Okuda Cosmetic Dentistry Blog
Posts for: February, 2015
If fear is keeping you away from the dentist and a healthy smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Wynn Okuda in Hawaii. For over 27 years, Dr. Okuda has been addressing dental fear and anxiety, and can help you relax whether you need a single filling or a full-mouth restoration. He designed his spa-like dental office with a calm, relaxing environment and a positive patient visit in mind.
According to the American Dental Association, dental fear affects millions of people all across the United States. In fact, recent estimates suggest that about seventy-five percent of adults in the US have some sort of dental fear ranging from mild to extreme.
Dental phobia affects about ten percent of American adults and can be so severe that people will avoid necessary dental care unless there is an extreme dental emergency. People with dental phobias experience what your dentist calls a “Cycle of Avoidance.” In other words, dental care is avoided because of extreme fear, and when a dental appointment is absolutely necessary it requires invasive treatments reinforcing dental fear.
If you get nervous just thinking about a visit to your dentist, Dr. Okuda can help with his advanced and sophisticated treatments and procedures that will help you get over your fear of the dentist. Dr. Okuda’s Dental Day Spa offers massage, movie glasses, aromatherapy and other relaxation techniques that will help you feel at ease.
Dr. Okuda explains that there are ways that you can ease your dental fears and advises that you share your dental anxiety. If you feel anxious or tense, tell Dr. Okuda and his staff who can help adapt your treatment to your specific needs.
When you schedule your dental appointment, Dr. Okuda recommends that you choose a time when you can relax. Making appointments on a day with a hectic schedule will only make your anxiety worse. In addition, avoiding caffeine before your appointment will help to minimize that jittery, nervous feeling.
If you would like more information, visit our website at www.cosmeticdentistryhawaii.com or call our office at (808) 734-1099.
Do you have unflattering teeth that are crooked, poorly aligned, severely stained, or just plain unattractive? Don't worry: even dental patients without a perfect smile now can achieve one when they take their dysfunctional teeth to the expert cosmetic dentists at Wynn H. Okuda, DMD, Inc., as Dr. Okuda and his trusted dental professionals on site make it their mission to turn your unappealing frown into a superstar smile!
One of the leading ways Dr. Okuda and his staff accomplish this is through porcelain crowns, which are similar to porcelain veneers in that they can cover up even the most unattractive teeth and give your smile the natural appearance of all-white chompers all over again. Frequently used after a dental restoration procedure has taken place in one's mouth, crowns sit atop the remainder of your healthy tooth after the decayed section has been removed, and are bonded onto the tooth's surface indefinitely, yielding a brighter, more beautiful appearance to each and every grin thereafter!
Both veneers and crowns can also help achieve a winning smile in your mouth by altering the shape, length, and position of your teeth. They can even help re-align any out-of-place teeth and fill unsightly gaps between existing teeth. Using the bonding method to fuse them to your available tooth surface once it's time, your crowns or veneers, as the case may be, help to strengthen the natural tooth. After all, achieving the perfect smile can't be maintained unless there's a strong foundation set in place!
For more information on restorative dental solutions for your smile like crowns or veneers, give Dr. Okuda a call today at(808) 734-1099. You feeling confident in your smile again is always the top priority for its staff of dental professionals, so come on in to find out just what your smile's been missing right here in Honolulu, HI!