Honolulu Dentist Blog of Stephen R Ho DDS Inc - Waikiki Dentistry
We're excited to announce the official launch of the Stephen R Ho DDS blog.
We'll be posting helpful dental tips, news from the dental industry, news from our practice, and more about the latest in dentistry.
We built our practice on the notion that we're there for our patients when they need us and we want our online presence to be a reflection of that principle. We hope this blog provides an extra level of service to our current and future patients
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Here's to your best oral health ever!
Whether you undergo in-office teeth whitening treatment or brighten your smile at your own pace at home, chances are you would like your radiant smile to last. After spending both time and money, the last thing you want to see are signs of discoloration.
Below is some professional advice Dr. Stephen R. Ho likes to give patients who are looking to maintain their luminous smile after teeth whitening treatment.
Many people are motivated to care for their teeth and gums because they want an appealing smile that maintains their confidence and self-esteem. What some may not realize is that one’s oral health is also a window to their overall well-being. There is a powerful connection between the condition of your smile and the rest of your body. A strong oral hygiene routine consisting of proper brushing and flossing, along with regular visits to a dentist safeguards both your smile and body health.
Dental imperfections can not only affect self-confidence but significantly impact proper function. Everyday activities such as speaking, eating, and chewing can be made more difficult.
With ever-advancing techniques in cosmetic dentistry, treatments such as porcelain veneers offer uniformity and confidence to your smile.
While the most crucial part of a dental emergency is the time immediately after the trauma occurs, there are still many important steps to ensure you have a full recovery from the lost or broken tooth. At the practice of Stephen R. Ho, DDS, we make sure all our Waikiki patients receive the necessary treatment they need so the dental emergency is only a brief disruption to their smile.
If you’re like the one third of Americans who don’t floss, you may be under the impression that brushing alone is enough to keep teeth bright and healthy. While brushing twice a day does go a long way toward maintaining your oral hygiene, complementing your daily cleaning habit with flossing can mark the difference between short, pleasant dental visits and long, invasive procedures that address the buildup of tartar.
For anybody who has ever enjoyed cold ice cream and hot soup, tooth sensitivity can create real pain. Knowing the cause of tooth sensitivity can be essential to treating it, and getting you back to eating those hot and cold foods comfortably. Read More
Whether from exercise, medication, or just everyday nervousness, all of us have experienced a dry mouth before. While a dry mouth is quickly solved with a cup of water and a piece of gum for many, those who chronically experience a dry mouth need to understand the risks inherent in having a consistent dry mouth. Read More
The American Dental Association reports that 10-15% of adults suffer from “bruxism,” the persistent and compulsive grinding and/or clenching of the teeth. Children also suffer from the condition in significant numbers. The potential causes of bruxism are many, both psychological and physiological. Read More
Clean teeth are an important part of good oral health and overall wellness. Three things you can do to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy are to brush, floss, and get regular professional cleanings from your dentist. At the Honolulu dental office of Dr. Stephen R. Ho, we perform both deep cleanings and routine cleanings. Read More
At the Honolulu, HI dental office of Dr. Stephen R. Ho, we understand that many patients have dental anxiety. Feeling nervous about your dental visit can make the experience more unpleasant than it has to be; it’s our goal to make sure you feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible during your time with us. Read More
Adults and teens who want straighter teeth without the disadvantages of traditional metal braces have another option — Invisalign®. At the Honolulu dental office of Dr. Stephen Ho, we are proud to offer the cosmetic brace alternative to adults and teens. This straightening system is preferred over metal braces by many patients for its ease of use and discreet appearance. Read More