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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 […]

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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My Child Has Braces, but Do I Need to See an Orthodontist?

Orthodontic treatment may be considered an adolescent endeavor best undertaken early in life, but that is more of a perception than it is a reality. More than 20% of people in America being treated for orthodontic issues are actually adults. And our orthodontist, Dr. Jerek Petrous, here at Petrous Orthodontics near Royal Oak, MI, treats […]

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How to Protect Your Teeth This Summer

Now that summer is here, your favorite orthodontist, Dr. Jerek Petrous, wants to make sure his Sterling Heights, MI patients are keeping up with their teeth and braces. While summer is a good time to let your teeth shine, patients often let their oral hygiene deteriorate as they run into hazards while on vacation or […]

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Q&A with Your Favorite Orthodontist

We at Petrous Orthodontics near Troy, MI understand that our patients will have questions about their orthodontic treatment. And top orthodontist, Dr. Jerek Petrous, loves taking the time to address each of our patient’s questions and concerns about the treatments we offer and their results. For our current and future patients, here are some of […]