Having your teeth cleaned regularly, by a professional hygienist, is one of the best things you can do to stay healthy.
Plaque is soft and sticky, and even with regular brushing some of it gets left behind in the grooves and pockets of your teeth and gums. If it’s not removed, plaque hardens into tartar, which is beyond the scope of your typical toothbrush and floss.
Tartar develops below the gumline as well as on the surface of your teeth, posing serious problems within your mouth – decay and even gum disease. Recent research shows an unquestionable link between untreated gum disease and other serious conditions such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
Which means having your teeth cleaned is one of the most important reasons to visit your dentist!
Missing teeth can create big issues for your dental health. A root canal can save teeth with roots that have been damaged or infected, a situation that used to require extraction.
A root canal is a procedure that fixes a tooth by removing the pulp chamber and filling the space with a filling material.
This is often required when dental decay reaches the nerve of the tooth (or the tooth has become infected), and beyond the scope of a simple filling. At Honolulu Smile Design, we are skilled in advanced root canal therapy.
The root canal has earned an undeserved reputation as something to be avoided. However, with modern anesthetics and technology, root canals are actually a manageable form of treatment.
We aim to make our young patients (ages 10 and up) feel comfortable and enjoy themselves. You can rest assured your child will receive the latest advancements in children’s dentistry, such as dental sealants, which are an excellent way to prevent cavities in the deep grooves on their back teeth. All care is provided with caring, thoughtfulness, and compassion. We encourage proper dental care habits in children and enjoy showing them how to keep their teeth healthy for a lifetime.
Our teeth are as susceptible to the aging process as the rest of our bodies. Gum disease and root decay are more prevalent in seniors. Daily cleaning and good nutrition are vital for maintaining healthy gums.
In fact, if your gums have become red, irritated, or prone to bleeding, or if your teeth have started to feel loose, please contact us immediately.In addition, aging typically means more medications. Reduced flow of saliva is sometimes a side effect of these medications.
There are simple products that can help this condition. Even your fillings can show signs of age. They can weaken or crack. Regular check-ups will allow us to stay on top of your existing fillings. Don’t forget that years of plaque buildup, as well as consuming coffee, tea, or tobacco, can make teeth appear dark. Ask us about procedures that can combat all these problems.
We offer natural-looking, slip-proof dentures! With a breakthrough in design and fit, we can provide a securely anchored denture plate so you no longer have to worry about the foods you eat. Your dentures won’t shift or slip. If you are a denture wearer, be sure to ask us about this. It will make your life so much easier.
Explore Dental Care FAQs at Honolulu Smile Designs for expert insights on maintaining optimal oral health. Discover the importance of regular check-ups, personalized home care tips, and the role of preventive measures in preventing issues like cavities and gum disease. Empower yourself to make informed decisions about your dental well-being and achieve a radiant, confident smile.
Regular dental care is the cornerstone of a healthy smile. It prevents cavities, gum disease, and other oral issues. At Honolulu Smile Designs, our skilled team offers comprehensive check-ups and cleanings to keep your teeth and gums in optimal condition.
We recommend biannual visits for most patients. However, the frequency might vary based on your oral health needs. Our specialists at Honolulu Smile Designs will tailor a personalized schedule to ensure you receive the right level of care for your unique smile.
Our thorough dental check-ups encompass a visual examination, digital X-rays, professional cleaning, and oral health assessments. This allows us to detect early signs of issues and provide preventive measures, ensuring your smile remains vibrant and problem-free.
A consistent oral hygiene routine is essential. Brush twice daily using fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, and maintain a balanced diet. Our team at Honolulu Smile Designs offers personalized advice on effective home care to complement your in-office treatments for lasting oral health.
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