Baby teeth don’t need any special care. They will fall out anyway…Right? Wrong! Tooth decay can start as soon as your baby’s teeth come in, typically by the age of 6 months. Cavities in baby teeth can cause infection, discomfort, and pain. If you don’t get the baby teeth treated, dental problems can affect your…

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About 46% of American adults have poor eating habits. Their diet often has too few veggies, fruits, whole grains, fish, beans, and nuts. While it is packed with sugar, salt, and processed goodies. Children are doing even worse, with 56% having dietary shortcomings. But, the kind of food you eat, can have a drastic impact…

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Why Dental Checkups Are Essential Just 64% of American adults are brushing their teeth two times a day. Dental cavities, tooth decay, dry mouth, bad breath, and gum disease are typical dental health issues that are underrated and commonly overlooked. (1) Experts suggest that 2.3 billion people around the globe are dealing with tooth decay…

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Anatomy of Your Teeth Did you know: Third of your teeth are beneath the gums. At a first glance, the teeth might look like simple hard surfaces you use to chew and grind food. But, under the surface lies a more intricate tool, capable of helping us speak clearly, mixing, and cutting food. Allowing the…

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Did you know that when ancient Greek philosopher, Aristotle, told everyone that sugar caused tooth decay, no one took him seriously? We now know that Aristotle was right. Sugar can be detrimental to your teeth if they are not cared for properly. While sugar isn’t the direct cause of tooth decay, the domino effect that…

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Does the thought of visiting your dentist makes you feel anxious? For many people this is a reality that can be difficult to cope with. However, there are many ways in which you can ease and even combat dental related anxiety. Below are tips, tools, and solutions for helping you overcome your dental anxiety. 1.   …

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Winter is here. Keep your teeth safe!

Winter can be a challenging time for maintaining oral health. This happens for several reasons, but the good news is that being aware of the challenges can help you avoid them and/or take smarter measures to correct them. As your family dentist in Bingham Farms, MI, Dr. Pete Cracchiolo wants to ensure his patients know…

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Cosmetic dentistry can make you feel more confident!

Most people think of dentists in the context of biannual cleanings or cavity fillings, but more and more often, people are seeking out cosmetic dentistry services to get their teeth looking as straight and vibrant as possible. Put simply, cosmetic dentistry is the practice of correcting misshapen, discolored, damaged, or missing teeth to restore what…

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Every year when January 1 rolls around, people start thinking about all the ways that they can better their lives. While most people focus on weight loss or kicking bad habits, Dr. Pete Cracchiolo encourages his patients of dentistry in Bingham Farms to consider making some dental resolutions for the New Year. Dental hygiene is…

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For those interested in sedation dentistry in Bingham Farms, there are a couple of popular options from which to choose. Either one can help patients have a less stressful, more pain-free dental experience, but it’s fair to wonder which one is the best option. There are a handful of criteria that can help you decide,…

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