Blog - Dr. Chris McNeil

January 29, 2020

Happy 2020! We hope that everyone has survived THE HOLIDAYS, taken good care of their teeth, and feel good about the challenges ahead. Now that we are already one month into the new year, it’s time to recognize what’s fast upon us: February is National Children’s Dental Health month. This month-long national health observance Read More

A Quick Overview: Dental Implants

October 1, 2019

Dental implants are a reliable and long-lasting replacement for missing teeth. A dental implant consists of two parts. First there is a root form that is placed in the jaw. It is approximately the same size as a tooth root, and it takes the place of the root of the missing tooth. Usually a Read More

Pain-Free and Relaxed: A Quick Overview of Sedation and Anesthesia

April 14, 2019

Ever wonder what might be in store for you with the appointment coming up. A cavity that needs filling? New crown? Root canal? Dentists use anesthesia and sedation to prevent pain, and help patients relax during dental procedures. Let’s look at the several types of anesthesia that make your visit to the dentist relaxed Read More

X-Rays – What to know

February 19, 2019

Sometimes I, as your dentist, need a more in-depth picture of what’s going on in your mouth (and your overall oral health) than a visual examination can provide. That’s when we turn to X-rays. I use them for a wide variety of purposes, including to find cavities between your teeth, to diagnose gingivitis or Read More

Have a strange tooth pain?

January 24, 2019

Is there something weird going on with one of your teeth? Strange sensation? Is your tooth sensitive to air, sensitive to cold, or sensitive to biting? Do you have bleeding gums? Do you have mysterious tooth pain? Pain in your jaw? Let’s examine some of the possible problems that could be happening … Tooth Read More

Do you floss? Let’s talk.

December 3, 2018

If you floss regularly, that’s great. The professionals at the Dr Chris McNeil dental office know the importance of FLOSSING regularly – and we try to remind our patients all the time. Why should you floss? Technically speaking, it dislodges debris, and disrupts “biofilm” (the stuff that becomes harmful plaque). In other words, it keeps Read More

Hidden in plain sight: sugar in your drinks

November 5, 2018

Your child is thirsty. Go fill up a glass of water, then add TEN teaspoons of sugar … you know, for “flavor”. Would you do that? I’m sure you want your kids to take the right steps toward good dental health and hygiene early in life. Most parents know that candy, cookies, and other sweets Read More


October 10, 2018

Let’s talk about a dental activity that all of us share: brushing. Chances are, the way you brush your teeth today is the way you brushed as a child: fast, slow, a little water, lots of water, mouth closed, mouth open – and so on. There are a ton of variations to good brushing, Read More

“I’m very picky when I select a dentist. I had an excellent dentist in Dallas, and worried I wouldn’t find someone of the same caliber on Maui. I was wrong. Dr. McNeil and staff are every bit as friendly, competent, and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. McNeil to anyone: A+”

Peter G.