Making Health a Habit

Each month we’re here to give our fabulous followers the latest news and insider tips from deme’s team of experts. It’s May, and it’s time to break free. Free yourself from the dark, dreary days of winter and start fresh with healthy habits, inside and out. Read on for hottest news and trends to keep you habitually healthy- from skin care to dental care and everything in between, deme has you covered.

With every wish for your continued health and fabulousness,
Your devoted team at deme.

Dental Care

A Warm Welcome to Dr. Seyedain

Dr. Merriam Seyedain, a Board Certified Periodontist, is the newest member of deme’s Dental Team. Dr. Seyedain is also an Assistant Professor of Periodontology and Oral Implantology at Temple University, Kornberg School of Dentistry teaching periodontology to future generations of dentists and periodontists.

Dr. Seyedain is a diplomat of ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists), the world’s largest dental implant organization.

She completed her DMD at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine and later her residency in Periodontology and Oral Implantology at Temple University. She was also awarded a Master’s degree in Oral Biology upon Graduation from residency with a published thesis on Whole Saliva Sulfur Strip to Screen for Periodontal Disease. She has had multiple other articles published in the Journal of the Biological Chemistry in the field of Bone Tissue Engineering.

Dr. Seyedain’s specialized training and interests include periodontal therapy, periodontal plastic surgery, and implant surgical procedures.

A New, Faster Way to Orthodontic Treatment

shutterstock_111815960-cropFor years, orthodontic treatments have been prolonged, uncomfortable, and embarrassing. Now thanks to OrthoAccel® Technologies Inc., AcceleDent can speed-up your treatments so you can get back to having a bright, confident smile.

AcceleDent is a small, simple, hands-free device designed for faster orthodontic treatment when used for just 20 minutes per day. By inserting the mouthpiece fitted around your existing orthodontics and wearing the activator for 20 minutes everyday, AcceleDent speeds up tooth movement through SoftPulse Technology®- the AcceleDent activator generates soft micropulses that accelerate bone remodeling. Faster tooth movement may decrease the duration of your orthodontic treatment and may help to make your orthodontics more comfortable. Check out this patient testimonial below:

“We have seen fast progress for my daughter’s orthodontic treatment from AcceleDent.  I certainly wish I had that technology when I had braces!  I’m very impressed with how easy it is to use and the progress that my daughter Amy has made within a year’s time.”

                    -Jennifer A., AcceleDent Patient

For more information and to find out if AcceleDent can work for you, call deme’s Center City Philadelphia location at 215.561.3363


chia-1Spring Time Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seeds are a super food with countless health benefits; they are low in calories, high in fiber and protein, and are filled with antioxidants. Chia seed pudding is great, healthy snack that is quick to make and delicious. Whip up a spring-inspired Raspberry Lemon Chia Pudding to have for a breakfast, mid-day snack, or whenever your craving something good and good for you!

  • 1/4 cup of black chia seeds
  • 1 cup of plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1 cup of fresh raspberries
  • 1 tbsp of lemon rind (optional)
  • 1.5 tbsp of honey (optional)

Mix all ingredients together in a container of your choice. Cover and refrigerate overnight (or at least 4 hours, until mixture has thickened). It’s as simple as that! Garnish with extra fruit or honey as desired.