Dental Tips and Resources
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- Gum Disease and Heart Attacks: What Do These Have In Common?
Evidence has been building for several years that painless inflammation can cause heart trouble and may even be more dangerous than high cholesterol.
- Root Canals Explained
Many people associate the constant pain they've been feeling with a root canal treatment. But really, it is most often a root canal that frees the patient from the pain and can get them on the path to recovery faster.
- Changing your Metal Fillings to White Fillings
Many of our patients with old metal fillings come to us asking us to update to tooth colored fillings. Patients commonly site esthetic and health concerns about their metal fillings.
- Orthodontic Services at Ala Moana Dental Care
Years ago, orthodontic treatments were used only for pre-teens and teens having problems with their bite. Today, orthodontic treatments such as dental braces and Invisalign are not only specific to pre-teens and teens, but for adults as well.
- Post Tooth Extraction Home Care Tips
After you've had your tooth extracted, it is important to take proper care to ensure a smooth recovery. Click here for great tips.
- Laser Gum Shaping & Gum Treatment Explained
Patients require gum treatment for a variety of reasons and the procedures that render these treatment may be completely different from each other. These are just some of the reasons behind gum treatment.
- Is A Dark Tooth Considered Dead?
There are many reasons for a tooth to turn dark but the most common is from a trauma. If trauma occurs somewhere else in your body, the area will often have a bruise which is caused by the rupturing of red blood cells.
- Why We Grind Our Teeth
Dr. Devereux believes that the biggest reason why we grind our teeth is because we are humans! Conventional dental wisdom would say that teeth grinding is caused by a bad bite, joint problems, poorly fitting dental work, and stress.
- Tips on Brushing Your Teeth
We can't emphasize it enough, proper tooth brushing can do wonders for your oral health. While these tips may sound simple, following them and repeating the process will ensure healthy teeth for years to come!
- Cosmetic Dentistry with Honolulu Dentist Dr. Declan Deverux
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of a person's teeth, mouth and smile. Believe it or not, we have been doing cosmetic dentistry for over 17 years!
- Dental Fillings and Cosmetic Dentistry
Apart from improving the appearance of a person's teeth, mouth and smile, cosmetic dentistry may also provide some restorative benefits.
- Teeth Cleaning and Ala Moana Dental Care
It is generally recommended that your teeth be cleaned professionally at least twice per year. This keeps your smile looking great, gives you fresh breath and is a vital component of your heart and overall health.
- Choose Your Toothpaste Wisely
Toothpaste is designed to be abrasive in order to remove plaque and stains off our teeth. Some "Whitening" toothpastes and "Tartar Control" toothpastes tend to be the most abrasive.
- Get A Well-Aligned Smile With Orthodontics at Ala Moana Dental Care
lose to 30 percent of all orthodontic patients in the United States are adults. Despite this growing trend towards adult orthodontics, it pays to start orthodontic treatment early for maximum effectiveness.
- Keeping Your Teeth Healthy During The Holidays
As we enter the holiday season, family meal gatherings and office and friends parties are just around the corner. While we love seeing our patients, we are most certain that they would rather avoid any emergency trips to the dentist.
- Great Holiday Offers: Save Big On Our
Welcome the holidays with a great smile and whiter teeth! With our special $395 Sale on Zoom® Whitening, you can SAVE over $250! (Normally costs $680).
- Updating To Tooth Colored Fillings From Metal Fillings
There are many reasons why patients ask us to replace their "silver" fillings with tooth colored ones. Some of the common reasons include esthetic and health concerns.
- Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is when we apply a tooth-colored resin to a tooth and and cure it with visible, blue light. This "bonds" the material to the tooth, improving it's overall appearance.
- New Patients Special: Dental Cleaning, Exam & X-Rays Special Just for $67!
There's no better time than today to start taking care of your teeth! To help you get started, we are offering a special on cleaning, exam, and x-rays, all for just $67!
- Dental Implants with Ala Moana Dental Care
While it may not seem like it, dental implants have been in use for over 40 years. We have been working with dental implants for 18 years and work with a surgeon who has placed over 2000 implants!
- Give Your Teeth A Fighting Chance: Follow These Oral Care Tips!
If we expect to maintain the function and the esthetics of our teeth over the course of a lifetime, we must give them a fighting chance! Here are some oral health tips that we recommend.
- Baking Soda On Your Toothpaste?
One old dental tip that may seem hard to believe is adding baking soda when brushing your teeth. Even a current search of the Internet will yield search results that say baking soda is too abrasive to use on teeth. This is completely wrong and is easy to prove.
- Your Dietary Habits And Dental Heath
Being conscious of what you eat and drink are important factors in maintaining good oral health and can help prevent cavities.
- Rotten Eggs and Oral Infections
There is research that shows that bacteria found inside dead teeth were potentially the most pathogenic (disease causing) of all bacteria in the mouth.
- Brushing For Your Dental Health
Brushing your teeth is an important everyday task to maintain your personal oral hygiene. It helps remove food and plaque which can irritate the gums.
- Laser Gum Treatment
Some people have excessive amounts of gum tissue covering their teeth and benefit from gum treatment to help with hygiene and esthetics by contouring of the gum tissue.
- Let Us Get Rid Of Your Fear Of The Dentist
For many, going to the dentist can be a scary experience. The smell of the office or the noise of the drill can lead to an uncomfortable session.
- Got A Dental Emergency? Let Us Help!
Here at Ala Moana Dental Care we understand the disruption a tooth ache can cause in your life.
- Benefits of Orthodontics
Orthodontic's greatest benefit is that it helps to improve people appearances and self confidence. It can align your bite, maximize your teeth's effectiveness in performing their functions and create a well-aligned smile.
- Demystifying Root Canals
People associate the weeks of pain they've been enduring with the recommended treatment of a root canal.
- Worried About a Tooth Ache?
Tooth aches are a very common reason why people find themselves in the emergency room at the hospital. Most people never suspect that a tooth ache could lead to a life threatening condition and hope the tooth ache will resolve itself. Unfortunately most often this is not the case and the patient would benefit from immediate dental attention.
- Invisalign and Ala Moana Dental Care
While there are many dentists that you can choose from for your Invisalign treatment, it's important to make sure that your dentist is familiar with Invisalign and how to achieve great results.
- Do I Brush or Floss first?
Brushing and flossing are both play essential roles in your oral hygiene. Brushing your teeth helps remove food and plaque while flossing disrupts bacteria that form along the gum line, thus stimulating your gums and can help prevent gum disease.
- Selecting A Honolulu Dentist
Choosing the right dentist is an important part of your dental health. You'll want someone that you are comfortable with and at the same time is qualified and properly trained to provide the dental care that you require.
- Is A Powered Toothbrush Better Than Manual?
The American Dental Association recommends that you choose a toothbrush that you like and find easy to use. If you brush properly, both powered and manual toothbrushes can be effective and can thoroughly clean your teeth.
- Regular Checkups And Your Dental Health
Ideally, dentistry is preventative. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you visit your dentist regularly, at least once every six months, to ensure proper oral hygiene and functionality.
- What You Eat Affects Your Dental Health
What you choose to eat can greatly affect your general health, including that of your teeth and gums.
- Caring for Your Teeth While On Braces
Orthodontic treatments like dental braces can align your bite, maximize your teeth's effectiveness in performing their functions and create a well-aligned smile. Today's orthodontics involves repositioning of the teeth and underlying roots, providing better support for the crown of the tooth.
- New Year, Clean Teeth
As the New Year settles in, make sure you stop by for your annual cleaning and start the year off with healthy teeth!
- Teeth Whitening Promos From Ala Moana Dental Care
Need your teeth whitened in time for Valentine's Day? We have two great promos so you can get Bright, beautiful smile you've always wanted.
- Proper Toothbrush Maintenance
Having a clean toothbrush is an important step in having good oral health. Here are some tips to help maintain your toothbrushes.
- We Can Help With Your Cosmetic Dentistry Needs
While Cosmetic Dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of a person's teeth, mouth and smile, it may also provide restorative benefits.
- Treating Your Gums Through Laser Gum Shaping
People undergo gum treatment for a variety of reasons and the procedures may vary per patient. Some with excessive amounts of gum tissue can benefit from contouring their gums to help with hygiene and esthetics.
- Implant Dentistry At Ala Moana Dental Care
Dental Implants has been around for over 40 years. Here at Ala Moana Dental Care, we have been working with dental implants for over 18 years and work with a surgeon who has placed over 2000 implants.
- How Often Should You Visit The Dentist?
According to Dr. Devereux, how often you visit the dentist it depends on two factors: how well you clean your own teeth in between visits and genetics.
- Home Care and Recovery Tips After A Tooth Extraction
Here are some more home care tips to help lessen any discomfort and aid recovery after a tooth extraction.
- Trust Ala Moana Dental Care With Your Invisalign Treatment
If you're ready for a smile that transforms your appearance, Invisalign is your answer!
- Is A Dark Tooth Dead?
There are many possible reasons for a tooth to turn dark. The most common cause is from trauma.
- Comparing Composite Fillings vs. Silver Fillings
There are many reasons as to why one may update to a tooth colored/composite filling from a silver filling.
- What Is A Root Canal?
When people think of a root canal, they often associate it with a lot of pain. But that pain is actually what they've been enduring prior to the procedure and the root canal is most often what gets the patient on the path to recovery.
- Is Brushing With Baking Soda Really Just A Myth?
One of the lesser known effects of the baking soda is that it will alkalinize the teeth and gums and drive minerals back into the tooth, thus reversing the demineralization that occurs from the early stages of tooth decay.
- Request a Dental Consultation Online
If you have any questions or would like to request a consultation, you can submit a request to arrange for a dental appointment online.
- The Benefits of Regular Teeth Cleaning
In order to prevent cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease, it is generally recommended that you have your teeth cleaned professionally at least twice per year.
- Dental Case Studies and Before and After Photos
If you're interested in improving your smile but would like to research about how some of our procedures can benefit you, one of the best places to start would be our Dental Case Studies page.
- Tooth Whitening Options Explained
Tooth whitening occurs when the hydrogen peroxide molecule breaks down and the resulting by-products react with the complex organic molecules (stain) in the tooth enamel to make them lighter.
- Anaerobic Bacteria: The "Rotten Egg" Bacteria
If you detect an odor or a "rotten egg" smell in your teeth, the main cause of that could be an anaerobic infection.
- Bleeding Gums and Chronic Inflammation
Studies show that painless inflammation may cause heart trouble and may even be more dangerous than high cholesterol.
- Don't Wait To See A Dentist If You Have a Toothache
Most people never suspect that a toothache could lead to a life threatening condition and hope the pain will resolve itself.
- Things To Look For When Selecting A Dentist
When choosing a Honolulu dentist, here are some things we recommend you ask.
- The Different Causes of Defects in the Tooth Structure
Some are chemical factors, mechanical or bacterial. We are familiar with the holes that bacteria make in teeth - known as decay.
- Learn More About KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System
KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching System is the newest, most revolutionary and effective teeth whitening system ever developed!
- Veneers Explained
They can be made directly onto your existing tooth, which is often called "bonding" or they may be made at a dental laboratory out of porcelain, which is what most people are referring to when they say "veneers.".
- Maintaining Good Dental Heath This Holiday Season
The holiday season is here and you've probably been invited to (or are planning) a party or two. To make sure your teeth is healthy during this season, read up on some of our tips.
- Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign Answered
Many of our patients are curious about Invisalign so we've prepared some common questions that we've been asked. Read it below and see if Invisalign is for you.
- Ala Moana Dental Care Is Open 7 Days a Week!
We have extended hours and have appointments available as early as 6AM and as late as 8PM to make it easier for you to come in.
- Got A Dental Emergency This Holiday Season? We Can Help!
Toothaches can create a myriad of problems, especially during the holidays when parties abound. It can keep you up at night and prevent you from getting important hours of sleep.
- Teeth Grinding Demystified
In a recent article, Dr. Declan shares that he considers it completely normal for people to grind their teeth in their sleep and is a result of our evolution.
- Root Canals With Ala Moana Dental Care
A root canal is the cleaning of the canals inside the tooth and sealing it to prevent the possibility of future bacterial contamination.
POST OPERATIVE CARE
| Post-Operative Home Care after your Tooth Extraction |
What to expect and do after a tooth extraction. Home care instructions following oral surgery for tooth removal
| I received my Invisalign trays today!! Now what? |
Home care instructions following receiving Invisalign trays.
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