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How long do dental crowns last?

When a tooth has broken, cracked or chipped, you may need to have a dental crown placed. Crowns not only help to protect the underlying tooth from further damage, but they are essential in regaining oral health and function to one particular side of the mouth. Crowns can be made of porcelain, ceramic and some

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How long do dental implants last?

If you’re currently missing one or more teeth, dental implants can help to replace missing dentition and enhance your smile. In the past, the only two viable options that were available to you were fixed bridges and partial dentures. The implant only replaces the missing tooth, preventing surrounding teeth from being compromised or having to

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The Unforgettable Journey

Parents don’t forget “first” moments in their children’s lives: A first word, the first day of school, that first drive alone. Someone once said, “Days go slow, years go fast.” A parent looking at life in the rearview mirror probably uttered those words. Dental practices share many milestones with their patients. Whether introducing a child

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Goodbye, cavities?

With winter upon us, the common cold shows us why it’s aptly named. Rhinoviruses, responsible for many episodes of congestion, coughs, and sore throats, transmit through the population during every season. But research suggests that this virus replicates better at a temperature a few degrees below the body’s core temperature. Plus, people tend to share

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Soda, Sports Drinks, and Teeth

Every time you step into a mini-mart, you’re faced with a host of options to squelch your thirst. A rainbow of colors in plastic bottles compete for your attention, and creative marketing often transforms sugared water into a fountain of youth. When it comes to your teeth, does it matter what you choose? How does

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The River Within

Have you ever stood beside a rushing river and watched the current carry wood and leaves quickly past? Your blood pulses through your body at a similar pace. Every twenty seconds, blood completes a round trip from head to toe. This closed system averages 100,000 miles of veins, arteries, and capillaries and delivers many vital

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