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


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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Invisalign is the Adult Alternative to Metal Braces

Invisalign clear braces | Kalaheo Dental Group | Kalaheo, HI

Are you an adult who wants to straighten your teeth but have too much going on in your life to deal with metal braces? Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign is an excellent alternative because the system is designed with your busy adult lifestyle in mind.

Benefits of Invisalign Compared to Metal Braces

There are numerous benefits to choosing Invisalign over metal braces:

  • Won’t mar your smile – Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign uses crystal clear plastic aligners that fit snugly over your teeth similar to a mouth guard. Most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.
  • Comfortable to wear – Since the aligners are smooth plastic, there are no metal brackets and wires to ...

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3 Easy Solutions for Bad Breath

Glass of water | Bad breath solutions | Kalaheo Dental Group | Kalaheo, HI

Have bad breath that won’t go away? The problem may be more than the type of foods you eat, so today we’re going to share some tips for keeping your breath clean and fresh.

We all experience bad breath occasionally, which is usually the result of eating smelly foods like garlic and onions. This can be embarrassing, but it’s not a big deal; you pop a breath mint or sugarless gum, brush as soon as you get home, and that’s it.

But if you experience bad breath that just won’t go away, you might need to be more proactive than just gargling with mouthwash every day.

Remember to Brush Your Tongue

Sounds crazy, but ...

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We're Out And About!

The office staff | Kalaheo Dental Group | Kalaheo, HI

We Love Our Community

Our staff recently provided oral health presentations to the West Kauai Rotary Club and Boys and Girls Club Waimea Clubhouse. We would love to visit your school or community group. Presentations are customized depending on the topic the audience would like to hear, length of time available, and number of attendees. We come to your location with entertaining, fun, and helpful tips to keep your audience’s oral health up to par – and we bring goodies!  If you are interested in a presentation, email us today.

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Considering an Implant to Improve Your Quality of Life? What a New Study Has to Say

dental implant | Kalaheo Dental Group | Kalaheo, HI

Millions of people are affected by tooth loss; some estimates say that over 100 million people are missing at least one tooth and more than 36 million have no teeth.

Full and partial dentures have long been the go-to treatment for missing teeth, but today we also have dental implants, a tooth replacement option that is most like your natural teeth. Since the implant post is rooted in your jaw, whatever restoration that’s attached – crown, bridge, or dentures – is held securely in place.

Dental Implants and Quality of Life

Knowing you’re one of the millions dealing with tooth loss doesn’t offer much comfort when day in and day out you deal ...

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Why It’s Probably Time to Trade in Your Toothbrush

Toothbrush | Kalaheo Dental Group | Kalaheo, HI

You probably don’t give a lot of thought to your toothbrush until you notice the bristles getting frayed or flattened out. Then you go to the drugstore, pick up a new one and go home and place it in the cute family toothbrush mug on the counter in your bathroom.

What's Wrong with This Picture?

There are so many things wrong with this scenario, let’s start at the top. 

First, your toothbrush shouldn’t be like a pair of shoes you break in and wear forever because they’re comfortable. A worn or frayed toothbrush isn’t doing much to clean your teeth properly, wasting a lot of your effort. But it gets worse.

Your mouth harbors ...

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