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I’m seeing an increase of patients with Root Decay or Root Caries in our office. This is very surprising to us. However the American Dental Association (www.ada.org) states that the majority of people over age 50 have Root Decay. Root Decay is a cavity that develops at the bottom of the tooth, where the gum has receded or moved away from the tooth, exposing the softer surface called cementum. It looks like brown or black spots. In the beginning, there may be no pain or discomfort, unlike other cavities. There are various treatments for Root Decay, but the main thing is to stay current with your dental exams and cleanings. This way any problems can be caught early and addressed promptly. See the October/November 2012 issue of Generations Magazine (www.generations808.com) for a short article I wrote on this topic.
After 6 weeks and 3 visits MariEllen is ready to unveil her new smile. The impact of her new smile has changed not only her physical appearance, it has boosted her self esteem, self confidence, and physical ailments that she has been suffering from for years.. Watch to see what the impact of full mouth rehabilitation can do for an individual.
Dr. Okuda was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to give a new smile to a woman who has selflessly given of herself for more than 25 years. MariEllen Jones founder of the Lokahi Giving Project has been helping to bring smiles to the faces of needy families here in the islands for decades, however she has been suffering with a broken smile herself since she was a young child. Please take a moment to watch the news coverage of her touching story.
The Give Back A Smile program celebrates it’s 10 year anniversary this year. Dr. Okuda and the Matrix Band volunteered their time and services to raise funds for the Give Back A Smile program. An appearance by the Blues Brothers (Dr. Wynn Okuda & Dr. Dean Lodding) kept the crowds jumping. The event raised thousands of dollars for the Give Back A Smile program, with a special appearance by Dr. Okuda’s son Logyn on the drums.. the night was fantastic.