In: waco dental checkup

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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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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The Power of Strawberries
April 11, 2011

Spring brings the season of fresh fruits and vegetables. Nutritionists, doctors, and dentists strongly encourage people to eat plenty of nutritious foods to take advantage of their many health benefits. Strawberries, in particular, are powerful fruits to integrate into your daily diet.

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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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Texas Independence Day Celebration
February 25, 2011

“Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible.”

On March 2, 1836, Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Come join us in celebrating the 175th anniversary of this unique event!

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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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