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Dentistry in the age of COVID-19

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Posted July 17, 2020

The recent pandemic has changed our life in more ways than many of us could have ever imagined. Since SLO County’s reopening, many of our patients have shared concerns about going to the dentist during COVID-19. We know coronavirus is easily spread by close contact with other individuals. With this knowledge, it may be frightening […]

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Finding Your Oasis: Food & Drinks for Dry Mouth

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Posted July 13, 2020

Xerostomia is the technical term for dry mouth, the condition that results from absent or reduced saliva flow. It is not a disease on its own, but it may be a side effect of medication or radiation treatments.  Xerostomia affects about 20% of the elderly population—not because of their age, but due to the increased […]

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Halitosis Stinks!

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Posted July 3, 2020

Are you constantly doing a “breath check?” Do you feel like fear of halitosis or, as it’s more commonly known, bad breath is taking a toll on your confidence? Dr. Colleran is a SLO County dentist who is experienced in preventing, diagnosing and treating bad breath. How to Prevent Bad Breath Many of our patients […]

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Crowning Glory: Esthetic Dental Crowns

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Posted June 27, 2020

The first known dental crowns were made as far back as 200 A.D. when Etruscans used gold to create crowns and bridges. Can you imagine what the process must have been like without the technology we have now? If you’d rather not, we can’t blame you! Thanks to digital x-rays and impressions, dentists today can […]

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Need a New Dentist in San Luis Obispo? Here are some Tips for Choosing

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Posted June 19, 2020

Have you moved to the area and you’re now looking for a new dentist in San Luis Obispo? Scrolling through page after page, calling office after office can be frustrating. Some people may get so frustrated that they put off choosing a new dentist until they have a dental emergency. We’ve put some quick tips […]

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Why Are My Child’s Teeth Bumpy?

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Posted June 13, 2020

What are mamelons teeth? If you’re a new parent, whether your babe’s teeth are just emerging or they’re starting to fall out, you might wonder, “What are those bumps on their front teeth?” Mamelons teeth appear in the front of the mouth (the incisors) both on top and bottom and are characterized by bumpy ridges. […]

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Could White Teeth Help You Land a Job Interview?

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Posted May 27, 2020

A recent, three-part study by Crest® puts numbers to what most of us already knew – white teeth are beautiful and powerful! The study used both qualitative and quantitative measures in multiple settings to determine what effect white teeth can have on a person’s life. In a portion of the study on employment, researchers found […]

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Healthy Mouth, Healthy Heart

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Posted May 13, 2020

We all know that it’s important to take care of our health, but that’s often easier said than done. Health and hygiene routines are an investment of your time every day. So, wouldn’t it be great if you could accomplish more by actually doing less? As it turns out, when it comes to oral health […]

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A Deeper Dental Cleaning: Scaling & Root Planing

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Posted April 27, 2020

Teeth are typically the first thing that comes to mind for people when they hear the words dentist or dentistry, which makes sense—the root word dent actually means tooth! However, your teeth require healthy gums to hold them in place. Did you know gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss? That’s why […]

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Do You Snore or Have Sleep Apnea? Get MAD!

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Posted April 13, 2020

We don’t mean the emotion, though you just might be feeling it if you or your loved ones have been losing sleep because of snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. MAD is the abbreviation for Mandibular Advancement Device, and it’s a type of oral appliance that could help you and your family experience restful sleep again. […]

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