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Dr. Robert Schwan

Cosmetic Dentistry
West Chester, PA
male

Locations

Office

West Chester, PA

Address

606 E Marshall Street, Suite 202, West Chester, PA
Directions

Insurances accepted

No Value

About

Bio

I served in the US Navy as a hospital intern training in oral surgery, prosthetics and general anesthesia followed by two years in a polaris subtender and was spot promoted to the rank of Lt Cdmr before retiring to private practice in West Chester. My wife Susan and I were lucky enough to have four wonderful children and so far eight grandchildren. I have an ongoing interest in vocal music and currently sing with the First Presbyterian Church Choir and the Brandywine Valley Chorale. My youngest son designed my first professional website: www.drschwan.com while he was living with his new wife in Nepal. The second and latest version was designed by my older son who was also art director for "Pop Cap Games". Two of the most popular links to my website are the patient reviews listed independently by www.demandforce.com and my words of wisdom to be found in my blog: www.2thtruth.com

Specialties
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Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry

Doctor Q&A

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Mouthwash Overrated: Ever wash your car with a hose & let it dry? How clean does it get? You have to mechanically rub the surface to really get it clean. Teeth are the s... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Rinse ...: Rinse with eye wash to get the abrasive out. And there may be a short irritation from the acidic ph if present.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Diode Laser: A diode laser can be used but the operator has to be careful with their technique.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Fury tongue is...: Fury tongue is caused by the normal papillae on the tongue (which are like little tentacles) getting longer than normal. Take a spoon or tongue scrap... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
You Betcha!: Viral infections can be dormant in the tissue until some trigger usually mechanical injury or irritation (bite or sun exposure) causes a flareup and t... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Sometimes: Arthralgia is listed as a possible side effect for about 15% of patients taking evista (raloxifene).
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
No: The more time you spend brushing the cleaner your teeth will be. Avoid brushing right after a meal when your mouth is very acidic. When you finish br... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Hydrogen Peroxide...: Hydrogen peroxide is an oxidizing (oxygen producing) chemical that can kill many bacteria but not touch other organisms such as Candida Albicans which... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Spit!: Spit or if you're in the subway, you better expectorate into a cup.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
No But: No but it can cause an upset stomach. This typically is due to the abrasive in the toothpaste which is comparable to swallowing beach sand, both of w... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: An old amalgam can corrode in the presence of acid plaque due to inability to clean the area. Sometimes tooth or gum infection can result in acid tas... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Can: Some people are very sensitive to peppermint oil. This can be moderated by using enteric coated peppermint capsules to calm irritable bowels.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Your parents!: Usually somatic traits are inherited from your mother's side of the family but not always.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Share or Switch?: Thanks for the invitation to share but it sounds like switching to a different brand of toothpaste might be the best way to go.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Easy does it!: Saliva is important for digestion & to protect the hard & soft tissues of the mouth. When you are constantly chugging or even sipping water, the sali... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Misguided treatement: I have solved many toothaches with a good dose of antihistamine rather than doing a root canal.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Could be...: Could be vitamin deficiency, thrush(candidiasis) or a bad hangover. If it lasts more than 7-10 days have a health professional check it.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Furcation is ...: Furcation is the crotch of the tooth between two roots that should be covered by bone and gum tissue but is not in various stages of periodontal dise... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Get it checked ASAP!: Get it checked by an ENT or oral surgeon as soon as possible. This could be quite serious and there is a good chance that it can be remedied by more ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Depends...: Depends on what is broken, how deep, original cause and present symptoms. Time to get it checked by a dentist.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Success of Veneers: Successful results with veneers is very dependent on the quality and extent of the bond made between the porcelain and enamel of the tooth. Bonding b... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Considerations : Consider getting a comprehensive professional evaluation. Smoothing or loss of enamel can be caused by increased levels of acidity in the mouth which... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Viral nerve effect: Virus could cause temporary or more longer lasting damage to your taste buds or olfactory senses.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
No: Enamel is relatively inert and not effected by the oxygen radical. Ph is more important.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
See Toothpaste : See toothpaste ingredients and what they can do on the internet. Too numerous to list here depending on the brand can vary considerably.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Do you Believe it!: You're dealing with a normal glandular structure in the outer layer of the mucosa of the mouth. Toothpaste is not designed or effective for this. Yo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
None: None in moderation. A whole tube of Fluoride toothpaste can be neutralized with a glass of milk. The abrasive can be mechanically irritating to the ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Doubtful: The most common problem with whitening products is that you may have an existing/untreated cavity in a tooth, a mouth ulcer or sore or undiagnosed sof... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Salt Water: Sounds like you have mild inflammation of normal structures in the mouth and throat. Any fever present? Anything lasting more than 7-10 days needs to... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Better or Worse?: You should be getting better over 7 to 10 days but a dry socket will prolong this time. Worsening could indicate a cellutlitis type infection that may... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Add shock absorber.: Sounds like you might benefit from a shock absorber in the mouth. Pick up an athletic mouth guard that can absorb some of the impact of your exercise... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
It Stops Decay!: Stannous flouride worked to stop decay and allowed for rehardening of tooth structure but the tin caused stain and it was acidic. Sodium flouride is ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Allergic to WHAT?: You need to find out what you are in fact allergic to. Instead of any of the ingredients, it could be the tube which usually contains some latex in i... Read More

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Testimonials
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Nov 30, 2012
I endorse this dentist. I have worked with Dr. Schwan on a variety of complex treatment plans. Since he maintains long term relationships with his patients, deciding on a treatment approach is easy ...Read More
Nov 30, 2012
I endorse Dr. Schwan. He is very talented and experienced. LynAnn Mastaj, DMD
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Dec 16, 2012
I have been going to Dr. Schwan since I was a child & I would never go to anyone else! ( I am now 41). Even after moving to Florida for a few years, I would schedule my appointments around the time ...Read More
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Ok. Both doctor and patient need to follow their own protocols. Thanks
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Thanks for your quick reply! Sorry did correct + resubmitted.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Graduated 1969MD

Medical/Graduate school

Lafayette College
MD

Awards

Top Dentist, Main Line Today Magazine
1st in Class for all Clinical Courses, Univ of Pa Dental School
OKU Honor Society, Univ. Pa Dental School

Affiliations

US Navy, USS Hunley and USS Proteus
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