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Can I Recycle My Toothbrush?

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Posted February 13, 2021

Take a look around your bathroom and you’re likely to see a lot of products in plastic packaging. Paper boxes and toilet paper rolls are easily recycled in your bin at home, but what about the tricky stuff like toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes? Your San Luis Obispo dentist Dr. Michael Colleran has the answers! Toothbrush […]

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What’s Lurking in Your Saliva?

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Posted January 27, 2021

Saliva. Just the word can conjure an array of images in your imagination. From salivating at a delicious meal to studying Pavlov’s dogs to watching a baseball player spit, life is full of saliva! And that’s a good thing because saliva is very important for oral and overall health. Problems with saliva can lead to […]

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Breastfeeding & Dental Work

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Posted January 13, 2021

If you’re a new mom or about to be one, you’re likely already used to putting your needs second to the needs of this beautiful new little person in your life – but maintaining good oral hygiene is still important for keeping you and your baby in tiptop shape.  If something happens and you need […]

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The Good, The Bad & The Crossbite

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Posted December 27, 2020

If your teeth or jaw don’t line up well with each other, you may have a crossbite. Dr. Michael Colleran, San Luis Obispo dentist explains more about this condition, its effects, and what you can do to treat it below. A Good Bite In a perfect world, your teeth would all be straight, and your […]

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Diabetes & Oral Health: What Your Dentist Sees

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Posted December 13, 2020

It’s no secret that diabetes is a health condition that must be treated because of the problems it can cause throughout the body—including your mouth.  Almost 26 million children and adults in the U.S.  suffer from diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. San Luis Obispo dentist, Dr. Michael Colleran wants you to know the […]

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Filling in the Gaps: Restoring Your Smile & Quality of Life

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Posted November 27, 2020

Life is full of unexpected surprises, and while we’d love for all of them to be smile-inducing, that’s not entirely realistic—and there may be many reasons you hide your smile. If you’re hiding your smile because of one or more missing teeth, we want you to know you’re not alone. In fact, 120 million people […]

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Should I Let My Teen Whiten Their Teeth?

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Posted November 13, 2020

Do you remember feeling like standards of beauty were unattainable when you were a teenager? Heck, many of feel this way as adults! It makes sense that teenagers might be concerned with the appearance of their smile and pine for bright white smiles the same way adults do, because they’re often exposed to the same […]

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Is Flossing Really Necessary?

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Posted October 27, 2020

How do you feel when you see that little plastic floss container in your medicine cabinet? Eagerness to achieve that clean feeling in your mouth? Or regret over a habit you have trouble keeping? Did you get excited about recent headlines saying flossing isn’t necessary? We’re sorry to break the news, but as your oral […]

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Do You Have Questions About Sleep Apnea?

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Posted October 18, 2020

It is not uncommon for Sleep Apnea to go unnoticed for a long time.  The reason this happens is because many don’t realize that snoring and other common symptoms are linked to sleep apnea. Many patients who have Sleep Apnea do not comprehend the significant impact Sleep Apnea has on their overall health.   WHY […]

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Should I Be Screening Myself for Oral Cancer?

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Posted October 13, 2020

In a word: Ab-so-lute-ly! Pretend those hyphens are the “clapping hands” emoji, because we want to emphasize how important it is to get up close and personal with your mouth in the interests of oral cancer detection.  Currently, oral cancer kills one person in the United States per hour. The reason it’s so deadly is […]

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