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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

 

 

 

 

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Gale Marana, DDS
...Gale Marana, Pearl Kai Dentistry, Aiea Dentist, she is committed to your individual attention and strive to provide personalized oral health care tailored for your unique dental needs and goals...

Welcome to Our Blog
...Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice...

Giuliana Rancic Prepares for Her Son's First Dental Visit
...” Recently, on the eve of Duke's first birthday, the TV personality and reality star spoke to Dear Doctor magazine about her growing family, her battle with cancer — and the importance of starting her child off with good oral health...

Know the Causes and Treatments for Chronic Dry Mouth
... Chronic dry mouth (or xerostomia) can have a greater effect on your oral health than discomfort...

Iron Chef Cat Cora: Protecting Your Children's Teeth Starts Early
...” Cat is right on target with her approach to her children's oral health...

Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentistry Services Home ›Our Services ›Cosmetic Dentistry   The practice of cosmetic dentistry encompasses an amazing array of services and procedures, all with a common goal: to help you to preserve your natural teeth as long as possible, ensure your oral health, and keep you looking and feeling great throughout life...

Are Dental Bridges Considered a Cosmetic Treatment?
...   In Aiea, crowns, bridges and implants are primarily utilized to improve function and oral health, but these restorative devices also become cosmetic in nature for one reason—esthetic appeal...

The Sweet and Lowdown on Sugar Substitutes
...Oral health is an important (if sometimes overlooked) component of your general well-being, and several studies have pointed to a link between oral and systemic diseases — for example, diabetes and heart disease...

Need a Dentist Offering Many Services and Accepts Tricare Dental Insurance? Look No Further!
...Gale Marana at Pearl Kai Dentistry provides personalized oral health care that is tailored for your distinctive dental needs and goals...

What Type of Toothbrush Should I be Using?
... How you care for your teeth is vital to good oral health...

How Dental Implants Saved Taylor Hicks' Smile
...In case you need a reminder, here are some facts about dental implants: They have the highest success rate of any tooth replacement procedure — above 95% They are the most durable type of replacement tooth — with proper care, they can last for the rest of your life They look and “feel” completely natural, and require no special maintenance They are the only tooth replacement system that essentially stops bone loss in the jaw (a natural consequence of tooth loss), helping to maintain good oral health Over the long term, they can offer the best value for your investment in dental care What makes dental implants work so well...

TV Designer Nate Berkus Is Thankful for Childhood Preventive Dental Treatments
... During a recent interview with Dear Doctor magazine, Nate discussed his career as well as his oral healthcare...

Olivia Newton-John Learned Healthy Oral Habits From Mom
...” Irene paid particular attention to her children's oral health...

Issues to Consider Before Dental Implants
... If you have any of these issues or other complications with your oral health, be sure to discuss those with us before considering dental implants...

Television Host Nancy O'Dell Provides Advice for New Mothers
...The book, “Full of Life: Mom to Mom Tips I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was Pregnant,” covers a wide range of topics — including oral health during pregnancy...

Three Foods That Fight Tooth Decay
...Marana, add the following foods to your diet to maintain your oral health...

Look at the Long-Term Costs When Considering Dental Implants
...You may find implants are actually a cost-effective investment in both your oral health and your smile...

How Porcelain Veneers Light Up Your Smile
...Gale Marana DDS will evaluate your oral health and help you decide if veneers are the right cosmetic dentistry treatment for you...

Improve Your Brushing and Flossing Habit with These Tips
The most important thing you can do for good oral health is brush and floss your teeth daily...

Don't Neglect Dental Care When You Encounter Tough Budget Times
...By creating these long-term goals, we can help you get the most out of your financial resources now that can save money — and provide you better oral health — in the future...

That Small Mouth Sore is Likely Nothing - but Still Have it Checked
...Just keep up with the basics — good oral hygiene and regular checkups — to ensure you have the most optimum oral health possible...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...We would like to see every child get off to an equally good start! If you have questions about your child’s oral health, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Keep Your Saliva Flowing - Your Oral Health Depends on it
...Keeping your saliva flowing will help ensure better oral health...

Deep Cleaning Keeps Your Smile Healthy
...Untreated gum disease can cause bone and tooth loss, making cleanings crucial to your oral health...

Actor David Ramsey Discusses Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
...You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “The Age One Dental Visit” and “Dentistry & Oral Health for Children...

Proper Cleaning Techniques can Help you Control Chronic Bad Breath
...Our approach then is effective oral hygiene and perhaps a few cleanings — the basics every person should practice for good oral health — along with a few extra measures specific to chronic halitosis...

Any Time, Any Place: Cam Newton's Guide to Flossing
...But the ADA stands by its recommendations for maintaining good oral health: Brush twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste; visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups; and clean between teeth once a day with an interdental cleaner like floss...

In Today's NFL, Oral Hygiene Takes Center Stage
... Using a therapeutic mouthrinse, however, can actually enhance your oral health...

Professional Cleanings Help you Maintain Healthy Teeth and Gums
...This is an additional procedure performed on the teeth of patients who exhibit good oral health, and what you most associate with that “squeaky clean” feeling afterward...

5 Tips to Keeping a Healthy Mouth During Your College Years
... If you would like more information on oral health care for young adults, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Even Celebrities Like Jennifer Lawrence Aren't Immune From Bad Breath!
...These microorganisms can cause gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath — so keeping them in check is good for your overall oral health...

Are You Keeping Good Oral Hygiene Habits?
...Gale Marana explains why oral hygiene is crucial to your oral health and shares a few tips...

Beyonce Makes Flossing a Family Affair
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Top 10 Oral Health Tips For Children” and “How to Help Your Child Develop the Best Habits for Oral Health...

Why Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Couldn't Have Braces
... “I never had braces,” she recently told Dear Doctor – Dentistry & Oral Health magazine...

A 4-Step Process for Achieving Your Highest Oral Health Possible
...Throughout this step, our goal is to bring your oral health to the highest level possible for you...

New Year's Resolutions for Better Oral Health
...Here’s a list of risky habits to kick, and mouth-healthy habits to adopt:Habits That Risk Oral HealthSmoking...

Hidden Sugar Can Jeopardize Your Health
...So, to prevent sugar from sneaking up on you, it's important to read those labels! And if you have any questions about sugar and oral health, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

How Often Should I Visit My Dentist?
... For more information on what your dentist can provide you with, you should contact your Aiea, HI, today! Seeing your doctor regularly and maintaining a healthy dental regimen will provide longer lasting oral health...

Sofia Vergara: 'Obsessed' With Oral Hygiene
...Oral health problems such as tooth decay and gum disease are much easier — and less expensive — to treat in the earliest stages...

The Basics of Good Oral Hygiene
How can you protect your oral health...

A New School Year, A New Beginning
...So if you have youngsters starting a new school year—or if you’re looking to make a fresh start toward good oral health yourself—make it a point to stop in to the dental office for a routine visit this season!If you would like more information about maintaining good oral health, please contact us or schedule an appointment...

Why Smoking and Dental Implants Don't Mix
...The reasons stem from smoking’s effect on oral health...

Stay Ahead of Plaque Buildup with Effective Brushing and Flossing
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Daily Oral Hygiene: Easy Habits for Maintaining Oral Health...

Limiting Refined Sugar in Your Diet can Reduce Risk of Tooth Decay
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Nutrition & Oral Health...

How Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Gets Her Kids to Floss
...” Yet when it comes to her family's oral health, she wants the same things we all want: good checkups and great-looking smiles...

The Connection Between GERD and Oral Health
...You can learn more in the Dear Doctor magazine articles “GERD and Oral Health” and “Tooth Decay: How to Assess Your Risk...

A Smile Makeover Depends on Balancing Technique with Beauty
... The first step in your makeover is a thorough dental examination to determine the overall state of your oral health...

Why You Need a Long-Term Dental Care Plan
...There are aspects of dental care that are routine: daily brushing and flossing, an oral-friendly diet, and regular dental cleanings and checkups to assess your oral health...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
... Controlling periodontal disease and maintaining good oral health helps to reduce bad breath...

Bulimia Nervosa
People with eating disorders can suffer from oral health problems as well...

Wisdom Teeth
...Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health...

Periodontal Exams
Periodontal exams are vital in the maintenance of your oral health as they are used to assess the health of your gums and teeth...

What is Tooth Decay?
... A good way to help your oral health between brushing is chewing sugarless gum; this stimulates your body's production of saliva, a powerful chemical that actually neutralizes plaque formation and rinses decay-causing food particles and debris from your mouth...

Women and Tooth Care
Women have special needs when it comes to their oral health...

Nutrition and Your Teeth
It has long been known that good nutrition and a well-balanced diet is one of the best defenses for your oral health...

Extractions
...  Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health...

Introduction
...What does the latest research reveal about tobacco use on your overall oral health...

General Dentistry
The first line of defense against oral health problems In general dentistry, the dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the teeth, gums and maxillofacial (jaw and face) parts of the body...

Age and Oral Health
...Here you will find helpful answers to some frequently asked questions about oral health questions you may have as you get older...

Tobacco
... Frequently asked questions: tobacco products What effects can smoking have on my oral health...

Your First Dental Visit
... Making sound decisions about your dental care and oral health is an easy thing to do with the right preparation beforehand: Make a list of questions to ask our office, so you don't forget anything on the day of your appointment...

Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Patient
... You have the responsibilityto adhere to regular home oral health care recommendations...

Links
American Dental Association Academy of General Dentistry American Association of Public Health Dentistry Federation of Special Care Organizations in Dentistry Centers for Disease Control/Oral Health Resources Healthfinder...