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The Truth Of How Alcohol Affects Your Teeth

How Does Alcohol Affect Teeth? Many of our patients wonder the truth about how alcohol affects your teeth. Alcoholic beverages in moderation, are perfectly fine. However, excessive consumption has detrimental effects on your overall health, including gums and teeth. People who are heavier drinkers are at major risk for gum disease, tooth decay, canker sores, oral […]

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Do Pacifiers Affect Babies’ Teeth?

Many parents ask, “Do pacifiers affect babies’ teeth?” Pacifiers can provide babies with a soothing sensation, which keeps them content and provides a feeling of relaxation. However, frequent pacifier use may cause dental issues and complications as teeth develop. Our team at Petrous Orthodontics will educate you on how it’s possible to give your baby […]

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How Does Thumb Sucking Affect Teeth?

What Is Thumb Sucking? Thumb sucking is a natural reflex for infants and children. Sucking on thumbs, pacifiers, or other objects may create a feeling of security or soothe them to help with falling asleep. Thumb sucking is a stereotypical habit of babies, so it may feel unnatural to intervene. However, breaking the habit of […]

Invisalign Vs. Smile Direct Club

Here at Petrous Orthodontics, we are dedicated to providing the best orthodontic treatment options for our patients located in or near Sterling Heights, Hazel Park, Warren, Royal Oak, and surrounding Michigan areas. Dr. Petrous is a highly trained orthodontist in Sterling Heights and wants to keep you knowledgeable and aware of all available options to make sure you […]

How Much Do Braces Cost?

Dr. Jerek Petrous and our Smile For Life Team at Petrous Orthodontics specialize in providing high quality orthodontic treatment such as braces at manageable costs.  Serving the Madison Heights and greater Michigan areas, Dr. Petrous is dedicated to helping the same communities he was raised in.  We offer many options for smile transformation services including traditional braces, […]

Foods You Can Eat with Braces

When you get braces through Petrous Orthodontics in Madison Heights, MI, what you can and can’t eat will become something to think about. Foods like nuts and hard candy can damage/break your braces, while biting into hard foods can pull away the brackets and wires, all of which could be painful and prolong treatment. Dr. Jerek […]

What Is an Orthodontist?

An orthodontist, like Dr. Jerek Petrous of Petrous Orthodontics near Troy MI, is a dentist who has undergone special training to treat facial and dental anomalies like malocclusions (an abnormality in the alignment of the upper and/or lower teeth); similar to medical doctors that choose to specialize in fields like neurology and endocrinology. What Kind of […]

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Traveling with Invisalign

Straightening teeth with Invisalign clear aligners near Hazel Park, MI is a specialty of Dr. Jerek Petrous and the team here at Petrous Orthodontics. When away from home, it is a portable and convenient method of orthodontic treatment for busy travelers. And because of it’s removable nature, Invisalign can be cleaned on the go, wherever there is a sink […]