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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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Halloween Candy Buy Back

Halloween Candy Buy Back | Kalaheo Dentist
Wednesday, November 1st, 2017Get $1/pound of unopened candy, up to 5 pounds.Prize drawing: $100 KUGA gift certificate.The candy will be sent to our troops via Operation Gratitude. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude has shipped more than 1,600,000 care packages to those who serve our nation.Kalaheo Dental GroupRainbow Plaza, 2-2514 Kaumuali'i Hwy. Suite 204

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You Should Know These Facts about Dental Implants

Dental Implants Kalaheo HI
Dental implants have been in practical use for decades and have restored the smiles of millions of people. However, in a recent study conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), researchers found that 25% of the patients surveyed never even heard of dental implants!Implant Facts You Should KnowConsidering the tremendous benefit they offer compared to other tooth replacements, we believe that everyone should at least have a basic understanding of implants. They are the preferred method for replacing teeth, so at some point, you may consider an implant for yourself. Here are a few things you need to know before you do:Implants are made of titanium – Half of ...

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Study Finds Chronic Gum Disease May Be Associated With Higher Risk of Alzheimer’s

Chronic Gum Disease | Kalaheo Dentist
“Healthy Mouth, Healthy Life” is an ongoing campaign from Kalaheo Dental Group to hit home the point that good mouth health can lead to a healthy life.Reuters (8/17, Boggs) reports that research suggests chronic periodontitis, or gum disease, may be associated with “an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.” The article notes that while investigators “found no overall link between periodontitis and Alzheimer’s,” their research found people with periodontitis “for 10 or more years were 70 percent more likely than people without periodontitis to develop Alzheimer’s disease.” The study team concluded, “Our findings support the notion that infectious diseases associated with low-grade inflammation, such as chronic periodontitis, may play a ...

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What You Need to Know if You Smoke and Want Dental Implants

Dental Implants | Kalaheo HI
Aside from ruining your appearance, missing teeth lead to a host of dental problems. Fortunately, dental implants have had a tremendously positive effect on the lives of patients with missing teeth. They are the gold standard for tooth replacement because they so closely mimic the function and appearance of a natural tooth.Smoking and Dental ImplantsIf you smoke more than a pack of cigarettes a day, there are a few things you need to know before deciding if implants are right for you.Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants placed at our Kauai dental office become a permanent part of your dental anatomy. The implant gains its stability when the titanium ...

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Keiki Art Contest

Keiki Art Contest | Kauai Dentist | Kalaheo Dental Group
In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month in February, Kalaheo Dental Group is hosting a Keiki Art Contest using the theme: My Teeth Are Hungry For....Keiki are encouraged to show us the non-sugary food and drinks that make for a healthy smile!Art: On an 8 ½” x 12” paper, draw a picture that illustrates “My teeth are hungry for…” and include this theme on the drawing.Eligible: Keiki 12 years old and underSubmit: Bring your drawing to our office in the 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. ...

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