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Straight Talk – The Medical Benefits of Braces Beyond A Perfect Smile

April 10, 2019 | Comments Off on Straight Talk – The Medical Benefits of Braces Beyond A Perfect Smile

When people choose to get braces, it’s because their teeth are crooked and they want a better smile. While a beautiful smile is wonderful, there are other reasons why it’s important to get braces to align your teeth. There are medical issues associated with crooked or misaligned teeth that can be alleviated or eliminated by […]

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Teeth on a Plane: Tooth Pain with Air Travel

March 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Teeth on a Plane: Tooth Pain with Air Travel

You’re sitting in your seat looking at the tarmac when the pain taxis down the runway and takes off. You feel the usual rush as the plan accelerates and begins to climb. You also begin to feel an ache in your mouth that gets worse and worse the higher the plane travels. Believe it or […]

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Helping Children Through Teething

March 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Helping Children Through Teething

Teething is a natural part of growth in babies, but many new parents are caught off guard. When the first tooth pops through is the beginning of a journey that will last their entire life. Once teeth start filling in, they’re on their way to solid foods and that’ when the fun begins. The biggest […]

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Are You Dealing With Sensitive Teeth?

February 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Are You Dealing With Sensitive Teeth?

It’s been a long week and you’re ready to sit down with a point of your favorite ice cream. You’ve put the spoonful of blissful food into your mouth and begin to savor the flavor and then BAM! Pain begins shooting through your teeth and jaw because you forgot about your sensitive teeth. It may […]

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What’s Causing My Bad Breath?

February 10, 2019 | Comments Off on What’s Causing My Bad Breath?

Everyone wakes up in the morning with more than a little bad breath. It’s perfectly natural, but after brushing, your breath should be fine. If it isn’t or if you notice bad breath coming back later in the day, then there’s something causing it. While bad breath isn’t a dental emergency (most of the time) […]

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Dr. Ed Monroe Is Your Peru IL Dentist

January 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Dr. Ed Monroe Is Your Peru IL Dentist

When it comes to the Illinois Valley, there are many dentists to choose from, but more and more keep coming to Dr. Ed Monroe and A Lifetime of Smiles. We pride ourselves in creating a relaxing and comforting environment. We understand going to the dentist can be a tense experience. Dr. Ed and his staff […]

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Tooth Pain in Peru IL

How to Deal With Tooth Pain in Peru IL

January 13, 2019 | Comments Off on How to Deal With Tooth Pain in Peru IL

When you’ve got a tooth ache, it can be hard to do much of anything. The pain can be localized to tooth or spread out into the jaw and even cause headaches and earaches. In addition to being painful, the pain could be caused by an infection that can be life threatening. If you’re from […]

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Make Dental Care A New Year's Resolution

Make Dental Care One of Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Make Dental Care One of Your New Year’s Resolutions

Dr. Ed and the staff at A Lifetime of Smiles does their best to make your dental experience as comfortable as possible, but we understand it’s not your favorite thing to do. Too many people don’t have regular dental checkups because of fear, worries about money and other reasons. As we embark on 2019, make […]

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Cold medicine can impact your tetth

Cold and Flu Remedies Can Impact Tooth Health

December 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Cold and Flu Remedies Can Impact Tooth Health

When cold and flu hit your home, it can be miserable. Fever, sniffles and other issues are common problems and the first thing you do is grab those over the counter medications and herbal remedies. You know it won’t do much for the actual illness, but if you’re lucky, it will relieve the symptoms. These […]

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Avoid Painful Dry Socket After Tooth Extraction

November 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Avoid Painful Dry Socket After Tooth Extraction

When a tooth extraction is necessary, it’s never pleasant. We realize that and do our best to help your work through the pain, but what if that pain doesn’t get better. In fact, it gets worse. The pain from a tooth extraction should be temporary and gradually heal, but if gets worse, then you might […]

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