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Dr. Neal Tamura

Cosmetic Dentistry
Honolulu, HI
36 years experience male

Locations

Neal N Tamura, DDS

Honolulu, HI

Address

1600 Kapiolani Blvd, Suite 508, Honolulu, HI
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Specialties
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Cosmetic Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

21 Answers
14 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Tamura
Cosmetic Dentistry 36 years experience
It's an aid: Chlorhexidine is a safe and ubiquitous medication that works wonderfully to control bacterial growth. That is, IF it can contact these organisms. Unfortunately it cannot get to areas below the gums where gum disease takes place. Flossing and regular professional treatment is absolutely necessary. The only untoward consequence is stained teeth.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neal Tamura
Cosmetic Dentistry 36 years experience
Keep it clean: A retainer in and of itself does not cause decay. Bacteria feeding on the debris in your mouth will cause decay. Your teeth need hygiene (need to be brushed and flossed), and to do this, you must remove your retainers. Your retainers also need to be clean, as any food or debris will make the decay bacteria very happy. You don't want that. Clean your retainers also.
A female asked:
Dr. Neal Tamura
Cosmetic Dentistry 36 years experience
See dentist!: Although your teeth appear larger, I think instead the space between the two (because is missing tooth) has grown smaller. Teeth cannot get larger. However teeth constantly shift and often shift to close spaces. This shifting leads to bite changes, tooth profile changes , an increase in gum disease and decay. A general collapse of your bite . These changes are quite damaging.

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HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tamura is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tamura is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University
Graduated 1985MD
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