Many people believe that their teeth can take on just about anything, and while that may be true for some patients, the reality is that your teeth and gums can take a beating from certain habits and harmful foods. Dentists in Bingham Farms love to preach the benefits of eating a healthier diet and practicing…

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No one ever wants to lose a tooth, but it does occasionally happen. Whether that be the result of tooth decay, gum disease, or trauma, such as a car accident or sporting accident, teeth can occasionally become lost, leaving patients of Dr. Pete Cracchiolo reeling emotionally and scrambling for a replacement. If you’re someone who…

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For people who are missing teeth, there may not be a more functional, realistic-looking, and durable option than dental implant services in Bingham Farms. However, because this solution includes a surgical component, many people wonder how it will impact their diet in both the long term and the short term. Any time a dental surgeon…

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For some reason, people, in general, seem to have a lot of misunderstandings about dentists. Here at Perfecting Your Smile, Dr. Pete Cracchiolo, Jr. and his team know how easy it is for patients to buy into myths about dentistry that simply aren’t true. Knowing this, we’d like to debunk ten of the most popular…

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From the time we are children, we’ve had it drilled into our heads that proper dental care is extremely important, though the reason why centers mostly around avoiding cavities and bad breath. The truth is that oral health, including Bingham Farms family dentistry, is much more important than many people realize because taking good care…

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There’s no question that teeth whitening services, which have grown increasingly popular over the last 25 years, are among the simplest and most affordable cosmetic dentistry options available to patients these days, and it’s hard to argue with how great the results often look. We all love a gorgeous set of pearly whites, and Dr.…

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dental anxiety

The recommendation from the American Dental Association is that people visit their dentist twice a year for deep cleanings and a general checkup focused on oral health. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who miss one or both of these appointments for several reasons, though dental anxiety may be the most common among them.…

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sleep apnea treatment bingham farms

Just about every person in Michigan knows someone who snores, either because they share a bed with this person every night or have been in the same room with them as they’ve napped (rather loudly) on their favorite recliner. Snoring, however, becomes a much bigger problem when it turns into sleep apnea, a condition where…

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Bruxism, or teeth grinding

While not everyone’s teeth grinding is severe enough to require medical attention, the fact is that many people do grind their teeth occasionally, often without even realizing it. The medical term for teeth grinding is bruxism, and Dr. Pete Cracchiolo sees patients all the time who deal with this problem. Severe bruxism, if left untreated,…

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Invisalign Improves Oral Health

For many patients, investing in Invisalign mostly comes down to a desire to have a straighter smile. That is, after all, why most people go through the process of orthodontics in the first place. However, the benefits of Invisalign extend beyond simply improving the aesthetic appeal of a smile. Believe it or not, there are…

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