How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

Have you replaced your toothbrush lately? You don’t have to answer that. At Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco we recommend replacing your toothbrush every three months. Too many people wait too long to get a new toothbrush, which can be bad for their dental health. It’s one of the reasons why most dentists hand…

Rather Have A Root Canal?

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Have you ever heard the phrase ‘I’d rather have a root canal’ to describe something painful or unpleasant? At Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waqco, we perform root canal therapy for our patients and many report minimal discomfort. Root canal procedures have advanced significantly in recent years. For many patients, the procedure is no more stressful…

Quirky Dental Facts That May Surprise You

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In this post from Steven T. Cutbirth DDS post, we share some fun facts about dentistry. Enjoy! Many dental patients are aware that before there was formal dental training and licensing, barbers often performed dental procedures. But did you know that blacksmiths also moonlighted as dentists? How would you like your dental visit to involve…

6 Things You Should Know Before Having Oral Surgery

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When it comes to preparing for oral surgery, patients at Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco are given six important instructions to get them through from start to finish. First, Choose Wisely Understanding the details of a procedure helps you attain the ideal outcome. This important knowledge about your dental experience opens up a conversation…

Small Dental Annoyance Or Serious Problem?

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In this post from Stephen T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco, we are going to talk about stomatitis. Stomatitis is the technical term for something very common: non-specific irritations found in the mouth. Stomatitis is commonly caused by cold sores, gum disease, or even from biting the inside of the mouth. Any time the membranes in…

Smart Brushing Beats Aggressive Brushing

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Most people brush their teeth (at least we hope so). However, there are many who brush incorrectly, not realizing it may be contributing to oral problems. Here are some smart brushing tips from Steven T. Cutbrith DDS in Waco: One of the most important things to remember is to use a gentle touch when you…

Why Is Dry Mouth Risky For Your Teeth?

Why Is Dry Mouth Dangerous For Waco Dental Patients?

In this blog post from Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco, we’re going to talk about dry mouth, an unpleasant condition that can have a negative influence on your dental health. Reduction of saliva flow resulting in a dry mouth is a common problem, especially among older adults. However, most of us experience dry mouth…

What Is Lurking Under Your Gumline?

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Your overall oral health depends not only on healthy teeth but also healthy gums. Proper oral hygiene and regular checkups at Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco helps both stay in good shape. When brushing, hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle pointing the bristle tips at the gumline. The bristles of a soft toothbrush…