Okuda Cosmetic Dentistry Blog
Posts for: October, 2014
The holidays are just around the corner, and if you are embarrassed about your toothy grin, schedule an appointment with your dentist for a brand new smile.
These days you can have perfect teeth in a single appointment thanks to the advancements of restorative dentistry, whether you want to fill that gap between your front teeth, or fix a chipped tooth. You can even arrange to have those short teeth reproportioned to match your face with a simple dental procedure. Using the latest dental techniques, your dentist can complete a smile make over.
After celebrating 27 years of restorative dentistry, Dr. Wynn Okuda focuses on combining complex dental treatments with massage therapy. This allows his patients to feel at ease while having cosmetic and other dental procedures performed in as little as two visits, regardless of the dental therapy involved.
Created with patient relaxation in mind, the Dental Day Spa of Hawaii combines a comfortable and pleasant environment while providing the best dental care available anywhere in the world.
By utilizing the number one dental laboratory in the United States, Dr. Okuda and his qualified staff use the most reliable materials and procedures giving you the smile that you have always wanted.
When you meet with your dentist for a smile design consultation, you will be fully involved when it comes to creating the perfect smile. Dr. Okuda’s expertise is known all over the globe, and during your smile design consultation, he will recommend the best techniques and treatments for your individual needs. The Dental Day Spa in Hawaii combines spa services alongside cosmetic dentistry procedures in order to make you feel as comfortable as possible.
While you are having your restorative dental treatments, you will be pampered with tension-releasing massages, allowing you to redefine a visit to the dentist.
If you would like more information regarding world-class cosmetic, implant, and restorative dentistry, visit our website at www.cosmeticdentistryhawaii.com or schedule an appointment for a consultation by calling Dessi at (808) 734-1099. Dr. Okuda can create a natural smile for you by blending his artistic ability with 21st century dental techniques.
With age comes beauty, or so they say, but that isn’t necessarily true for your teeth and gums, especially considering all of the gnashing, biting, crunching and chewing you do every day.
According to the American Dental Association, one of the worst threats to your teeth is food. If your diet consists of lots of starchy and sugary foods, acid erosion will occur. Once the carbohydrates begin to ferment in your mouth the bacteria starts to produce acid that will eat away the enamel. Most people assume that sugary treats are the worst, but carbonated drinks are just as dangerous, if not more so. Recent studies have indicated that sports drinks are a real threat as well.
It is important to prevent wear and tear when it comes to your teeth. Contrary to popular belief, teeth do not get brittle as you age. Unlike your bones, your teeth will stay healthy as long as you practice good oral hygiene and see your dentist regularly.
Your dentist has seen a tremendous amount of patients who grind their teeth while they sleep. As teeth wear down it will change the gum and normal tooth ratio giving you that gummy smile.
Clenching and grinding, also called bruxism, can be caused by anxiety or stress. Over time, grinding your teeth will cause them to wear down becoming shorter with age. It is not uncommon to see short teeth in people who are in their thirties and forties.
A bite dysfunction is more common than most people think, and unless you have a beautiful smile, you might be dealing with a bite dysfunction. Your dentist will tell you that a bite dysfunction, caused by bruxism or TMJ will put the health of your jaws, teeth, and mouth at risk.
If you have worn, broken or cracked teeth or are experiencing stiff or sore jaw muscles you may have a bite dysfunction. Other signs to look for include facial pain, uncomfortable chewing, loose teeth, receding gums, an uncomfortable bite, or a popping or clicking sound in your jaw.
Schedule an appointment with your dentist who can help determine if you are suffering from a bite dysfunction. Ignoring any of the above problems could cause irreversible damage to your mouth, jaw, teeth, and gums.