Monday, December 31, 2018

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

The AACD is the premier organization for advancements in cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Do has earned accreditation from the AACD by passing a detailed written exam and submitting examples of her technical skills on actual patients. The cases are reviewed and graded by multiple examiners before deciding the few that earn this prestigious recognition. Any dentist can perform the actual procedures  for cosmetic dentistry, including a recent dental school graduate. However the AACD accreditation process scrutinizes the skill of the dentist as well as their knowledge, and has not passed many repeat applicants for this very reason. All cosmetic dentists are not equal, but the AACD can help narrow your search if you want the best of the cosmetic dentists.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

End of year treatment

We expect that everybody in our dental family enjoyed the holidays so far. After the numerous parties, we hope you haven't discovered any problems chewing. As always, please be safe and make new resolutions to take care of your oral health. If your want to improve your appearance, your smile is an excellent place to begin. Cosmetic dentistry is always a perfect way to improve your self-esteem. Lumineers are no-preparation veneers that don't need anesthesia most of the time. Call us for a consult so we can discuss your options.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Gift to yourself

As we approach Christmas, everyone is determined to find that special gift for people in their lives. But we should all stop and take a look at ourselves and see if there's anything we would want. A beautiful smile belongs at the top of that list. A great smile can restore your confidence in front of your loved ones and strangers. Cosmetic dentistry has many options to do this including common procedures such as Invisalign and Lumineers.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Solution for Headaches

Are headaches a common occurrence for you? Have you checked if your temporomandibular joint(TMJ) is functioning correctly? Even the slightest sound or shift when opening or closing can indicate a problem in your TMJ. This in turn leads to trauma among the chewing muscles which can connect from the bottom of your jaw all the way to your temple of your forehead. An improper TMJ can also place pressure on nerves located within the TMJ that can cause tremendous pain. A thorough evaluation includes a CT scan of your joint to evaluate how it functions.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Conservative cosmetic dentistry

Lumineers are a great way to rejuvenate your smile without cutting or grinding down your teeth. They are composed of a special porcelain that can be made with minimal thickness and cemented to your existing teeth. Dr. Do is a leading provider of Lumineers in Hawaii and can discuss what will work best for you.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Adult Orthodontics

Inadequate orthodontics(braces) early in life can lead to a relapse of crowding or unfortunate outcomes in adulthood such as temporomandibular joint symptoms or sleep apnea. In many cases, teeth were extracted to create space around the remaining teeth to alleviate the crowding at the time. However the negative long term effect is that it restricts the natural growth of the upper and lower jaws especially at a critical time of development for a child. In adulthood, we can reverse this condition and even replace the missing teeth with the most popular choice of dental implants. Not only will the cosmetic appearance of straight teeth be solved, but it will be accompanied with a healthy TMJ joint as well.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

OSA has been steadily increasing in awareness among the public for the damage it can do to your body. Most notable health conditions include heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure among other debilitating conditions. Another important condition that has not received much attention is fatigue. Fatigue could threaten your life even faster since most people drive a car in their daily routine. About 72,000 auto accidents occur yearly with around 800 deaths as well, although the numbers are widely considered to be underestimated. It's also quite telling that many commercial drivers do not want to get evaluated for OSA, since they are not allowed to drive once a diagnosis is made which threatens their livelihood.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

The holidays are upon us!

At this time of year, we all are invited to numerous parties, family gatherings, or meeting new people on the street. Now is a great opportunity to look at your smile and see if it's as amazing as you want it to be. Whether you want something as simple as a teeth whitening to an entire smile rejuvenation, Manoa Dental can provide all your cosmetic dental needs. Dr. Do is expertly trained in cosmetic dentistry with an accreditation from the distinguished American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.