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Information from Guerra Dental

Better Teeth, Better Health: 4 Reasons to Join a Dental Membership Program

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.

Your Healthy Family: When is it appropriate for your dentist to prescribe painkillers?

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.  

Your Healthy Family: Vaping is equal opportunity when it to oral cancer risks

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. 

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