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Patient Care – 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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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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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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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

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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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