West Branch Dentist | Construction comes to an end!

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 Vehicles maneuver through traffic barrels along the I-75 Business Loop Nov. 3. The project is expected to be completed mid-November after a few delays.

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Vehicles maneuver through traffic barrels along the I-75 Business Loop Nov. 3. The project is expected to be completed mid-November after a few delays.

OGEMAW TWP. — The Michigan Department of Transportation is hoping to put the finishing touches on its I-75 Business Loop reconstruction project in Ogemaw Township next week, according to James Lake, MDOT Communications Representative.

The project, which was originally expected to be completed in mid-October, had already seen its completion date pushed back to Oct. 21. Now, Lake said the delays have been because of trying to schedule subcontractors to finish the last pieces of the project.

“Our prime contractor for the project has had some additional delays, and those have been centered around trying to get some of their subcontractors for paving and rumble strip installation and culvert lining on the job as quickly as they’d want them to.”

Lake said this time of year there are quite a few projects around the state being wrapped up, and the subcontractors are in high demand, which can make it difficult to schedule them across all of the various projects.

However, the project is mostly completed, Lake said.

“At this point, all the paving is done, though we have some additional work to do,” he said.

The additional work includes culvert lining, rumble strip installation and line painting. Lake said the project should be completed by the end of next week.

The project began this July, and includes the complete reconstruction of the west end of the I-75 Business Loop west of Green Road to east of Gray Road — approximately 1.07 miles of roadway.

The concrete pavement along the route is being replaced with new hot mix asphalt, curb and gutter, drainage improvements and pavement markings. The project is estimated to cost around $2.058 million, and is being paid for with no local funds.

Businesses along the route have remained open throughout the project.

Dentist in West Branch | Research Aims To Help Humans Grow New Teeth.

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BBC News (UK) (9/22, Wen) discussed recent research that suggests someday people may be able to grow or repair their teeth, using “healthy, living tissue.” For example, the article noted a lab at King’s College London has “successfully implanted bio-teeth into mice,” while other “recent approaches have focused on finding ways to get our teeth to heal themselves.” The article stated that despite this research, preventing dental decay is still essential. “The most important … thing for us to keep in mind in terms of prevention is water – especially fluoridated water,” said ADA spokesperson Dr. Ruchi Sahota. “Not only does the fluoride help mineralise and regenerate tooth structures that may have become infected by a cavity, the physical motion of drinking water helps to flush away food, bacteria and any debris that may be stuck in your teeth as well.”

Dentist in West Branch MI | Back to School!

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A new school year means a fresh start for students, and it’s a great time for you to connect with your entire family about the importance of making healthy nutrition choices. Carrots, celery, apples, cheese, frozen grapes and blueberries all make great portable snacks. Choose water over juice boxes and sports drinks. Don’t forget to pack the toothbrush! Use this coloring sheet to help encourage your children to make their lunchboxes more MouthHealthy!