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Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston found that doctors appeared to "wear down" during their morning and afternoon clinic sessions, and antibiotic prescribing rates increased.
OPTICAL BRIGHTENERS ARE OUT BECAUSE THEY WEAR DOWN THE PROTECTION BUILT INTO YOUR ACUS AND ACCELERATE FADING OF THE CAMOUFLAGE PATTERN.
The edges are smooth, which suggests that patients were alive when the holes were drilled and remained alive for a long time afterwards, because chewing continued to wear down their teeth.
You won't feel any pain until the bone itself starts to wear down. Sometimes all you feel is a dull achy sensation or muscle fatigue after class.
But eventually she came up with enough winners to wear down the elegant Dechy
Fizzy drinks are said to wear down the enamel coating the teeth.
And many argue that incumbents who want to intimidate and wear down their opponents have abused the process.
The small wedges of wood used by jewellers for filing, buffing, drilling or hammering metals, all wear down differently, reflecting the individuality of the artist.