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.

Finding Relief From TMJ

If you’ve ever had temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain or discomfort, you may be all too familiar with the jaw pain, headaches, and odd clicking or grinding noises that come with the condition. For some people, TMJ is a mild annoyance, but for others, it can greatly impact their quality of life. Conservative treatments are generally [...]

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Is Gum Disease Linked to Heart Disease?

Periodontal disease has been connected to a variety of health conditions, including diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and yes, heart disease. Over 80 million adults in the United States have some form of heart disease, and it’s one of the leading causes of death [1]. But when it comes to gum disease and heart disease, what exactly is [...]

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Preparing Your Child for Their First Trip to the Dentist

Your child’s permanent teeth will need to last them for life. Even your child’s baby teeth play a role in their oral health and tooth alignment, so taking the best possible care of your child’s smile is imperative to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. One in four children have a cavity by the [...]

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What to Know Before a Tooth Extraction

No one wants to get a tooth extracted, but in some cases, it may be the only option to treat your smile. Fortunately, by preparing for the procedure and taking proper care of your mouth following the extraction, you can help your body heal properly and get started exploring tooth restoration options as soon as possible. [...]

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Who Might Benefit From All-on-Four Dental Implants?

All-on-four dental implants are a great way to cost-effectively replace numerous missing teeth. With a traditional dental implant, you replace a single missing tooth with a titanium or ceramic implant and a dental crown. However, with all-on-four dental implants, you only need four to six strategically placed dental implants to hold fabricated rows of teeth [...]

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What Exactly Causes Cavities?

Cavities are caused by bacteria and plaque that accumulates in the oral cavity. When you don’t clean your teeth regularly, tooth enamel can become damaged and a cavity can result. Although cavities start out small, they will get larger over time. If a cavity is left to progress, it can eventually encompass your entire tooth [...]

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Why Do Your Gums Bleed When You’re Pregnant?

Pregnancy brings about a lot of changes in the body, namely due to hormones as your body accommodates your growing baby. The hormone changes during pregnancy can influence weight gain, mood swings, fatigue, cravings, and even your dental health. In fact, up to 80% of pregnant women experience gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease [...]

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When Should You Start Teaching Your Child Dental Health Habits?

Although your baby’s teeth won’t come in until they’re about six months old, you can start wiping your baby’s gums after each feeding. As your baby’s teeth come in, you can gently brush and floss them to prevent tooth decay and keep them healthy. But at what point should you start teaching your child dental [...]

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Your Top Five Dental Implant Questions: Answered!

Dental implants are becoming an increasingly popular way to replace missing teeth. With dental implants, you don’t have to sacrifice your self-confidence just to replace that missing tooth or even several missing teeth. Dental implants allow you to be confident about your smile with a lifelong tooth replacement. Here are your top five questions about [...]

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Tips for Making Your Water Flosser Most Effective

A water flosser is a type of flossing tool that shoots a stream of water between your teeth to remove plaque. For some people, water flossers can be easier to use than string floss. Also, research shows that using a water flosser is “significantly more effective” than using string floss when it comes to removing [...]

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