About Orangevale Dental

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

What Is Dental Crown Lengthening and When Is It Needed?

The crown is the part of your tooth that’s visible above the gumline. Normally, the gums protect your tooth roots beneath this tissue and only expose parts of the teeth that are necessary. However, for some patients or some procedures, a dental crown lengthening is needed. Dental crown lengthening is a process that involves removing some gum tissue [...]

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What Are the Greatest Benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign is one of the most popular alternatives to traditional braces. These sets of clear trays are custom-made to perfectly fit your teeth and gradually shift them into their correct positions over a period of time. In addition to straightening your teeth, Invisalign has several other benefits over regular braces. With everything this orthodontic option offers, it’s no [...]

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Three Surprising Foods That Promote Discoloration of Teeth

We all know that wine and coffee are teeth strainers, but what about certain foods that might dim your smile? Discoloration of teeth can happen gradually over time, but some foods are known to accelerate the process. These include healthy foods as well as foods that aren’t traditionally considered healthy. Any food that has a strong color has [...]

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The Long-Term Impacts of Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking is a normal and soothing habit for babies and toddlers. While most children grow out of this habit during their toddler years, some parents are faced with the reality that their elementary-aged child is still sucking their thumb. Thumb sucking is usually harmful if it persists beyond the ages of 5-6 years. What long-term impacts is [...]

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Can Infants Suffer from Gum Disease?

Your baby will go through many changes as they grow throughout the first few months and years of their life. Infants typically get their first tooth between the age of six months and one year, so oral care during this time is essential. Babies can get gum disease and even experience tooth decay. Here’s why your infant [...]

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Why It’s Crucial to Detect Dental Diseases Early

There are many oral diseases that can affect both your mouth and body, some of which aren’t noticeable until it’s too late. This is why it’s essential to visit your dentist for checkups to get screened regularly for any problems. Here are just a few of the diseases people experience and why it’s crucial to detect them [...]

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Is It Possible to Brush, Floss, and Clean Your Teeth Too Often?

We all know that cleaning our teeth is good for our oral health. Brushing and flossing have not only been proven to fight cavities, but gum disease as well. More research is showing a link between oral health and total wellness, prompting people to take their oral health more seriously as heart disease, cancer, and other illnesses have [...]

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Top Dental Treatments to Close the Gap in Your Smile

If you want to close the gap in your smile, you may have considered a variety of dental treatments. Fortunately, you have options when it comes to getting rid of your gap once and for all. Regardless of whether your gap is the result of your natural smile, trauma, or decay, you can have a complete smile again [...]

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Is Poor Gum and Dental Health Hereditary?

Our genes influence nearly everything about us, so it’s certainly true that aspects of our dental health would be linked to our parents and other family members. However, just how much of our oral health is the result of our genes and how much is influenced by our actions? The truth is that both play a role [...]

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Do Bleeding Gums Always Indicate Gum Disease?

It’s commonly known that bleeding gums are sign of gum disease. Although gum disease is prevalent among adults in the U.S, there is a chance your bleeding gums may not actually be a sign of periodontal disease. What else can cause gums to bleed? Here are the top culprits outside of gum disease that may be causing you [...]

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