Merion Village Dental Blog

Handling Halitosis – The Causes and Cures of Bad Breath

November 03, 2015

Merion Village

Categories: General Dentistry

Bad breath can have several negative effects on your quality of life. Not only can it be embarrassing, but it can also be a warning sign of more serious health issues. PLEASE NOTE: If you are brushing and flossing and still have bad breath, you may have an undetected cavity or gum disease. Please contact…
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Do I Need a Dental Crown?

October 01, 2015

Merion Village

Categories: General Dentistry

A dental crown might not be your first thought when it comes to a problem with your teeth. In fact, many patients either do not know what a crown is, or they are unsure about why they would even need a crown. However, dental crowns actually serve several purposes when it comes to issues with…
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Dental Insurance – 10 Things You Should Know

September 08, 2015

Merion Village

Categories: Dental Financing Options

Many people often take a simplistic view when it comes to dental insurance. They might assume that any dental treatment they might need will be fully covered just because they have coverage through their employer. However, that is not always the case. In reality, dental insurance can be just as complicated as medical insurance. Here…
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Snoring Could Be Affecting Your Health – But There is a Solution

August 04, 2015

Merion Village

Categories: Snoring / Sleep Apnea

None of us like to admit that we snore. Whether you find it joke-worthy or annoying, the fact is that for almost half of us, snoring robs us of a good night’s rest. Additionally, it could be a sign of a serious condition known as sleep apnea. Who has the time these days to see…
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5 Quick and Easy Tips to Protect Your Child’s Teeth on Vacation

June 15, 2015

Merion Village

Categories: Children's Dentistry

Whether you are traveling to a far-flung exotic locale or just going on that next camping trip, you are probably wondering how you can minimize any disruption to the healthy routines that you have established for your kids. Fortunately, we can help! We have some healthy teeth tips for traveling that will ensure your child…
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6 Questions You Are too Shy to Ask About Straightening Your Teeth

June 03, 2015

Merion Village

Categories: Invisalign

Have you been considering straightening your teeth for a long time now? Don’t sit on the fence any longer! Oftentimes, people hesitate to perfect their smile, because they have lingering doubts and concerns about the procedure. In this post, we’ll address some of the top questions people have about teeth straightening. In particular, we’ll focus…
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Can You Actually Enjoy a Trip to the Dentist? We Think So.

May 05, 2015

Merion Village

Categories: Around the Office

For as long as people have been going to the dentist, it has often been regarded as a dreaded affair. However, your visits to the dentist do not have to be dreaded any longer. At Merion Village Dental, we have set out ways to redefine your dentist visit experiences. We started this redesign by making…
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Oral Cancer Awareness: Early Diagnosis is Key

April 24, 2014

Merion Village

Categories: Oral Cancer

Oral cancer may be the worst disease that nobody talks about. Each year, 42,000 Americans are diagnosed with this fatal form of cancer. 75% of oral cancer cases are caused by alcohol and tobacco, and recent research suggests that a large portion of the other 25% may be from the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), which is…
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Sarah’s Story

March 14, 2014

Merion Village

Categories: Patient Spotlight

The general consensus is that dentists are in the “teeth business.” Available for six-month checkups and emergency examinations, some equate the maintenance that the average dentist provides to a mechanic at a nearby Jiffy Lube. That view, however, is not an accurate depiction of all dentists. As founding partner Dr. Harvey Vesha frequently tells his…
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Dentist by day, duck devotee by night.

January 20, 2014

Merion Village

Categories: Around the Office

More than five years ago, Dr. Vesha’s obsession with ducks began. It has since morphed into a hobby that brings entertainment to Merion Village Dental friends, family and patients alike. In January of 2009, a flock of ahas platyrhynchos (commonly known as the mallard or wild duck, and notorious for migrating during the winter months)…
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