About Dr. Alaswad

Dr. Alaswad is a family and cosmetic dentist in Orangevale, CA, and received his doctorate from the University of Aleppo Dental School.

When Is the Most Optimal Time to Brush Your Teeth?

We all know how important brushing our teeth is to our oral health—but people seem to have different ideas about when the best time to brush your teeth is. Some say brushing before breakfast is best, while others say brushing after every meal is the way to go. So what’s true when it comes to [...]

By | October 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Maintain a Healthy Smile as You Age

While your risk for certain oral health conditions increases as you get older, losing teeth isn’t a natural part of the aging process. Your teeth are meant to last as long as you live! Taking care of your smile is important at every age. How can you maintain a beautiful, healthy smile throughout your lifetime? [...]

By | September 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Maintain a Healthy Smile as You Age

Can Oral Piercings Harm Your Smile?

Oral piercings include any type of piercing that’s in or around the oral cavity, including tongue rings, lip rings, and even cheek or upper lip piercings. Any type of oral piercing has the potential to affect your smile. How can piercings in the oral cavity affect the health of your teeth and gums? An article [...]

By | August 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Can Oral Piercings Harm Your Smile?

Rest Easy with Sleep Apnea Therapy

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which a person stops breathing at numerous points throughout the night. The person will wake up constantly, whether or not they remember it, to reposition and continue breathing. However, this can happen up to hundreds of different times every night, therefore preventing sufferers of sleep apnea from getting the [...]

By | July 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Rest Easy with Sleep Apnea Therapy

Top Tips for Caring for Your New Dentures

Getting dentures to replace your missing teeth not only helps restore your appearance, but the function of your smile as well. Whether you have full or partial dentures for your missing teeth, taking care of your new dental restoration can help them last as long as possible. Caring for your new dentures is as simple as daily [...]

By | June 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Top Tips for Caring for Your New Dentures

Detecting and Treating a Cracked Tooth

Getting a cracked tooth can be painful for some while for others, they may not even know that a fracture has taken place. Regardless, having a cracked tooth can hurt your smile whether or not you experience symptoms. Sustaining a tooth injury has the potential to create different types of cracks in your tooth. Since fractured teeth can [...]

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What Happens During a Regular Teeth Cleaning?

You do your best every day to prevent cavities and gum disease through brushing, flossing, and eating healthy. Right? The truth is that even if you have all these healthy habits, professional teeth cleanings are still important. Even the most vigilant of brushers and flossers have plaque in spaces that are just impossible to reach without the right [...]

By | April 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Happens During a Regular Teeth Cleaning?

Medications That Could Be Affecting Your Dental Health

Did you know there are hundreds of medications that could be impacting your teeth and gums? Dry mouth is a common side effect of many different medicines on the market today that can contribute to tooth decay. However, there are other prescription and over-the-counter medicines that cause more than just dry mouth. The following medications have the potential [...]

By | March 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Medications That Could Be Affecting Your Dental Health

How Long Do Dentures Last, and Are They Right for You?

Dentures provide you with an option to restore your smile after losing teeth. Whether you need a partial denture for a few missing teeth or a full set of dentures for your entire mouth, dentures can help restore the function and beauty of your smile after living with missing teeth. But how long do dentures last, and [...]

By | February 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Long Do Dentures Last, and Are They Right for You?

Can I Have Braces or Invisalign if I Have Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are a life-changing cosmetic treatment for many people. Not only can dental veneers transform your smile in just one dentist visit, they can help with crooked teeth, deep staining, and gapped teeth. Veneers provide people with a chance to change their smile for the better with just one treatment. However, in some cases, people who [...]

By | January 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Can I Have Braces or Invisalign if I Have Dental Veneers?