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


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 Implants

Dental 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 routine

From 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

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Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Get $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 Group

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You Should Know These Facts about Dental Implants

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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 Know

Considering 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 ...

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

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“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

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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 Implants

If 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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