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    August 9, 2021
    3 months ago

    Tiktokers are shaving their teeth?! The app, TikTok, has been filled with users acting as DIY dentists. Tiktokers have become fixated on shaving their teeth to get their desired length. People are using metal nail files to shave down their enamel. The whole thing is super crazy and not safe for your teeth. ​If you try to file or shave your teeth at home, you can damage the enamel on your teeth, which can lead to a whole plethora of other problems.

    People often cut their own hair, do crazy makeup looks, etc. However, your hair grows back, and makeup is removable. Once you shave your teeth, they do not grow back. ​You can’t regrow tooth enamel, so any damage is irreversible.

    Possible outcomes from shaving your teeth on your own:

    – Need of a veneer or crown to fix over shaved teeth

    – Severe sensitivity/pain

    Nerve damage

    – Possible root canals or extractions

    Bleeding teeth

    This is why it is super important to leave your dental care to your dentist. Click on the photo below to view a video about the trend. 

    July 10, 2021
    4 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.

    May 11, 2021
    6 months ago

    Are you trying to get back into the dating world? Whether you are going out on dates or swiping on dating apps, you are trying to make a good first impression. What is the first physical characteristic men and women are quick to judge one another for? Is it their profession? Could it be their height? People’s smiles are the first thing others notice when meeting for the first time. Therefore, if you are jumping back into the dating world, you want to make sure you have a nice smile!

    Here at Philly Dentistry, we’ve got you covered. We are smile professionals and can make any ‘smile dream’ come true. Stained teeth? Come in for a whitening that can make your smile jump up to 10 shades brighter! If that doesn’t sound good enough, we have another whitening option. We offer an at-home whitening treatment that will give you the same results. What’s the difference? The only difference is that you are in control of the treatment and perform it on yourself at home. Don’t worry though, our team will provide you with step by step directions to make the process super simple for you. (BTW, our at-home whitening trays are on sale this May for $169!)

    Are your teeth misaligned, gapped, or crowded? You might be a good candidate for Invisalign. Invisalign is the new and improved version of braces. When your dating, you don’t want wires and brackets in your mouth. Invisalign throws that old-fashioned concept out the window. Fix your smile with Invisalign’s invisible custom-made aligners. Check out this infographic for more about the treatment.

    Invisalign Infographic

    Lastly, if you don’t have time to whiten or straighten your teeth with traditional methods, porcelain veneers could be the fix you’ve been looking for. Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to quickly and efficiently enhance your smile. In about two visits, our team of rockstar doctors can transform your smile. The best part about veneers is that you get to chose how you want your smile to look. You and the doctor will look through shapes and shades to decide what would look best for your smile.

    So, if you are getting back into the dating scene and really want to WOW your partners with an amazing smile, give us a call. One of our team members will get you set up with a FREE new patient consultation and from there we will come up with a treatment plan together. We can guarantee you will not want to stop smiling after completing a smile makeover with our Philly Dentistry team!

     

     

    April 21, 2021
    6 months ago

    Do you love to laugh? We all know the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine.” Laughing is scientifically proven to benefit our mental health. It feels good to be surrounded by loved ones, hear a funny story, or to laugh all night. Another saying, “Laughter is contagious,” also holds. If you hear people laughing, you will at least smile, too. Our brains naturally respond to the sound of laughter and prepare our muscles to join in on the fun too.

    Laughing can improve your physical wellbeing by boosting your immunity, bringing down pressure hormones, diminishing pain, and loosening up your muscles. Also, laughing improves the function of veins and enhances your bloodstream. So, we can all agree laughter is one of the greatest joys in life? For most, yes. For others, not so much. People who are insecure with their smiles result in feeling self-conscious while laughing. When we laugh, our mouths are exposed. For someone with smile insecurities, this can be a nightmare, as it would affect someone emotionally and take tolls on interpersonal relationships.

    At Philly Dentistry, we don’t want any of our patients living in a nightmare. We want people to feel confident with their smiles and to live a healthy life. We are smile makeover professionals and can take any ‘OK’ smile and transform it into an amazing smile!

    Let the results speak for themselves. Our patients come into our office with all kinds of dental concerns. The great thing about our practice is that every visit is customized to meet the needs of each patient. Our number one priority is to give you your confidence back, so you can live a happy life full of laughter.

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    February 21, 2021
    8 months ago

    We love our patients! There are hundreds of dental offices in center city Philadelphia, yet our patients continue to show their loyalty to us year after year. We take pride in creating long-lasting relationships with our patients. To spread the word, our patients have left reviews about their experiences with us on 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 feedback, suggestions, and kind words. Seriously, our team starts every morning by reading a new online review. Hearing our patient’s reviews gets our team pumped for the next day! In this blog, we wanted to highlight some of our favorites. These reviews, in particular, brought big smiles to our team’s faces.

    5 Stars

    “I think I share the same sentiments with most of you…that dental work is one of the highest forms of torture this planet has to offer. The sounds of drilling, hands ceaselessly probing in your mouth, the smell and taste of fluoride, and all the while you’re sitting under the brightest most intrusive fluorescent lights. It’s like the 8th circle of hell.

    However, I must tell you I have never felt more comfortable in my life than I have sitting in this Dentist office. A chipped tooth necessitated a crown and lead me to meet Dr. Ridge, Stephen, Jenaya, and the wonderful ladies at the front desk. They were so pleasant, so concerned about my level of comfortability, and as I’m sure you all want to hear most, were very fast and efficient. The two hours I was there flew right by…Jenaya and Dr. Ridge seriously killed it.

    I NEVER leave reviews, but they gave me such a good feeling I’m not even dreading having to go back to get the actual crown put onto my tooth. This Office is comprised of nothing but dedicated and amazing professionals, who truly go out of their way to make sure you feel taken care of (even if you’re in your own version of hell).”

    -Savannah S. 5 Stars on Google

    “Philly Dentistry has been AMAZING! Their staff has made my visits friendly, comfortable, and worry-free. I have been lucky to get to work with Dr. Ridge, Jenaya, Jessica, and Rach while figuring out a plan to get my teeth looking healthy and great again! They have made the anxieties of dentist visits disappear for an enjoyable experience. While completing the work I have the need they have been great in care and education to help give a better understanding of future care.  In addition, Rich has been a great financial/ insurance resource answering all my questions to make sure money stresses are non-existing! Kiya and Jess at the front desk are always warm, welcoming, and helpful with any scheduling needs, and make sure all my check-in information is where it needs to be! Together this Group makes my Dentistry Dream Team! Can’t wait for my next visit!”

    -Rocio C. 5 Stars on Google

    “Today was my first visit at the office. The ladies at the front desk are very kind and welcoming!  Dr. Ridge was very nice and explained my treatment plan very thoroughly. He also answered all of my questions and made me feel comfortable and excited to move forward with treatment. Stephen Ruiz, the treatment coordinator, is funny and has a great personality! He thoroughly explained my financing options and answered all my questions.

    I love the fact that I don’t have to wait long for appointments. I can be seen within a week or two and those multiple appointments can be set on the day of your visit. Other offices make you wait until you come back to set the next appointment, which results in longer treatment times. I also was seen quickly and wasn’t sitting in the waiting room forever. Great music in the office as well. I’m very happy I found this office!”

    -Tiffany S. 5 Stars on Google

    December 22, 2020
    10 months ago

    This crazy year is finally coming to an end. There were many highs and some lows, but all in all 2020 gave us the privilege of getting our city healthy. In addition to getting our patients healthy, we enjoyed educating patients on good oral health care. Let’s go through some of our favorite blog posts published this year, as they are timeless and always a good read!

    Oral and Mental Health

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    When people think about their health it is normal to categorize it. We categorize our mental health with our feelings, our oral health with our mouth, our physical health with our body, etc. However, it is important to remember that all of these categories make up our overall health. They all work together to keep us healthy. Specifically, let’s dive into the correlation between our oral health and mental health…

    DIY Whitening vs. In-Office Whitening

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    Nowadays, there are so many whitening options whether it’s doing it yourself whitening or in-office whitening. Mostly everyone wants a nice white smile to give them better confidence in their everyday life. In this blog, you’ll learn the difference between DIY whitening and in-office whitening to decide which option is best for you…

    Celebrities with Veneers

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    Not everyone is born with a perfect smile. We see all over the media celebrities who appear flawless. These celebrities seem to have it all, but that is far from the truth. It wasn’t until their dentists came and saved their teeth that they looked picture perfect. So, with the help of the right dentist, this means that you can have the same perfect smile that these celebrities have too. In this article, we will be diving into a list of celebrities who have gotten veneers. Some of these before and after comparisons will shock you…

    Why Get Invisalign?

    Invisalign is the modern way to straighten your teeth over those big metal embarrassing braces we all had as a kid or teenager. Invisalign’s custom-fitted, clear aligner trays are made specifically for you. Every 2-3 weeks you will receive a new set of trays until your treatment is finished and your teeth are perfect. Here are seven advantages for Invisalign over braces…

     Calling All Coffee Lovers

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    It’s no secret that coffee means a lot to people. For some, having a morning coffee is the most important part of the day. The smells, warmth, and tastes that coffee releases are incomparable. I think it’s appropriate to say that most people value coffee as a necessity. Not to be a Debbie Downer, but coffee comes with a price. Teeth stains are the worst. The delicious drink can cause yellowing discolorations, so it is important to know how to prevent that. We are here to tell you that you can still enjoy your favorite drink AND keep your teeth healthy. Here are some ways you can prevent coffee from staining your smile…

     

    November 22, 2020
    11 months ago

    At Philadelphia Dentistry, we offer a plethora of cosmetic dental procedures. Cosmetic dentistry is a type of dentistry that generally is done to enhance the appearance of the teeth. It is not only limited to appearance though, as it also can improve oral health. Let’s talk about the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer at our center city office.

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    1. Whitening

    Professional teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic treatment in dentistry. Haven’t we all looked at our smiles and wished it was brighter? In most whitening cases, patients don’t need any other work and simply just want whiter teeth. This treatment can be done at-home or in-office and is typically a more affordable cosmetic treatment for patients. Store-bought whitening gels or strips don’t always provide the results patients desire. Therefore, going directly for professional whitening will save you time and money.

    1. Dental Bonding

    Dental bonding is a low cost and simple procedure. The procedure is performed to improve the shade of teeth, close gaps, repair chips, and lengthen teeth. First, the dentist will review a shade guide with the patient. You will be able to select the desired color you want for your teeth. After that, the painless procedure takes place and the dentist will mold the dental resin to your teeth. This quick procedure will have you walking out with a brand-new smile in only one visit!

    1. Porcelain Veneers

    Porcelain veneers are simple and strong, while the results are immediate, dramatic, and long-lasting. Even more long-lasting than bleaching or bonding, porcelain veneers have a life expectancy for up to 20 years. They are resistant to stains and chips and won’t discolor over time. Porcelain veneers will give teeth a complete smile makeover in just two visits.

    1. Invisalign

    Say goodbye to traditional braces and consider Invisalign. Invisalign is the invisible version of braces that treats gaps, crowdedness, and crookedness. Compared to traditional braces, Invisalign is quicker and easier. At Philly Dentistry, we are Invisalign specialists, and because of that, we charge about $1,500-$2,000 less than other orthodontist specialists.

    Whether you want brighter, straighter, or made over teeth, Philly Dentistry has got you covered. Give us a call to book your new patient free consultation and we can start talking about a treatment plan that is right for you!

    July 15, 2019
    2 years ago

    I’m sure you’ve met someone with a dental crown, either your friends, family and even dentists have them. A dental crown is basically a “cap” that sits over the surface of your damaged tooth and serves to restore the complete structure of the tooth and all it’s functions. There are 2 reasons why you might need a crown on your tooth.

    Dental crown installation process, Medically accurate 3d illustration

    The first reason would be a cosmetic reason. A cosmetic reason would be to restore the esthetics of the crooked teeth. You can cover up a tooth you do not find appealing, for example if a tooth is out of place or stained badly, you can cover it up with a porcelain crown to make it look like your natural teeth to give you a beautiful smile makeover.

    The second reason and probably most important would be functional reasons. For example, if you have a weakened tooth you would need to get a crown to protect it from anymore damage. This means if a tooth is cracked, a crown can be used to hold the tooth together. Another example, is if you have a heavily filled tooth from a cavity. This means if you’ve had a large filling or the fillings have been filled too many times on different sides of the tooth, the structure of the tooth will become weakened and will need a crown to support it. Next, would be a single tooth restoration which means if you’re getting a dental implant to replace a single missing tooth a crown will be needed in order to be placed over the implant to give it full support. Finally, if you have a root canal your teeth become weak after the root canal treatment. Therefore, a dental crown will be needed to be placed over the tooth to restore it to full strength. Check out what some of our patients said about getting a dental crown at our office!

    “Philadelphia Dentistry is truly at the top of their game. Today I went in for a crown and it was the most pain-free experience ever. The procedure was quick and efficient which is important to me given how busy I am. Everyone in the office does a great job explaining each step in the dental procedure and why they are doing it. The entire staff is always friendly and accommodating and the office makes effective use of the latest technology. For example, they send you emails and text messages to remind you of appointments. If you are looking for a new dentist, I suggest you give Philadelphia Dentistry a look!”

    “I came to Philadelphia Dentistry after they were highly recommended in order to make a crown for my implant. After doing my own research I also learned that they specialize in cosmetic dentistry and I have a gap in-between my two front teeth that had started to open up again about 3 years ago, even after wearing braces to correct it. I was interested in getting that fixed and at my consultation I was told about bonding the teeth together in order to close the gap. I just had the bonding done today with Keila and my teeth look PERFECT! You can not even tell that I had anything done, it just looks like I was born with this smile. On top of that, they did the molding for my implant in order to create the crown which I will be going back for in two weeks. The whole procedure from start to finish was painless and quick. Every staff member I have met so far, as well as Dr. Cirka himself, are so welcoming and friendly, I feel like I have known them for years. They really take the time to explain everything and they always have a smile on their face. I am really happy I chose Philadelphia Dentistry for my dentistry needs.”

    Those are just two of the many patients we help every day with all their dentistry needs. Give us a call today for a free new patient consultation and see if a dental crown is the best option for you. Smile more with Philly Dentistry!

    Call 215-568-6222 and have healthy teeth and gums for life!
    Email: info@phillydentistry
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    January 15, 2019
    3 years ago

    Did you know in the United Stated 1 in 4 people over the age of 65 have lost all their teeth? It’s mostly caused by gum disease, tooth decay and sometimes injury. It’s important to take care of your teeth because each tooth plays a vital role. Your teeth help you chew your food, speak clearly and of course show off your smile! When you lose your teeth and don’t replace them it can change the whole structure of your mouth, changing your appearance for the worse. Losing more than one tooth can cause your bite to shift onto your other teeth and over time will shift your teeth into where the missing teeth were. Not only will your teeth shift, but it will also be easier for plaque to build up in those missing spots which can result in gum infections that will lead to more missing teeth. Luckily, for you Philadelphia Dentistry has teeth replacement options so you can have an all-natural looking smile that you are proud to show off.

    At Philadelphia Dentistry we offer several different options such as, implants, fixed bridges, full dentures and removable partial dentures. When you come in for your free new patient consultation one of our experienced doctors will give you a free exam and let you know which option, they think is best for your specific case.

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    1. Dental implants. Dental implants are a very popular option at Philly Dentistry for replacing missing teeth. Implants look and feel like your own teeth because we make sure we pick the best option that matches your natural teeth. Typically, implants are best used for replacing a single tooth, but can also be used to replace several teeth. The implant is a small titanium post that goes into the bone socket of the missing tooth and then the new tooth is securely placed on the post to give you a natural look so you can smile proud again.

    2. Fixed bridges. Bridges are typically used to replace several missing teeth and are supported by implants or the teeth surrounding the gap. They are made from metal that is covered in porcelain and will give you a great natural smile.

    3. Full Dentures. Known as conventional dentures they are an entire set of artificial upper and lower teeth. They are held in place by suction and may feel a bit awkward at first, but once you get used to wearing them you won’t even notice anything.

    4. Removable partial dentures. Partial dentures are used to replace a limited number of teeth which are attached to a plastic base supported by the gums and your remaining teeth. These partial dentures can be taken out for cleaning and are usually less expensive than implants or bridges.

    At Philly Dentistry our goal is to help Philly smile more, one patient at a time. If you have missing teeth or end up losing a tooth, have no fear because we have all the options to help you get that beautiful smile back. Don’t hesitate to call us today and schedule a free new patient consultation 215-568-6222.

    November 26, 2018
    3 years ago

    If you haven’t been to the dentist in some time there is a good chance you may be having some pain either from broken or damaged teeth. At Philadelphia Dentistry, we can help you get out of pain and get that smile you always wanted. Restorative dentistry gives you back that natural looking smile and heals any dental health problems you may be having in a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere.

    At Philly Dentistry we offer many restorative services to our patients. One of the most popular services is dental implants. Dental implants are the perfect solution for any patient that has missing teeth, but doesn’t want the hassle of getting dentures.

    Another great service we offer is dental crowns. If your teeth are cracked and you do nothing about it a much more serious problem can occur. When your tooth is cracked or chipped it exposes the tooth to harmful bacteria and plaque that will infect the tooth. A dental crown is placed over the broken tooth to restore it back to new so no farther problems will occur. This solution will save your tooth and give you a natural looking smile.

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    Similar, to dental implants are dental bridges which are excellent for missing teeth. How a dental bridge works is that the crowns are attached to your teeth on either side of the missing tooth area which allows them to acts as an anchor for the bridge and then topped with a prosthetic tooth.

    If you are experiencing any problems with your teeth, please give us a call at 215-568-6222 and we will help you achieve your best smile!

    Try us out at no risk by scheduling your FREE first visit!
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    or contact us today for a free consultation with Dr. Cirka, Dr. Jeon, or Dr. Ridge in our Center City, Philadelphia office.

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