About Bruxism

As a Waipahu and Mililani family dentist, it is common for Dr. Palola to see patients who show signs of teeth grinding or bruxism as it’s also called. While most people grind or clench their teeth briefly when annoyed or under stress, this level of teeth-grinding is typically nothing to worry about. But for those…

Do Dental Fillings Last Forever?

Categories: Restorative

YOU MAY BE SURPRISED TO LEARN that dental fillings don’t last forever! While they are extremely durable and can last years, there will come a time when they will have to be replaced. We Check Your Fillings At Your Regular Visits You may be wondering, “If fillings don’t last a lifetime, then how long DO they last?” That…

The Spooky Truth About Sugar

Categories: Nutrition

MONSTERS AND GHOSTS AND SUGAR, OH MY! Wait… sugar? That’s right. The scariest thing you’ll encounter this Halloween may just be sweets. Here are some hair-raising statistics about Halloween candy consumption: Americans purchase around 600 million pounds–or 2 billion dollars worth–of candy each year for Halloween. Kids consume up to 7,000 calories on Halloween and the average…

Have You Gotten Screened For Oral Cancer Lately?

Categories: Oral Cancer

THROUGHOUT LIFE, PEOPLE get regular prostate exams, mammograms and colonoscopies. These preventative health care exams are extremely important for detecting any abnormalities–including cancer–early, so they can be treated as soon as possible. These exams save lives. So do oral cancer screenings. Unfortunately, many people don’t understand that a regular oral cancer screening is just as important…

Helping Your Kids Learn And Love To Brush Their Teeth

Categories: Pediatric

ANY PARENT KNOWS that getting your child to do certain things like eat their veggies, clean their room and even brush their teeth can be difficult. But the reality is that tooth decay is the number one disease affecting young children today. To combat this, kids need to learn and love to brush their teeth…