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Dr. Neal Tamura

Cosmetic Dentistry
Honolulu, HI
37 years experience male

Locations

Neal N Tamura, DDS

Honolulu, HI

Address

1600 Kapiolani Blvd, Suite 508, Honolulu, HI
Directions

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Specialties
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Cosmetic Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

18 Answers
10 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Tamura
37 years experience
Fluoride rinses: Over the counter and prescription Fluoride treatment a can help. An over the counter rinse example is Act rinse. Please read the labels for Fluoride c... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neal Tamura
37 years experience
Just sensitive?: Sensodyne is our standard , but the same manufacturer now makes Pronamel . In addition we have prescription fluoride toothpastes that are palatable a... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Tamura
37 years experience
Recession: If you have exposed roots, Fluoride treatment is recommended The roots are of a softer nature than the enamel covered "crown" of tooth and is more p... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Tamura
37 years experience
Periodontitis: It appears you now have an infection in the area. You need to see a dentist as soon as possible
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neal Tamura
37 years experience
It depends: If the chip on your tooth is minor, then the sensitivity should not last beyond a few weeks. If the chip is of consequence, ie serious, you may need ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Tamura
37 years experience
Brush: Usually it is ok to brush 24 hours after surgery. Of course if you notice bleeding, sweeping, or pus you should go back to your dentist. Toothpaste ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Tamura
37 years experience
Ignore: All you need to do Is to floss the teeth to keep Happy smiles for your life.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Tamura
37 years experience
Retainer: A retainer will retain or keep teeth where they are. If that suits you then your plan would certainly suffice. You could elect orthodontic treatment ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Tamura
37 years experience
Temporary: It is temporary and can only be polished off by a professional. My guess is this was prescribed to increase the chances of success of your surgery and... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neal Tamura
37 years experience
Need permanent crown: The best of temporaries do not fit as accurately as a laboratory or milling machine crown. By definition a temporary crown is temporary. Because if... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neal Tamura
37 years experience
Flods: Toothpaste is actually the minor component of brushing it is the mechanical brushing that cleans. I would suggest flossing instead of brushing again.... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Tamura
37 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. Unfo... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neal Tamura
37 years experience
Do it soon: The absolute best method is done quickly. Whatever the damage, large or small, "a stitch in time saves nine". Timely restoration could be as little a... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Tamura
37 years experience
Whitening: Absolutely. In fact I have used clear retainers to hold bleaching agent. Ask your dentist for help with this
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Tamura
37 years experience
Not recommended: Wisdom tooth extraction leaves an open wound even if sutured. Bleaching gel contains chemicals that oxidize tissue. This may delay the healing of th... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Tamura
37 years experience
Ignore: Brush at least 2 minutes and floss twice a day to keep gingivitis at bay!!!
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Tamura
37 years experience
Gum diseases : Gum disease is one that includes inflammation (swelling ). It is often accompanied by infection of low grade. Not enough to hurt but enough to affect... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neal Tamura
37 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... Read More

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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

Awards

Top Cosmetic Dentist, First Place, Hawaii - Summer
2014
Thought Leader Doctor, Third Place, Hawaii - Summer
2014
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