Do Whitening Strips Actually Work?

Whitening strips are among the most popular health and beauty products in San Luis Obispo. Brightening up your pearly whites is a great way to give your smile a boost, and with all the over-the-counter options, there’s no reason not to pick one up and try it out. Dr. Michael Colleran wants you to be informed about every aspect of dental health, so here’s a guide to which whitening options can give your teeth a bright new shine. If you have any questions or would like to visit the office of Michael Colleran, DDS for a consultation, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

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Veneers Can Give You Back Your Smile!

Having a great smile is a privilege that everyone in San Luis Obispo should enjoy. The confidence that comes from having genuine pride in your pearly whites is irreplaceable. However, many of us struggle with imperfections in our teeth. Broken, chipped, cracked, stained, and crooked teeth can really put a damper on your smile. At the office of Michael Colleran, DDS, we know how much a healthy, happy smile means to San Luis Obispo residents, so we’d like to talk about how Dr. Colleran can help get you the smile you deserve with veneers.

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History of Oral Hygiene – How the Pilgrims beat Gingivitis

History of Oral Hygiene – How the Pilgrims beat Gingivitis

 

With modern advances in dental medicine and the careful attention that San Luis Obispo residents pay to their dental hygiene, it is hard to imagine what life for teeth was like when the pilgrims first landed on these shores. We at Michael Colleran, DDS would like to share with you how our roots took care of their roots, so we can appreciate just how far dental care has come in the hundreds of years since.

 

How did the Pilgrims take care of their teeth?
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Choosing the Right Dentist

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It’s no secret that San Luis Obispo residents are careful about how they choose medical professionals for their family, but sometimes it’s not easy to find everything you want in a dentist. We at the office of Michael Colleran, DDS understand that choosing a dentist is no small feat, so we’ve put together this guide to picking a dentist for individuals and families. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us! Even if you decide on a different dentist, Dr. Colleran is always happy to help!

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Get Your Beauty Sleep Back with Sleep Apnea Treatment

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Do you have a spouse or loved one that complains about your snoring? Do you wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air? Do you find that you are always exhausted during the day and just can’t seem to ever catch up on sleep? If these symptoms sound familiar, you may be one of many San Luis Obispo residents suffering from sleep apnea. Dr. Colleran wants you to know you are not alone, there is a solution, and wants to help you get the restful sleep you deserve. Read on to learn about what sleep apnea is and how we can treat it. If you have any questions, our team at the office of Michael Colleran, DDS is happy to answer them. Feel free to give us a call!

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Teeth Grinding, Clenching, and Bruxism

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There is a good chance you have heard Dr. Michael Colleran or someone else at the office of Michael Colleran, DDS mention the term ‘bruxism’ and discuss the problems it can cause for your oral health. At the office, we talk about a lot of technical dental stuff that doesn’t necessarily concern our San Luis Obispo patients, but bruxism is something we definitely want you to know about. Stress and bruxism go hand in hand, and we are going to tell you exactly what that means and how it affects your health. Read more ›

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Red vs. White Wine – Teeth Whitening Assassins!

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A Bottle of Red or a Bottle of White?

According to Billy Joel, “it all depends on your appetite.” If you are enjoying a juicy steak, a bottle of pinot noir or cabernet might be just the ticket. On the other hand, you should probably reach for a sauvignon blanc if you’ve got a plate of tilapia with butter sauce in front of you. But which wine pairs best with teeth?

We’ve all heard that red wine will cause stained teeth, but Dr. Colleran would like to set the record straight, so San Luis Obispo residents can make informed choices. New research has shown that red wine protects your teeth and white wine may damage them. If you’re concerned with stains on your teeth, call the office of Michael Colleran, DDS today to discuss teeth whitening in San Luis Obispo. Read more ›

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Protect Mom’s Teeth to Prevent Cavities in Baby Teeth

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Expectant and new mothers in this day and age have a lot to think about. There are plenty of commonly known substances, practices, infections, and conditions that can adversely affect the health of your baby, but we’d like to tell you about the lesser known dangers to your baby.

Dr. Colleran wants you to know that research has shown a significant connection between the oral health of mothers and the health of their babies throughout pregnancy and infancy. We at the office of Michael Colleran, DDS know that mothers will do everything in their power to keep their children healthy, and that’s why we are asking San Luis Obispo mothers to make a commitment to their own health. Read on to find out how and why! Read more ›

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Wondering How To Get White Teeth? 5 Common Brushing Mistakes

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We all learned how to brush our teeth when we were about 3 or 4, so you’d think we have it mastered by now. Right? Unfortunately, probably not.

We all make mistakes sometimes. And that’s okay! All that matters is that you’re dedicated to having the healthiest mouth possible. These five tips for how to get white teeth are just to help you take the best care of your mouth between your visits to our San Luis Obispo office. Read more ›

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Red vs. White Wine – Teeth Whitening Assassins!

A Bottle of Red or a Bottle of White?Red_v_White_Wine (1)

According to Billy Joel, “it all depends on your appetite.” If you are enjoying a juicy steak, a bottle of pinot noir or cabernet might be just the ticket. On the other hand, you should probably reach for a sauvignon blanc if you’ve got a plate of tilapia with butter sauce in front of you. But which wine pairs best with teeth?

We’ve all heard that red wine will cause stained teeth, but Dr. Michael Colleran would like to set the record straight, so San Luis Obispo residents can make informed choices. New research has shown that red wine protects your teeth and white wine may damage them. If you’re concerned with stains on your teeth, call Michael Colleran DDS today to discuss teeth whitening in San Luis Obispo.

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