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    February 21, 2021
    2 weeks 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

    January 2, 2021
    2 months ago

    January Special GraphicNew year, new you! If you are looking to change your smile, consider our Invisalign special. This January, we are offering a great special. With the purchase of Invisalign, the special includes free air pods and free teeth whitening trays! This deal is too good to pass up, so if you were thinking about adjusting your teeth, now is a perfect time. Let’s ring in the new year with you feeling confident.

    Invisalign is the easiest and quickest way to move teeth, without wires and braces. Why put yourself through the hassle of traditional braces and all the rules and limitations that come with them? With Invisalign, you don’t have to. The innovative technology of the clear removable trays doesn’t force you to alter any of your lifestyle or health habits. With Invisalign, you are in control. The treatment is the most comfortable way to straighten teeth, close gaps between teeth, and to keep your teeth cleaner, healthier, and whiter.

    Give us a call at 215-568-6222 to schedule your free new patient consultation. When you come in, one of our amazing doctors will be able to talk about whether Invisalign is the best option for you. We will come up with a treatment plan together and ensure the best possible care. For more information about Invisalign, check out our Invisalign page. To see some transformations and fun office photos, check us out on social media. We are on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, give us a follow and we will follow back!

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    December 22, 2020
    3 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
    4 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!

    October 3, 2020
    5 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.

     

     

     

     

    July 5, 2020
    8 months ago

    During the entire month of July, 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? These invisible braces are made with clear, snap on-snap off, plastic aligners. With this design format, the aligners are not noticeable, unlike metal braces. They also allow you to continue enjoying whatever food and drinks you like, due to the snap on-snap off feature. Invisalign is a fast and comfortable way to straighten your teeth. Ultimately, Invisalign will keep your smile cleaner, healthier, and whiter.

    What to Expect?

    When you first come to our office you will be given a free iTero Invisalign scan. This scan shows us what your smile will look like after a completed Invisalign treatment plan. Once you decide that Invisalign is right for you is when we will start your treatment plan.

    How fast is fast?

    The entire length of the treatment is a case by case basis. It all depends on the severity of the case and how consistent you are with wearing the aligners. Invisalign patients must wear the aligners for at least 22 hours per day. This means you can take the aligners off when you are eating, drinking, and brushing your teeth. After that, snap them back on! With that in mind, on average, a common patient can expect their treatment plan to last about a year.

    The aftermath?

    When you are finished with your Invisalign treatment and your teeth look perfect, it will be time to celebrate! Your doctor will meet with you to complete another scan (similar to your first visit.) Once the scan is completed, your doctor will make a clear, removable retainer for you to wear at nighttime only. This nighttime retainer will ensure that your teeth stay perfect.

    Why wait?

    The best thing about Invisalign is that you are in control. The more compliant you are about wearing your aligners, the faster your treatment will be complete. Give us a call at (215) 568-6222 and come in for a free new patient consultation. When you call, mention to our new patient coordinator that you would like to receive a free iTero Invisalign scan. This will allow you to see for yourself the potential outcome of your new smile.

    Want more?

    We love to be social with our patients. 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.

     

     

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    June 25, 2020
    8 months ago

    Do you find yourself constantly smirking in photos because you don’t want to show your teeth? Are you not 100% happy with what you see in the mirror? You might be a good candidate for a Smile Makeover. What is a Smile Makeover? A Smile Makeover is a dental procedure that works to give you a healthier and more attractive smile. Say goodbye to all of your dental insecurities.

    What’s so important about a smile?

    Naturally, every human feels a sensation of positivity when they see others around them smile. Smiles make us feel comfortable. Smiling can also boost our own health. Studies show that simply smiling can boost moods, lower stress, and possibly prolong your life. Therefore, smiles are good for everyone!

    What exactly do Smile Makeovers fix?

    Smile Makeovers fix aesthetic issues and function issues. For instance, if your teeth are dull, chipped, worn, oddly shaped, or cracked, a smile makeover can fix that. Those are all aesthetic issues that can cause low confidence. You shouldn’t let your insecurities get the best of you though, especially when there are ways to fight back. If you are experiencing pain, tooth loss, decay, or infection, a smile makeover can fix that too. There is no reason anyone shouldn’t be able to go about daily tasks without any pain or issues. That’s where a smile makeover can come to the rescue.

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    Gain back your confidence.

    Having problems with your teeth is the worst, especially if you are feeling discomfort. It’s time to stop overthinking pictures. The days of low self-confidence are over. It is now your time to take control and become confident again.

    Get Connected!

    Get social with us! Follow us on social media @PhillyDentistry on Instagram, @PhiladelphiaDentistry on Facebook, and @DrKenCirkaDMD on Twitter!

     

     

    March 3, 2020
    1 year ago

    If you are unhappy with your current smile, then you are most likely researching cosmetic dentistry procedures. At Philly Dentistry, we offer numerous cosmetic treatments to fix any problems you may be suffering with. Have you ever thought about getting porcelain veneers to fix your smile? During the whole month of March take advantage of our monthly special of buy 6 veneers and get 2 for free! That’s a saving of over $3,000! Here are the six most common signs that porcelain veneers are the right choice for you.

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    1. Do you have chipped, cracked or broken teeth?
    There are a few options to fix problems like broken or chipped teeth. Porcelain veneers are a great option to fix this common dental problem. Our accomplished doctors will customize your veneers to match perfectly with your natural teeth to give you that perfect smile you’ve always wanted.

    2. Are you unhappy with your smile?
    If you’re reading this right now there’s a good chance, you’re unhappy with your smile. Whether it’s crooked, chipped, gap, or stained teeth to name a few common problems, our talented cosmetic dentists will get you smiling again! All you need to do to fix your smile is schedule a free new patient consultation and one of our doctors will give you an exam to see which cosmetic procedure would be best for your specific smile.

    3. Do you have a gap or gaps between your teeth?
    Having gaps big or small in between your teeth can leave you feeling embarrassed, while covering your mouth every time you smile. No one wants to feel that way and to fix these gaps you can choose to get porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers give you a natural looking smile that will make you proud to smile again. At your appointment our doctors will evaluate your smile to determine if veneers are the best option for you, instead of other treatments like tooth bonding and Invisalign to close your gaps.

    4. Do you have extremely stained or discolored teeth?
    Many patients try over-the-counter whitening methods without much success. Some patients report some slight changes in the whiteness of their teeth, but nothing too dramatic. When your teeth are extremely stained, sometimes even in-office professional whitening will not make much of a difference. For patients like this, we recommend porcelain veneers. Many patients get veneers for a whiter, more uniform smile to get completely rid of any type of stains.

    5. Are your teeth misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped?
    If you have some minor alignment issues with your teeth than veneers can resolve the problem easily. For more extreme alignment issues we recommend getting Invisalign to straighten your teeth. For patients who have uneven or irregularly shaped teeth, veneers can be the best option. Our doctors will work with you to customize the size, shape and color of your veneers to give you that smile you’ve always wanted.

    6. Are your teeth worn down?
    Over time your teeth can get worn down typically from teeth grinding or clenching, known as bruxism. When you grind or clench on a regular basis, the tops of your teeth can become flat and dull over time. This can result in more dental problems if not handled properly. For any patient who have worn down their teeth, porcelain veneers can restore the appearance of your teeth and provide more stability for your dental health.

    So, give us a call at 215-568-6222 and schedule your free new patient consultation with one of our excellent doctors! With the most experience with veneers in Philadelphia, you won’t be disappointed. There’s a reason professional athletes, movie stars, musicians and many more trust us with their smile! We want to give you that perfect smile you have always dreamed about. Smile more with Philly Dentistry!

    P.S. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram to stay up to date with news about our office. @PhillyDentistry

    February 24, 2020
    1 year ago

    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.

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    Here are seven advantages for Invisalign over braces.

    1. Your clear aligners are so much less noticeable than traditional metal braces. Some people may not even notice you’re wearing them!

    2. Unlike metal braces that are attached to your teeth, Invisalign trays can be removed whenever you want to eat or drink.

    3. You can clean your teeth way easier with Invisalign, just simply remove the trays and brush and floss like you would normally do when you were not doing Invisalign.

    4. There will be fewer appointments with visits to our Philly Dentistry office only every 4-6 weeks.

    5. No food restrictions like you have with metal braces. You don’t need to worry about brackets coming off or getting loose and don’t worry about food being stuck between them.

    6. Some people face metal allergies so if this happens to be you, Invisalign is the best choice for you because they’re metal-free.

    7. Invisalign trays are more comfortable than metal brackets. I remember having metal braces cut the inside of my cheeks and gums and that was not fun. With Invisalign you don’t need to worry about any metal in your mouth at all. Your Invisalign trays will be smooth and comfortable for your specific smile.

    If you believe Invisalign might be the best option for you give us a call at 215-568-6222 and we will set you up with a free new patient consultation. At this appointment our great doctors will determine if Invisalign is the best option for you. You can even get a free iTero scan, which allows you to see what your teeth will look like with Invisalign, before you even start your treatment. Send us an email at info@phillydentistry with any questions you have and don’t forget to follow us on social media @PhillyDentistry. Thanks for reading!

    January 2, 2020
    1 year ago

    Invisalign is the newest way of straightening your teeth without the hassle of metal braces and brackets. Invisalign on average takes less time than the old fashion braces and it costs less money as well. One of the best things about Invisalign is that they are removable retainers that you can hardly notice. When you decide to do Invisalign you are making a commitment because you will be wearing your clear aligners for the recommended time of 22 hours a day. It takes some getting used to, but is well worth it in the end. Here are 4 tips to help you with your first week of Invisalign.

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    1. Treat your discomfort. When you wear your clear aligners at first, they can cause some discomfort. Your clear aligners are forcing your teeth into their ideal position. By doing this you may experience some pain in your teeth and jaw area. We recommend some chewing exercises a few times a day and every time you put your trays back in. This can help pain relief by acting as a massage effect for your gums, stimulating nutrient-rich blood flow to your mouth. The blood flow acts as a natural pain reliever.

    2. Protect your tongue. The plastic edges of your aligners may aggravate you at first. Tongue sores are common in the early stages of your transformation. A great tip is to learn how to use dental wax to cover up any sharp edges or rough spots. Take a small pinch of wax, roll it up and place it on the area that is giving you problems. If it is still bothering you ask your dentist and they will be happy to help you get out of any discomfort.

    3. Keep track of your daily wear time. It can be tough at first to adjust to your new lifestyle with your Invisalign trays, but it’s important to know how long you’re wearing your trays. You can extend your treatment if you don’t follow the dentists recommended time of wearing your trays 22 hours a day.

    4. Keep your trays clean and clear. It’s easy to cheat when you’re in Invisalign. You can be drinking that coffee or enjoying a glass of white wine with your trays in. It isn’t the worst thing you can do, but if you make it a habit you can stain your teeth. When you notice your trays are getting a little funky looking you should clean them by lightly brushing them with your toothbrush or soaking them in water.

    The most important thing with Invisalign is sticking to a routine. Use these tips when you start your Invisalign journey and then find what works best for your routine and stick with it until your treatment is finished. Good habits are crucial when relieving any Invisalign discomfort and achieving your perfect smile. If you are not happy with your smile and you think Invisalign can be the answer, give us a call at 215-568-6222 and we will be happy to give you a free new patient consultation to see if Invisalign is the best option for you. While you’re here we will even do a free iTero Invisalign scan so you can see what your teeth will look like after Invisalign, before you even start the process! Also take advantage of our January monthly special, free Apple AirPods and free teeth whitening with your purchase of Invisalign! It’s the start of a new year which means new beginnings so, get that smile you always wanted with Invisalign.

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