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    Philly Dentistry

    Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

    January 27, 2022
    8 months ago

    It has been a fun-filled year! Throughout 2021, our blog has educated you, made you laugh, or made you smile. We have hand-picked a few of our favorite posts from 2021. If you haven’t read them yet, check them out!

    Tiktokers are shaving their teeth?!

    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.

    Deep Cleaning Scaling and Root Planing

    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 infections. 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 is plaque?

    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. 

    Should I wear a nightguard?

    Do you wake up with migraines in the morning? This could be a sign of clenching or grinding your teeth in your sleep. You might be a good candidate for a nightguard. You may not realize the clenching or grinding, but a lot of people do fall victim to it. Time after time, patients sit in the chair and say, “I don’t clench or grind.” However, they are clenching and grinding as they say that! Over time, the constant wear and tear of clenching or grinding take a toll on your teeth.

    Dental Smiles Month Patient Highlight

    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 skin care 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.

    December 17, 2021
    10 months ago

    Looking for a new job can be one of the most stressful journeys. With unemployment at a high, still suffering from the effects of COVID-19, there has been a surplus of people job seeking. You need to make a killer resume, write a cover letter that expresses your interest in the position and keep your eyes peeled for new listings. That’s before you even get a job interview too. We’re exhausted thinking about it!

    Stressed for job interview?

    Once you finally hear back from an employer, you need to prep for the interview. The interview process can be nerve-wracking for many. Statistically speaking, you only have 7 seconds to make a good first impression. Your potential employer will make an assumption about you as soon as you walk into the room. Therefore, you want to make sure you make it a good one. Don’t worry though, here at Philly Dentistry, we’ve cracked the code that will help you land your dream job.

    Smile at your interview.

    Smiling gives you confidence! Walk into that room with a warm smile on your face. We promise that it will set the tone for the interview. Smiles are contagious so, if you put out that energy, your potential employer will inevitably start smiling too. Don’t be a part of the 39% of the candidates that get rejected due to low confidence level and lack of smile.

    Let’s make it happen.

    Do you feel like your smile needs some work? Give us a call. Whether you just want a cleaning to feel fresh, a whitening to brighten your teeth, or a smile makeover, our staff and doctors at Philly Dentistry can bring all of your smile goals to life.

    The Philly Dentistry Team is ready for you to land the job!

    Our patient got a job!

    Our new patient, Joshua K., found us on social media and knew that he needed to be our patient! In this video, he talks about how Philly Dentistry is the reason he got his new job. Check it out!

    We want to help you land your dream job, just like Joshua! Give us a call at (215) 568-6222 and one of our team members will be able to set you up with an appointment. Check out our work on social media so you can see all of the amazing work our dentists do. We want to feature your smile transformation next! We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

    November 27, 2021
    10 months ago

    December is coming and so is another out-of-this-world monthly special! This December, we are offering $1,000 OFF Porcelain Veneers! The offer will last for the entire month of December and is open to all patients. Kick off your holiday season right with a brand-new smile from Philly Dentistry.

    patient's before and after porcelain veneers
    patient's before and after porcelain veneers

    These transformation photos were all from previous porcelain veneer cases. Our doctors work with our patients to create treatment plans that cover all of the smile goals our patients may have. There is no one-size-fits-all method for veneers. This cosmetic treatment is 100% customizable to each patient. Veneers can fix crooked teeth, gaps, stains, cracks, spacing, uneven lengths or sizes, worn enamel, misalignment, and pretty much all other imperfections! Every veneer patient can be assured that the veneer is bonded to their teeth was designed especially for their mouth.

    Are you tired of hiding your smile for photos? We want you to feel confident with yourself. Get that job, go on that first date, take selfies with confidence. (Don’t forget to tag us @phillydentistry 😉) But seriously, patients have told us how their lives completely changed after they got their new smiles. Our porcelain veneers made them feel like they could finally feel comfortable in their own skin. Come in for a FREE consultation, meet with our doctors, and let’s work together, as a team, to restore your confidence and give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of!

    November 17, 2021
    11 months ago
    Patient's before and after veneer photos.

    Ted Y. – Porcelain Veneers

    Our patient first came to us after experiencing a bad car accident that left his front teeth damaged. The goal was to get him healthy again and to give him the smile he always wanted. Our hygiene team, EFDAS, and doctors all worked together to make it happen. Here is Ted’s before and after photos with whitening and porcelain veneers! Ted also shared some kind words with us, “Dr. Jeon and her staff of hygienists and assistants, Jen and Alyssa,  took my case and did a beautiful job on my restorations.  They worked meticulously and the end result absolutely blew my expectations out the water! I had really bad experiences in the past with dentists, but each visit, their bedside manner was above the line of duty.  I actually look forward to coming in and don t mind the commute to get the best dental care in Philly!”

    patient's before and after bridge photos.

    Ryan S. – ZOOM! & Bridge

    Our patient came to us with an old bridge and in need of a brighter smile. After meeting with our doctors, we came up with a personalized treatment plan that would satisfy all of our patient’s desires! Check out this before and after a new bridge delivery and ZOOM teeth whitening! Another smile makeover in the books. “Very professional and great customer service. I got some major dental work done and they were been amazing!” Thank you to our amazing patient, Ryan, for choosing us.

    patient's before and after veneers photos

    Debi T. – Porcelain Veneers

    Our patient was unhappy with the shape of her teeth. She decided porcelain veneers were what she wanted to transform her smile! Our patient, Debi, was so happy with her results and left feeling confident as ever! “I’ve been coming here for over 5 years and I got my veneers here. I’ve been so pleased with my experiences. Dr. Jeon is amazing and very professional. I highly recommend Philly Dentistry!’

    patient's before and after veneer photos.

    Kaitlyn F. – Porcelain Veneers

    Here we have before and after some beautiful porcelain veneers. Did you know porcelain veneers allow you to customize the shade, shape, and size of your teeth? Our patient feels a lot more confident with the new size of her top teeth! Thank you so much, Kaitlyn, for choosing our office for your smile makeover!

    November 7, 2021
    11 months ago

    Are you looking to brighten your smile? We have the perfect special that will allow you to get the results you are looking for, all from the comfort of your own home! During the entire month of November, we invite our patients to take advantage of our $124 Custom-Made Bleach Tray Special!

    Let’s talk about the trays.

    Caitlin getting bleach tray impression.

    Bleach tray patients will visit us for a quick appointment that allows us to make the trays for you. The trays are custom-made to fit your bite. We take impressions of your mouth and begin making your custom trays. A few days later, we will invite you back to the office to pick up your trays and bleaching gel. In addition, you will meet with a team member, who will explain in detail how to use the whitening bleach at home. We will answer any questions you have in person, and also give you a take-home sheet explaining the process as well!

    You control it.

    Since this is an at-home service, you are in control of your results. The results will depend on your dedication and willingness to follow the instructions. If done correctly, your teeth can jump about six shades whiter than they were. The whitening only needs to be done 15 minutes a day for seven to 10 days, and the results will last up to two years!

    The best!

    The customized bleaching trays are far more powerful than any over-the-counter whitening treatments. Only the bleaching trays from Philly Dentistry have the powerful whitening agents of carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide that will give you the brighter teeth you want. Professional teeth whitening is designed to separate stain molecules within your enamel and give you a long-lasting white smile. So, take advantage of this amazing deal and let’s see how bright your smile gets!

    Give us a call!

    Give us a call at (215) 568-6222 to get set up for an appointment. While you’re at it, follow us on social media @phillydentistry. We love connecting with patients and seeing photos throughout different smile journeys. Be sure to tag us in your selfies! We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

    October 18, 2021
    12 months 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
    12 months 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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! 

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