Merion Village Dental Blog

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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Before Baby: Simple Steps for a Healthy Mouth

January 15, 2014

Merion Village

Categories: Dentistry FAQs, Just For Fun

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Does the calcium that my baby needs come from my teeth?

January 15, 2014

Merion Village

Categories: Dental Myths, Dentistry FAQs

No! That claim is nothing more than lingering folklore with no science to substantiate it. The calcium your baby needs is provided by your diet, not your teeth. You should not ‘lose a tooth for every baby.’

Is it safe to whiten my teeth while I’m pregnant?

January 09, 2014

Merion Village

Categories: Dental Myths, Dentistry FAQs

To be on the safe-side, you may want to add sparkling white teeth to the list of things to do after giving birth. Although there is no overwhelming evidence to prove that teeth whitening is dangerous while you’re pregnant, we don’t have definitive proof that it’s safe either. You may not want to risk it.

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