Dr. Laura Suzuki, DDS - Your Honolulu Dentist
By visiting our Honolulu, HI dental office every six months for routine cleanings and exams, you allow us the ability to better monitor any health issues that you may currently have or that could be brewing. Regular cleanings and exams not only help keep your teeth and gums healthy, they help prevent other health issues from developing. In addition to problems such as gum disease, tooth decay, and infections, maintaining proper oral hygiene helps you avoid other health issues that can stem from poor hygiene.
People with gum disease have
an increased risk of cardiovascular conditions, including coronary
artery disease, clogged arteries in the legs, and strokes involving
insufficient blood flow to the brain. Bacteria in the mouth, crooked teeth, missing teeth, and severely decayed teeth can potentially lead to issues with your digestive system. Bone loss in your jaw is another important condition to look out for as it can cause teeth to become loose, fall out, or even affect your facial structure.
Other diseases that can be detected through oral symptoms include:
- Heart disease
- Oral cancer
- Kidney disease
- Pancreatic Cancer
Prevention is the best medicine! Regular cleanings, exams, and good oral hygiene at home are your ticket to a healthy, clean smile. If you start to
experience any problems, like bleeding gums, chronic bad breath or tooth pain, it’s important that you see us right away so that we can provide the proper care to preserve and protect your beautiful smile for the rest of your life.
Cosmetic dentistry primarily focuses on the aesthetics of your smile rather than the health and function of your teeth and gums. Cosmetic dentistry gives patients the smiles they’ve been looking for, from whitening to restoring damaged teeth or replacing missing teeth. When you are looking to change the appearance of your smile, whether minor or drastic, then cosmetic dentistry is the answer.
From more conservative treatments to more aggressive procedures, cosmetic dentistry can offer anyone a more attractive smile. Advancements in dental technology have also created more natural, tooth-like options and materials then ever before, so no one will ever be able to tell that you have received restorative dental work.
Some of the cosmetic dentistry services we offer include:
- Teeth Whitening (bleaches the teeth so they look shades whiter)
- Dental Bonding (for minor cracks, gaps, and chips in the teeth)
- Crowns and Bridgework (restore damaged or decayed teeth, replace teeth)
- Dental Implants (for permanent tooth replacement)
- Veneers (cover the front of the teeth to make them look whiter, straighter, smoother)
Emergency Dental Care In Honolulu, HI
Dental emergencies can be scary, and what you need is relief with fast solutions. Whether you’re dealing with tooth pain or trauma to your teeth or mouth, we can help! Although dental accidents are not life threatening, getting immediate care from your Honolulu dentist is necessary to help preserve the tooth and the smile's overall appearance.
Some common dental problems requiring emergency care are sudden tooth loss or breaks, (usually caused by trauma or a fall), infections and tooth abscess, cuts to the gums, and lost or broken dental restorations such as fillings or crowns. Even small breaks or fractures in the tooth can cause nerve injuries through bacteria buildup in the soft pulp inside the tooth, potentially resulting in permanent damage if left untreated.
If you are not sure whether your condition is a real emergency, call us anyway! We are happy to provide guidance over the phone and determine if you need immediate attention.