When Bob and Patty came to Guerra Dental they found an office that was compassionate and eager to help. Being a nationally recognized speaker, Bob Linden knows the value of a great smile. He and his wife Patty have always taken care of their teeth, but like many people, their smiles had started to age. When Patty discovered that she needed a new dentist, she and Bob went searching for the right fit for their
Periodontal, or gum disease, is an infection of the supporting tissues and bone which hold the teeth in place. Generally affecting adults in their 30s, 40s, and 50s, periodontal diseases are caused due to a number of reasons such as poor oral health, genetic susceptibility, chronic illnesses like diabetes, smoking, and certain medications. This infection can also contribute to heart disease, diabetes, premature aging, and weight gain. The infection continues to circulate throughout the body
A group of local dentists have organized themselves to offer seniors an affordable alternative to dental insurance. Traditional dental insurance is one method for individuals to pay for dental care. However, seniors are at a disadvantage when losing access to dental insurance that an employer may have previously provided. Data now shows that only 50% of the population has dental insurance. Patients feel that dental insurance is limited and costly and are looking for alternatives.
As we age, tooth loss, discoloration, and even tooth shape can affect the way you look and feel when you smile. Although your teeth are designed to last a lifetime when cared for properly, many people find that age-related imperfections of the teeth can cause them to look older than they are. Even worse, in some cases, tooth decay has been linked to larger dental and overall health issues such as heart disease. However, there
In 2015, Senior Charity Care Foundation addressed the challenge of providing accessible and affordable dental care by starting its own mobile clinic. Since July 2017, SCCF has added dentures services and semi-permanent crowns to the services provided. Dental care is an often-neglected service for many seniors. Unlike traditional medical care, dental care is not covered by most insurance programs and is excluded from Medicare or Medicaid (except for blind and disabled) coverage. Without insurance, the
As our bodies age, they develop a unique set of dental health needs. Regular visits to the dentist are necessary for good oral hygiene to diminish the number of problems that can arise. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four seniors have lost all of their teeth. Some conditions can result in problems that can harm senior’s ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle and quality of life. Dental care is