Merion Village Dental Blog

Need an Extraction? Here’s What to Expect

November 21, 2017

Merion Village

Categories: MVD Patients

Modern dentistry can work wonders when it comes to saving or repairing a damaged tooth. But even with the latest advances in technology and procedures, there are still situations where the removal of a tooth is necessary. And although the idea of a dental extraction may seem extreme, the procedure is straightforward, safe, concealable, and…
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What is the Link Between Diabetes and Periodontal Disease?

October 31, 2017

Merion Village

Categories: MVD Patients

Researchers have been trying to understand the connection between gum disease and other aspects of overall health for years. But a study recently led by the University of Pennsylvania may shed some new light on the subject—there may be a correlation between diabetes and Periodontal Disease, or gum disease. That link may be more ambiguous…
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What are Dental Caries, and Who Do They Affect?

August 08, 2017

Merion Village

Categories: General Dentistry

If your dentist mentioned something about ‘dental caries’ at your last appointment, you may not have been familiar with the phrase. That could be because we most frequently refer to them as cavities or tooth decay – the most common type of oral disease. Dental caries can affect any of us, but with the proper…
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Do You Know What Is Causing Your Bad Breath?

July 18, 2017

Merion Village

Categories: Dentistry FAQs

Bad breath can leave you feeling self-conscious and uncomfortable. But since the causes of persistent bad breath, or halitosis, can be different from person to person, solving the issue isn’t always easy. Understanding the potential causes of bad breath is the first step toward finding a solution. And if everything else is ruled out, a…
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A Night Guard Could Help Ease Your Frequent Head and Jaw Pain

June 20, 2017

Merion Village

Categories: General Dentistry

Waking with a headache or a sore jaw isn’t the ideal way to start the day. But for the 10 to 15 percent of us who suffer from bruxism, the pain and soreness of teeth grinding and jaw clenching can be a daily inconvenience. But it doesn’t have to be. Although the causes of bruxism…
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Do I Absolutely Need to Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

May 23, 2017

Merion Village

Categories: Dentistry FAQs

It’s a question we all face – do I need to have my wisdom teeth removed? The short answer is likely yes. While having one’s wisdom teeth removed is not always necessary, it almost always makes sense to have the procedure completed. Understanding what wisdom teeth are is one of the first steps in making…
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Sedation Dentistry: What You Need to Know

March 07, 2017

Merion Village

Categories: General Dentistry

The thought of a dental procedure can be a cause of anxiety for nearly anyone. And for some of us, that apprehension can be strong enough to keep us away from the dentist for months, or even years—even if we know this will make the situation even worse. Thankfully, modern dentistry has provided several ways…
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How Can a Dentist Help Treat Your Sleep Apnea?

February 17, 2017

Merion Village

Categories: General Dentistry

Sleep apnea can wreak havoc on your quality of life – not only does it leave you exhausted even after a full night’s sleep, but if left untreated, sleep apnea can cause serious, long-term health problems. Your doctor’s solution to the problem might involve loud, bulky machines, or possibly even surgery. But depending on your…
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What Can I Do About My Sensitive Teeth?

January 31, 2017

Merion Village

Categories: General Dentistry

If you’ve never had a sensitive tooth, it might sound like just a minor inconvenience. But sensitive teeth can be a constant irritation, and keep you from enjoying many of your favorite foods and beverages. Sensitive teeth can make you think twice about food and drink that’s particularly hot or cold, or that comes with…
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Dental Sealants: Protect Your Child’s Teeth with Ease

January 12, 2017

Merion Village

Categories: Children's Dentistry

If you’ve ever tried to coax a headstrong child into brushing before the morning school bus shows up, you know what a challenge it can be to make sure their teeth stay healthy. Not every child understands or accepts the importance of good dental hygiene, and working parents can’t stand over their shoulders every single…
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