Author Archives: Kim Okamura DDS

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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Traditional Braces Alternatives For Teenagers

From an aesthetic standpoint, it’s easy to see why teens prefer alternatives to traditional braces, such as Invisalign. Although traditional braces are one of the most effective ways to move teeth in a relatively short period of time, many older … Continue reading

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Is Your Diet Destroying Your Teeth?

Taking better care of your body by fueling it with healthy foods is a great step in becoming the best version of yourself. But if you’re embarking on a new diet, you probably have your waistline on your mind, not … Continue reading

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Should I Get Invisalign or Traditional Braces?

Both Invisalign and braces can help you achieve the dream smile you’ve always wished you had. But which option is the right one for you? This is a very common question that patients often ask when they come in for … Continue reading

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I’m an Adult – So Why is My Tooth Loose?

Every adult remembers the thrill and excitement of wiggling a loose tooth with your tongue or finger as a small child. But excitement is the last thing you will feel as an adult if you notice that one (or several) … Continue reading

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Can Adults Experience Shifting Teeth?

We expect for children’s teeth to be constantly shifting as a result of losing baby teeth and adult teeth taking their place. But children aren’t the only ones susceptible to moving teeth and shifts in your smile can happen at … Continue reading

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