Monday, February 10, 2020

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea(OSA) can be a silent killer. It occurs while you sleep and unaware of the damaging effects it causes on your body. The symptoms include sleepiness during the day, and can lead to serious systemic conditions such as high blood pressure and heart disease. It creates theses problems by disrupting your sleep numerous times throughout the night to force your body awake and breathe in more oxygen that your body can’t provide on its own. Snoring is an extremely common precursor to this condition and could possibly be the best indicator if you have been or will suffer from OSA. Call Dr. Keri Do at Manoa Dental to discuss how she can provide treatment for you.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Manoa Dental is the leader of cosmetic dentistry


At Manoa Dental, we pride ourselves in our ability to provide a wide range of dental services including implants and advanced cosmetic services. Dr. Keri Do and Dr. Malcolm Choy possess the combined experience that many other offices can only strive to acquire due to their philosophy of learning early and learning forever. They have the received coveted accreditations and fellowships that display their dedication to providing the best care. You will no longer need to feel uncomfortable when referred to another doctor for a treatment that your original dentist cannot do. We offer the highest levels of technology including a Cone Beam CT for a 3-D view of treatment, a 3-D scanner to eliminate the need for impressions, and digital x-rays to reduce radiation. The advanced technologies and exceptional experience make Manoa Dental the most complete dental office around.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Missing a front tooth?

Do you need to replace one or two of your front teeth? Or do you have a front bridge that you don't like? You may qualify for a case study with heavily discounted fees. Dr. Keri Do is accredited by the prestigious American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Give us a call at 808-988-6919 or email us at manoadental@gmail.com for complimentary consultation.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

How to eat again with missing teeth


In Honolulu, we are a melting pot of cuisines from around the Asia-Pacific region. From fresh fish to locally grown fruits, Hawaii has a variety of culinary delights not easily available anywhere else. However, without healthy teeth, will you be able to enjoy them? Missing teeth may feel like an inconvenience to many people, but they are more detrimental than that. The loss of each tooth increases the biting force on the remaining teeth, much more than they were designed to withstand. This ultimately decreases the lifespan of those teeth through gum disease or wear leading to their loss as well. The domino effect of losing tooth after tooth not only increases the forces on the remaining teeth but also magnifies it as well. Dental implants are the perfect solution to replace missing teeth since they are just as strong as your original teeth, but allows you to chew just as easily. Dr. Malcolm Choy has trained under the most highly recognized implant surgeons in the world and is located at Manoa Dental in Honolulu, Hawaii. Call for a consult and see what are your best options.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and your body


How dangerous is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)? OSA has been linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes among other health risks. OSA is the term for when your airway cannot remain open continuously during sleep. When your body cannot breathe in oxygen, it jolts your body awake but does not fully awaken you. This can occur many times throughout the night and puts extreme stress on your body to maintain a constant oxygen level. This stress includes the high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes as examples. If you have mild to moderate OSA, an oral appliance may be the best decision for you to take control of this harmful condition. Dr. Keri Do has treated many patients who suffer from this condition and can decide which treatment will work best for you.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Discolored teeth


A discolored tooth is the primary indicator that the nerve in a tooth has died. The more time that has passed, the more darker the tooth will become. Teeth whitening is an option to whiten a tooth and allow it to blend in with the adjacent teeth again. However, the color always relapses and must be done again every few months. Veneers or crowns are a more permanent solution for these teeth as the color will remain stable over time.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Alternative to CPAP for obstructive sleep apnea


Does your dentist offer Obstructive Sleep Apnea(OSA) treatment recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea? A Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine has been the historical method to treat sleep apnea prescribed by physicians. However it only treats the symptoms and not the underlying cause, which is a constricted airway. Proper treatment of mild to moderate OSA includes an oral appliance manufactured by a dentist that are much more comfortable and tolerable than a CPAP. Don’t neglect your health simply because you’ve been told that a CPAP is your only option to treat OSA. At Manoa Dental, Dr. Keri Do has extensive training to not only create oral appliances, but also evaluate and treat a constricted airway.