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.

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Five Fast Facts Regarding Invisalign Treatment

Getting your teeth and bite corrected has benefits beyond your appearance. A straight smile is easier to clean, reduces the risk of jaw disorders such as TMJ, and can even decrease your chances for teeth grinding. Today, teens and adults alike want orthodontic options that don’t advertise the fact that they’re getting their smile straightened. [...]

By | January 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Five Fast Facts Regarding Invisalign Treatment

TMJ Case Study: Katrina

Katrina came to Orangevale Dental complaining of a clicking noise when she opened and closed her mouth and tenderness near her ears, where the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located. She had no other complaints, but Dr. Alaswad took x-rays as well as performed a comprehensive exam of her jaw and oral cavity to identify any other issues. Based [...]

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Heartburn and Indigestion: Protect Your Smile this Holiday Season

If you’re frequently experiencing heartburn and indigestion, you could actually be suffering from acid reflux. Acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a condition in which acids used in the stomach to break down food leech into the esophagus. Acid reflux can cause painful and frustrating symptoms such as a feeling of [...]

By | December 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Heartburn and Indigestion: Protect Your Smile this Holiday Season

Are You a Candidate for All-on-Four Implants?

If you’re missing all of your natural teeth, you could be a candidate for All-on-Four dental implants. Dental implants are designed to replace your natural missing teeth and help prevent bone loss in your jaw for a permanent, functional replacement. When you’re missing one or two natural teeth, you may opt for a dental implant [...]

By | November 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are You a Candidate for All-on-Four Implants?