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Common Causes of Gum Disease
February 7, 2011

Most people know the main cause of periodontal disease or gum disease is plaque.  Gum disease includes gingivitis and periodontitis, which…

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How much do you really know about your hometown?
February 3, 2011

Waco is a town with rich history. We’ve had some amazing, nationally-renowned offerings birthed in the homes and offices of our…

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Root Canal Therapy Explained
January 31, 2011

Many people are scared because of the myths and misconceptions about root canals. I’m Dr. Corbet Locke, a cosmetic and restorative dentist in Waco, and I would like to ease some of your fears by briefly explaining why you should receive root canal therapy, the benefits of the treatment.

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Perfectly Imperfect Teeth
January 26, 2011

I’m Dr. Corbet Locke, a Waco-based dentist, and I recently cam across an article in the Waco Tribune Herald that got me thinking.

The article was about achieving your perfect smile with “perfectly imperfect teeth.” Recently, this topic has been popular in the dental world, mostly because it focuses on the specific goal of cosmetic dentistry.

The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to give you a healthy, beautiful, complete smile, not necessarily a flawless one. I offer many cosmetic procedures here at my office, and I prescribe them to my patients based on their needs and dental goals. There is not one procedure that will give everyone a “perfect” smile.

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Texas Sports Hall of Fame, Waco, Texas
January 21, 2011

For anyone who enjoys Monday night football, considers baseball park hotdogs a delicacy or knows that the Sweet Sixteen doesn’t necessarily…

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Healthy Gums Equal a Healthy Mouth
January 20, 2011

Do you have red, swollen, tender gums that bleed when you brush or floss or teeth? Maybe you suffer from bad breath and hardened plaque build-up at the gum line. If so, you might have gum disease and don’t even know it.

If you have gum disease, be assured that you are not alone. 80{dcbe0cd52ce35e2f156887e14605e24111ce99c14f01d3853732956d43020bdd} of Americans have gum disease, which results from the emission of bacteria from plaque and tarter build up at the gum line, which eventually irritates the sensitive gum tissue.

Once gum disease sets in, the bacteria eat away at the bonds between the teeth and gums. The human mouth is moist, dark, and warm, making it the perfect environment for bacteria to thrive.

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The Extreme Power of Tooth Enamel
January 13, 2011

I’m Dr. Corbet Locke, a Waco-based dentist, and I’m here to remind you about your mouth’s most amazing natural feature: your tooth enamel.

Tooth enamel, the hard, white substance covering each of your teeth, is your smile’s natural defense system. Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body. In fact, it is the second hardest naturally occurring substance, second only to diamonds. If that isn’t great protection for your teeth, then I don’t know what is!

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You don’t have to leave Waco to see great live theater!
January 10, 2011

Plan a night out to the theater and visit one of the oldest playhouses in the State of Texas. The roots…

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New Year’s Resolutions
January 5, 2011

I’m sure you have already been asked what your new year’s resolution is for this year. It seems like these goals are at the top of everyone’s list of priorities right now, but chances are they will be long forgotten by the end of the month.

I am Dr. Corbet Locke of Waco Dental, and I have a new year’s challenge for you. Instead of making a resolution that affects only one area of your life (physical, professional, personal, etc.), why not set a goal that will positively impact your overall well being?

My challenge to you is to exercise your right to a beautiful smile.

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Happy Holidays!
December 24, 2010

Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays, a very merry Christmas, and a prosperous New Year filled with unforgettable smiles!…

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