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The Science of Tooth Decay

If you’ve visited our blog before, you know that we love to talk about tooth decay. The chances are, everyone in San Luis Obispo has had or will have tooth decay at one point. It is classified by the National

Posted in Dental Health

Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Bleeding Gums

One of the most common and destructive myths about dental hygiene is that it’s normal for gums to bleed. Dr. Colleran would like everyone in San Luis Obispo to know that this is not the case! Imagine if we weren’t

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History of the Toothbrush

If you had to give up your toothbrush or your car, which would it be? According to a recent survey, 42 percent of adults and 34 percent of teens would rather turn in their keys, computer, cell phone, or microwave

Posted in Dental Health, Dental News, Dental Services

The Oral-Systemic Link: Risk Factors for Tooth Decay

Did you know the same plaque that decays your teeth can cause major heart problems? What if you could fight plaque and heart failure both by improving your oral health? Dr. Colleran in San Luis Obispo is here to tell you

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Dentists Are Doctors, Too!

There are many kinds of doctors – Doctors of English, Doctors of Philosophy, Doctors of Medicine, Dr. Pepper… (wink). Of course, when we use the term doctor, we most often mean a physician or doctor of medicine. But did you

Posted in Dental Health, Dental News, Dental Services, Patient Care

Bacteria: The Good, The Bad & The Neutral

Living in a land of antibacterial gels, soaps, plastics, and even fabrics, it might surprise you to hear that tons of bacteria live in your mouth every day, and they aren’t all bad! In fact, some play an important role

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Don’t Get Kicked in the Teeth…But If You Do – The Importance of Mouthguards in Sports Safety

It’s no secret that residents of San Luis Obispo love sports! The folks around here work hard and play just as hard, whether it’s football, baseball, basketball, or the numerous other high-impact sports that can cause harm to your family’s

Posted in Dental Health, Dental Services, Dental Technology, Patient Care

When a Toothache is Not a Toothache

Most of us in San Luis Obispo have experienced a toothache. At their mildest, toothaches may cause just enough discomfort to get on your nerves and disrupt your concentration, but at their worst, they can be debilitating. Because the pain

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Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, and Implants: The Facts

Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, and Implants: The Facts There are lots of ways to deal with missing or damaged teeth. You’ve probably heard one of us at Michael Colleran, DDS talking about implants, dentures, bridges, and crowns, but have you ever

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Sugar: Teeth’s Worst Nightmare

People in the United States eat more sugar than any other country in the world! (It’s a good thing we also have some of the best dentists in the world.) You hear it all the time: “sugar rots your teeth.”

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