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…

Five Facts About Enamel Erosion

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Our teeth work hard and are consistently under assault. It’s no wonder that nature encases them with an armor of enamel—the hardest substance in the body. At Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco, we want all of our patients to have strong, healthy teeth. Unfortunately, enamel erosion is common, though largely preventable. Enamel’s chief enemies…

How To Beat Plaque

Plaque is that sticky, filmy stuff that forms on teeth. It is the main cause of tooth decay and gum disease. And that, in turn, is why the team at Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco reminds all of our patients to brush and floss their teeth twice a day. Plaque is a biofilm that…

What Is General Dentistry?

If you explored our website before landing on this blog, you have may noticed the term “general dentistry” on the menu, along with other services. “General dentistry” may sound bland, but it isn’t. At Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco, it’s your assurance that we can diagnose and treat your most essential issues, and ensure…

Common Dental Questions

At Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco, we strive for excellence in dentistry every day. Providing the best possible dental care goes beyond cleanings and exams. We like patients who ask a lot of questions, because that tells us they are taking a strong interest in their dental health. Common Questions One of the questions…

Regular Cleanings And Heart Health

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Visiting Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco for twice-yearly dental checkups and cleanings every six months may seem inconvenient at times, but you may benefit in ways you never imagined. A recent study showed that people who had their teeth professionally cleaned at least once every two years were 24 percent less likely to have…