Increased Fluoride Can Help Maintain Strong Teeth

Inconsistent oral hygiene habits can do more than simply leave you with bad breath. Over time bacterial deposits and tartar in your mouth can lead to a buildup of plaque acids.   Over time the persistent acidic environment in your mouth can gradually start to erode the mineral strength of... Read more »

Bring Out Your Best Smile with Dental Floss

Dental floss is often underused when it comes to oral health care. Many people may feel that brushing their teeth twice a day is sufficient to keep their smile clean. However, brushing cannot adequately reach areas between teeth. Dental floss and water flossers, have been proven to be highly effective... Read more »

Keep Your Smile Strong With Dentures

Complications resulting from a history of tooth decay or advanced gum disease can cause many complications with your oral health and dental function. If you have missing or damaged teeth, you may suffer dental problems such as difficulty chewing, impaired speech, and a decreased quality of life. To correct issues... Read more »

Shed Some Light on Tooth Hazard Treatments

A great smile begins with great oral health care. Even if you clean your smile a daily basis in every way possible and have the whitest and brightest of teeth, you should also prepare for any tooth hazards can arise. A single tooth hazard can destroy all the hard work... Read more »

Common Symptoms of Oral Cancer and What You Can Do

Oral cancer is a deadly issue that plagues patients at any age--in fact, over 40,000 new diagnoses are pronounced in the US every year--but recovery can be very likely if an early diagnosis is made. For this reason, we encourage you to schedule an oral cancer screening right away if... Read more »

All About the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance

Do you want an effective oral hygiene routine? If so, you need to use toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, and other oral hygiene tools that have been approved by the American Dental Association. This stamp of approval is called the ADA Seal of Acceptance. Our dentist, Dr. Derek Takai, encourages you to... Read more »

Interesting Toothbrush Facts

Do you know all there is to know about toothbrushes? If so, it’s time to find out! Today, our dentist, Dr. Derek Takai, is happy to share some facts about toothbrushes that you most likely didn’t know. Our dental team hopes you learn something new today and maybe even understand... Read more »

Helping Children Over 3 Brush

When your child is old enough to start treating their own chompers (3-6 years old), it’s smart to supervise them to make sure they’re learning correctly and not using too much toothpaste. Here are some tips on how you can help your child learn to brush their chompers in the... Read more »

Strong Smiles Begin with Tooth Hazard Prevention

If you have not done so already, now is the perfect time to establish a safe and effective oral health care plan to enhance your smile and protect yourself from any possible tooth hazards that may arise. Not only should you have an effective prevention plan in place, but you... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Dr. Derek Takai DDS, Inc., we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our... Read more »