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Why Flossing is so Important

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Kahului DentistMost people detest flossing. Some report flossing hurts their gums. Others complain of blood emerging from the gums during flossing sessions. Furthermore, flossing requires more effort than brushing so some are inclined to skip it, assuming brushing will suffice. Though flossing is not fun, it is critically important for maintaining oral health.


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Professional Teeth Whitening vs. OTC Teeth Whitening Kits

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Professional Teeth WhiteningIf you are like most people, you are at least somewhat unhappy with your smile. The teeth gradually darken throughout the aging process, regardless of how much you brush and floss. If you eat certain foods and beverages such as chocolate, berries, wine, tea or coffee, your teeth are that much more likely to stain. These stains have the potential to prove unsightly to the point that they can compromise an otherwise-beautiful smile.


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Dental Implants The Top Missing Tooth Solution

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Dental ImplantsAre you missing one or several teeth? Though you might not mind the absence of a single tooth as you can likely still chew, you should know all it takes is one gap in your mouth to compromise your oral health. A missing tooth will eventually cause facial sagging as the adjacent teeth droop on down into the open space. Furthermore, bacteria and other gunk can collect in this space. Meet with your dentist and you will find there are a couple options to replace missing teeth. Dental implants have emerged as the top solution. Here's why.


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What to Look for in a Local Dentist

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Kahului DentistIf you are on the prowl for a new dentist, do not go with the first one you find. No two dentists are equal. Furthermore, the traits and merits you value the most are not found in all dentists. Spend some time researching dentists and you will eventually find the perfect one. Here is exactly what you should look for in a dentist.


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The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Cosmetic DentistIf you are unhappy with the look of your smile, you should consider the merits of cosmetic dentistry. This form of dentistry involves an array of procedures to improve the hue, size, shape, alignment, and position of the teeth. In some cases, cosmetic dentistry can also enhance oral health along with tooth functionality. However, the primary purpose of cosmetic dentistry is to beautify flawed teeth.


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Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy

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Laser Assisted Gum Disease TherapyLaser Assisted Periodontal Therapy is a minimally invasive treatment that is used to treat gum disease. This form of therapy uses a laser with a specific wavelength that is utilized to first target and then destroys the tissue that is affected by the disease and terminates the underlying bacterial that has accumulated within the periodontal pockets. The precision of this dental procedure allows for the removal of the diseased tissue and the overall benefit of it is that after the procedure there is less discomfort and a faster recovery.


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How Invisalign Clear Aligners Can Change Your Smile

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Invisalign Clear Aligners can give you the smile you always wanted!Invisalign clear aligners are becoming quite popular among the public as people tend to prefer a straightening solution that goes unnoticeable. These clear aligners are constructed out of a polyurethane plastic that is designed to attach to the teeth and can be removed when needed for purposes such as for eating, brushing, flossing, etc. If you are interested in clear aligners speak to your dentist so you can discuss if this option is right for you.


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The Difference Composite Fillings Can Make

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Tooth Colored FillingsWhen a patient comes to Smile Hawaii for dental fillings we make it our duty to provide them with the best options that we have available. If a patient needs a filling, we first explain to them the two classes of fillings that are available which are the composite resin filling and the amalgam metallic alloy fillings. Sometimes people do not know the name of fillings and therefore they use the color as a distinction and may refer to them as “white fillings” and “silver fillings”.


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What are Dental Veneers?

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Dental VeneersDental veneers are becoming quite popular these days as they have proved to be helpful in improving the smile of people who have chipped or stained teeth. When you come to Dr. Lance D. Ogata, DDS, Inc DBA Smile Hawaii you will be able to get customized dental veneers that will fit right over your teeth and improve their overall appearance.


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Dental Implants Vs Dental Bridges

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Dental ImplantsAt some point in our lives, we have had incidences of losing a tooth. Losing a tooth is not limited to kids alone; adults sometimes lose a tooth as a result of injury, accident or poor hygiene. Losing a tooth is quite embarrassing and the patient is left with no other option than to seek ways to replace the missing tooth.


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