Author Archives: Kim Okamura DDS

Making Your Mouth Extra Kissable This Valentine’s Day

Dreaming of candy hearts, romantic love songs, and a perfect first kiss this Valentine’s Day? Before cozying up to the one you love, make sure your mouth is in excellent health because, sometimes, a kiss can be more than just … Continue reading

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Your Ear Ache May Be a Sign of a Dental Issue

An earache can be quite painful at times, and the immediate assumption is that the pain is the result of some problem within the ears. Interestingly, that ear pain you are experiencing may not be related to a condition within … Continue reading

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Dental Terminology: What Your Dentist is Really Saying

After getting your teeth cleaned and polished by a dental hygienist, the dentist will come in to examine your teeth. To many patients, it is hard to follow along with what happens next as your dentist begins rattling off alphanumeric … Continue reading

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Does Using a Straw Really Prevent Cavities?

The latest mini-trend among those who are conscious about their oral health is to always use a straw when consuming highly sugary, dark-colored, or acidic drinks. However, does using a straw really protect your teeth against cavity-causing bacteria? Stop Acid … Continue reading

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Six Tips to Save Your Teeth This Christmas

The holidays are a joyful time for many, but they also bring potential health risks to your teeth. In particular, your dental health can be at risk due to the excess of sweets and alcohol consumed. Here are six teeth-saving … Continue reading

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Avoiding The Drill With Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry is an innovative type of dental care for both patients and dentists alike. Minimally invasive, medical professionals use these extremely focused light beams to alter or remove tissue in small amounts. While laser surgery is not limited to … Continue reading

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Daily Oral Hygiene Routine Checklist

Having a routine and following it daily reduces the need to make mundane decisions throughout the day. Routines enable us to know exactly what tasks we need to do, without having to give it much thought. Your oral hygiene routine … Continue reading

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The Best and Worst Halloween Treats For Your Teeth

Halloween is just around the corner and statistics show that just over 25% of candy purchased in the United States each year is bought for Halloween. Between candy, costumes and staying up late with friends, it’s easy to see why … Continue reading

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How Your Dentist Can Treat Your Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that causes people to stop breathing at different times throughout their sleep cycles. Sleep apnea can increase the risk of developing heart disease, dementia, and a host of other diseases. Like many chronic conditions, … Continue reading

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How Your Dentist Can Spot Sleep Apnea Before Anyone Else

Are you struggling with snoring and sleepless nights? You could be one of 18 million Americans with sleep apnea, and the chances are that your dentist can diagnose your sleep disorder before your doctor can. Your oral health could be … Continue reading

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