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Oral Piercings: Not Cool for Teeth

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Posted June 27, 2022

Remember that guy with the lip ring you had a crush on in high school? I wonder how his teeth are doing now. Don’t get us wrong—at Michael Colleran DDS, we’re all about the freedom of self-expression, and if body modifications like tattoos and piercings are your thing, we support you. However, as your dental […]

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Dental Implants: A Brief History of Tooth Replacement Innovation

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Posted June 13, 2022

Today’s dental implants boast a long-term success rate of near 97%. Because implants support surrounding teeth, encourage new tissue growth and continued bone formation, and give patients back full chewing ability and a complete smile, they have become the industry standard for tooth replacement.  Today, your San Luis Obispo dentist, Dr. Michael Colleran, would like […]

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What Are Those Bumps? Oral Tori

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Posted May 27, 2022

Unusual shapes and growths can be alarming anywhere in the body. If you’ve noticed hard bumps growing in your mouth, you might have oral tori.  What are Oral Tori?Tori (or a single torus) are bumps in the mouth made of bone tissue covered by gum tissue. They grow slowly and some people have them without […]

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What Happens in Your Mouth While You Sleep?

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Posted May 13, 2022

Ah, nighttime… the end of the day, the ceasing of work, and hopefully a good night’s sleep. But did you know things are still happening in your mouth all night long, even if you’re blissfully unaware of it? Dr. Michael Colleran, San Luis Obispo dentist sheds some light on the world of your mouth and […]

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When is the Best Time to Get Braces?

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Posted April 27, 2022

The seasons seem to fly by, quickly turning into years. Before you know it, your little one is not so little (they grow up so fast!) and it’s time to consider braces. At Michael Colleran DDS, we highly recommend early intervention when it comes to orthodontics.  Contrary to the popular belief that you should wait […]

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Dental Friends with Benefits

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Posted April 13, 2022

At Michael Colleran DDS, our goal is to make your dental visits as pleasant as possible. Part of this effort includes taking the complication out of utilizing your insurance benefits. Dr. Michael Colleran knows there can be confusing terms and stipulations in insurance plans that can be a barrier between you and the care you […]

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Pregnant Moms & Oral Health: Brushing & Flossing for Two

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Posted March 27, 2022

There are so many things to be concerned about when you find out you’re expecting. Eating right, taking enough vitamins, getting enough rest, telling your husband there is absolutely no way you are naming your firstborn son Bud Light… but what about your teeth? There’s an old saying—“you lose a tooth for every baby”—but those […]

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Am I Too Old for Braces?

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Posted March 13, 2022

How old is too old for braces? It’s an interesting question—and the answer may surprise you! Michael Colleran DDS in San Luis Obispo would like to share some information with readers today regarding patient age as it relates to orthodontic treatment. Spoiler Alert! Patient age alone is not a deal-breaker when it comes to successful […]

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Adult Braces: What to Expect at Your First Appointment

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Posted February 27, 2022

Orthodontics Aren’t Just Kid Stuff The use of orthodontic appliances to improve smiles isn’t just for kids and teens anymore. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, about one million Americans and Canadians over the age of 18 wear braces or aligners, and the use of adult orthodontics rose 24 percent between 1989 and 2008.  […]

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Is It Time for Braces Already?

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Posted February 13, 2022

These days, people of all ages receive orthodontic treatment, but many of us still associate braces with the awkward and angsty pre-teen and teen years. While some kids are excited about braces because they know some “cool” teenagers who have them, others may worry about how braces might look or feel.   Mom and Dad are […]

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