Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

All of us at Manoa Dental would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving! Please take a moment to give thanks for everyone and everything that surrounds you. We also celebrate by ingesting an enormous amount of food so remember that Dr. Do, Dr Choy, and the staff are always here to provide for your oral health care and needs so that you can enjoy this and many other hearty meals. From looking good with cosmetic dentistry to replacing your missing teeth with implants, we can fulfill all your dental needs.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Braces for adults

Everybody wants to look their best. At many times, your appearance can influence strangers around you as well. In a study out of 1000 Americans, people with great smiles were viewed as financially more stable, happy, healthy, and more intelligent. In other words, having a great smile makes an immediate impact on how others perceive you before they even have begun to know you. Crooked or crowded teeth are not just for children anymore, and with advances in technology, have much shorter treatment lengths than decades ago. It's slowly becoming more accepted in today's culture as more adults see how the benefits outweigh the temporary inconvenience in their life. Dr.Do is fully educated in how braces can benefit you through numerous continuing education and rigorous testing. She is a Fellow of the International Association For Orthodontics and an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Modern orthodontics and obstructed airways

There is a fascinating book available called "Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic" by Sandra Kahn and Paul R. Ehrlich. It discusses how correcting crowded teeth has a correlation with obstructing airways. An obstructed airway leads to Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome, which is slowly becoming a leading contributor of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and many other systemic problems.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Happy Veteran's Day

At Manoa Dental, we wish all military members and families a safe  and happy holiday. Many times in our daily lives, we take their service for granted for the lifestyles that we all enjoy.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Solutions for missing teeth

Whether you have lost a tooth due to trauma or disease, we have numerous ways to replace it. Ideal treatment would be a dental implant, which would restore the tooth or teeth to be as strong as the original tooth. A fixed bridge would be another good alternative for replacement and still maintain the sensation of having a real tooth. A cosmetic dentist may prefer either depending on the condition of the area where the tooth is missing.

Friday, November 2, 2018

American Dental Association annual meeting

It's a little late, but Dr.Do and Dr. Choy had a terrific annual meeting at the Honolulu Convention Center which happens roughly every ten years. They attended classes ranging from cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, and implant dentistry to keep up on the newest techniques. They also walked around the exhibit hall to try out the state-of-the-art equipment available to keep our dental practice on the cutting edge of technology.