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.

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 [...]

By | October 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | September 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is Sugar Free Candy Better for Your Teeth?

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? [...]

By | September 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is Diabetes Linked to Periodontal Disease?

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 [...]

By | August 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Are the Major Functions of Saliva?

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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Can TMJ Cause Your Teeth to Shift?

Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is what allows your jaw to move and is one of the more complex joints in the human body. You have one on each side of your head located close to each of your ears. For many people, these jaw joints function just fine. Others experience problems with their TMJ, which can include symptoms such [...]

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Can Poor Dental Health Be Caused By Your Genetics?

We all want to have healthy smiles. However, sometimes tooth decay or gum disease become obstacles in taking the best care of our teeth. For some people, it seems like no amount of brushing and flossing will prevent these issues, and they’re discouraged to find that they have yet another cavity during their dental checkup or advancing gum [...]

By | May 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Can Poor Dental Health Be Caused By Your Genetics?

Can You Prevent Gum Recession?

Gum recession is an uncomfortable condition in which the gum tissue actually begins to pull away from the teeth. You may notice that your teeth look longer, or notice discolored areas between your gumline and your teeth. Receding gums can cause tooth sensitivity, loose teeth, and can affect the appearance of your smile. You can [...]

By | April 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Can You Prevent Gum Recession?

Is Alcohol Bad for Your Dental Health?

Alcohol contributes to more than three dozen illnesses and chronic diseases, among them cancer, heart disease, and diabetes [1]. We know that alcohol isn’t the best beverage for our bodies—but what about for our teeth? Drinks that contain alcohol have been associated with certain oral health problems, and the more frequently you drink or the [...]

By | March 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is Alcohol Bad for Your Dental Health?

Do You Have White Spots on Your Teeth?

If you have areas on your teeth that appear more white than the rest of your smile, you may be wondering what’s going on. White spots, lines, or streaks on the teeth are typically the result of dental fluorosis, which happens when children get too much fluoride from any source such as drinking water or [...]

By | February 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Do You Have White Spots on Your Teeth?