FASTBRACES: what they are. How they work, and how Dr. Guerra can help 

It wasn’t that long ago that having braces required years of commitment, pain, and complicated, difficult-to-maintain appliances. That’s no longer the case, especially with FASTBRACES. It’s a fact of life: Teeth often don’t erupt properly. They come in tilted, overlapped, or sideways, often with irregular space. But FASTBRACES uses a time-tested high-performance bracket system that starts correction of the teeth from the beginning of the first treatment, using just one square wire, torquing and tiping the teeth. The real news is treatment time. In most cases, FASTBRACES can achieve results in 120 days or less, depending on the severity of
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All about aging and your teeth

How does getting older affect your teeth … and how do changes in your teeth and your bite affect your looks and your health? Dr. Guerra and Guerra Dental have the answers, and we are ready to help counteract those effects in a number of ways. How does age affect you? It’s simply a matter of time. As the years pass, the stresses put on your teeth take their toll. Over time, your smile ages right along with the rest of your body. Your smile can lose vibrancy due to discoloration, tooth loss and excessive grinding. Lips begin to sag
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Diagnodent: a tool to detect and correct tooth decay

Early detection of cavities, or “caries,” is key to dental health. DIAGNOdent is a hand-held detection tool that scans your teeth with harmless laser light and searches out hidden decay at its earliest stages.  The process of detecting caries (the earliest stages of caveities) is especially difficult with caries often being under the hard surface of otherwise healtlhy teeth. Locating hidden decay before it destroys your tooth from the inside out is crucial. Simple and Safe Early detection X-rays have been part of the process for detecting cavities for decades, but they are limited in detecting subsurface decay or cavities
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Free Oral Cancer Screening for the Month of April

The Oral Cancer Foundation has designated the month of April as Oral Cancer Awareness Month and encourages people to get screened now. Guerra Dental will be offering free oral cancer screenings on for the month of April. Oral cancer is not a rare disease. Approximately 49,750 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer every year in the US. It kills one person every hour of every day, and approximately 132 new individuals will be diagnosed with it each day. The good news is that it can often be found early in its development, through a simple, painless, and quick screening.
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Dental Health Affects Systemic Health

Dental Health Affects Systemic Health We all learned growing up that our dental health is important since brushing your teeth helps prevent cavities, whitens your teeth, and keeps your breath fresh. But did you know bad oral bacteria are linked to many serious health conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, gum disease, endocarditis, and cardiovascular disease? Check out the infographic below to see the health problems that bad oral health can lead to and the ways to prevent these health complications from occurring.
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Announcing our Scholarship Winner

Announcing our Scholarship Winner! Here at Guerra Dental, we are PROUD to announce the winner of the $1,500 essay scholarship for the 2016 Spring semester! Congratulations to Valeria Duran!! We are so proud of her essay and wish her luck this semester! Please see her award winning essay below: “The future of dentistry is here! Most dental offices are evolving into high-tech offices. This is the more efficient way for the patients. They will gain more benefits by having more thorough yet less invasive treatments that will give them better results! High-tech dental offices will also improve accuracy in comparison to
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Announcing our Scholarship Winner

Announcing Our Scholarship Winner! Here at Guerra Dental, we are PROUD to announce the winner of the $1,500 essay scholarship for the 2015 fall semester! Congratulations to Maryam Ghaderi-Yeganeh!! We are so proud of her essay and wish her luck this semester! Please see her award winning essay below:   “Put simply, high-tech dental offices are equipped to provide better, more accurate, and faster care. High-tech dental offices are also better for the environment. The use of digital photos and radiography that don’t need to be printed save both paper and other resources (such as chemicals needed to process x-ray films), and
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