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.

Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Baby bottle tooth decay can happen when a child is exposed to the sugar in certain liquids for a long period of time, which can impact tooth enamel and lead to extensive tooth decay. Essentially, any liquid that’s not water can cause this condition, even breastmilk. Liquids such as milk, juice, breastmilk, and formula contain natural sugars. [...]

By | March 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Watch Out! Common Foods That May Crack Your Teeth

Cracked teeth are an unfortunate reality for many patients, and the culprit is often food! When accidentally or intentionally biting down on one of the following foods, you could be at risk to crack your teeth. While a cracked tooth may not seem like a big deal, cracks can start out small and eventually extend beneath the gumline, [...]

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Is Fluoride Safe for Your Child’s Dental Health?

Fluoride is a natural mineral found in nature and in the human body. However, it’s also frequently used in dental products to help protect the teeth from decay and strengthen tooth enamel. Fluoride can be found in toothpaste, mouthwash, and even dental treatments your child may receive at the dentist’s office. In some cities, fluoride has also been [...]

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How Is TMJ Diagnosed?

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, often simply referred to as TMJ or TMD, are a set of disorders in which the joints that allow your jaw to move don’t work properly. People with TMJ can still open and close their mouths, but not without some discomfort. For others, the mouth will only open partway, or may even get stuck. [...]

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Preparing for Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is an option for people who suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia to the point that they avoid getting dental care. During your appointment, your experienced dentist, Dr. Alaswad, will provide a level of sedation ranging from minimal to general anesthesia to help you relax and receive the treatment you need for a beautiful and [...]

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Can You Get Invisalign if You Have Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are sturdy restorations for teeth that have been cracked, chipped, discolored, or have received root canal therapy or other treatment. Typically made of porcelain, these crowns can protect teeth for up to 20 years with the right care! Since dental crowns are permanently bonded to teeth, they can’t be removed—so what happens if you want [...]

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Is Sugar Free Candy Better for Your Teeth?

It’s commonly accepted that sugar is bad news for your teeth. Sugar is highly acidic and can wear away tooth enamel, not to mention cause bacteria that can lead to tooth decay. But sugar is an enjoyable part of so many dishes and treats, which often leads people to reach for sugar free options that they may think [...]

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Is Diabetes Linked to Periodontal Disease?

Yes, diabetes and periodontal disease—also known as gum disease—are linked to each other! Diabetes—a condition in which the body doesn’t make or use insulin, or blood sugar, properly—can make it more difficult to prevent gum disease, and gum disease can increase your risk for complications from diabetes. But what exactly is the relationship between these two disorders? [...]

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What Are the Major Functions of Saliva?

Your saliva plays an instrumental role in your oral health. Saliva helps protect your teeth and gums from harmful bacteria, and can reduce your risk for cavities. However, saliva has other major functions in both your oral cavity and even your digestion, so preventing dry mouth can be an essential part of supporting your health. Did you know [...]

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Top Tips to Fight Sugar Cravings

Sugar is known to have a negative impact on your dental health. Added sugars can be corrosive to tooth enamel, causing damage that can lead to sensitive teeth, discoloration, and an increased risk for cavities. It makes sense that people want to reduce their added sugar intake, especially since a diet with too much sugar has also been linked [...]

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