In: periodontal disease waco

What Your Waco Dentist Needs to Know About Your Heart
February 20, 2012

Keeping your mouth healthy will help keep your heart healthy. Dr. Locke needs to know about any heart conditions you have that could be affecting your mouth.

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5.4 Million People and Counting
September 21, 2011

What disease are 5.4 million Americans living with today? Read this blog to find out.

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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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Strokes Linked with Periodontal Disease and Sleep Apnea
April 29, 2011

Strokes result from impaired oxygen delivery to brain cells from the bloodstream. Bloodflow can be compromised from a blockage of an artery, a blood clot, or a cerebral hemorrhage. Common risk factors for strokes are high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and smoking. However, recent studies have linked periodontal disease and sleep apnea to stroke.

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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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Healthy Gums Equal a Healthy Mouth
January 20, 2011

Do you have red, swollen, tender gums that bleed when you brush or floss or teeth? Maybe you suffer from bad breath and hardened plaque build-up at the gum line. If so, you might have gum disease and don’t even know it.

If you have gum disease, be assured that you are not alone. 80{dcbe0cd52ce35e2f156887e14605e24111ce99c14f01d3853732956d43020bdd} of Americans have gum disease, which results from the emission of bacteria from plaque and tarter build up at the gum line, which eventually irritates the sensitive gum tissue.

Once gum disease sets in, the bacteria eat away at the bonds between the teeth and gums. The human mouth is moist, dark, and warm, making it the perfect environment for bacteria to thrive.

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