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Pediatric Dentistry Kahala: Allen K. Hirai, DDS

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Pediatric Dentistry Kahala: Allen K. Hirai, DDS

4211 Walalae Ave., Suite 201
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 737-0076
Pediatric Dentistry Kahala: Allen K. Hirai, DDS, Pediatric Dentistry, Health and Beauty, Honolulu, Hawaii

Pediatric Dentistry Kahala in Honolulu, Hawaii, is dedicated to helping children in Honolulu, Kahala, and Manoa receive excellent dental care in a fun, friendly, and comfortable setting. Led by Dr. Allen K. Hirai, this kids dentistry specializes in services and treatments that include parent coaching, sealants and fluoride, coaching infants on thumb-sucking and teaching teething best practices.

A child’s first visit to a dentist should be scheduled before his first birthday, and the caring staff at Pediatric Dentistry Kahala work hard to prevent children from feeling anxiety over future dental care visits as they age.

With 24 years of experience as a pediatric dentist, Dr. Hirai believes children should feel relaxed while in the dentist chair and spends quality time building trust between him and the families relying on him for their oral health care. From a patient’s first dental visit, Dr. Hirai and the caring staff at Pediatric Dentistry Kahala give each child individualized attention and work with parents to stress preventative maintenance at home. Dr. Hirai understands that a child's first dentist will play a huge role in his or her ongoing dental health from an early age.

As a committed dentist for kids, he also stays on the cutting-edge of technology for the pediatric dental industry, maintaining memberships in such organizations as the American Dental Association, Hawaii Dental Association, and Hawaii Academy of Pediatric Dentists.

A good kids dentist will help families achieve beautiful smiles, but an outstanding children's dentist will go the extra mile to put both patients and their parents at ease during the journey. Your kids deserve the best dental care possible in a child-friendly atmosphere.

Whether you’re a new or experienced parent looking for a committed dentist for children, Pediatric Dentistry Kahala can help guide your family on your child’s path to a healthy, beautiful smile. Call (808) 737-0076 to schedule an appointment or visit its website for more information about this child dentist today.

Announcements & Events from Pediatric Dentistry Kahala: Allen K. Hirai, DDS
3 Tips for Making Dental Sealants Last Longer, Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 FAQ About Your Child's First Cavity, Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 Solutions for Children's Teeth Grinding, Honolulu, Hawaii
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How Long Do Dental Fillings Last?, Honolulu, Hawaii
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Teething is a major developmental milestone, which is exciting for parents, but can also be stressful. A baby whose teeth are erupting through their gum tissue is often vocal ab...read more
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Parents are often mindful of what they feed their children and aim to make healthy choices whenever possible. But the beverages children enjoy is an often overlooked yet eq...read more
It’s not unusual for children to get bumps and bruises while playing around. However, when they have issues with their mouth or teeth, you should pay attention. Serious injuries...read more
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This year, Honolulu, Hawaii’s top children’s dentist, Pediatric Dentistry Kahala: Allen K. Hirai, DDS, hosted a very special competition. This Christmas-themed photo contest inv...read more
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As a dedicated parent, you value your child’s health. Still, many parents are unsure how to ensure the best oral health for their children. At Pediatric Dentistry Kahala in Honolulu,...read more
It is understandable that your child can become nervous on their first dental visit. At Pediatric Dentistry Kahala in Honolulu, HI, they strive to make their dentist office a re...read more
As a child dentist, Allen K. Hirai, DDS knows that it's not always easy to keep kids away from gluten, starch, and sugar, as they are found in most popular kids' treats. However...read more
Most kids tend to focus their oral hygiene efforts on brushing and swishing with mouthwash, causing them to miss one key area: the gums. The gums are one of the most important areas ...read more
It’s true that baby teeth will one day be replaced by adult teeth, but that doesn’t mean they are not important to care for. Leading children's dentist Allen K. Hirai, DDS of Pediatr...read more
Brushing and flossing teeth are vital dental care habits that are very commonly done in an ineffective manner. Because of this, the children's dentists at Pediatric Dentistry Ka...read more
Watching your baby go through the teething process can be emotionally draining, but the friendly kids’ dentists from Pediatric Dentistry Kahala have some great tips to help...read more
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There are lots of different milestones when you’re a parent and taking your kids to their first dental appointment is definitely one of them. The pediatric dental professionals from&...read more
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