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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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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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