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 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 [...]

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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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What Happens During a Regular Teeth Cleaning?

You do your best every day to prevent cavities and gum disease through brushing, flossing, and eating healthy. Right? The truth is that even if you have all these healthy habits, professional teeth cleanings are still important. Even the most vigilant of brushers and flossers have plaque in spaces that are just impossible to reach without the right [...]

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Medications That Could Be Affecting Your Dental Health

Did you know there are hundreds of medications that could be impacting your teeth and gums? Dry mouth is a common side effect of many different medicines on the market today that can contribute to tooth decay. However, there are other prescription and over-the-counter medicines that cause more than just dry mouth. The following medications have the potential [...]

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How Long Do Dentures Last, and Are They Right for You?

Dentures provide you with an option to restore your smile after losing teeth. Whether you need a partial denture for a few missing teeth or a full set of dentures for your entire mouth, dentures can help restore the function and beauty of your smile after living with missing teeth. But how long do dentures last, and [...]

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Can I Have Braces or Invisalign if I Have Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are a life-changing cosmetic treatment for many people. Not only can dental veneers transform your smile in just one dentist visit, they can help with crooked teeth, deep staining, and gapped teeth. Veneers provide people with a chance to change their smile for the better with just one treatment. However, in some cases, people who [...]

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At What Age Is Wisdom Tooth Removal Most Common?

Wisdom teeth—those molars all the way in the back of your mouth that make an appearance in your latter teenage years—will need to be removed for the majority of people. Our jaws are much smaller today than they were thousands of years ago. Most people will have some type of problem with their wisdom teeth and need to [...]

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What Is Dental Crown Lengthening and When Is It Needed?

The crown is the part of your tooth that’s visible above the gumline. Normally, the gums protect your tooth roots beneath this tissue and only expose parts of the teeth that are necessary. However, for some patients or some procedures, a dental crown lengthening is needed. Dental crown lengthening is a process that involves removing some gum tissue [...]

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What Are the Greatest Benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign is one of the most popular alternatives to traditional braces. These sets of clear trays are custom-made to perfectly fit your teeth and gradually shift them into their correct positions over a period of time. In addition to straightening your teeth, Invisalign has several other benefits over regular braces. With everything this orthodontic option offers, it’s no [...]

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Three Surprising Foods That Promote Discoloration of Teeth

We all know that wine and coffee are teeth strainers, but what about certain foods that might dim your smile? Discoloration of teeth can happen gradually over time, but some foods are known to accelerate the process. These include healthy foods as well as foods that aren’t traditionally considered healthy. Any food that has a strong color has [...]

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