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.

The Long-Term Impacts of Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking is a normal and soothing habit for babies and toddlers. While most children grow out of this habit during their toddler years, some parents are faced with the reality that their elementary-aged child is still sucking their thumb. Thumb sucking is usually harmful if it persists beyond the ages of 5-6 years. What long-term impacts is [...]

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Can Infants Suffer from Gum Disease?

Your baby will go through many changes as they grow throughout the first few months and years of their life. Infants typically get their first tooth between the age of six months and one year, so oral care during this time is essential. Babies can get gum disease and even experience tooth decay. Here’s why your infant [...]

By | July 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Can Infants Suffer from Gum Disease?

Why It’s Crucial to Detect Dental Diseases Early

There are many oral diseases that can affect both your mouth and body, some of which aren’t noticeable until it’s too late. This is why it’s essential to visit your dentist for checkups to get screened regularly for any problems. Here are just a few of the diseases people experience and why it’s crucial to detect them [...]

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Is It Possible to Brush, Floss, and Clean Your Teeth Too Often?

We all know that cleaning our teeth is good for our oral health. Brushing and flossing have not only been proven to fight cavities, but gum disease as well. More research is showing a link between oral health and total wellness, prompting people to take their oral health more seriously as heart disease, cancer, and other illnesses have [...]

By | May 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is It Possible to Brush, Floss, and Clean Your Teeth Too Often?

Top Dental Treatments to Close the Gap in Your Smile

If you want to close the gap in your smile, you may have considered a variety of dental treatments. Fortunately, you have options when it comes to getting rid of your gap once and for all. Regardless of whether your gap is the result of your natural smile, trauma, or decay, you can have a complete smile again [...]

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Is Poor Gum and Dental Health Hereditary?

Our genes influence nearly everything about us, so it’s certainly true that aspects of our dental health would be linked to our parents and other family members. However, just how much of our oral health is the result of our genes and how much is influenced by our actions? The truth is that both play a role [...]

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Do Bleeding Gums Always Indicate Gum Disease?

It’s commonly known that bleeding gums are sign of gum disease. Although gum disease is prevalent among adults in the U.S, there is a chance your bleeding gums may not actually be a sign of periodontal disease. What else can cause gums to bleed? Here are the top culprits outside of gum disease that may be causing you [...]

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How Do I Prepare My Child for Their First Dental Appointment

Getting ready to take your little one to the dentist? The American Dental Association recommends that children have their first checkup around the time that their first tooth comes in. This not only helps get them used to the dentist early, but also ensures that they’re not experiencing childhood tooth decay. Is your child ready for their appointment? [...]

By | January 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Do I Prepare My Child for Their First Dental Appointment

Restore Your Smile This Holiday Season With Custom Dentures

When you’re missing all of your natural teeth due to an accident, decay, or gum disease, life looks a little different. No longer do you smile with confidence or pride. Chewing food becomes impossible and you may no longer be able to enjoy the foods you used to. What’s worse, losing teeth can make you [...]

By | December 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Restore Your Smile This Holiday Season With Custom Dentures

Why December Is the Perfect Month to Visit Your Dentist

Have you been putting off that last bi-yearly dental check-up? This time of year is hectic for many people, so it’s understandable that you may have overlooked that last dentist appointment before the New Year. However, December is actually the perfect month to visit your dentist. Scheduling an appointment before the New Year can help [...]

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