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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Recently my wife had a hip replacement. This was performed on a Monday morning. On Tuesday afternoon I was called to pick her up. Wow! Was my first reaction, my second was that, thankfully, I hadn’t had time to mess the house up.I decided to educate myself on why this phenomenon of, to me, startlingly short hospital visits was the new standard of care. The following is some of information I gleaned.Hospital stays after surgery, or for things like births or illness, tend to be much shorter than they were in the past. A person with pneumonia in the 1950s…
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Many years ago a very important event took place in my life. I graduated Dental School. I remember strutting up to the podium, all full of myself, with the Dean handing me my diploma, congratulating me, and then he made a most important statement. He said “congratulations. You’ve got your learner’s permit.” It took me a while to digest what he meant. After all I was now a licensed dentist. I had several academic as well as clinical awards and all I had was a learner’s permit?The realization of the Dean’s words took place about two hours after I actually…
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THE FACTS: A popular old wives’ tale holds that for every baby a woman has, she is bound to lose a tooth, supposedly because the pregnancy “steals” calcium from the Mom and increases hormones that affect oral health.That may be a stretch. But studies have found that there is a strong link between pregnancy and dental problems. One, by researchers at the New York University College of Dentistry in 2005, found that of 2,635 pregnant women, many had dental problems, and that as the number of children increased, so did a woman’s risk of periodontal disease, missing teeth and untreated…
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