Why Choose Us?
- Trusted by more moms and referred by more patients than any other dental office in Hawaii since 1986
- Home to Honolulu Magazine-recognized "Best Dentist" in all specialties
- Offers every dental treatment from preventive care and dental emergencies to orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry
- Accessible in 11 convenient locations all over Hawaii with extended weekday and weekend hours
- Provides the best treatments at affordable prices
- Accepts all insurance and offers flexible financing options
According to dentist and associate professor Melissa Ing, DMD of the University of Connecticut, having whiter teeth is the number one concern of patients when it comes to the appearance of the teeth.
Over time, our teeth can lose their pearly white color as the outer layer of the enamel wears out and reveals the darker tissue below, at the middle of the tooth and around the nerves and blood vessels. Dental plaque caused by the accumulation of oral bacteria can become stained by chromogenic bacteria or calcify and lead to the formation of a hard deposit on the teeth.
They can also be discolored or stained due to age, food and drinks, tobacco use, trauma or medication.
Fortunately, Dentistry has come up with ways to restore the teeth’s whiter appearance through teeth whitening. Patients can opt to use whitening toothpastes, over-the-counter whitening strips and gels, whitening rinses, tray-based tooth whiteners, and in-office whitening.
Hawaii Family Dental offers teeth whitening treatment that works in as fast as 60 minutes, saving you from longer treatment period and exposure to chemicals. At Hawaii Family Dental, your teeth can be lighter by several shades with our doctor-prescribed treatment.
However, teeth whitening is not recommended for children under 16 years old, pregnant or lactating patients, those with sensitive teeth, allergies, and gum disease. Teeth whitening may not be effective to patients who underwent dental treatments like fillings, crowns, bridges, and partial dentures.
After the whitening treatment, teeth can become sensitive to heat and cold. Gums can also be sore and irritated for a few days. It is also advisable to avoid smoking and foods and beverages that lead to stains as the newly-whitened teeth are vulnerable to stain.