Kalaheo Dental Group
Dr. Michael Lutwin, DDS and Dr. Ron Quade, DDS

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Thinking of Skipping Your Dental Exam? Here's Why That's a Bad Idea

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A beautiful smile can open a lot of doors in business and social situations because when you look good, you feel good about yourself, and your confidence shows. But when your teeth are not healthy, you may feel so self-conscious that you don’t want to smile at all.You Can Enjoy a Healthier SmileIt’s not necessary to live day to day feeling uncomfortable with your appearance. More importantly, numerous studies have found that the health of your mouth can have a direct impact on your bodily health. If your oral health is good, your overall health is most likely good. Likewise, if you suffer from chronic dental problems, your overall health ...

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Dental Health Tips For Summer

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Ask kids what their favorite time of year is and the answer is almost always summer. What could be better than summer on Kauai? Follow these tips to help your keiki malama their mouth all summer long.Sun’s out, surfs up! C’mon, and get outside. Give the electronic devices a rest. Sitting around being ‘bored’ and snacking can cause weight gain and tooth decay.On the go? Great! Pack portioned containers of healthy options like pre-cut fruits and veggies for fast and healthy snacking.It’s hot out there, so trade in the expensive sugary sports drinks for water. “Infuse” it with strawberry or any fruit you’d like for healthy ...

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Keep Your Keiki's Teeth Healthy

It’s Children’s Dental Health Month! Here are four tips to help keiki Malama their Mouth.Make it Fun! To get kids brushing and flossing for the recommended two minutes, two times a day, use that smartphone at your fingertips. Choose a fun, two-minute tune and let kids rock out while they brush. Brush alongside them to model great technique.Go to the Dentist! Dental problems can arise early, so the ADA recommends that children go to the dentist no later than their first birthday, and then at least twice a year. Make this fun too! It’s critical that kids get a good impression of the dentist when they’re young to encourage a ...

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Art Contest!

In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month in February, Kalaheo Dental Group is hosting a Keiki Art Contest!Theme: Malama Your Mouth!Show us how you take care of your teeth, gums, and tongue.Art: On an 8 ½” x 12” paper, draw a picture that illustrates “Malama Your Mouth!” and include this theme on the drawing.Eligible: Kaua`i keiki 12 years old and underSubmit: Bring your drawing to our office in Rainbow Plaza or submit it on our Facebook page or by email to [email protected] All submissions must include the entrant’s first and last names, age, and contact phone number. Entries submitted via Facebook do not require a phone number as we’ll contact ...

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4 Options for Tooth Replacement in Kalaheo, HI

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Few oral health conditions affect patients like losing a tooth – both physically and emotionally. Tooth loss poses so many questions about the future of your health and appearance, making the right decision might seem overwhelming. You don’t have to worry; our experienced dentists are here for you, helping you through the tooth-replacement process every step of the way.Here are 4 tooth-replacement options we offer in our Kalaheo, HI dental office.Dental ImplantsDental implants are gaining in popularity because they are convenient and look just like your natural teeth. Dental implants replace the entire tooth, including the root. Roots have a vital job in the oral health system; they retain bone ...

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How to Find the Right Dentist in Poipu

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How do you begin your search for a dentist? The most successful dental relationships are built on trust. If you don’t feel comfortable enough to turn to your provider when you suspect a problem, your oral health is likely to suffer.Choosing a dentist who you can relate to is one of the most important things you can do for your family’s oral health. So what qualities should you be looking for when researching a dentist in Poipu?Here are a few questions you should keep in mind during your interview:Do you feel comfortable talking to the dentist? You can learn a lot about someone in a few minutes of conversation. Does ...

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Malama Your Mouth

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It’s holiday season on Kauai! Seems like it was just summer and now keiki have trick-or-treat candy, Thanksgiving pumpkin pies baking, and Christmas and New Year’s are right around the corner. A magical time of year on Kauai, no doubt, but the holidays can be humbug for our ohana’s dental health. We at Kalaheo Dental Group offer some tips for ensuring a healthy holiday season.Keep your routineFrom family feasts to late night parades and fireworks, it’s easy to get thrown off our regular routine. Add in holiday sweets, and this is perhaps the most important time of the year for keiki (and you) to brush twice a day, for two ...

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