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Is Flossing Really Necessary?

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Posted October 27, 2020

How do you feel when you see that little plastic floss container in your medicine cabinet? Eagerness to achieve that clean feeling in your mouth? Or regret over a habit you have trouble keeping? Did you get excited about recent headlines saying flossing isn’t necessary? We’re sorry to break the news, but as your oral […]

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Do You Have Questions About Sleep Apnea?

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Posted October 18, 2020

It is not uncommon for Sleep Apnea to go unnoticed for a long time.  The reason this happens is because many don’t realize that snoring and other common symptoms are linked to sleep apnea. Many patients who have Sleep Apnea do not comprehend the significant impact Sleep Apnea has on their overall health.   WHY […]

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Should I Be Screening Myself for Oral Cancer?

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Posted October 13, 2020

In a word: Ab-so-lute-ly! Pretend those hyphens are the “clapping hands” emoji, because we want to emphasize how important it is to get up close and personal with your mouth in the interests of oral cancer detection.  Currently, oral cancer kills one person in the United States per hour. The reason it’s so deadly is […]

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Can My Dentist Help With Snoring?

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Posted October 4, 2020

If you are one of the millions who suffer from sleep disruptions like snoring or sleep apnea, Dr. Michael Colleran and his San Luis Obispo team can help you (and your partner) get a good night’s rest. Snoring sounds can occur when the tissue in the back of the throat collapses onto the soft palate. […]

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Oral Hygiene for Families on the Go

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Posted September 27, 2020

Today’s families seem to be busier than they were in the past—lots of homework, extracurricular activities, and hopefully, some quality time spent with the family. Here are a few ideas from Dr. Colleran to make consistent oral hygiene a little more convenient: Brushing teeth in the shower:  as hard as it is to get your […]

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Oral Health Tips at Every Age

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Posted September 13, 2020

A few things are equally important for your oral health, no matter what your age or stage of life. Good nutrition, brushing and flossing habits, visiting the dentist and a little fluoride are always (always) the essentials – you won’t ever hear us say otherwise.   However, your dental hygiene routine requires unique considerations for each […]

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Dentistry in the Digital Age

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Posted August 27, 2020

Technology has changed nearly every aspect of human life and modern society. New tools, programs, and education can greatly improve your healthcare, too! Let’s say you need any kind of standard dental restoration for a cracked or missing tooth. From x-rays and impressions to surgery and installation, your whole treatment could be digital. We’re so […]

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Is it Time to Toss that Toothbrush?

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Posted August 13, 2020

When you find a toothbrush that’s just right for you, it can be easy to get attached. After all, you use your toothbrush morning and night (ideally) to prevent plaque and bacteria from hardening and becoming tartar—that’s what we like to call quality time! When your toothbrush does so much good, you want to return […]

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Doctor, It’s an Emergency!

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Posted August 7, 2020

Picture this: You’re playing basketball with a group of friends and you’ve just made a basket from mid-court! In your excitement, you land on your ankle the wrong way and before you know it you’ve smashed your face against the court floor. You look down and see one of your pearly whites lying on the […]

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Local Anesthetic – Is it Safe?

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Posted July 27, 2020

If you get to go on a tropical vacation, your ability to feel the warm sun and the smooth sand is crucial to enjoying the atmosphere. There are, however, times in life when you would rather not feel anything. Getting a dental procedure can be one of those times—as important as the procedure might be. […]

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