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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Every year it seems as though cosmetic dental options in Bingham Farms grow a little more popular as an increasing number of patients in the area opt for dental crowns, dental veneers, and dental bridges. While each of these represents excellent opportunities for people to fill the gaps in their smiles and protect damaged teeth,…

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Most people think of dentists as being primarily responsible for working with the teeth and gums, but Dr. Pete Cracchiolo and the staff at Perfecting Your Smile offer preventive dental care in Bingham Farms, which means we have solutions for people suffering from certain types of jaw pain. Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) can sound like a…

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cracked tooth dentistry

There are several different ways for a person to damage their tooth or teeth, and when it happens, we know and understand the panic and disappointment that person may feel. Nobody wants to experience a cracked or split tooth, not only because of the way it looks but also because it can be quite painful.…

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It is not an understatement to say that Invisalign completely changed the way people look at orthodontic treatment, especially for adults. There is a strong belief that only teens and pre-teens can pull off a mouthful of metal, but the truth is that plenty of adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment, as well. Clear Invisalign…

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For customers looking to restore damaged teeth, there are a surprising number of procedures that can help bring a smile back to its former glory. Dental veneers and porcelain crowns are two such options available at Perfecting Your Smile, and Dr. Pete specializes in several types of cosmetic dentistry, including both of those options. Patients…

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Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have all the same dental needs as any other human being, but parents of children with ASD understand how challenging it can be to get through a dental visit in a way that isn’t traumatizing to the child or the parent. Thankfully, here at Perfecting Your Smile, we staff…

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Working with insurance is never fun, but it is a necessary evil to make sure a dental patient doesn’t go ahead with a procedure without knowing for sure whether dental coverage will handle the bulk of the expense. Patients ask us all the time, “Does insurance cover teeth filling?” or “Does health insurance cover dental…

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