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My Oral Health New Year’s Resolution

The new year is here, which makes now the perfect time to get started on improving your smile. We’ve put together some easy-to-keep New Year’s resolutions to help you get and maintain good dental health. Don’t forget to call us to schedule your next dental exam and cleaning!

How Your Smile Can Affect Your Confidence

Your smile can say a lot about you, and if you’re having to hide it because you’re unhappy with it, it can have a negative effect on your confidence. Get a smile that you are proud to show off by making an appointment with Dr. Kim and the Laulani Dental Care team. Read our blog post to discover how we can help you achieve your best smile!

Is Smoking Bad for Teeth?

Smoking is an addictive habit that is hard to give up, but when you consider its impact on your health, quitting becomes even more necessary. Smoking is very damaging to your immune system, which can wreak havoc on your body rapidly. The Effect of Smoking on Gums Your teeth are no strangers to bacteria. While … Continued

Why You Should Brush Your Pet’s Teeth

Pets are part of the family, and it’s important to keep everyone in your family healthy! While you may wonder how your dog or cat would be able to brush their teeth in the wild, it’s important to understand that their diets and lifestyles are quite different than those of their wild ancestors. For domesticated … Continued

Dental Implants 101

Dental implants are a great restorative option when you have to have one or several teeth removed. They provide a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. We’ve put together an introductory guide to implants. If you have questions or want to learn even more, contact our office. The Parts of a Dental Implant A dental … Continued

Oral Health Facts You May Not Know

Not taking care of your oral health can lead to issues such as cavities, tooth decay, or even infection. These problems don’t just stop at your mouth, though. Oral health issues can affect your overall health in ways you may not be aware of. Here are just some of the health issues that can stem … Continued

How Does Your Oral Health Affect the Rest of Your Body?

The mouth-body connection: You may not realize how much your oral health can affect the rest of your body. Before, physicians who saw a patient with heart disease may not think of sending their patient to a gum specialist. But today, with greater understanding of how the health of your mouth can affect the health … Continued

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Does going to the dentist make you anxious? You’re not alone! An estimated 40 million people suffer from some level of fear of the dentist. Avoiding dental appointments isn’t the answer, though. So how can you overcome your dental anxiety and get the dental care you need? We’ve got some tips to help you feel … Continued

How Invisalign Can Improve Your Smile

You’ve probably heard of Invisalign as an alternative to braces that’s subtle in appearance. But do you know how it actually works and how it can improve your smile? What Is Invisalign? Invisalign is a unique way to straighten your smile that uses comfortable, clear trays to move your teeth. No need to suffer with … Continued

Self-Care After Having Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted

Thinking of having your wisdom teeth removed? Getting your wisdom teeth extracted is one of the best decisions you can make for your oral health, but it’s only half the battle. While most patients recover quickly, it’s important to take as much care after the extraction as before. Here are some helpful tips on what … Continued