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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.



2/8/2019 9:25:00 PM

 Silver fillings have been around for about 150 years. The material must be a minimum thickness and they don't look very modern. Current technology advances allow us to place resin fillings with minimal tooth structure removal as well as using a chemical bond to adhere the filling to the tooth. This restoration can be more conservative while also not looking as ugly as silver fillings. Schedule an appointment to see if resin fillings would work for you.



2/5/2019 1:04:00 PM

An excellent way to transform your smile into the showcase of your appearance is to place porcelain veneers. Veneers are extremely thin (0.5 - 1.00 millimeter thickness) porcelain coverings that are cemented to the front of your teeth. They can change the color and shape of your teeth instantly! In most cases, they don' require anesthesia since the amount of tooth structure removed is minimal making it an extremely comfortable experience. They only take two appointments and can enhance your smile immediately!





2/1/2019 11:32:00 AM

The premier organization for cosmetic dentists is the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry(AACD). The annual conference is a great stepping stone for dentists to dip their toes into what cosmetic dentistry is about, or to update their technique. However, the truly elite cosmetic dentists subject themselves to a detailed written test and rigorous standards for presenting clinical cases among their peers. Dr. Keri Do is one of these highly trained and skilled dentists. Since cosmetic dentistry is not a recognized specialty as this time, any dentist can claim that they are a cosmetic dentist. However, accreditation status is the closest anyone can achieve to become a specialist, as evident by their work and their continuous training to stay current. Don't be fooled by the title of cosmetic dentist, the best way to find an exemplary cosmetic dentist is to look for AACD accreditation, and judge their work for yourself.




1/30/2019 10:02:00 AM

New advances in dental porcelain has taken cosmetic dentistry to a new height! Porcelain fillings are a great alternative to traditional silver or resin fillings because of their durability and strength of the material. Porcelain onlays or inlays also remove minimal tooth structure while still being able to provide strength for a weakened tooth. Dr. Keri Do is one of only a few dentists in Hawaii accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the only woman dentist. As a woman, her eye for beauty and esthetics in unmatched.








1/22/2019 7:16:00 AM

Orthodontics is a great service to correct cosmetic dental problems when done appropriately. However traditional orthodontics has not always been on the positive side of this debate. A publication titled "Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic" has discussed the ramifications of smaller and narrowing jaws and its effects on airway, sleep, and overall decline in health. The extraction of teeth for orthodontic treatment is a perfect example what techniques are used to narrow jaws. Headgear or other restrictive devices are another example of restraint techniques that may work well for straightening teeth, but negatively affect the patient's long-term health. It is an excellent book that is unfortunately not read by enough people.

http://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/todays-dental-news/item/3092-jaws-the-story-of-a-hidden-epidemic




1/12/2019 5:30:00 PM

Lumineers are the perfect option in most cases for patients hoping to improve their smiles. It is a revolutionary product that enables Dr. Keri Do to make an ultra-thin veneer that will cement over your existing tooth. The veneer can hide discolored or misshaped teeth without using shots and anesthesia. Call for a consultation with our cosmetic dentist Dr. Keri Do and see if Lumineers would be great for your smile!




1/12/2019 9:31:00 AM

Have you ever had the uncomfortable feeling of a blocked ear such as during an increase in altitude? TMJ disorder could be the cause of your problem. Traditional treatment to straighten teeth with braces usually involved removing teeth and narrowing the upper and lower jaws. This retraction also meant that the upper and lower jaws were pulled back towards the body, which contradicts normal growth which is downward and forward. The lower jaw bone is also pulled back as a result, which can position it closer to the ear canal, and also create the "stuffiness" feeling. At Manoa Dental, Dr. Keri Do can alleviate this condition non-surgically through proven methods. Manoa Dental is always available for a consult if you suffer from this condition.



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