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.

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|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | January 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

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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?

When Is the Most Optimal Time to Brush Your Teeth?

We all know how important brushing our teeth is to our oral health—but people seem to have different ideas about when the best time to brush your teeth is. Some say brushing before breakfast is best, while others say brushing after every meal is the way to go. So what’s true when it comes to [...]

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How to Maintain a Healthy Smile as You Age

While your risk for certain oral health conditions increases as you get older, losing teeth isn’t a natural part of the aging process. Your teeth are meant to last as long as you live! Taking care of your smile is important at every age. How can you maintain a beautiful, healthy smile throughout your lifetime? [...]

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Can Oral Piercings Harm Your Smile?

Oral piercings include any type of piercing that’s in or around the oral cavity, including tongue rings, lip rings, and even cheek or upper lip piercings. Any type of oral piercing has the potential to affect your smile. How can piercings in the oral cavity affect the health of your teeth and gums? An article [...]

By | August 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Can Oral Piercings Harm Your Smile?

Rest Easy with Sleep Apnea Therapy

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which a person stops breathing at numerous points throughout the night. The person will wake up constantly, whether or not they remember it, to reposition and continue breathing. However, this can happen up to hundreds of different times every night, therefore preventing sufferers of sleep apnea from getting the [...]

By | July 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Rest Easy with Sleep Apnea Therapy

Top Tips for Caring for Your New Dentures

Getting dentures to replace your missing teeth not only helps restore your appearance, but the function of your smile as well. Whether you have full or partial dentures for your missing teeth, taking care of your new dental restoration can help them last as long as possible. Caring for your new dentures is as simple as daily [...]

By | June 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Top Tips for Caring for Your New Dentures

Detecting and Treating a Cracked Tooth

Getting a cracked tooth can be painful for some while for others, they may not even know that a fracture has taken place. Regardless, having a cracked tooth can hurt your smile whether or not you experience symptoms. Sustaining a tooth injury has the potential to create different types of cracks in your tooth. Since fractured teeth can [...]

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