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.

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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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