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5/7/2020 9:00:00 AM
Are you suffering from and underbite? Does your lower jaw protrude more forward than your upper jaw? This typically causes your face to appear more flat and have an unattractive profile. It can also make it difficult to chew on your front teeth and commonly have temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems such as clicking or pain as well. Dr. Keri Do can treat your case without surgery and help relieve your symptoms. Call us at Manoa Dental for a consultation to discuss how she can help you.
4/29/2020 10:20:00 AM
Obstructive Sleep Apnea(OSA) has finally started to get widespread recognition as the deadly killer it can be. For many people suffering from this condition, it's equivalent to holding your breath for a few seconds every minute for hours on end. This puts an enormous amount of stress on your lungs, blood pressure, heart, and most notably your quality of sleep. Studies have proven that without the proper amount of REM sleep every night, you lose large amounts of cognitive ability when awake. Cardiac disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes have already been proven to be related to OSA, not including other conditions that haven't been studied in detail yet. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends a OSA sleep appliance for mild to moderate OSA treatment. However all appliances are not the same and can create additional problems with your oral health if your airway is not evaluated in detail with 3D imaging. Call us at Manoa Dental to schedule a consult with Dr. Keri Do to see how she treats OSA with non-invasive treatment.
4/27/2020 10:16:00 AM
When looking for an office to place braces on your children, always check that they are not only worried about straightening teeth, but are encouraging facial development rather than inhibiting it. At Manoa Dental, Dr. Keri Do uses 3-D imaging to analyze your child's bone structure develop a a treatment that not only straightens their teeth, but guides their facial bone structure to grow naturally and beautifully as nature intended. It also helps lead the way for a more developed airway and Temporomandibular Joint(TMJ). You can call us for a consult to see how Dr. Do can help your child.
4/24/2020 10:11:00 AM
Since we have been unable to dine-out similar to prior Covid-19 restrictions, I'm sure everyone's diet has changed quite a bit because more people are cooking at home and eating out less. It's still important to eat a balanced meal despite your limitations at cooking. Teeth and oral health are the most important decision makers as to what and how you can eat. The worst anxiety you could have is trying to decide what you can eat if it hurts to chew or that you are missing too many teeth to chew effectively. Dental implants can replace missing teeth with a natural feeling as if you never lost your original teeth. Call Dr. Keri Do or Dr. Malcolm Choy at Manoa Dental to see how they can help you chew normally again.
4/17/2020 9:00:00 AM
Since we spend all of our free time with our loved ones during these unprecedented times, it also provides the perfect opportunity to recognize if your loved ones are snoring or having trouble sleeping. Obstructive Sleep Apnea can afflict any age group or sex and snoring is a great indicator is someone will be susceptible to developing OSA later in life. However children can also feel the effects of OSA even at a young age. Symptoms include irritability and inability to concentrate, which are similar to other commonly diagnosed conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Dr. Keri Do and Dr. Malcolm Choy at Manoa Dental can help evaluate OSA and recommend the best treatment.
4/13/2020 8:30:00 AM
As a majority of people work from home or shelter in place, Manoa Dental is open for emergency treatment. You may also contact us if you have any questions whether whatever problems you may have could be labeled as an emergency. Typical symptoms that definitely need to be looked at include hot or cold sensitivity, swelling in or outside your mouth, throbbing pain, trouble sleeping from pain, or pain that lasts a long time. Dr. Keri Do and Dr. Malcolm Choy are available during this unprecedented time for new and continuing patients of their orthodontic, cosmetic, implant, and restorative treatments.
4/7/2020 8:00:00 AM
At Manoa Dental, we have always practiced universal precautions when doing infection control. It essentially means that when we sterilize and disinfect our office, we treat every patient with the potential of spreading a harmful infection or virus. This has always been our protocol and we have utilized increased precautions in this unprecedented societal change to combat Covid-19. Our daily routine includes increased infection control throughout the office including disinfecting door handles and counter tops outside of the treatment operatories. We take infection control extremely seriously to protect our patients and employees. Dr. Keri Do and Dr. Malcolm Choy are available for any treatment that may need attention.
4/1/2020 1:54:00 PM
Due to the current state of the world, we have had to temporarily make accommodations to a new normal daily life. Dr. Keri Do and Dr. Malcolm Choy will be available for emergencies and other treatment that should be addressed. Orthodontics is another procedure that also should be evaluated on a regular basis even during these troubling times. Orthodontic treatment, which usually involves braces, is originally created with a rigid schedule to achieve the best possible outcome in a timely manner. While maintenance appointments can be delayed, it is best to follow the original schedule as closely as possible since other major setbacks in treatment can occur without supervision. At Manoa Dental, we practice strict infection control protocols and have increased our attention to standards recommended by the CDC for our patients and employees safety.
3/30/2020 9:47:00 AM
As we deal with the major changes in our professional and personal lives, please be aware that we are available for emergencies at Manoa Dental. We hope everyone stays safe and practices "social distancing" to avoid harming others as well. Although cosmetic dentistry may be put on hold, Dr. Keri Do can answer any questions you may have.
3/25/2020 10:38:00 PM
As with any piece of art, larger artwork requires more expertise. The same requirement applies to cosmetic dentistry. When treating multiple teeth, the final smile design is dependent on more than just how white the teeth will look in order to get the perfect result. Dr. Keri Do is accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry which is the premier cosmetic dentistry organization in the United States as well as the world. To qualify for accreditation, numerous patient cases had to be submitted, analyzed, and critiqued by her peers before receiving this highly sought after credential. Call her at Manoa Dental 808-988-6919 to see what she can do for your smile!
3/16/2020 4:00:00 PM
Airway has always been a vital factor for growth and development. It has become more important as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) has been steadily increasing in diagnosis among patients in all areas of society. A deficient airway also has negative repercussions in children if not addressed early which can lead to delayed or underdeveloped growth. A proper consult for crooked teeth involves more than just straightening teeth, but not disturbing the natural growth pattern of a child during their adolescent years. Dr. Keri Do has treated numerous cases avoiding this scenario and is available for a consult to discuss what she can do for you at Manoa Dental.
2/20/2020 7:14:00 AM
Do you have a missing front tooth? Does you have a fake tooth that you are unhappy with the appearance of? Front teeth are the cornerstone of your smile and should blend in with your lips among other features that create your smile. Dr. Keri Do is a prestigious accredited member with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the most prominent organization for cosmetic dentists in the world. She was able to acquire the world-renowned credential by presented numerous cases for evaluation among her peers. Call us at Manoa Dental for a consultation with Dr. Do to see what she can do for you.
2/10/2020 10:28:00 PM
Obstructive Sleep Apnea(OSA) can be a silent killer. It occurs while you sleep and unaware of the damaging effects it causes on your body. The symptoms include sleepiness during the day, and can lead to serious systemic conditions such as high blood pressure and heart disease. It creates theses problems by disrupting your sleep numerous times throughout the night to force your body awake and breathe in more oxygen that your body can’t provide on its own. Snoring is an extremely common precursor to this condition and could possibly be the best indicator if you have been or will suffer from OSA. Call Dr. Keri Do at Manoa Dental to discuss how she can provide treatment for you.
12/10/2019 10:00:00 PM
At Manoa Dental, we pride ourselves in our ability to provide a wide range of dental services including implants and advanced cosmetic services. Dr. Keri Do and Dr. Malcolm Choy possess the combined experience that many other offices can only strive to acquire due to their philosophy of learning early and learning forever. They have the received coveted accreditations and fellowships that display their dedication to providing the best care. You will no longer need to feel uncomfortable when referred to another doctor for a treatment that your original dentist cannot do. We offer the highest levels of technology including a Cone Beam CT for a 3-D view of treatment, a 3-D scanner to eliminate the need for impressions, and digital x-rays to reduce radiation. The advanced technologies and exceptional experience make Manoa Dental the most complete dental office around.
11/17/2019 8:46:00 PM
Do you need to replace one or two of your front teeth? Or do you have a front bridge that you don't like? You may qualify for a case study with heavily discounted fees. Dr. Keri Do is accredited by the prestigious American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Give us a call at 808-988-6919 or email us at email@example.com for complimentary consultation.
11/13/2019 10:16:00 PM
In Honolulu, we are a melting pot of cuisines from around the Asia-Pacific region. From fresh fish to locally grown fruits, Hawaii has a variety of culinary delights not easily available anywhere else. However, without healthy teeth, will you be able to enjoy them? Missing teeth may feel like an inconvenience to many people, but they are more detrimental than that. The loss of each tooth increases the biting force on the remaining teeth, much more than they were designed to withstand. This ultimately decreases the lifespan of those teeth through gum disease or wear leading to their loss as well. The domino effect of losing tooth after tooth not only increases the forces on the remaining teeth but also magnifies it as well. Dental implants are the perfect solution to replace missing teeth since they are just as strong as your original teeth, but allows you to chew just as easily. Dr. Malcolm Choy has trained under the most highly recognized implant surgeons in the world and is located at Manoa Dental in Honolulu, Hawaii. Call for a consult and see what are your best options.
10/23/2019 7:29:00 PM
How dangerous is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)? OSA has been linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes among other health risks. OSA is the term for when your airway cannot remain open continuously during sleep. When your body cannot breathe in oxygen, it jolts your body awake but does not fully awaken you. This can occur many times throughout the night and puts extreme stress on your body to maintain a constant oxygen level. This stress includes the high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes as examples. If you have mild to moderate OSA, an oral appliance may be the best decision for you to take control of this harmful condition. Dr. Keri Do has treated many patients who suffer from this condition and can decide which treatment will work best for you.
10/14/2019 9:54:00 PM
A discolored tooth is the primary indicator that the nerve in a tooth has died. The more time that has passed, the more darker the tooth will become. Teeth whitening is an option to whiten a tooth and allow it to blend in with the adjacent teeth again. However, the color always relapses and must be done again every few months. Veneers or crowns are a more permanent solution for these teeth as the color will remain stable over time.
9/23/2019 1:22:00 PM
Does your dentist offer Obstructive Sleep Apnea(OSA) treatment recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea? A Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine has been the historical method to treat sleep apnea prescribed by physicians. However it only treats the symptoms and not the underlying cause, which is a constricted airway. Proper treatment of mild to moderate OSA includes an oral appliance manufactured by a dentist that are much more comfortable and tolerable than a CPAP. Don’t neglect your health simply because you’ve been told that a CPAP is your only option to treat OSA. At Manoa Dental, Dr. Keri Do has extensive training to not only create oral appliances, but also evaluate and treat a constricted airway.
9/10/2019 12:51:00 PM
All of us would love to have perfect white teeth. With modern technology, it can be achieved with minimal treatment through a substance called Lumineers. These porcelain veneers are a proprietary material and can be fabricated to 0.2mm thickness and still provide the highest quality appearance that other veneers display. Many times, tooth grinding is not necessary at all because of how thin they can be, also not requiring anesthetic or shots! Dr. Keri Do is always available for a consult to see how she can help you.
8/8/2019 8:49:00 PM
Whether it’s a new job, meeting new people, or just because you want to feel great about yourself, Dr. Keri Do of Manoa Dental can make your dream of having a perfect smile come true. She is the only woman accredited by the prestigious American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, which is the premier cosmetic dentist organization in the world. Their high standards include a rigorous written test as well as a thorough evaluation of patients that have been treated by Dr. Do. Feel free to call us at Manoa Dental to see what Dr. Do can do to rejuvenate your smile!
7/31/2019 9:18:00 AM
Most people believe that when teeth are crowded, braces will fix everything. While technically that is true, braces can also create much more serious problems if not done correctly. Braces are designed to correct turned or tipped teeth when compared to the remaining teeth in your upper or lower jaw. However, much more care must be taken to align your upper and lower jaws with each other. At Manoa Dental, we find this occurring much more frequently as braces become more popular, especially in adults. If your upper and lowers jaws do not close together correctly, it can lead to a breakdown of the teeth by grinding, fractures, or clenching. Your chewing muscles could also develop tenderness or constant aches in the morning or throughout the day. Your TMJ could also develop symptoms including sounds or ear discomfort among many others described in our previous blogs. Feel free to call us at any time to meet with Dr. Keri Do and see what she can do for you.