine-out similar to prior Covid-19 restrictions, I'm sure everyone's diet has changed quite a bit because more people are cooking at home and eating out less. It's still important to eat a balanced meal despite your limitations at cooking. Teeth and oral health are the most important decision makers as to what and how you can eat. The worst anxiety you could have is trying to decide what you can eat if it hurts to chew or that you are missing too many teeth to chew effectively. Dental implants can replace missing teeth with a natural feeling as if you never lost your original teeth. Call Dr. Keri Do or Dr. Malcolm Choy at Manoa Dental to see how they can help you chew normally again.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Shelter-in-Place complications

Since we spend all of our free time with our loved ones during these unprecedented times, it also provides the perfect opportunity to recognize if your loved ones are snoring or having trouble sleeping. Obstructive Sleep Apnea can afflict any age group or sex and snoring is a great indicator is someone will be susceptible to developing OSA later in life. However children can also feel the effects of OSA even at a young age. Symptoms include irritability and inability to concentrate, which are similar to other commonly diagnosed conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Dr. Keri Do and Dr. Malcolm Choy at Manoa Dental can help evaluate OSA and recommend the best treatment.