Gum Disease And Tooth Loss

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Did you know that the most common cause of tooth loss among adults is gum disease? At Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco, the good news is that gum disease is easy to treat if it is detected in the early stages. Regular check-ups are critical, but there are warning signs for gum disease that…

Raise Your Dental IQ

Raise Your Dental IQ

Little things can raise your Dental IQ and benefit your smile. One simple lesson from Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco involves bacteria, and everyone’s mouth has a lot of it. But don’t worry, bacteria per se isn’t the problem. The critical thing is the balance of bacteria. This is where brushing and flossing come…

Root Canal vs Dental Implant

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In this post from Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco, we are going to talk about root canals, tooth extraction, and dental implants. When a tooth’s nerve and pulp becomes infected, we make a judgment call: whether to try saving the tooth with root canal therapy, or extracting it. Sometimes patients think an extraction is…

Saliva And Dental Health

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Saliva And Waco

In  this blog post from Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco we examine saliva, and its role in your dental health. Don’t be squeamish! Saliva is mostly water. No surprise there. A small portion of it, though, is made up of enzymes, antibacterial substances, mucus, and minerals. The ideal pH balance of the mouth is…

Think You May Have A Cavity?

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To maintain good dental health, your teeth need a lot of good ol’-fashioned TLC. But even when we do our best, bacteria can sneak in and cause tooth decay. At Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco, we would be happy to take care of your dental issues. Few of us go through life without getting…

Is Tooth Decay Contagious?

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This post from Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco is about dental health and  tooth decay. Your mouth has a thriving community of bacteria. There are from 200-300 types, but most don’t cause tooth decay. Bacteria that cause tooth decay are in the mutans streptococcus family. The bacteria mix with sugar to create a powerful…

Great Reasons to Floss Your Teeth

Three Great Reasons to Floss Your Teeth by Steven T. Cutbirth DDS

Flossing your teeth is just as important as brushing them, which is why we always remind our patients to floss at Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco. We’re using this short blog post to review the best reasons to floss. Flossing and gum disease. Since dental floss gets into areas your toothbrush cannot reach, it…

Total Mouth Reconstruction Is Now A Reality

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“Restorative dentistry” is a term to describe the way damaged or missing teeth can be fixed or replaced. At Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco, our goal is always to improve your smile – in short, to maintain or restore your dental health. Restorative dentistry covers everything from filling cavities to dental implants. Filling a…