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Teaching Your Kids to Brush and Floss

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Posted August 13, 2016

As a parent, you will have numerous opportunities to teach your children valuable skills and each one will yield priceless memories. Your child’s first step, your child’s first word, your child’s first bike ride, your child’s first unassisted brushing and flossing session…Well, maybe that last one won’t be as memorable, but Dr. Michael Colleran wants to […]

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Periodontal Disease in Pets

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Posted July 27, 2016

If you’re a regular visitor of our blog, you know that we love talking to San Luis Obispo folks about the importance of good home dental hygiene and regular visits to Dr. Colleran. Preventive dental medicine adds years of good oral health and beautiful smiles to your family’s lives. But did you know that your pets […]

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Protect Yourself from Oral Cancer

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Posted July 13, 2016

Dr. Colleran and all of us at the office of Michael Colleran, DDS would like to take this opportunity to talk about oral cancer, the lives that are lost to it, and what it could mean for you and your family. Oral cancer is one of the only cancers that is actually becoming more common, […]

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Cold Sores: The Monster Lurking on Your Lips

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Posted June 27, 2016

If you have ever had a cold sore, you know how embarrassing they can be and how isolated they can make you feel. It should make you feel better to know that you are not alone: cold sores affect a whopping 8 out of 10 people. This may seem high, but even if you don’t […]

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Tips from your Hygienist – Defeating Halitosis For Good

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Posted May 28, 2016

Everybody knows that morning breath, or halitosis, is particularly awful. Maybe your spouse, partner, or some other member of your family has informed you that your mouth is toxic in the AM. It is likely that you have noticed it yourself! Either way, Michael Colleran, DDS wants to bring an end to this suffering! There […]

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Ice Cravings – A Sign of Something Worse?

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Posted May 27, 2016

We all know someone who asks for extra ice just so they can chew on it. And we’ve probably all heard that chewing ice is not healthy for your teeth. So what’s the truth? Is it best to put a stop to ice chewing? Absolutely, and for more reasons than most people are aware of. […]

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Oxygen Therapy – A Breath of Fresh Air

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Posted May 13, 2016

Your San Luis Obispo dentist, Dr. Colleran knows that no two patients are alike. Everyone deserves a personalized approach to oral health – but what is something no patient (or even human) can live without? Air—or more specifically, oxygen. The Power of Ozone in Dentistry Oxygen is essential for your cellular health and does good […]

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Updating your Health History May Help Save Your Teeth

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Posted May 2, 2016

Although you might think of your general health and your dental health as two separate categories, they are much more connected than the average San Luis Obispo resident would suspect. Just like the information you provide to your doctor helps him/her keep your health in good shape, Dr. Colleran depends on your input for optimum dental […]

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Cavities – They’re Not the End of the World

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Posted April 13, 2016

Why do I have cavities? It’s the word that people fear when they go to the dentist for their check-ups: Cavities. You brush twice a day and floss so why did your dentist give you a failing grade on the big oral health test? Here’s an interesting fact many in San Luis Obispo don’t know: cavities […]

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Why Wisdom Teeth are Not So Wise

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Posted March 29, 2016

Most San Luis Obispo folks have had some exposure to the concept of wisdom teeth. Perhaps you have had yours removed, are considering a removal, or Dr. Colleran has just shown you an X-Ray with the infamous third molars creeping into view. It’s common to hear patients ask how they are removed, but we rarely hear […]

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