Merion Village Dental Blog

Category: Dentistry FAQs

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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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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Dental Benefits: Use ‘Em or Lose ‘Em

December 03, 2015

Merion Village

Categories: Dentistry FAQs

The end of the year is quickly approaching, and wrapping up your to-do list can seem daunting. Between Christmas shopping, holiday planning and meeting other commitments, it may seem like there is not enough time left in the year. But one item you should bump up on your list is that last-minute dental appointment. Whether…
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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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