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

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5 Reasons Why Dental Implants Are So Popular

While you may have only recently heard about dental implants, you may know they’re innovative, but they’re not new. The first implant was placed in 1965, which means they have been in use for over 50 years! In that time, millions of patients have enjoyed their benefits to the point that they’re now referred to as the “gold standard” for tooth replacement.

What Is A Dental Implant?

First, it's helpful to understand what implants are and how they work. The easiest way to think of implants is that they replace your entire tooth, from root to crown. A small titanium post is placed in the jaw and allowed to heal and integrate ...

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Dental X-Rays and Why You Need Them

Most of us have become more health conscious in the past few decades; we tend to exercise more, make better food choices, and try to stay informed about things that affect our general health and well-being.

As part of our new awareness, many of us have concerns about the frequency of x-rays. Even though the level of radiation in an x-ray is quite low, the truth is that dental professionals have the same concerns you do.

How Dentists Use X-Rays

But dental x-rays have been in use since the 1950s and are an invaluable diagnostic tool. While they help us find cavities, there are actually many other conditions your dentist looks for with ...

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Calling All Men and Boys

Men are not always the greatest at staying up to date with their health checks and yet early detection and treatment for diseases and injuries are the best ways to stay healthy and live a long, happy life. Join us in celebrating Men’s Health Week, June 11-17, a nationally observed week that leads up to Father’s Day. 
 
“The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys,” according to www.menshealthmonth.org.

Dental health is part of overall health so men if you’re reading this and haven’t had a dental visit in the last ...

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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 Smile

It’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 under
  • Submit: 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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