Our mission as a dental team is to provide the highest quality dental care with compassion and aloha. We take pride in our profession and consider excellent oral health vital to the overall health of the body. Thank you for trusting us with your smile and we look forward to keeping you smiling for a lifetime!
Here at Windward Smiles, we know how crucial it is for our patients to have a great smile they are proud to show off. Dr. Russell Kim and his extraordinary team know that a happy mouth can vastly improve your life not only cosmetically but also in your overall health.
It is surprising to see how many of our new patients are unaware of the health risks that are involved with those who are not taking proper care of their teeth and gums. It is not your fault. For many years, and even in recent years some dentists have neglected to inform patients of just how vitally important dental health is and how it can affect your overall bodily health.
That is why our Windward Smiles Dentist is here to help your life and your smile improve by offering the best services and daily routine care available in the medical field and at an affordable price. Get ready to show off your smile.
A happy and healthy smile starts with daily at home care. Our Kaneohe dentist has designed a perfect at home routine that you can use every day to help keep your mouth healthy in between your visits to your dentist in Kaneohe.
By simply brushing your teeth for 2 minutes twice a day you will fight off plaque, gingivitis, and harmful bacteria that can lead to infections. We have assembled an easy to use 3-step routine that you can find here on our website that will help you maintain a healthy mouth.
Using this simple and easy to remember routine will help you prevent more than just cavities. When your smile is feeling less than your best your body is affected in a numerous amount of ways.
For instance, did you know that problems like cavities and infections in your mouth can lower your bodies ability to fight diabetes? Diabetics are more at risk for complications with their disease when dealing with oral health issues. They are also more at risk for things like periodontitis (a severe form of gum disease).
Heart disease is another way that your oral health can affect the rest of your body. When dealing with an infection in the mouth, it can easily enter the bloodstream. Sometimes you can develop an infection and not know it right away. This is why regular visits to your Kaneohe dentist and keeping up with your daily brushing routine is crucial.
Did you know that oral hygiene can affect your memory as well? It is not something that we often consider in our day to day lives, however, new research has shown that gum disease can have an effect on your brain’s ability to function. Since gum disease causes inflammation throughout your entire body and not just your mouth it is now considered as a risk factor for loss of mental function.
Our team is here for you and the betterment of your dental health. We offer a wide range of affordable services from regular cleanings to Invisalign and everything in between.
Teeth cleanings have become a way to keep your teeth in great condition and are a way of checking up on how you’re doing. Please remember to get your teeth cleaned two to four times a year to help prevent gum disease and cavities from forming.
Has it been a while since you’ve had a cleaning? Then you will want to come in for a cleaning and to be checked for cavities and gingivitis. If you have a form of mild or severe periodontitis (gum disease) you will want to start periodontal therapy to prevent the problem from getting out of control.
There are several ways to deal with periodontitis and dental surgery is only used in the most severe cases. Our Windward Smiles dentist can typically catch it early enough to prevent surgery even if it has been a while since your last cleaning. Usually conducting a deep cleaning which is called SRP (scaling and root planning) is enough to stop the disease from getting any worse.
Cosmetic dentistry is a blanket term which includes a number of cosmetic procedures to keep your smile looking its best. This includes teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, implants, and more. We offer a wide range of these services and will help you learn what options you have that will be best for you and your pocket.
Teeth whitening is a simple, non-invasive way of removing any dark spots or stains that have occurred on your teeth. Things like drinking coffee or smoking are known to make your teeth yellow over the years.
Don’t let that stop you from looking your best. There are quick and simple treatments that you can do in the dental office or from the comfort of your own home. Whitening your teeth has never been easier or safer.
Crowns are technically considered a cosmetic dental option however they are really important in many cases for helping maintain your teeth. Whenever a root canal is deemed necessary or you have had extensive fillings done you should have a crown placed on top of the tooth as well.
A crown will help significantly extend the life of that tooth or teeth and will help keep bacteria from causing infection. Porcelain crowns are the best option when considering different types of materials for your crown and can also be matched to the same color of the teeth surrounding it.
Unlike the different types of metal crowns (which have a higher rate of complications) with porcelain, no one will be able to tell that you have a crown on your tooth.
Our expert Windward dentist can help you look at the different options you have available and walk you through every step of your crown placement.
Implanting a tooth is a more invasive procedure that we use in the dental field when a tooth falls out or is extracted. Instead of just leaving a gap where your previous tooth was, a dental implant is a perfect way to keep you smiling while also preventing further issues with your other teeth.
When a gap is left in your mouth it can lead to several other complications. Your teeth will naturally move over time and begin to space out and a gap in your smile can also lead to jawbone deterioration.
Our expert Windward Smiles dentist will help you through every step of the process. When properly placed, an implant or several implants can last decades and act just as a regular tooth would.
This means you can enjoy eating, drinking, and smiling without worrying about dentures which is a common yet less effective alternative to this procedure.
Getting a filling is an extremely common and easy process that most people have had done at least once or twice. Cavities are very common in adults and children alike.
They are simply a small (or sometimes large) portion of your tooth which has begun to decay. Typically the back teeth are the most susceptible to decay since they are the hardest place to reach with most standard brushes.
When you have a cavity all you need to do is schedule an appointment with our dentist in Kaneohe. Our expert team will make sure that you or your child feel completely comfortable the entire time.
A general anesthetic will be injected near the tooth then the dentist will painlessly remove the decayed area. When we place the filling we use a material that will match the color of your teeth.
Even if you have a cavity on one of your front teeth you will leave the same day with a happy and healthy smile and no one will know the difference.
Braces have been used for a very long time to help straighten out even the most crooked of teeth. Even though braces are effective they are no longer the best option when it comes to straightening your teeth.
Metal braces are placed on to every tooth, and wire, as well as bands, are placed to help force your teeth to move into their proper place over a long period of time. However, this process is known to cause several different problems.
Invisalign is a great alternative to standard braces and is more affordable than ever. When you decide to eat or brush your teeth you simply take the plastic Invisalign trays off and then put them back on when you are finished.
This method of teeth straightening has helped stop the issues that we commonly see with braces. That is why our Windward dentistry recommends Invisalign over standard braces.
At Windward Smiles, our dedicated team is here for you. Whether you are just coming in for your regular dental cleaning or if you need your smile straightened out, our expert staff will walk you through everything.
Our Kaneohe dentist will tell you about all of your options and we will do everything we can to work with you or your insurance provider to make sure that you get the best care at an affordable price. Thank you for trusting us with your smile and we look forward to keeping you smiling for a lifetime!