Blog

Is Fluoride Bad for Toddlers?
08/23/2017
At Pediatric Dentistry Kahala, many parents ask Dr. Hirai and our staff about flouride, and whether or not additional supplements are needed for their children. Our consensus is that it is important to use a fluoride-based toothpaste on your child’s teeth each day after their first tooth emerges.
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4 Fun Facts About Animal Teeth
07/31/2017
Of course humans have dentists to help care for their teeth, but what about animals? Our staff put together these five fun facts about animal teeth we thought you might enjoy.
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Adolescence & Oral Care
07/31/2017
Family traditions run strong in Honolulu and throughout the island of Oahu. At Pediatric Dentistry Kahala, we want to add preventative dentistry to those family traditions by showing you how to model excellent oral health care with your child.
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Healthy Summertime Snacks For Kids
05/15/2017
Summer in Kahala, Hawaii, is here and that means the kids are out of school, playing with friends, and looking for non-stop snacks! The friendly staff members at Pediatric Dentistry Kahala know how busy our parents are and want to help bridge the meal gap with some easy, healthy snack recipes your kids will love. And, as your preventative dentist, Dr. Hirai has a few ideas that will also make a positive impact on those pearly whites!
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Tooth-Healthy Foods For Babies
04/21/2017
As a preventative dentist, Dr. Hirai wants all his young patients to enjoy the many benefits that come with having healthy teeth and gums. We proudly provide a wide range of pediatric dentistry services to families living in and around Honolulu, Kahala, Hawaii Kai, and Manoa. We’ve worked hard to create a friendly, safe and comfortable office environment young children enjoy spending time in.
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History of the Tooth Fairy
03/15/2017
If you’re a parent, chances are you’ve dropped some cash or coin under his or her pillow at night in exchange for a lost baby tooth - just like your parents did for you. Our young patients tell us how exciting it is to wake up to the treasures left by the “tooth fairy.” But how did this American tradition come to be? Or is it even American? What is the legend behind the tooth fairy?
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Healthy Snacks For Families On The Go
12/20/2016
Now that we’re heading into the busy holiday season, many families are making travel plans to spend quality time with their loved ones. Your friendly team here at your Manoa HI children’s dentistry practice would like to share a few healthy snack ideas that are perfect for traveling. Whether you’ll be traveling by plane, train or automobile, these healthy & simple snacks are easy to store and take along with you on your holiday journeys.
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Should You Brush or Floss First?
10/01/2016
We get a lot of questions from parents and patients alike here at Pediatric Dentistry Kahala, and we love that - it means that our patients and their families are invested in their dental health, which is the perfect attitude for maintaining a healthy smile. By far, the most common questions we get are about brushing and flossing.
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Helping Your Child Overcome Their Fear of the Dentist
08/16/2016
Pediatric Dentistry Kahala is a Honolulu, HI children’s dentistry practice that offers comprehensive dental care in a friendly and comfortable environment.
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Family-Friendly Summer Events in Honolulu
07/18/2016
At Pediatric Dentistry of Kahala, our mission is to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts you the rest of your life – but we want to help you enjoy it too! To help you do that, we've put together a list of some of our favorite family-friendly events taking place this summer right in and around the Honolulu area. Use these to plan a couple of days of fun with your family and we're sure you'll all be smiling the whole summer through!
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What Causes Bad Breath
05/09/2016
While not a problem most people wish to talk about, bad breath or halitosis is common among people of all ages including kids.
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Spring Activities in Honolulu, HI
04/06/2016
Now that springtime is here, it's the time of the year many parents take some time off from work while their kids are free from school for Easter and spring break.
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Why You Shouldn't Skip Normal Dental Visits
03/07/2016
Our Kahala, HI dentist, Dr. Hirai, routinely talks to parents about how important it is for their children to maintain good dental health. Our practice is just as committed to making sure your children have healthy teeth & gums as you are! We are confident that this commitment shows by how we provide caring, patient-focused dental services to kids of all ages in our fun and comfortable environment.
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My Child Is Scared of The Dentist
02/07/2016
Our Honolulu pediatric dentist, Dr. Allen Hirai and his staff at Pediatric Dentistry Kahala understands that many kids are anxious or even scared to see a dentist. That is why we strive to make each visit to our office a pleasant one for your child as each positive visit helps build trust to make your child feel at ease.
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How to Protect Your Toothbrush from Bacteria During Flu Season
12/18/2015
Dr. Allen K. Hirai and his staff at our Honolulu, HI pediatric dentistry practice want all our patients to be healthy and happy! Now that fall is here, the flu season is approaching whether we like it or not. But by taking every day preventative actions to stop the spread of germs like avoiding close contact with sick people and washing hands frequently, catching the flu can be avoided.
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Google+ Review steps
11/25/2015
Hey readers! The staff at Pediatric Dentistry Kahala understands that each review process is different for sites such as Yelp, Facebook, and Google. We decided to make the process easy for leaving a Google+ review by outlining each step below.
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