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When Are Dental Crowns Used?

October 21, 2021 7:56 pm | Published by

Dental crowns are small caps that fit over a tooth. We use strong materials that blend in with your smile. When do dentists recommend dental crowns? Check out our blog post for a look at the most common uses for dental crowns.

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How the Right Dentist Can Prevent Childhood Dental Anxiety

September 10, 2021 9:09 pm | Published by

Children are like little sponges soaking up everything they see and hear around them. At that impressionable young age, experiences can have long-term effects on how they perceive and go about the world as they get older. That’s why it’s so critical that kids have positive dental experiences so they don’t develop dental anxiety in the future. Read our blog post to learn how to choose a dentist who can prevent childhood dental anxiety.

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How to Handle a Dental Emergency

August 13, 2021 6:32 pm | Published by

When a dental emergency strikes, it’s important that you act fast. If you know what to do in some key emergency scenarios, you’ll be able to react properly, hopefully avoiding the worst possible outcomes. Read our blog post for our best tips to handle a dental emergency.

young woman holding her jaw in pain after wisdom teeth removal

Can I Keep My Wisdom Teeth?

July 26, 2021 9:33 pm | Published by

When you hear talk about wisdom teeth, most likely it’s in the context of them being removed. You may be wondering, however, whether it’s always necessary to have them extracted or if it’s possible to just keep them. Read our blog post for what you need to know.

senior couple hug and smile after learning about the benefits of dentures

Are Dentures Comfortable?

June 23, 2021 6:34 pm | Published by

If you’re missing teeth, then you understand firsthand just how difficult it is to complete everyday tasks without a full smile. There are many options when it comes to tooth replacement and there are many factors to consider when picking a restorative option for your smile. Read our blog post to learn about dentures as a tooth replacement option.

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Are Root Canals Painful?

May 25, 2021 9:24 pm | Published by

The circulating myth is that root canals are a scary dental procedure. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth! Root canal therapy is actually a common, simple treatment to help save your natural tooth and alleviate pain. Read our blog post to learn more about root canal therapy.

woman inserts her Invisalign clear aligner

How to Clean & Maintain Invisalign Aligners

April 21, 2021 9:37 pm | Published by

You don’t need to resort to clunky metal braces to straighten your teeth. Invisalign® clear aligner therapy is a fantastic solution for those who want to straighten and improve the appearance of their smile discreetly. Read our blog post to see how Invisalign® works and how to maintain your clear aligners.

Cartoon of a white haired woman in the dental chair getting an exam.

3 Early Warning Signs of Oral Cancer

March 29, 2021 5:06 pm | Published by

Regular oral cancer screenings at Mauka Family Dental can give you peace of mind. When you visit our Mililani office for a routine exam, we’ll always check for anything unusual. We offer a full range of dental services. Contact us to learn more.