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The Buzz on Electric Toothbrushes: Are They Really Worth the Investment?

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Posted May 27, 2019

Electric toothbrushes have been on the market for years now, and whether you’re a devout user or a critical skeptic, you may still be wondering: do they really work better, or have we all been duped? San Luis Obispo dentist Michael Colleran, DDS is here to break down some of the myths and separate fact […]

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Same Day Dentistry – Too Good to Be True?

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Posted May 13, 2019

In a world of same-day shipping and same day photo prints, your dental restorations can now be same day services too! This is thanks to CEREC® milling machines and digital imaging technology. CEREC is short for “ceramic reconstruction”. This technology has been around since the early 1980s and it’s only gotten better with time, for […]

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“Lasers”: A Groovy Tool for Dentists

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Posted April 27, 2019

San Luis Obispo dentist Michael Colleran, DDS takes pride in staying ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest and greatest in dental treatments and technologies. That’s why we think dental “lasers” are truly smashing. And if you’re worried about paying one million dollars, rest assured laser treatments are more accessible and affordable […]

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5 Natural Ways to Sleep Better

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Posted April 13, 2019

We think fondly of it, we all want it – why is it so hard to find? We’re talking about sleep, of course. A poll by the National Sleep Foundation found that 60% of adults report having trouble sleeping almost every night, with 63% saying their sleep needs are not being met. Like water, a […]

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Forget Your Fears with Sedation Dentistry

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Posted March 27, 2019

Don’t be Afraid of the Dentist! San Luis Obispo dentist Michael Colleran, DDS knows that some folks avoid the dentist’s chair like the plague. According to studies at the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington, as many as 8% of Americans are too afraid to go to dentists and 20% are too […]

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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s…Invisalign®!

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Posted March 13, 2019

If you have a crooked tooth, odd spaces between your teeth or a poor bite, you might be considering all of your orthodontic options. Orthodontics is a specialty in dentistry that realigns your bite and teeth for the best possible look and function. Did you know that our ancestors actually had naturally larger jaws? This […]

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Veneers – Not Just for the Silver Screen

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Posted February 27, 2019

There’s a lot of hair and makeup that goes into making your favorite stars sparkle on the screen. And while we can’t all hire a professional artist to make us look perfect every day, there is a lasting solution to giving you that perfect Hollywood smile – veneers! San Luis Obispo dentist Michael Colleran, DDS […]

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Dental Implants: A Security System for Your Smile

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Posted February 13, 2019

Your mouth is an intelligent system made to work with every piece doing its part. When you’re missing a tooth, the empty spaces are more than unsightly; they can be dangerous. Your other teeth, your gums, and even the bones in your face rely on you having a full smile. Enter: dental implants. Thanks to […]

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Gum Disease: More than Just Gums

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Posted January 27, 2019

Your Mouth: A Picture of Health Did you know that when a dentist looks at your mouth, they can tell a lot more than just how often you’re brushing? It’s true—your oral health is like a window into your lifestyle and habits. Michael Colleran, DDS should know. We’ve seen mouths from all over San Luis […]

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The Benefits of Composite Fillings

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Posted January 13, 2019

Traditionally, dentists have used what’s known as amalgam, or special metal alloys, to fill cavities. However, modern dental medicine has advanced to the point that Dr. Michael Colleran can offer San Luis Obispo patients a much better option for filling holes caused by tooth decay: composite fillings. Dr. Colleran would like to educate you on […]

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