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Dr. Michael Lutwin, DDS and Dr. Ron Quade, DDS

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Are you at risk for oral cancer?

At Kalaheo Dental Group, we speak often about the link between oral health and overall health. This is especially relevant when talking about oral cancer. According to the American Dental Association, “Approximately 51,540 people will be diagnosed with cancers of the mouth, throat, tonsils, and tongue this year.” Here are the top 5 risk factors:

  1. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease, is associated with around 9,000 cases of head and neck cancer (especially at the back of the tongue, in or around the tonsils) each year in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
  2. Being a man, because men are twice as likely as women to get oral ...

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Dental Cleanings: Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Next Appointment

Dental Cleanings | Kalaheo, HI | Kalaheo Dental Group

Is it time for your next dental cleaning, but you just can’t find time in your day to schedule an appointment? Are you tempted to skip the cleaning because your teeth don’t hurt and you brush and floss well anyway?

New patients at our Kalaheo dental office sometimes think that these six-month exams and dental cleanings aren’t necessary, but that’s not the case. And if you skip too many of these appointments, you may develop oral health problems that can cause discomfort and lead to the need for further treatment.

Why Preventive Dental Cleanings Are Essential

The American Dental Association recommends preventive cleaning appointments every six months for a reason. When ...

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Getting a Dental Cleaning? 4 Questions Worth Asking

Questions to ask for a Dental Cleaning | Kalaheo, HI

Your routine dental cleanings in Kalaheo support your oral hygiene efforts and are an essential part of keeping your family’s smiles healthy.

But you should also view these appointments as an opportunity to talk to your dental hygienist about your oral hygiene routine and see if there’s room for improvement. 

Before your next dental cleaning, consider asking these four basic questions as well as any of your own. Your hygienist is the expert in oral hygiene, so Don’t ever hesitate to let them know what’s on your mind! 

#1 Am I Brushing Properly?

If you already brush conscientiously, it’s a good idea to check in with your dental hygienist periodically to see how ...

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Discovering Your Tooth Replacement Options in Kalaheo, HI

Dental Implants | Kalaheo, HI | Kalaheo Dental Group

We Offer Solutions For Missing Teeth

If you are struggling with tooth loss and are searching for options to replace your natural teeth, our Kalaheo, HI dental office is excited to welcome you to our ohana.

At Kalaheo Dental Group, we work hard to help our patients feel at ease during difficult times. Our knowledgeable and friendly team is always ready to help you along your journey toward the smile of your dreams, and we think of all our patients as part of our family. You may have questions about tooth replacement in the Kalaheo area, and Drs. Lutwin, Quade, and Rita are devoted to helping you make the right choice ...

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February is Children’s Dental Health Month!

February is Children’s Dental Health Month! | Kalaheo Dental Group | Kalaheo, HI

Here are four tips to help keiki Malama their Mouth:

  1. 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.

  2. 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 lifetime of dental ...

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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: Tooth-Art

Teeth (molars, canines, incisors) come in all shapes and sizes. Show us your interpretation of tooth-art. Use the medium of your choice, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, or even poetry, to create your contest entry.

  • Art: Use the medium of your choice including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, or poetry. All 2-dimensional (drawings, photography, etc.) art must be submitted on an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper.
  • Eligible: Kaua'i keiki 12 years old and under
  • Submit: Bring your tooth art to our office in Rainbow Plaza or submit it ...

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