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Dental Health – Dr Michael Colleran, a general, family & cosmetic dentist, offers dentistry with cleanings, teeth whitening and implants.

I’d Rather Have a Root Canal

Have you ever heard someone say, “It was worse than a root canal?” Most of us in San Luis Obispo are used to hearing root canals compared to some genuinely unpleasant circumstances, but Dr. Colleran would like to set the

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To Be or Not to Be Sugar-Free: The Facts About Artificial Sweeteners

Originally created for people unable to consume regular sugars, alternative and artificial sweeteners have become extremely popular in San Luis Obispo in all kinds of different products. From chewing gum to diet soda, Dr. Colleran wants you to know which

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Gum Disease & Birth Defects

What is Gum Disease? The short answer: Gum disease is a common gum infection that can become very problematic, but you can prevent it! The long answer: all the tissues in your body have a self-defense mechanism called “inflammation.” When

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Professional Dental Cleanings Make a Big Difference

You’ve been hearing it for years – “make sure to visit Dr. Colleran twice a year for your regular cleanings.” Just in case you’ve ever wondered why regular dental cleanings are so important, we at the office of Michael Colleran, DDS

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4 Facts about Dental Implants

Many San Luis Obispo residents will lose a tooth at some point in their lives, but that doesn’t mean your smile needs to suffer. There are numerous ways to fix a lost tooth, but today, Dr. Colleran would like to educate

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Need a Tooth Extraction? Don’t Be Afraid!

We’ve all had a toothache at some point or another. While you should always consult your San Luis Obispo dentist, it’s not always a serious problem. Often, the issue can be fixed with a filling or a root canal. However,

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5 Common Questions about Sedation Dentistry

For many San Luis Obispo residents, one thing stands in the way of a healthy, beautiful smile – fear of the dentist!  Even routine cleanings can be scary for folks with dental phobia. However, at Michael Colleran, DDS we have

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Caring for Your Dentures

The image of a glass full of false teeth on the nightstand is plastered all throughout popular culture. You would think that soaking your dentures in water and cleaner is sufficient, but Dr. Colleran reminds us that proper denture care

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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

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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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