Chew Gum for Better Dental Health
added on: October 21, 2015

By now, you have probably heard about Xylitol gum, but you aren’t sure why it is such a big deal. Isn’t it just another artificial sweetener? Not at all! While Xylitol looks and tastes much like sugar, it will not raise blood sugar levels the way sugar does. And since it’s found in many fruits… Read More…


3 Things That Are Hurting Your Teeth
added on: June 17, 2015

There are many things that can hurt your teeth. Not brushing and flossing on a regular basis is one, avoiding visits to my dental office in Westfield is another. But some things are not as obvious and just and harmful. As we discuss some of the ways you could be hurting your teeth, you’ll notice… Read More…


Bella Blog
added on: October 15, 2013

It is an honor for Dr. Merriman to serve on their Medical Advisory Board and have the opportunity to share information with the Bella readers. “I love the philosophy of ‘Beauty as defined by you’.” Here are Dr. Merriman’s latest contributions to BellaNYC Magazine: Ask the Experts: When is the best time to visit a… Read More…


Back to School
added on: October 8, 2012

As Labor Day rolls around every September, millions of families across America get their children ready to go back to school. I know many of my friends and patients regard this as the start of a ‘new year’ and I certainly approach it as such. Even though children openly grumble about earlier bedtimes and impending homework, there… Read More…


Halloween – Trick or Treat?
added on: October 24, 2010

“Do you let your kids eat candy?” I am often asked that question. I have witnessed all kinds of parental controls and attitudes towards the consumption of sticky, gooey and sugary treats. With Halloween around the corner, who can avoid the supermarket aisles of supersized bags of every possible variety of chocolate, gum and candy…. Read More…

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