In: waco preventative dentist
Healthy Eating for a Healthy SmileJuly 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.Read More
Reduce Your Risk of Stroke by Preventing Gum DiseaseMay 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.Read More
Strokes Linked with Periodontal Disease and Sleep ApneaApril 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.Read More
Snoring and Sleep ApneaApril 4, 2011
Snoring not only annoys you and your loved ones, but also can lead to greater problems. Frequent, loud snoring may signal the presence of sleep apnea. This treatable condition often goes unrecognized. If left untreated, you put yourself at a greater risk for more serious health conditions.Read More
Tooth Regeneration Gel on the HorizonMarch 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.Read More