Dentistry in Philadelphia Blog

Dr. Carl SteinbergIn an effort to keep our patients and friends informed of the most current dental health and general health information we will be adding a weekly blog.   Also we will add stories of patients that may introduce a topic of discussion.  Names will always be anonymous.

Our hope is that the information will be helpful to you, a loved one or a friend.

Feel free to contact us if there is a specific topic that interests you.

Drs. Carl Steinberg and Gerald Weger

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Everyone has a Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ). That is like going to the doctor with a limp and you are told, ‘You have Knee”... when your knee hurts When there is a problem with the way the jaw joint or the associated structures (teeth and muscles) work together, symptoms can occur. The catch all statement or when the dentist doesn’t know what to do is, you have TMJ.” A better discription is TMD (Temporo-Mandibular Dysfunction).If left untreated, it can have very serious and long-term effects. Below are some of the most common risks of not seeking treatment for TMD: Chronic pain:…
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Every person on our team has the mission to get to know our patients and to help them to be in control of their own health. We strive to provide optimal customer service and ‘state of the art’ dentistry that is naturally beautiful, and meant to last a lifetime.We are a fee-for-service dental practice in Philadelphia. Being that we are not affiliated with any specific dental insurance plans and their restrictive reimbursement schedules, we have the luxury to take the all the time needed with each patient and work with them in a way that is best for them.The more…
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Do you ever feel like your mouth and The Sahara Desert have something in common?If so, you are not alone. Over 25 million Americans suffer from dry mouth. And it’s not just the discomfort of dry mouth (called “xerostomia” by dentists) that is the problem; it is often accompanied by trouble chewing and swallowing, difficulty in speaking, a rise in dental cavities and gum disease, and most noticeably to some, bad breath. If people act like there is a fire drill taking place every time you open your mouth, this could be the culprit!So why do so many of us…
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