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    Philly Dentistry

    Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

    October 18, 2021
    5 days ago

    Did you know that 1 in 12 people clench or grind their teeth while they sleep? Teeth grinders can experience migraines, sore teeth, an aching jaw, and even morning headaches. By grinding or clenching while you sleep, you are damaging your teeth without even knowing it. This can result in chipping a tooth, wearing down your enamel, and jaw pains. One of the main factors that result in teeth grinding is stress. By managing your stress and wearing a custom-made nightguard you can relieve pain and protect your teeth at the same time. Let’s talk about some reasons why wearing a nightguard is so crucial.

    tooth pain

    1. Prevents damage

      When you are grinding and clenching your teeth you are wearing down your enamel, which in turn puts you at a higher risk of chipping, breaking, and damaging your teeth. Wearing a nightguard that shapes perfectly to your teeth will prevent your upper teeth from grinding and clenching with your lower teeth. This allows you to protect your smile!

    2. Stress relief

      Nightguards are so comfortable that you will hardly feel it in your mouth. By having a nightguard molded specifically to your teeth, it reduces the stress that typically would be placed on your jaw and muscles.

    3. Prevents migraines

      Patients often realize a difference instantly when they start wearing their night guard. They have reported that headaches and neck pains are reduced to few or zero pain at all. Your personalized nightguard is also designed to keep your teeth and bite aligned to keep tension off your jaw muscles.

    4. Comfortable sleep

      Nightguards allow a better night’s sleep due to taking pressure off your head, jaw, and neck. The way your jaw is positioned when your night guard is in helps promote muscle relaxation and reduces stress in your jaw, which will give you a better night of sleep.

    5. Financial relief

      If you are constantly clenching or grinding your teeth every night and you’re not using a night guard your teeth are slowly being destroyed. When your teeth are being worn down to nothing you will have serious dental problems. This will result in paying for restorative and cosmetic treatments and in the long run that is an expensive investment.

    6. Prevents snoring

      Yes, wearing a nightguard could prevent you from snoring. So, if your significant other complains about your loud snores, this is the perfect solution for you! Let’s talk about how that works. When you’re wearing your nightguard, a small space in-between your jaw is created. This small space increases your air intake, which ultimately, allows you to breathe better.

    Getting a custom-made nightguard is very simple and only takes 2 visits. During the first visit, a mold is created perfectly for your teeth. During the second visit, you will be in an out quickly, as the appointment is only for you to pick up your new nightguard and make any adjustments after a fitting. It’s that simple and the benefits are too great to ignore. Give us a call at (215) 568-6222 to schedule your appointment now!

     

    October 7, 2021
    2 weeks ago

    LOCATION

    We are conveniently located in the Medical Arts Building at 1601 Walnut Street, Suite #1302. Just to give you a heads up, our entrance is on 16th street next to the Rag & Bone. Our office is within easy walking distance to most Center City, Philadelphia office buildings, Rittenhouse Square, and Washington West.

    PARKING

    If you are driving into the city, please allow yourself some extra time. We have been recently experiencing more traffic and construction in the city. Parking is available nearby in many parking garages. Here are just a few that our staff utilizes daily.

    • Latimer Parking Garage 1510 Latimer St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (4 min walk to our office)
    • SP Parking 1616 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (1 min walk to our office)
    • Double Tree Hotel 237 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (7 min walk to our office)
    • Park America 220n S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (2 min walk to our office)

    TRAINS

     We are conveniently located near Septa’s El, the Regional Rail trains, and the New Jersey PATCO.

    • The Septa El drops you off at 15th Street. (6 min walk to our office)
    • The Regional Rail drops you off at 16th St. & JFK Blvd. (6 min walk to our office)
    • The New Jersey PATCO drops you off at 15th/16th & Locust Street. (2 min walk to our office)

    SEE YOU SOON!

    We are looking forward to seeing you soon. If you have any questions before your appointment, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 215-568-6222 or email us at info@phillydentistry.com. Our team would be happy to answers any and all questions.

    Philadelphia Dentistry

    Dr. Ken Cirka, DMD
    1601 Walnut Street
    Suite 1302
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

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    September 28, 2021
    4 weeks ago

    Are you looking for a new general dentist? Maybe you are interested in having cosmetic work done. OUCH! You have a sudden emergency and need to see the dentist. Philly Dentistry is the place for you. We love new patients and we have a whole way of making you feel comfortable with your first visit. 

    Calling all new patients!

    When you give our office a call, one of the first questions we ask is if you’re a new patient. We do this because we want to make sure all new patient callers speak with our new patient coordinator. Yes, we have a whole position in our office dedicated to assisting our new patients. Our new patient coordinator will answer all your questions and get you set up in our schedule. Once you are scheduled and ready to go, our new patient coordinator will start a communication line with you so that we are connected in case you have any more questions leading up to your appointment. We will ask whether you prefer a text message or email. From there, we will send you a detailed message summarizing all of your appointment information so you don’t have to try and rack your brain trying to remember your initial phone call. 

    It’s a date.

    A day before your appointment, our new patient coordinator will send you a message making sure we are still on for your scheduled appointment. We want to make sure everything still works for you! We only book one patient for each appointment in the schedule so we always want to make sure everything works out. The time is dedicated specifically to you and your doctor

    No waiting.

    When you arrive at your appointment, we will provide you with some light paperwork. This gives us some more information about you before we get started. Once the paperwork is completed, your doctor will come to get you from the waiting area. Your visit will always run on-time with no surprises, that is guaranteed at our office. Check out this video of Dr. Cirka explains why being on time in an office is so important to him. You’re not just another appointment in our schedule, you’re an important patient. So, please give us a call at (215) 568-6222 to speak with our new patient coordinator. We look forward to seeing you soon!

    August 31, 2021
    2 months ago

    This month we are offering a deal that is every coffee lover’s dream. We get it, coffee gets you through the day. We want you to enjoy your favorite drink! However, do you know how coffee affects your teeth? Stains, stains, stains! Over time, your smile will become more and more stained due to enjoying drinks with color to them. Let us take your worries away and take advantage of our September special, Buy 8 Veneers and get a FREE Keurig K-Supreme® Welcome Bundle!

    This sounds too good to be true.

    You might be asking yourself, “Wait a minute, I thought coffee stains my teeth. Why would my dentist be giving away a coffee bundle?” Porcelain veneers do not stain. In fact, when you are planning your porcelain veneer treatment with our team, you will have the opportunity to pick the exact shade you want your veneers to be. Veneers are 100% customizable to whatever you want! You pick the shade, size, and shape. So, with this special, you will be able to enjoy as much coffee as you like all while keeping a perfect smile!

    Well, what else?

    What other benefits do veneers have? It’s fast. An entire smile can be changed in just 2 visits to our office! Crooked teeth can be corrected to provide a more appealing smile. Gaps between teeth can be easily closed with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can strengthen natural teeth weakened by old or broken fillings. Veneers are very strong as they can resist years of wear without being affected. Veneers never stain. Your smile will remain that pearly white color despite years of enjoying all of your favorite foods and drinks.

    Let’s do it!

    To schedule a free consultation, give us a call at (215) 568-6222. During your consultation, the doctors will examine your mouth and come up with a treatment plan that works for you. We are looking forward to seeing you soon and bringing all your smile goals to life!

    August 29, 2021
    2 months ago

    What are the benefits of cosmetic dentistry? Many patients have found cosmetic dentistry to be well worth it, especially in individuals who suffer from dental issues that specifically lower their self-confidence. An improved smile is not only beneficial for a boost in your own self-esteem, but it impacts the way others perceive you as well.

    Here are just some physical imperfections that cosmetic dentistry can fix:

    ● Dark or stained teeth

    ● Chipped teeth

    ● Crooked teeth

    ● Missing teeth

    ● Cracked or worn teeth

    ● Gaps or crowdedness

    ● Cavities 

    ● Silver filings 

    Whether you want whiter teeth or a straighter smile, cosmetic dentistry can give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of. You don’t have to be a celebrity to have a perfect smile. Here at Philly Dentistry, we treat all of our patients with top-notch care and deliver only the best results. Check out these different smile makeovers we’ve done to see what type of cosmetic dentistry seems right for you. 

    So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call at (215) 568-6222 to speak with a member of our team. We will get you set up with FREE new patient consultation, so you can discuss with one of our doctors which option is best for you. Everything will be completely personalized just for you. We are looking forward to seeing you soon and giving you your dream smile! In the meantime, let’s connect on ​social media. ​We post a lot of cool content that mostly consists of our office’s personality and smile transformations. Show us some love! 

    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.

    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.

    Let’s get social

    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!

    June 10, 2021
    5 months ago

    June is Dental Smiles Month, so we thought it would only be appropriate to highlight one of our awesome patients showing off their fabulous smiles! Our patient Blanche first came to us and felt self-conscious with her smile. She told us how she takes pride in her appearance and has always made it a point to take care of herself. For instance, she has always practiced skincare and hair care. So much so, that she is accustomed to receiving compliments about her awesome skin daily. However, she never thought about the importance of dental care.

    Blanche took selfies as soon as she got home from her appointment with us. She couldn’t wait to show off her smile!

    Blanche S. Smile

    From her first visit, Blanche was a ray of sunshine. Her positive energy radiated off of her and by the end of her appointment, everyone in the office felt like a friend of Blanche. After a few visits with our team, Blanche started feeling confident with her smile again. Below are a few words from Blanche about her smile makeover.

    Thank you for my smile

    “I first came to the Philadelphia Dentistry all screwed up so to speak as far as my teeth are concerned. Prior to my coming to Philadelphia Dentistry, I dared not to show my teeth while smiling because of the bad appearance of my teeth. I mean quite a few of my teeth were brown colored and full of backed-up decay, particularly the bottom front teeth. After saying all that, I hope you can understand the full picture as to why I didn’t show my teeth while smiling. I was absolutely ashamed.

    Thanks to Philadelphia Dentistry that has all changed. After about three visits to the Philadelphia Dentistry, I am no longer ashamed to show my teeth while I’m smiling, in fact, I make sure in every one of my smiles that my teeth are showing. Thank you, Philadelphia Dentistry, for putting a big smile on my face and allowing me to show my teeth with pride.” -Blanche S.

    Does this sound like you?

    If your story relates anyway to Blanche’s, please give us a call. We are here to help people get healthy and feel confident within themselves. It is our mission to make sure every patient walks out of our doors with a smile on their face ready to reach for the stars. Please contact us by calling (215) 568-6222 so we can schedule a FREE new patient consultation. During that first visit, you will meet with one of our awesome doctors and figure out what the best treatment plan is for you. We are all in this together and want only the best for you! We hope to see you soon.

    June 1, 2021
    5 months ago

    Our biggest sale, EVER! For the entire month of June, we invite you to take advantage of our $1,000 OFF Invisalign sale. This sale is applicable to full Invisalign, regular Invisalign, and Invisalign 10 treatments. We can’t think of a better way to kick off summer than to have the biggest Invisalign sale ever.

    Not your parent’s braces

    Invisalign is a series of custom trays that are laser cut to shape your teeth. Particularly, the trays are fitted to shift your teeth to your desired smile. The benefit of having Invisalign trays is not only for health but also for appearance.  

    Here are some more benefits to Invisalign: 

    • Straight teeth are easier to clean and floss
    • Fewer cavities
    • Healthier gums
    • Comfortable, removable, and invisible
    • Fast results
    • Affordable

    Where to start

    To start with Invisalign, it’s super easy. We take a series of photos, a mold to create your custom trays, and x-rays. Once we have everything, we send your records to the lab. Also, we will take scans of your smile with our iTero scanner. With this advanced technology, we can see your current smile on our screen and see what your smile would look like after Invisalign. Pretty cool right?! After evaluating everything with the technician, our amazing doctors will come up with a treatment plan that works specifically for you. Your entire experience with Invisalign and Philly Dentistry will be completely personalized just for you. It is our mission to create a treatment plan that exceeds your smile goals! 

    Let’s do it

    What are you waiting for? Give us a call at (215) 568-6222 to speak with one of our team members and book your next visit. We are looking forward to seeing you soon! Until then, connect with us on social media. You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

    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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