6/4/2019 9:12:00 PM
Temporomandibular joint(TMJ) disorders can include symptoms such as ringing or stuffiness in the ears, clicking or popping noises when opening or closing, grinding or clenching of teeth, and headaches. Although you may not have pain or discomfort currently, the TMJ can eventually break down if not treated. It is a joint similar to the knee or shoulder joint, which allows the movement between bones and can develop the same problems similar to other joints. At Manoa Dental, Dr. Keri Do can evaluate and treat TMJ symptoms non-surgically after a thorough evaluation. Call us for a consult to find out what we can do for you.
5/29/2019 9:21:00 AM
Lumineers are no-prep or minimal prep porcelain veneers that that transform a smile in two simple appointments. They can correct discolored, chipped, worn, and misshapen teeth without needing anesthesia or shots a majority of the time. Dr. Keri Do is the only female dentist in Hawaii that is accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, which is the leading cosmetic dentistry organization in the world. Call us for a consult to discuss how Lumineers can rejuvenate your smile!
5/20/2019 6:10:00 PM
A child’s facial development is evolves downward and forward. Traditional orthodontics which is still taught in most programs solves a patient’s crowding problem by extracting teeth. With the additional space from the removed teeth, the remaining teeth in the upper or lower jaws are brought together to fix the crowding, but also has the unfortunate side-effect of constricting the upper or lower jaws. Case studies have shown that constricting the jaws during a child’s development will have adverse effects on how they bite together, Temporo-mandibular joint(TMJ), airway, and facial profile. Call us for a consult with Dr. Keri Do at Manoa Dental, and she can evaluate how it will work best for your child.
5/11/2019 8:38:00 AM
Traditional orthodontics have always taken a reverse approach to treating children. Examination, diagnosis, and treatment usually begins at a specific age, most commonly around ten years old. However, treatment usually will begin even later into their early-teens. Less invasive treatment should be used at a younger age to guide their facial development rather can correct development that has already displayed problems. Early intervention is always a key factor to avoid lengthy and costly treatment which is similar to treating a cavity early before it develops into a major health and expensive problem. Call us for a consult with Dr. Keri Do at Manoa Dental, and she can evaluate how it will work best for your child.
5/5/2019 8:12:00 PM
Orthodontics(braces) are an excellent treatment to correct the crowding of teeth. Although it’s best to evaluate children while young. This way, a more guided development of their growth with minimally invasive treatment can be used rather than correct the crowding after it has occurred.
Facial development is most critical and when diagnosed and treated correctly, can avoid braces altogether. Call us for a consult with Dr. Keri Do at Manoa Dental, and she can evaluate how it will work best for your child.
5/1/2019 2:46:00 PM
Orthodontics(braces) are an excellent treatment to correct the crowding of teeth. Although it’s best to evaluate children while young. This way, a more guided development of their growth with minimally invasive treatment can be used rather than correct the crowding after it has occurred. Facial development is most critical and when diagnosed and treated correctly, can avoid braces altogether. Call us for a consult with Dr. Keri Do at Manoa Dental, and she can evaluate how it will work best for your child.
4/26/2019 2:05:00 PM
Have you ever wanted to change your smile but were afraid to drill on your teeth? Teeth whitening is an option, but the whiter color will change back over time. Another non-traumatic way to rejuvenate your smile is with Lumineers. It’s a proprietary material to create extremely thin veneers that don’t require drilling in most situations. However, similar to traditional veneers, the color doesn’t change and can alter the appearance of your teeth. If you are interested in Lumineers, call us for a consult with Dr. Keri Do at Manoa Dental, and she can evaluate how it will work best for you.
4/2/2019 11:25:00 PM
If you thought about having cosmetic surgery for any reason, consider having a smile makeover as well. Your smile is one of the first things that people will notice about you and a great smile creates a terrific first impression. From something simple as teeth whitening to a full mouth reconstruction, Dr. Keri Do can treat any case large or small. Call us at Manoa Dental for your consultation appointment to see what options are available to you.
3/27/2019 6:08:00 PM
There are many times when a patient has asked Dr. Keri Do to fix only a single or a few teeth that are crooked. Invisalign is a perfect solution to correct these minor problems with minimal inconvenience and treatment time. The aligners are perfectly comfortable and have great success to treat simple cosmetic dental problems. At Manoa Dental, we strive to provide all dental services that you or your loved ones may need.
3/23/2019 7:22:00 PM
Do you have gaps between your teeth that you want to close? Cosmetic bonding can be done quickly and easily to correct this problem without anesthesia. The bonding is the same material as white fillings and can blend in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth. It takes a skilled and well-trained eye to make the bondings not be seen to the common person and even another dentist. Dr. Keri Do at Manoa Dental has developed her cosmetic dentistry skills to the highest level and will meet your expectations.
3/18/2019 10:26:00 PM
Do you have a "gummy" smile or teeth that may look short? At Manoa Dental, Dr. Keri Do can correct these problems with a state-of-the-art laser more accurately that the traditional method of surgery. This cosmetic dentistry procedure is able to reduce the gum level around teeth that may look too short. It is done under local anesthetic only and the results will look amazing. The laser in combination with Dr. Do's thorough cosmetic dentistry background can enhance your smile in one visit.
3/14/2019 7:32:00 PM
Cosmetic dentistry is a very difficult discipline to find a great clinician. You should always look at their past work on patients and determine for yourself if they can meet your expectations. The procedures of cosmetic dentistry are simple, however it takes a lot of skill to take those procedures and make them specific and successful to every individual patient. The ability to diagnose and master cosmetic dentistry for each patient sets Dr. Keri Do apart from other dentists that may only participate in a weekend course to place veneers.
3/11/2019 10:57:00 PM
Your smile plays a huge part of making a first impression on someone else. Whether it's an interview for a new job or meeting that special someone for the first time, your smile can influence how other people view you. It also can make a huge impact in how other people perceive how successful you are, or how much attention you pay to cleanliness. Dr. Keri Do of Manoa Dental in Honolulu, Hawaii is familiar with all these scenarios and how she can enhance your smile for these special situations. Call for a consult to find out what Dr. Do can do for you.
3/5/2019 9:43:00 PM
The true cosmetic dental skill is the ability to make resin veneers. This is a procedure that involves placing a resin material on a tooth and shaping it until it completely rejuvenates your smile. Often times, many veneers are done at the same appointment and don't require anesthesia. Since the entire procedure is done in the office, the results are instantaneous. The fact that resin veneers are done in one appointment is what makes them so difficult, because they are created entirely by the dentist. At Manoa Dental, Dr. Keri Do has the ability to create awesome resin veneers on display by her previous patients, and brings her cosmetic dentistry to future patients in Honolulu and all of the state of Hawaii.
3/4/2019 10:58:00 PM
At Manoa Dental, Dr. Keri Do has acquired a strong background of various cosmetic procedures including porcelain veneers, whitening, bonding, and Invisalign, all of which can enhance your smile. The knowledge of using each procedure or a combination of them is what sets her apart from other dentists. She can also use numerous advanced restorative techniques such as dental implants to replace missing teeth in conjunction with cosmetic dentistry to create the smile that you have always desired.
3/1/2019 10:14:00 PM
Modern fillings can be made of many materials such as resin or porcelain which are also tooth-colored and can blend seamlessly in appearance. They are a perfectly suitable replacement for silver fillings that may be damaging the tooth as they age. Old silver fillings keep expanding as they age, and can eventually create cracks on the tooth. They also lose their seal with the tooth which becomes a dangerous hazard since bacteria can seep under the filling and eventually create a recurrent cavity. Dr. Keri Do at Manoa Dental in Honolulu can evaluate your fillings and determine what's best for you.
2/27/2019 8:03:00 PM
If you have discoloration on your teeth, don't worry. There are many reasons why teeth may discolor including external staining, decalcification, or cavities as the most common causes. Dr. Keri Do is the most capable cosmetic dentist in Honolulu that can correct the problems and others as well. Whether you need a de-staining appointment, or a more involved procedure like a porcelain veneer, she can fix any discoloration.
2/26/2019 6:41:00 AM
Do you suffer from missing teeth? Do you have a bridge or removable denture that simply looks awful? Dr. Keri Do can change your life with her skill of cosmetic dentistry. The ability to make a fake tooth blend seamlessly with the adjacent teeth is one of the hardest tasks in dentistry. Her previous work on other patients is more than enough proof to show that she is great at what she does. At Manoa Dental, we are conveniently located in the heart of Honolulu with plenty of free parking for all our patients.
2/24/2019 9:13:00 PM
A quick and painless way to remodel your smile is to use porcelain veneers. They are thin layers of porcelain that bond directly to the front of your teeth and can change the shape as well as the color. The existing tooth does not need anesthesia since minimal tooth structure is removed or none at all. It is a more durable restoration that can change the tooth color for much longer than whitening, but not as invasive as having a crown put on the tooth. Dr. Keri Do of Manoa Dental is highly trained in cosmetic dentistry and can discuss your options at a consultation.
2/21/2019 7:33:00 PM
Our society has always valued appearance, and it's obvious in our commercials, movies, or celebrities. Someone's first impression of you is decided within the first 3 seconds that they meet you, and your smile is a huge part of that. Studies have shown that straight teeth or how great your smile looks actually gives someone a favorable impression of you. Cosmetic dentistry is the foundation for your smile and can improve it immensely. Dr. Keri Do is an artist with bonding and veneers among other cosmetic procedures, and can enhance anyone's smile. Call Manoa Dental for a consult to see what she can do for you.
2/20/2019 12:09:00 AM
Cosmetic dentistry does not always involve removing tooth structure. Sometimes the best way to achieve an excellent smile is simply by re-shaping teeth contour, also called enamelplasty. This is a pain-free procedure since minimal adjustments are made to the teeth. It can make a huge difference almost as easily as whitening or even veneers in some cases. Dr. Keri Do will use the most conservative procedures to upgrade your smile. Call us for a consultation to see which options would work best for you.
2/18/2019 10:01:00 PM
Cosmetic Dentistry can be a life-altering plan for your appearance. Unlike cosmetic surgery which has a painful recovery and variable outcomes, cosmetic dentistry can be virtually painless and consistent. Rejuvenating your smile can be done quickly with immediate and lasting results. Whether you choose to whiten, have bonding, or a full smile reconstruction, Dr. Keri Do can do it all because she has done it all. Call us for a personalized consultation on how to enhance your smile!
2/17/2019 11:21:00 PM
Invisalign has become an extremely popular cosmetic dental procedure over the last decade. It has been promoted as "invisible braces". It uses a a series of clear trays made specifically for each patient and is able to move teeth by changing the tray every two weeks. It can be removed during eating and does not affect your speaking ability at all. There are some drawbacks that Invisalign cannot fix, but is a perfectly reasonable option for a majority of patients. If you are considering getting the Invisalign system, come in for an evaluation to see if it's right for you.
2/16/2019 9:59:00 PM
Another popular cosmetic dentistry procedure is in-office teeth whitening. While many offices only provide a take-home kit, we offer the procedure in-office to boost the whitening. It takes about one hour in the comfort of our reclining chair, and we provide movies or tv shows for you to watch. In-office whitening takes no effort on your part as you wait for the whitening material take effect.
2/15/2019 9:20:00 PM
Whitening your teeth is the simplest way to rejuvenate your smile with cosmetic dentistry. It is painless, and results can be seen immediately. No tooth structure is removed and completely reversible if you don't like your results. However you should be evaluated to see if you are a candidate for whitening since cavities can be mistaken for stains. We have a multitude of options for whitening depending on how quick or how slow your want your tooth color to whiten.