In: waco gum disease

Waco Dentist: Important Facts About Gum Disease
September 25, 2013

Waco Dentist: Important Facts About Gum Disease You may recognize gingivitis and gum disease from their stints in mouthwash commercials, or…

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How the Color Red Affects Your Oral Health
February 1, 2012

How does the color red affect your smile? Dr. Locke can keep your red heart healthy, and help you avoid red gums and teeth.

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Don’t Wait for Dental Problems to Develop
December 12, 2011

Just because your mouth doesn’t hurt, doesn’t mean you’re completely healthy. Dr. Locke can detect any potentially harmful changes in your mouth to save your smile before it’s too late.

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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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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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A Healthier Mouth for a Healthier You
June 10, 2011

The health of your mouth does not only affect your teeth, gums, and tongue. Oral health impacts the health of your entire body. Often referred to as “the window to the body,” oral health is directly related to overall health. The connection between your oral health care and your overall wellbeing is called oral systemic dentistry.

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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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Fun Dental Facts for Friday
April 15, 2011

I’m Corbet Locke, a Waco general and sedation dentist. Lately I have been focusing on major issues like gum disease, tooth pain, and sleep apnea in the blog. A common phrase often quoted is, “Thank God it’s Friday!” So for my readers who have had a stressful week, I thought I would lighten the mood and help you start off a great weekend with a few fun dental facts:

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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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