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New Technology: Why you shouldn’t be scared of the dentist anymore!

With new improvements in dental technology being made each day, caring for your teeth and gums is easier, less painful, and more convenient than ever before. We have prepared a list of five modern dental advancements that we’re thankful to have. Read on to learn about these fantastic solutions—and share the things you’re grateful for in the comments below!Tension headaches

1. Natural-Colored Fillings, Veneers, and Implants
Advances in ceramics and dental materials have significantly improved the look of fillings, veneers, and implants. Each of these dental restorations can be handled with tooth-colored materials that are matched to the natural color of your teeth. Fillings, veneers, and implants can also be contoured and textured so that they look even more realistic.

Canton-OH-Dentists2. Dental Lasers and Cameras
Though dentists used to rely solely on what they could see from looking into a patient’s mouth, technological advancements give today’s dentists more information to work with. By using cameras and special dental lasers, dentists can diagnose problems more efficiently and provide better treatment.

3. Digital X-Rays
Many dentists use digital x-rays to diagnose patient problems. Digital x-rays reduce the amount of radiation patients are exposed to and are better for the environment. They make the processes of storing, transferring, and producing dental x-rays safer for everyone involved. We only use digital x-ray at Dr. Cirka’s office!

4. Invisalignporcelain-veneers

Invisalign treatment is a great solution for anyone who suffers from crooked or poorly-aligned teeth. The aligners are virtually invisible and easier to care for than traditional metal braces. For many patients, Invisalign is a simple, painless, and low-maintenance treatment option. Not to mention, Dr. Cirka is one of the best InvisAlign providers in the city!

5. Better Knowledge
With advances in dental technology and general scientific knowledge, dentists today know much more about oral healthcare than their predecessors did. Modern dentists are also able to better understand the connections between oral health and a patient’s overall health. By understanding this important relationship, dentists can help their patients improve their dental health and reduce their chances of serious health problems in the future.

Call us today at (215) 568-6222 to schedule a cleaning with one of our amazing hygienists.  Patients have come through our office and said that the cleaning they had here was the best of their life.  We also provide an exam with Dr. Cirka and cavity detecting x-rays (which are FREE for new patients) so we can make sure that all of our patients are in the best oral and overall health.  We’ll see you soon!


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Perfect Smiles

Smile! Why white teeth are a sign of good health.

It looks like your parents were right when they lectured you about the importance of dental hygiene; however they may not have known all the reasons why. A study has confirmed what we already know – that a white and evenly spaced set of teeth makes people seem more attractive, but the study has also explained the reason why we find this so attractive! It is because healthy teeth are the human equivalent of a peacock’s tail – a sign of health and genetic quality designed to help choose a mate

Perfect SmilesResearchers from the universities of Leeds and Central Lancashire in England took pictures of models before digitally changing the color and spacing of their teeth.

Three shades were used – a yellowish brown, healthy white, and brilliant white, which can only be achieved by bleaching.

They then showed the photos to 150 young men and women and asked them how attractive they found the models.

Unsurprisingly, yellow teeth were unpopular, while widely spaced teeth were also deemed less attractive. The researchers determined that when we see someone with yellow or unhealthy teeth it sends off red flags in our subconscious which tells us the person is not healthy in some way, therefore they are not a good potential mate. Of course, when it comes to dentistry healthy teeth and gums are our number one goal. But it is just as important to us to help our patients feel great about their smiles! Bleaching is a quick and painless way to make your smile stand out! Call us today at (215) 568-6222 to schedule a FREE consultation to discuss your options for whitening your teeth with Dr. Cirka.  He gets amazing results with whitening and we can schedule an appointment that works with your schedule. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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What Veneers Can Do For You

Perfect-Smile-300x300You have probably heard about or seen porcelain veneers before, but do you know all of the benefits they offer and problems they can fix?  Here’s the low-down on the quickest way to achieve your dream smile.

Veneers are thin layers of material attached to the front of the teeth to:

  • Close gaps
  • Lengthen short teeth
  • Widen narrow teeth (often side teeth dentists call “peg laterals”)
  • Whiten discolored or yellow teeth
  • Straighten crowded teeth
  • Repair chips or cracks that are extensive
  • Cover a front tooth that had root canal treatment
  • Cover teeth whereby the enamel did not develop properly (e.g. childhood illness that altered the formation of that layer of the tooth)
  • Cover teeth whereby the enamel did not form properly, due to a genetic mutation or inherited change in the tooth formation
  • Cover teeth due to bulimia or other eating disorders
  • Cover teeth damaged by acids from foods, fruits, and drinks (commonly drinking lemon water or sucking on lemons)
  • Cover teeth due to habits such as chewing on pens, pencils, and pins (seamstresses), and opening packages (such as potato chip bags) with the teeth

Veneers are also called by other names, such as porcelain veneers, porcelain laminate veneers, laminates, laminate veneers, and brand names like Lumineers or DaVinci Veneers.  As technology evolves, new names for veneers are occurring frequently.

We provide the highest quality of materials and care to our patients and see the best results around.  If you want to learn more about veneers, please call and schedule a free consultation.  You can reach us at (215) 568-6222.  I look forward to hearing from you!

-Dr. Cirka

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Whiter Teeth at your Philadelphia Dentist

Whiter teeth are possible! If you have been seeking whiter teeth and you need some guidance, we are here to help! We offer two types of whitening, both effective.

If interested in discussing the two options of whitening,
Tooth Whitening & Bleaching
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Gum Disease Treatment in Philadelphia

Gum disease affects many people, especially over 30 years old or if you have not been to the dentist in over a year. Bacteria builds up under the gum-too far for your toothbrush and floss can reach-and creates gum infections. Healthy gums don’t bleed. See more information on our website for more information on how we can get you healthy and keep you healthy.
Gum Disease Treatment
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