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Dental Insurance

Does Insurance Cover All Dental Work?

If you need dental work done in Troy or West Bloomfield and you’re curious about dental insurance, speak with the friendly, knowledgeable team at Perfecting Your Smile – Dr. Pete. Before shopping for a dental insurance policy, there are several things you’ll want to be aware of in order to make the right choice for your […]

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Dental sedation is a safe, popular option for patients wanting to minimize discomfort during their next visit to Perfecting Your Smile - Dr. Pete.

Dental Sedation To Ease Your Fears

Millions of Americans would rather be anywhere other than the dentist’s chair. And for some people, the fear of being in such a position constitutes an anxiety-inducing phobia. Dental sedation is a safe, popular option for patients wanting to minimize discomfort during their next visit to Perfecting Your Smile – Dr. Pete. What Is Sedation […]

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Why Digital Radiography Is Better Than Dental X-Rays

When comparing digital radiography to traditional film-based dental X-rays that use film, both procedures have the dentist inserting a “sensor” into the patient’s mouth to capture images of the teeth. However, for patients of Perfecting Your Smile – Dr. Pete, that’s where the similarities end between digital dental radiography vs. conventional radiography. What Is Digital […]

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Sleep Apnea Treatment For Good Health

Sleep apnea is a hot topic of discussion at Perfecting Your Smile – Dr. Pete. And though its causes, symptoms, and solutions can appear complex, our local dentist has the expertise needed to perform a comprehensive sleep apnea diagnosis and successfully treat this nighttime disorder. What Is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea has several causes, ranging […]

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Dental Implants

What Are Dental Implants and What Do They Do?

Dental implants are widely considered to be the most effective and longest lasting teeth replacement solution for individuals who have lost them due to: An accident involving blunt force trauma. A serious case of tooth decay that warrants extraction of the affected teeth. Unlike dentures, dental implants are designed to look, feel, and function just […]

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Bone Grafting Post-Operative Instructions

The following information applies when grafting material has been placed into extraction sites to help preserve your jawbone in preparation for possible implant replacement of the extracted tooth.  Care of your mouth after surgery has an important effect on healing. Swelling, discomfort, and restricted jaw function are expected and should not cause alarm. These may […]

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Suggested foods after dental surgery

Applesauce Baked or Broiled Fish Bananas Carnation Instant Breakfast Drink/ Protein Shakes Creamy Peanut Butter without Crackers or Bread Eggs Egg Salad Jelly Jell-O Macaroni and Cheese Mashed Potatoes Meatloaf Cream of Wheat Pancakes Pasta-without Tomato Sauce Pudding Quiche Rice Soups Steamed Vegetables Tuna Salad without Crunch Vegetables or Bread Yogurt Milkshakes Soft Ice Cream […]

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