In: dental checkup waco

Waco Dentist Explains Facial Collapse
June 19, 2012

How Your Body Uses Calcium Approximately 90{dcbe0cd52ce35e2f156887e14605e24111ce99c14f01d3853732956d43020bdd} of your body’s calcium supply is stored in your bones and teeth. The remaining…

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Understanding Oral Cancer in Waco
April 23, 2012

In honor of Oral Cancer Awareness Week, Dr. Locke encourages you to visit our Waco dentist office for an oral cancer screening.

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Do You Scrub or Do You Brush?
October 13, 2011

How hard do your brush your teeth? Do you scour energetically, like you’re scrubbing a cement floor? Do you brush like…

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Send Your Kids Back to School with a Smile
August 12, 2011

If it weren’t for seeing an end in sight to the insane temperatures we’ve been seeing in the lone star state…

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Don’t Forget to Put Your Smile on Your Summer Vacation Packing List
August 1, 2011

Just remember to pack these items for each person traveling and you’ll have great smiles in your vacation photos for years to come! Also, with the kids out of school, now is a great time to get them in to see the dentist for a cleaning and checkup. If you or your kids are due for an exam, call Dr. Corbet Locke, a Waco family dentist, at (254) 776-4888.

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Healthy Eating for a Healthy Smile
July 25, 2011

In addition to having regular dental exams and cleanings, having a balanced and nutritious diet can help to ensure healthy teeth and gums and a healthy body overall. Call Dr. Corbet Locke’s dental office in Waco, Texas at (254) 776-4888 to reserve your appointment.

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Fluoride Treatments Provide Protection for Waco Patients’ Teeth
June 7, 2011

Years ago, fluoride treatment was a common part of nearly all routine dental cleanings and exams. Recently, however, the question of whether or not fluoride is safe has been raised.

As it turns out, fluoride is safe, and beneficial to your oral health, but it can be dangerous in certain circumstances.

If you are over the age of 8, wear braces, have dry mouth, or have a hard time brushing and flossing your teeth properly, fluoride treatment is the most beneficial to you. This is because fluoride strengthens your enamel, the natural protection for your teeth, and, therefore, keeps your teeth health.

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Reduce Your Risk of Stroke by Preventing Gum Disease
May 27, 2011

As a general and family dentist, I try to stress the importance of having good oral health as much as possible to my patients. It’s clear that maintaining quality oral health is essential to optimal wellness and overall health.

The month of May is National Stroke Awareness Month, so it’s the perfect time to discuss why keeping your mouth healthy is so important.

In addition to being linked to health issues like tooth loss, osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s, gum disease is a leading risk factor for strokes.

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Easing Dental Fear for Dementia Patients
May 2, 2011

Maintaining proper oral care may be difficult for patients with dementia. Researchers conducted several studies showing the connection of periodontal disease with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. To maintain proper oral health, the American Dental Association recommends brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, rinsing after meals, and visiting the dentist every six months for a thorough cleaning and check up.

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Common Foods and Drinks That Stain Teeth
April 21, 2011

People seek out cosmetic dentists to achieve the smile of their dreams. One of the most sought after treatments is teeth whitening. Teeth whitening products can be purchased over-the-counter. However, they are no match for teeth whitening treatments from a dentist.

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