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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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Handling Emergency Dental Care
May 9, 2011

According to a recent survey, one in six people experience a dental emergency every year. Some emergencies happen when the dentist’s office is open. However, many emergencies happen on vacation, after hours, or over the weekend. Should you experience a dental emergency when your dentist’s office is closed, these helpful first-aid tips may help until you can see the dentist:

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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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Men and Oral Health
March 24, 2011

Unlike women, men tend to ignore health issues, including oral health issues. Oral health plays a major role in overall health. However, recent polls show that men rarely seek preventative dental care and often neglect their oral health for years.

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Harmful Dissolvable Tobacco Products
March 21, 2011

Cigarettes, cigars, snuff, and dip cause cancer and other health issues. Studies now reveal that dissolvable tobacco products have the potential to cause mouth diseases, as well. These pop-into-the-mouth products replace cigarettes and other tobacco products. They are a popular alternative in social settings.

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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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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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