Alright all you moms and dads, the kids are all taken care of now. You’ve been through the hustle and bustle of getting those school supplies, meeting the teachers, physicals and dental check-ups for the kiddos, and now it’s time to focus on you.
It’s just as important for you to have regular check-ups as it is for your kids. The ADA recommends having dental check-ups and cleanings every six months, and Dr. Corbet Locke, a dentist in Waco, Texas, agrees. With regular visits, we can detect and help prevent tooth decay and the onset of other oral health problems, such as periodontal (gum) disease, which can cause bleeding gums, separation of gum tissue from the teeth, tooth loss, and increase your risk of overall health problems, including Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, heart problems, and more. Dr. Locke will also screen your mouth for more serious problems, such as oral cancer. At the time of your visit you will be notified of any recommendations for treatment, restorative dental work, or ways to improve your oral hygiene.
Just know that Dr. Locke is here for your dental needs, whether they be preventive, restorative, or cosmetic. Dr. Locke and his staff want to make you comfortable and will provide exceptional dental care in preserving your smile.