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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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Here is something to listen to while you are waiting for Santa tonight…
December 24, 2010

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Waco Porcelain Veneers
December 21, 2010

Instead of undergoing multiple dental procedures, like teeth whitening, plus bonding, plus orthodontics, porcelain veneers take care of most cosmetic dental problems with just one procedure. With proper care, veneers can last for decades, and they are impervious to stains, so they stay white and beautiful.

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Waco Festival of Lights!
December 21, 2010

Take a  drive through Cameron Park during the Festival of Lights!  From Thanksgiving to through the New Year, majestic tress in Cameron Park will shine…

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The Fluoride Controversy
December 14, 2010

In the 1930s, dental scientists discovered that fluoride reduces cavities. Studies in the 40s and 50s backed up the finding, showing that when fluoride was added to the public water supply, residents had less incidence of tooth decay. Grand Rapids, MI was the first city to fluoridate the public water supply, in 1945.

Fluoride is a naturally occurring compound that’s found in water and soil. During the formative years of a human’s life, fluoride strengthens teeth against decay. Even as adults, fluoride has a positive influence against dental cavities and can remineralize, or rebuild, tooth structure to some degree.

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Cosmetic Bonding to Restore Your Smile
December 8, 2010

A chip, crack, or imperfection on your front teeth can ruin a beautiful smile. Though we hate to admit it, new acquaintances often judge us based on our appearance, and studies show that a smile is one of the first things people notice. Other research tells us that an attractive smile makes us appear more intelligent, friendly, and successful. For minor imperfections, like a chipped front tooth, I often recommend affordable and effective cosmetic bonding.

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Six-Month Dental Checkups & Cleanings
December 4, 2010

At a dental cleaning visit, we remove built up plaque and hardened plaque, called tartar or calculus. Plaque is the yellowish, sticky, smelly substance produced by bacteria in your mouth. It's plaque and tartar that irritate gums and lead to gum disease, a progressive condition that affects about 80{dcbe0cd52ce35e2f156887e14605e24111ce99c14f01d3853732956d43020bdd} of American adults. Your hygienist will let you know if your gums show signs of disease, and she can also help you chose the best oral healthcare products to use at home. If you have any questions about brushing, flossing, or taking care of your mouth, be sure to ask.

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