Whether it’s flashing a confident smile, kissing a loved one, or savoring your favorite foods, so many of the good things in life start with strong oral health. And yet nearly half of Americans don’t visit the dentist as often as they should, and millions more don’t have dental insurance. The result can be issues with the teeth and mouth, or worse, given how lack of dental care is linked to higher incidences of heart disease and diabetes.
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We’re following up on our Your Healthy Family story about dental implants and how they may not be right for everyone who wants them with Colorado Springs dentist Dr. Fred Guerra.
Dr. Guerra explains that today’s implants and dentures have come along way from what they use to be. “Someone whose teeth are so bad you may have traditionally gone with dentures, that use to be the standard
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This legislative session here in Colorado a new bill was passed that allows dental hygienists to apply silver diamine fluoride (SDF) under the supervision of a dentist. Dr. Fred Guerra, with Guerra Dental in Colorado Springs, topical fluorides are nothing new.
As the fight continues in the opioid crisis in our country every doctor who prescribes for pain, including dentists has a role to play. Colorado Springs dentist, Dr. Fred Guerra says, “In our business there are very few non-surgical dental procedures that would require a narcotic.” Dr. Guerra says many dental procedures will cause some short term discomfort, generally 2-3 days.
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and there is still lots of work to do when it comes to dispelling the myth that vaping isn’t as harmful as smoking. A team of researchers from the University of California (Study Link) determined that teens who vape, test positive for cancer causing chemicals especially from fruit flavored vaping cartridges.