Monday, June 17, 2019

Details of Cosmetic Dentistry


Any dentist can grind your teeth down and cement white crowns to call themselves a cosmetic dentist. However, a true specialized cosmetic dentist will evaluate your bite, length of teeth, lips, and shapes of your teeth in addition to numerous other factors before deciding what treatment will work best for your mouth. The attention to detail is how great cases are designed and separates them from any other dentist. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry credentialing system ensures that their accredited dentists are held to this higher standard through rigorous testing and evaluation of patients.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

TMJ symptoms


Temporomandibular joint(TMJ) disorders can include symptoms such as ringing or stuffiness in the ears, clicking or popping noises when opening or closing, grinding or clenching of teeth, and headaches. Although you may not have pain or discomfort currently, the TMJ can eventually break down if not treated. It is a joint similar to the knee or shoulder joint, which allows the movement between bones and can develop the same problems similar to other joints. At Manoa Dental, Dr. Keri Do can evaluate and treat TMJ symptoms non-surgically after a thorough evaluation. Call us for a consult to find out what we can do for you.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Porcelain veneers can be painless


Lumineers are no-prep or minimal prep porcelain veneers that that transform a smile in two simple appointments. They can correct discolored, chipped, worn, and misshapen teeth without needing anesthesia or shots a majority of the time. Dr. Keri Do is the only female dentist in Hawaii that is accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, which is the leading cosmetic dentistry organization in the world. Call us for a consult to discuss how Lumineers can rejuvenate your smile!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Facial development

A child’s facial development is evolves downward and forward. Traditional orthodontics which is still taught in most programs solves a patient’s crowding problem by extracting teeth. With the additional space from the removed teeth, the remaining teeth in the upper or lower jaws are brought together to fix the crowding, but also has the unfortunate side-effect of constricting the upper or lower jaws. Case studies have shown that constricting the jaws during a child’s development will have adverse effects on how they bite together, Temporo-mandibular joint(TMJ), airway, and facial profile.  Call us for a consult with Dr. Keri Do at Manoa Dental, and she can evaluate how it will work best for your child.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Early Intervention for Kids

Traditional orthodontics have always taken a reverse approach to treating children. Examination, diagnosis, and treatment usually begins at a specific age, most commonly around ten years old. However, treatment usually will begin even later into their early-teens. Less invasive treatment should be used at a younger age to guide their facial development rather can correct development that has already displayed problems. Early intervention is always a key factor to avoid lengthy and costly treatment which is similar to treating a cavity early before it develops into a major health and expensive problem. Call us for a consult with Dr. Keri Do at Manoa Dental, and she can evaluate how it will work best for your child.  

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Guided development


Orthodontics(braces) are an excellent treatment to correct the crowding of teeth. Although it’s best to evaluate children while young. This way, a more guided development of their growth with minimally invasive treatment can be used rather than correct the crowding after it has occurred.  Facial development is most critical and when diagnosed and treated correctly, can avoid braces altogether. Call us for a consult with Dr. Keri Do at Manoa Dental, and she can evaluate how it will work best for your child. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Guided Facial Development

Orthodontics(braces) are an excellent treatment to correct the crowding of teeth. Although it’s best to evaluate children while young. This way, a more guided development of their growth with minimally invasive treatment can be used rather than correct the crowding after it has occurred.  Facial development is most critical and when diagnosed and treated correctly, can avoid braces altogether. Call us for a consult with Dr. Keri Do at Manoa Dental, and she can evaluate how it will work best for your child.