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Dr. Cocco's Blog

How Long do Dental Crowns Last?

May 5, 2018

Two dental crowns prior to restorationWhen you experience tooth decay, dental damage, or need a dental crown for any other reason, you’ll want this restoration to last. Depending on the material used, tooth repaired, and your oral hygiene routine, a dental crown can last five to ten years before it needs to be repaired or replaced. Many patients want their smile to look great after repair with dental crowns, but they’ve heard that porcelain crowns that look the most natural are the least durable. Luckily, today’s dental-grade porcelain crowns are durable and long lasting. They offer the same five to ten-year restoration available with other, less cosmetic materials like gold, porcelain fused to metal, or even zirconia. With proper care, your all-ceramic dental crown will last and maintain a flawless, natural appearance.
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Sudden Tooth Trouble? Your Emergency Dentist Helps You Handle It

April 9, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — coccosmile @ 6:08 pm

emergency signDental emergencies are an unfortunate fact of life. They can creep up anywhere and at any time. When one of these incidents occurs, it’s important that you resist the urge to panic so you can take reasonable measures to handle the situation. Of course, you should call your emergency dentist in Ann Arbor right away and follow their advice for caring for your suffering mouth. But what should you do between the time the crisis starts and when you can see your dentist? Here are a few tips to minimize your pain and give your teeth a helping hand.

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Your Children’s Dentist Recommends Dental Sealants for Your Child

February 10, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — coccosmile @ 7:38 pm

A group of smiling children.Every February, your children’s dentist takes the time to celebrate National Children’s Dentistry Month. This event is intended to help parents stay aware of the proper at-home habits to teach their children brushing for the first time. However, this year your dentist wanted to illustrate the importance of dental sealants.

With dental sealants, your child has an extra layer of defense to protect them from tooth decay. Children are especially vulnerable to tooth decay, so getting dental sealants for them can make their early brushing habits easier and prevent cavities. Keep reading to learn when dental sealants are best for your child.

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Seeing Your Children’s Dentist is Key to Your Child’s Development

January 8, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — coccosmile @ 10:44 pm

A child at the dentist.When your child’s first baby tooth comes out, it can be an exciting experience for both of you. They get a visit from the tooth fairy and you get the peace of mind knowing they’re on track to get their permanent teeth. As their first baby teeth come out, you’ll still need to make sure their teeth are being properly taken care of.

Even though baby teeth will eventually fall out, your child should still be practicing regular oral habits. There are many consequences to losing baby teeth to early, so keep that in mind next time your child tries to skip brushing.

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Your Ann Arbor Dentist Says Zap Stains with ZOOM Teeth Whitening

December 8, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 3:13 pm

woman smiling holding magnifying glassIt’s that time of the year again for the University of Michigan basketball team to head out on the parkee floor to display magnificent dunks, lay-ups, three-pointers and smoldering defensive efforts. You can’t wait for the first tip-off, but something is bothering you. The idea of taking photos after the game with friends absolutely frightens you. After all, you don’t want to be the person in the picture with the stained teeth, and you also don’t want to frown because you’re trying to hide your teeth. Your appearance is important to you, so before the season starts, you’re considering having your dentist perform the ZOOM Teeth Whitening procedure. But, you’d like to know about any possible side effects. Thankfully, your Ann Arbor dentist has some answers for you.

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