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    Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

    November 22, 2020
    3 days 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!

    November 12, 2020
    2 weeks ago

    veneers & whitening

    Is professional teeth whitening for everyone? If you are unsatisfied with the color of your teeth, you’ve probably tried a bunch of remedies. For example, buying whitening strips, whitening gels, whitening toothpaste, etc. If none of these have worked, you’ve probably started to consider professional whitening. Make an appointment with your dentist to find out if you are a good candidate. Unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for professional teeth whitening. Some people are born with naturally duller teeth. In this case, no whitening treatment can fix that. What you need to consider instead are porcelain veneers.

    Porcelain Veneers

    Porcelain veneers are known for being a quick solution to having a perfect smile. In just two visits, our doctors can take your smile from 0 to 100. If your teeth are crooked, porcelain veneers can fix that. Any gaps you have can be closed with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers give your teeth strength. Lastly, you can pick the shade you want for your veneers. Say goodbye to dull teeth and say hello to the bright smile you’ve been dreaming of.

    Longevity

    Porcelain veneers, with the proper care, last longer than bonding or whitening as they can last up to 15 to 20 years. Veneers are extremely natural-looking. Despite looking natural, they don’t undergo the same effects as natural teeth over time. Porcelain veneers are resistant to chips and stains and won’t discolor over time.

    Proper Care

    So, proper care is important, but what exactly does that mean? Porcelain veneers should be treated just like your natural teeth. Make sure you visit the dentist twice a year for a professional cleaning and dental exam. Your dentist is a professional and will keep your mouth healthy and on the right track. Be sure to brush and floss your teeth as well. It’s important to brush and floss every day to ensure a proper cleaning for your mouth. All in all, there is no special treatment needed for maintaining healthy veneers. All you have to do is act as if they were your natural teeth.

    Connect

    So, what are you waiting for? Come in for a free new patient consultation and let’s work on a treatment plan. We want you to feel confident with your smile. You can book your appointment by calling (215) 568-6222 and one of our awesome team members will get you set up. Do you want to see before and after photos so you can actually see the results? Follow us on social media. We are on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! We post cool stuff and love connecting with our patients, so let’s get social!

    November 2, 2020
    3 weeks ago

    watermarkedDo you feel self-conscious smiling for photos? Are you embarrassed about stained teeth? At our office, we have multiple teeth whitening options. This month take advantage of our whitening special so you can feel confident smiling again. All November, Philadelphia Dentistry will be offering custom-made teeth whitening trays for only $169! This at-home whitening treatment is the most effective way to whiten your smile in only a few days.

    Expectations

    When you come in for your appointment, one of our team members will take impressions of your teeth. This is done because each patient receives custom-made trays designed specifically for their teeth. Once your trays are all set, our team member will provide you with directions on how to complete the treatment and answer any/all of your questions. Don’t worry because the process is quite simple!

    Application

    You will have complete control over the results of your whitening. Since this is an at-home treatment, the results will depend on how consistent you are with applying the trays and gel. When done correctly you can expect results to be about 6 shades whiter than they were before! The instructions are very simple, once a day you will use your custom-made whitening trays for 10 minutes for 7 to 10 days. You don’t have to worry about not having enough product, as you will be provided with enough whitening gel for 20 applications. We’ve got you covered. To add the cherry on top of this amazing deal, your results can last up to two years!

    Book Now

    To schedule a quick, convenient appointment to have your custom trays made, give us a call! Call us today at (215) 568-6222 and one of our team members will be able to set you up with a short appointment. To see some before and after photos of whitening’s we’ve done, check out our social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

     

    October 23, 2020
    1 month ago

    The month of October is National Dental Hygiene Month! In honor of the national month, we are going to showcase our team’s hygienists. Our hygiene team consists of Rachel, Jen, Sara, and Alyssa. Tooth be told, our hygienists are rock stars!

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    Rachel has been with our team since 2019. She serves on Pennsylvania’s Dental Hygiene Association as the Administrative Chair for the Southeast component. She enjoys the continued growth that she gains from her educational courses, as well as her involvement in the state’s professional organization. Her focus is making sure that all patients understand the connection between oral health & systemic health, while motivating them to live a healthy lifestyle. During her free time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family & friends, running outside, reading & going to yoga. This past year she welcomed her new baby girl, Bridget Marie, into the world!

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    As a Dental Hygienist with over 24 years of experience and a member of our team for over 13 years, Jen is fortunate that she loves what she does. She is licensed in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Coming to work every day gives her the opportunity to help people and make a difference in their lives by keeping them healthy and happy.

    Besides providing the most gentle and thorough care, she is able to build good relationships with her patients, bringing a great rapport to the dental chair and giving them confidence and comfort in the care they are receiving. When Jen is not at work, she likes to take spin class, travel, and spend time with her husband and two daughters at the beach. They also like going to the city and seeing shows.

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    New to the City of Brotherly Love, Sara joined our practice after moving from California. She was born and raised in Oklahoma and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. In 2018, she received her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from the University of Oklahoma. Sara graduated with academic honors and was inducted as a member of the Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society. One of her strongest motivations for being a dental hygienist is that every day she is making a positive impact in the community, one person at a time. She is grateful for the opportunity to treat people with empathy and compassion and ultimately build bonds of trust. Sara has a great sense of satisfaction knowing that she is helping her patients maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. When she is not working, Sara enjoys exploring and learning more about the city of Philadelphia, hiking, cooking, and spending time with friends and family!

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    Alyssa graduated from Harcum College in 2015. Her main focus is making patients feel comfortable in a dental setting, by educating them on their oral health care needs and helping patients maintain a healthy smile. She considers the mouth to be incredibly important in the systemic function and overall well-being. Alyssa is a resident of Philadelphia. In her free time, she loves to travel, workout, snowboard, and spend time with her family, friends, and pup, Archie!

    Give us a call at (215) 568-6222 to book your next cleaning appointment with Rachel, Jen, Sara, or Alyssa! We are all looking forward to seeing you soon.

    October 13, 2020
    1 month ago

    BOO! It’s spooky season. Everyone’s sweet tooth comes out during October. Halloween is right around the corner and you see candy everywhere. There’s candy in the breakroom at work, your parent’s kitchen, and filling the grocery store aisles. It’s no secret that candy isn’t the best thing for your teeth. However, when eating it in moderation, have you ever considered the best kinds to eat? Let’s talk about the best and worst candy for your teeth so you are prepared for this Halloween!

    Hard Candy

    Hard candy is one of the worst kinds of candy for your teeth. This type of candy requires you to suck on it to enjoy the taste. Unfortunately, sucking on candy causes sugar to coat your teeth. The longer you suck, the more sugar is coasted on your teeth! In addition to the sugar coats, there is a significant danger of breaking a tooth when eating hard candy. Crunching on a hard candy could result in a trip to the dentist with a broken tooth.

    Sticky Candy

    Sticky candy takes the gold as the worst candy for your teeth. Often, they stick to the surface of the teeth making it difficult for your saliva and toothbrush to remove it. All in all, the longer this candy sticks to your teeth, the bigger chance for teeth damage. To reduce the risk for cavities, eat sticky candy in moderation, and try to brush immediately after eating!

    Sour Candy

    Airheads, Sour Patch Kids, and Skittles all fall under the sour candy category. These candies tend to be sticky, covered with sugar, and acidic. Acidic candy increases the risk for enamel damage which allows cavities to form. Be mindful the next time you are eating sour candy so that your teeth stay healthy.

    Chocolate

    We have good news…chocolate is the best kind of candy for your teeth! It is the best option because chocolate is easily washed off the surface of your teeth. Your saliva saves your teeth from the chocolate sitting and causing cavities. So, do you want to get even more technical? Dark chocolate contains less sugar then regular chocolate, so if you like dark chocolate you are eating the very best candy for your teeth!

    We want you to enjoy the holidays and eat candy without being worried. The best way to ensure a healthy mouth is to visit the dentist twice a year. At Philadelphia Dentistry, our team of smile professionals can keep your teeth top notch. In addition to cleanings and other services, we value education. Schedule an appointment to learn more about how to enhance your dental care. To make an appointment with us, give us a call at (215) 568-6222 or email info@phillydentistry.com. To get connected with us, follow us on social media. We post cool stuff! Our handles are linked below.

    IG: @phillydentistry

    Facebook: @PhiladelphiaDentistry

    Twitter: @DrKenCirkaDMD

    October 3, 2020
    2 months ago

    Invisalign Teeth

    During the entire month of October, we are having an Invisalign special! The special includes $500 OFF an Invisalign treatment and a FREE teeth whitening kit. Invisalign is the easiest and quickest way to move teeth, without the inconvenience of braces. Why would you want rubber bands and wires in your mouth, when you can have invisible braces? Let’s go through a few reasons why you will love Invisalign.

    1. They are visually appealing.

    No one wants a crooked smile. So, when you have a crooked smile, you think you need braces. You do not need to feel self-conscious about having a metal-mouth. Invisalign braces present themselves to be invisible. These invisible braces are made with clear, snap on – snap off, plastic aligners. No one will even know you are wearing them. You will be getting results while feeling confident about your appearance.

    1. Invisalign is versatile.

    Invisalign can correct a variety of dental issues. If you are dissatisfied with the gaps in your smile, Invisalign can fix that. Embarrassed that your smile is crooked or out of position? Invisalign can fix that too. Your Invisalign trays are designed specifically for you at the beginning of your treatment. They are designed to move certain teeth at certain times during your treatment. This ensures a painless treatment that will have your smile properly aligned over time.

    1. They are timely.

    Invisalign will allow you to spend less time at the dentist’s office and more time enjoying life. At each appointment, you will be given 6 to 8 weeks’ worth of clear aligners. From there, it will be your responsibility to wear them as instructed by your dentist, but you can do this all from home! With traditional metal braces, it is necessary to visit the dentist on a monthly basis. In addition to losing personal time, another inconvenience occurs. Your appointments would involve painful adjustments of brackets and wires. Invisalign is the way to go to avoid pain, discomfort, and loss of time.

    1. Your diet doesn’t have to change.

    Not being able to eat some things may not seem like a big deal. However, until you are the person who can’t enjoy popcorn at the movies, then you will be bothered. When wearing traditional braces, dietary restrictions are put in place. You’re very likely to damage a bracket or wire if you eat foods that are chewy, crunchy, or sticky. Invisalign saves you from all of this. Your clear trays can be removed from your mouth whenever you want to eat all of your favorite foods!

    So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call at (215) 568-6222 and come in for a free new patient consultation. We will get you all taken care of and set you up for your dream smile. To stay connected with us, you can follow us on social media. Follow us on Instagram @phillydentistry, Twitter @DrKenCirkaDMD, and ‘Like’ us on Facebook @PhiladelphiaDentistry.

     

     

     

     

    September 23, 2020
    2 months ago

    brushing teeth

    Do you ever wonder about when it’s the right time to ditch your toothbrush? That is a very normal thought. We use them every day, twice a day to clean our mouths so it makes sense that they need to be replaced at some point in their life span. The American Dental Association says we need to replace our toothbrushes every 3 months. Let’s talk about some key signs that point to you needing to ditch your current toothbrush.

    1. Check out the bristles.

    Take a look at the bristles’ part of your toothbrush. Are they crooked or bent? If the bristles aren’t straight, it’s time to toss it. When your bristles show too much wear and tear, it means it’s time to replace your toothbrush.

    1. Look even closer.

    Check out the bristles even more. Do you see any debris at the bottom of the bristles? If there is debris living in the bottom of the toothbrush bristles then your toothbrush is dirty. At this point, it would need to be replaced.

    1. Any recent sickness?

    If you have been sick recently, you need to replace your toothbrush. This makes total sense, but it is something people often forget to do. This is important to do to avoid reinfection and getting sick again.

    1. No touching!

    Most households contain a toothbrush holder in the bathroom. This means that everyone’s toothbrush is placed in the holder. This is all fine and swell as it keeps the bathroom organized. However, do not let your toothbrush physically touch another toothbrush. This creates the opportunity for cross-contamination for bacteria. If your toothbrush is touching other toothbrushes, it’s time for a new one.

    1. Do you remember?

    If you do not remember the last time you replaced your toothbrush, then the odds are probably in favor of getting a new one. It is important to keep your toothbrush fresh so you are achieving the best at-home cleaning as possible.

    In addition to keeping your toothbrush fresh, it is important to keep up with your dentist visits as well. At Philadelphia Dentistry, our team of smile professionals can keep your teeth top notch. In addition to cleanings and a plethora of other services, we value education. Schedule an appointment to learn more about how to optimize your dental care. To make an appointment with us, give us a call at (215) 568-6222 or email info@phillydentistry.com. We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

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    Facebook: @PhiladelphiaDentistry

    Twitter: @DrKenCirkaDMD

     

    September 3, 2020
    3 months ago

    veneers & whitening

    Life is too short not to smile. So why wouldn’t you want to love your smile? During the entire month of September, take advantage of our awesome monthly special “Buy 6 Porcelain Veneers, and get FREE Air Pods!” Getting porcelain veneers is easier than you think. With only two visits to our office, you will be leaving with a perfect smile. As Philadelphia’s Premiere Dentists, we have done the highest amount of veneer procedures in the entire city. We’ve got you covered.

    There are many benefits to getting veneers, but our favorite part about them is how easy the process is. If you have gapped, crooked, or stained teeth, veneers are the perfect fix. Veneers are also known for being strong. If you have weak teeth from damaged or old fillings, veneers can strengthen your teeth. Veneers are an almost instant makeover from your smile. You don’t have to wait months or years for results. All it takes is two visits!

    So, what’s the catch? This all sounds too good to be true. There’s no catch. Porcelain veneers are fantastic and can last up to 25 years! With proper care, your veneers will stay looking perfect. They are so natural-looking and are resistant to chips and stains. Do you want to find out if veneers are right for you? Do you also want a FREE Air Pods? Contact us by calling (215) 568-6222 or email us at info@phillydentistry.com. We will set you up with FREE new patient consultation and let one of our awesome doctors see if you are a good candidate for veneers.

    To stay connected, follow us on social media. We love staying social with our patients and social media is where we showcase our work and get to interact. Our Instagram handle is @phillydentistry, our Twitter handle is @DrKenCirkaDMD, and our Facebook handle is @PhiladelphiaDentistry. We look forward to connecting with you!

    August 14, 2020
    3 months ago

    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!

    1. Tom Cruise

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    Tom Cruise is known for being handsome and having a perfect smile. He was one of the first people in the industry to undergo cosmetic dentistry and get veneers. To get a spot in Hollywood movies, he had to fix his teeth!

    2. Nicholas Cage

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    Adding to the list of Hollywood celebs with perfect smiles, we have Nicholas Cage. Nicholas Cage is a leading actor in Hollywood and has struggled with dental issues for some time. He had two teeth pulled many years ago as part of his role in “Birdy”, the 1984 film. After the film, he knew he needed a smile makeover. Eventually, Mr. Cage fixed his smile with a set of veneers.

    3. Miley Cyrus

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    Miley Cyrus is most famous for her role on Disney channel’s Hannah Montana. During her teen years, she suffered from crooked teeth. After her Disney career ended, the actress/singer decided to turn to cosmetic dentistry. Her veneers look awesome!

    4. Zac Efron

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    Zac Efron is an American heartthrob. Similar to Miley, Zac’s career originally blew up on Disney channel. He played a leading role as Troy, on high School Musical. As a teen, you can see, he suffered from gapped and uneven teeth. Veneers transformed his childhood smile, into a picture-perfect smile!

    5. Niall Horan

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    Niall Horan first won our hearts on the X-Factor. Back then, Niall was a teen and had crooked and misaligned teeth. At one point he even wore braces. Eventually, he decided to undergo cosmetic dentistry and get veneers. Ever since his smile has won more hearts!

    The days of not being satisfied with your smile are over. Give us a call for a consultation with us at Philly Dentistry and see a computerized presentation for porcelain veneers. These celebrities have perfect smiles, and so can you! Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram (we post cool stuff!) at @phillydentistry.

    July 25, 2020
    4 months ago

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    Everyone is unique in the sense that we all have different styles and features. Whether we realize it or not, we make efforts to flatter ourselves. Haircuts can be cut to frame our face. Makeup can be used to contour our bone structure. We dress to complement our body’s curves. It’s human nature to desire being seen in the best light. These fashion/beauty tricks are as old as your great-grandmother’s grandmother, yet they are still relevant across the world. With all these tricks in mind, does it make you wonder if your smile complements your facial features?

    If you are, then keep reading. When considering cosmetic dentistry, there are key factors to keep in mind. For instance, if you have a round face, you know that long layered hairstyles look best on you. Smiles have similar guidelines. If your face is smaller, it wouldn’t be flattering to get long, square-shaped veneers. That style can come off as too dominant and could throw off your facial proportions. If your face is round, you should go for those longer veneers, as they would create a slimming effect to your face. If your face is thin, you want to create a broader smile effect. You would avoid thin, long teeth, as they will only make your face look longer and thinner. Lastly, if your face is square-shaped, rounded teeth will help soften your smile.

    Designing your smile is based on your personal preferences and what you want others to see. “When I sit down with a patient interested in cosmetic dentistry, I always ask them what their smile goals are,” Dr. Evan Ridge explained. Our doctors want the very best for our patients and for them to be 100% satisfied. That is why we value our patient’s wants and needs. With the help of our amazing doctors, we can transform your ‘OK’ smile into your dream smile.

    Try us out at no risk by scheduling your FREE first visit!
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