In: Dentist Waco

Waco Dentist Explains How Healthy Gums May Lead to Healthy Lungs
March 18, 2011

Studies have shown that gum disease contributes to diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, and Alzheimers. But did you know that gum disease may also lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia?

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Causes and Solutions for Toothaches
March 15, 2011

“Toothache” generally refers to pain around the tooth or jaw. In most cases, toothaches are caused by a problem in the tooth, such as a cavity, cracked tooth, exposed tooth root, or gum disease. A toothache may also be caused by a disorder of the temporo-mandibular joint (jaw joint). Like any injury, the severity of pain can range from mild to excruciating.

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Don’t Wait for Pain Before Visiting Your Dentist
March 11, 2011

People often wait until they feel pain to go to the dentist. They believe they can save money by waiting. “Maybe the pain will go away?” This mentality costs patients more money in the long run. I’m Dr. Corbet Locke, a cosmetic and restorative dentist in Waco, and I advise my patients to follow the American Dental Association’s (ADA) recommendation to see me every six months for routine cleaning and checkups – and at the onset of a toothache.

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Orange Juice is Harsher than Teeth Whitening
March 7, 2011

A recent study conducted at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester showed that the acid in orange juice has more negative side effects on tooth enamel than does the hydrogen peroxide used in professional and over-the-counter teeth whitening systems.

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Waco Dentist Encourages a Diet of Fish and Nuts
March 4, 2011

You’ve always heard that a diet filled with fatty fish, such as tuna, sardines, salmon, trout, anchovy, and mackerel, are good for your heart and brain. But did you know that fish are good for your gums, as well?

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Tooth Regeneration Gel on the Horizon
March 2, 2011

Do you remember the advertisement, “You’ve come a long way baby?” I’m Dr. Corbett Locke, a Waco Dentist, and I believe this phrase should be used when to describe dental procedures, technology, and products. Gone are the days when dentists regularly pulled a tooth to correct a problem.

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