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    July 30, 2021
    3 months ago

    Do you have a date coming up? How about a job interview? In just one hour, we can make your teeth jump 6-10 shades brighter. Our ZOOM! whitening treatment is the perfect confidence booster before any life event. During the entire month of August, we are offering a deal of $100 off our ZOOM! whitening treatment. This deal is too sweet to pass up! So, what’s so special about ZOOM! whitening?


    ZOOM! whitening treatment lasts for 3 years. Three years is a long time. Think about all the money you spend yearly on other whitening methods. Stop wasting your money on over the counter whitening methods that don’t show any results. Invest in your smile for a one-time treatment that will last years. The results are instant and it doesn’t stop there. All ZOOM! whitening patients leave our office with complimentary take-home whitening trays and bleach gel for desired touchups. With the treatment and the at-home touchups, that can add up to a lifetime of bright smiles!

    What are you waiting for? Give us a call at (215) 568-6222 to speak with one of our staff members and book your next appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon and transforming your ‘OK’ smile into a fabulous one! Until then, feel free to connect with us on social media. You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. We love getting connected with our patients and seeing all of their smile selfies!

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    July 29, 2021
    3 months ago

    Do you think you need a deep cleaning? What does a deep cleaning entail? Deep cleaning involves gum scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing is a way that we treat gum infection. The symptoms that someone might experience when they need scaling and root planing could be bad breath, a bad taste in their mouth, bleeding, swelling, tender gums, and unfortunately, sometimes they don’t have any symptoms at all.

    What happens?

    Scaling and root planing is a procedure we do to clean the bacteria and tartar off the deeper surfaces of the tooth. When we treat a patient with scaling and root planing, we usually start off with a full set of X-rays, also known as a full mouth series. We do this so we can see the roots and all the surfaces were going to be working on.

    Then we start by numbing the gums up gently to make the patient extra comfortable during the treatment. Our numbing technique in our office is very nice because most of the time it doesn’t involve needles and the patients love the fact that it doesn’t involve needles. The numbing jelly that we use here is very strong. It gets applied above and below the gum line and then once the jelly is set, we go in and we start working with our ultrasonic cavitron. This is an instrument that our hygienists use to shake and vibrate the heavy tartar off the teeth. The treatment is very satisfying. We are getting rid of all that build-up and leaving our patients with a fresh, healthy mouth

    Benefits?

    • Eliminates the bacteria that’s underneath the gum line
    • Prevents any tooth mobility
    • Prevents future bone loss
    • Reduces or can eliminate risk for severe gum disease and tooth loss
    • Prevents gingivitis
    • No more bleeding gums
    • Less gum recession
    • Fewer cavities caused by plaque
    • Better oral health

    What to expect?

    Since there is so much work being done, this treatment is often broken into multiple appointments. More importantly, multiple appointments are essential. It allows the doctor to monitor the healing of your gums and the depth of your pockets. If your pockets grow deeper, more treatment could be needed.

    The importance?

    All in all, it is important to practice good oral hygiene as it is systemic to our overall health and well-being. No one wants to wind up with gum disease, but unfortunately, it can happen. To help prevent gum disease, it is important to visit your dentist twice a year. During your checkup cleanings, your provider will be able to detect early signs of any problems and nip things in the bud. It is better to maintain oral health, rather than waiting for a big problem. Healthy teeth = a healthy life!

    No more waiting!

    Book your free new patient consultation with Philly Dentistry today to check whether you are a candidate for a deep cleaning! Call today (215) 607-6350 to speak with one of our awesome team members and we can get you all set up.

    Watch along as our new patient gets his first cleaning after 10 years! Our hygienist, Lisa, takes a full mouth series of x-rays and uses her ultrasonic cavitron to get rid of his tartar buildup.
    July 20, 2021
    3 months ago

    You know that icky feeling on your teeth when you first wake up in the morning? That’s plaque! Plaque is a clear, sticky bacteria that is constantly forming on your teeth. When it’s not cleaned regularly, the plaque hardens and creates calculus, which is also known as tartar. Calculus cannot be removed with before-bed and in-the-morning brushing. When this occurs, you need to visit the dentist for a professional cleaning. 

    To take care of regular plaque, you need a good oral hygiene routine. Your routine should include three things. 

    1. Thoroughly brush your teeth twice a day. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush in gentle circular motions to ensure proper cleaning. Also, it is important to pay special attention to your gum line when brushing. 
    2. Floss at least once a day. Flossing isn’t everyone’s favorite thing to do, but hear us out. By flossing daily, you are removing plaque and other debris in your teeth that your toothbrush can’t reach. It’s quite satisfying after you make it a habit! You can also try other flossing methods by using other cleaning tools like water flossers or interdental brushes. 
    3. You have to visit your dentist twice a year. Your dental hygienist will be able to give you a deep cleaning twice a year that removes all of the excess buildups on your teeth. Keeping up with these visits regularly will keep your mouth healthy! 

    It’s normal to have dental plaque, but by maintaining a good oral hygiene routine, you can prevent plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth. When you take care of your oral health, you are taking care of your overall health. Keep your smile healthy and happy!

    July 10, 2021
    3 months ago

    We have the world’s best patients. Our office has been open for over 18 years and throughout time, our patients have chosen to come back to us again and again. We take pride in making our patients feel at home in our office. In return, our patients have shared their experiences throughout the years on review sites like Google, Yelp, and Facebook. Our patient’s feedback is very important to us as we are always trying to better ourselves. We appreciate all of the kind words. So much so, that our team starts every morning by reading a new review. Hearing our patient’s feedback gets our team pumped for the next day! In this blog, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite reviews. These reviews, in particular, brought an ear to ear smile to all of our staff’s faces. 

    Brandon S. Review

    “Philadelphia Dentistry reconceptualizes and resets the paradigm for the holistic practice of dentistry. First and foremost, they operate with an unprecedented level of professionalism, subject matter expertise, compassion, and dedication to their clients’ needs. They put the client first and consciously try to seek an understanding of any issues, fears, or concerns their clients have so they can make them feel as comfortable as possible throughout the entirety of their visit. Further, their clarity of explanation provides the client with education concerning proper dental hygiene and a vision for maintaining healthy practices. They have not only built an environment that is friendly, energetic, comfortable, positive, and beautiful, but they celebrate diversity – of staff, clients, and perspective — since they place love central to their core values.

    What I love most about the office (besides their dental expertise and care they provide-) is how they genuinely attempt to create a lasting relationship with the client – they seek understanding of who you are, what you do, and create bonds of friendship that makes you feel like you are an extension of their dental family. Trust me when I say, not only are you going to receive the highest quality of service at this practice, but you are missing out if you don’t make this the home for all your dental needs!” -Brandon S.

    Nikki B. Review

    “I chose this office after my husband had a pleasant experience. I also had a great experience. All of the staff were welcoming and helpful. I enjoyed chatting with my hygienist, Alyssa! What stood out to me in terms of care was: they did an oral cancer exam. I have only had one other doctor in my life do this for me! This was also the most educational office I have ever been to where they show you exactly what is happening to your teeth and why. Then they have individualized recommendations for improving your oral health. I was impressed by the knowledge of Alyssa, she went over everything the doctor covered with me, so I got it twice!” -Nikki B.

    Billy C. Review

    “I’ve been a patient for over 2 years now. Always quick and efficient with their work. I had a filling crack in May and was able to get in the very next business day (a Friday). I had the filling replaced that following Monday by Dr. Ridge and the assistant. After fixing that, I realized I would be away for my cleaning date in August. They bumped me up this week with my go-to hygienist Jen. Jen did my Zoom well over a year ago which whitened my teeth 4 shades and the trays and whitening provided have kept my pearly whites nice and bright with light maintenance. Everyone at the office is friendly, helpful, and informative and they handle COVID-19 procedures with ease and care.” -Billy C.

    July 1, 2021
    4 months ago

    It’s been a crazy year. You deserve to treat yourself. That’s why for the first time ever, we’ve decided to offer a fun summer special. During the entire month of July, if you buy 6 porcelain veneers, we will gift you a FREE $200 gift card to Kári Skin!

    Who is Kári Skin?

    Kári brings a fresh and enlightening experience to luxury aesthetics with an eye toward healthful, inspired living. At Kári, they believe that beauty starts from beneath the surface, and their mission is to uncover the underlying beauty waiting to emerge from behind every face. Tucked away on a cozy Old City Philadelphia side street, Kári Skin welcomes each client with warmth and acceptance setting the stage for a skincare awakening. Aligning with our Philly Dentistry mission, Kári Skin is proudly LGBTQIA Friendly and has a zero-tolerance for discrimination. All are welcomed! This dynamic duo special will allow you to show off your amazing smile while your skin is glowing.

    Flawlessness

    Veneers can take your smile from 0 to 100 in just two dental visits. If you have any dental issues like stains, chips, breaks, holes, or even somewhat skewed teeth, porcelain veneers can take those blemishes and transform your smile into flawlessness!

    What are they like?

    First of all, what are veneers? They are thin, however incredibly solid, and can last as long as 15 years. For best results, you need to have great at-home oral hygiene and ensure that you’re getting your normal cleanings. Each veneer is uniquely designed to improve your desired smile. Does that mean that patients get to design their new smile? It sure does! Together, you and the doctor will come up with your veneer shades and sizes. This ensures you are getting EXACTLY what you want. The thin veneers will go over your teeth to improve any dental issue you might be enduring, it’s that simple!

    Book now

    Book your free new patient consultation with Philly Dentistry today to check whether you are a candidate for veneers. In only 2 simple visits you can totally change your smile into the smile you’ve always dreamed of. We are porcelain veneer specialists and have been treating patients for veneers for over 17 years! Call today (215) 568-6222 to speak with one of our awesome team members and we can get you all set up.

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    Follow us on social media @phillydentistry on Instagram. Tag us in your photos for a chance to be featured. We love interacting with our patients and love seeing all the beautiful smiles they have!

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