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Why is whitening important? In an article in the Huffington Post, Hawaii residents ranked No.1 for the highest in well-being in the nation, according to the Gallup-Healthways State Wellbeing Report for 2016. This the sixth time the island state reached the top slot since Gallup and Healthways began the report in 2008.

Hawaii has also been named one of the happiest states in the United States, according to a new report by the personal-finance website WalletHub. Our Aloha State ranked third in WalletHub's analysis of " 2017's Happiest States in America". Hawaii scored 67.9 out of a possible 100 points in the analysis. In the three main categories, the state ranked first in emotional and physical well-being, 10th in work environment, and 19th in community and environment. Hawaii also has the lowest share of adult depression and the fifth lowest lowest divorce rate in the nation, according to the report. The share of adult depression in Hawaii is 11.7 percent, which is more than two times lower than in Oregon, where it is 27 percent.

Plus,  Hawaii is gifted with the happiest man.  Alvin Wong, a resident of the University area, fits the description of what researchers deem is the happiest person. The description of the happiest person is a tall, Asian-American, observant Jew who is at least 65 and married, has children, lives in Hawaii, runs his own business and has a household income of more than $120,000 a year.

Since people in Hawaii are statistically the happiest, is it a logical conclusion that they must smile a lot.  A smile is one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful - it can help you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression. 

Your lifestyle and the aging process can stain and darken your teeth. Many things we do on a regular basis can contribute to stained teeth, such as drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine or smoking.

Whitening can get your smile looking its best. You should look for a whitening procedure that is: 

  • Fast and convenient
  • Long lasting
  • Low sensitivity
  • Proven to be safe and effective
  • Performed by a Dental Professional

Zoom! In-Office Whitening System or Opalescence are revolutionary tooth whitening procedures. They are safe effective and very fast. Zoom! Whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results. Other people may prefer to whiten in the comfort of their home. If that’s the case we offer Opalescence Whitening, which uses a custom plastic tray that you can wear until you reach the shade you desire. Zoom! light activated gel was developed after years of research, the leaders in professional take-home tooth whitening. The gel is a scientifically formulated, pH balanced Hydrogen Peroxide that, when activated by the Zoom! light, gently penetrates the teeth to remove deep stains and discoloration. The Opalescence Whitening system uses carbamide peroxide and does not require light activation. With proper care and an occasional touch-up at home, your whiter smile will sparkle for years.


Take a first step to feeling good, looking great. You owe it to yourself!

Keiko Watanabe, DDS, PhD
1440 Kapiolani Blvd. Suite 1239
Phone: (808) 955-1440
Fax: (808) 944-1440


We combine experience with the latest in dental technology to deliver the best patient experience possible.



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