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    December 22, 2020
    4 weeks 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
    2 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 13, 2020
    3 months 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.

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    October 3, 2020
    3 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 3, 2020
    4 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 24, 2020
    5 months ago

    dental implant

    Having missing teeth can create many problems. Your appearance, the ability to talk and chew, and dental and overall health are affected. Many people who have lost teeth wish to get new teeth that are visually appealing and comfortable. Another desire would be to have the security of fixed teeth. Dental implants make all of this possible. Within the past 30 years, dental implants have proven themselves to be an effective and reliable means for replacing missing teeth and securing a smile. Dental implants are a notable procedure that has improved the lives of many. In this article, we will dive into the many ways dental implants can enhance your life.

    1. Appearance

    Dental implants will improve your appearance. When you have a missing tooth, a dental implant can fill in the missing spot flawlessly. They look and feel like your own teeth and they are designed to merge with bone so they become permanent.

    1. Speech

    When missing a tooth, some people opt to get dentures. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can move around in the mouth causing you to mumble or slip up words. On the contrary, dental implants do not move in your mouth. Therefore, they allow you to speak without worrying about your teeth moving around.

    1. Eating

    Similar to speech, sliding dentures can affect eating. All in all, the movement of dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, so you can eat normally without restraint or pain.

    1. Comfort

    Unlike dentures, your dental implants become a part of your mouth. Since they become apart of you, you don’t even feel them or realize they are there. They provide full comfort so you can go about your daily life.

    1. Self-esteem

    Dental implants give you back your smile. There’s no inconvenience or embarrassing moments taking out a denture. No one will even know you had dental work done. When you have a healthy smile, you feel better about yourself.

    1. Health

    Unlike other dental procedures, dental implants do not require shaving other teeth. This leaves more of your own teeth intact, which ultimately improves your long-term oral health.

    We are here to help you get healthy. Please contact us for any information when deciding about dental implants. You can call us at (215) 568-6222, email us at info@phillydentistry.com, or follow us on social media! Our social media handles are Instagram @phillydentistry, Twitter @DrKenCirkaDMD, and Facebook @PhiladelphiaDentistry. Thank you for reading!

    August 14, 2020
    5 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
    6 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.

    June 25, 2020
    7 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!

     

     

    June 15, 2020
    7 months ago

    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.

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    The Facts

    Studies show that two-thirds of toothache reports came from people who were suffering from a mental health issue. Research also shows that 50% of people who suffered from depression, classified their teeth as average or poor. A review of many studies found a strong correlation between gum disease and mental health illnesses such as anxiety, depression, and stress.

    Behavioral Changes

    So, with those facts, you might ask why there is this scientific link. The link comes from the behavioral effects of mental illnesses. Anxiety, depression, and stress can cause people to subconsciously change their behavior. For example, a person with depression usually loses interest in activities, which ultimately causes impairment in daily life tasks. More specifically, a person with depression can be inconsistent with brushing their teeth, maintaining a good diet, and visiting the dentist. Another example can be made with anxiety. People who suffer from anxiety are more likely to grind their teeth.

    Biological Effects

    In addition to possible behavioral effects, mental illnesses can affect our oral health due to biological reasons. There is a hormone called ‘cortisol’ that impacts our body when we feel a lot of stress. When the hormone levels increase, the immune system gets weaker. When this happens, it can result in vulnerability to gum disease. Another biological effect can occur due to medications. Often people with mental illnesses are prescribed medications to cope with their illness. These medications can cause a dry mouth. This dry mouth can mean that plaque, bacteria, and debris aren’t getting rinsed properly. This ultimately means there is more opportunity for cavities to form.

    Fight Back

    Thankfully, when mental illnesses affect our oral health, there are things to do that can help. Finding a good dental practice that considers your overall health is the first step. At Philadelphia Dentistry, we value the health and safety of all of our patients. Patient care is our number one priority. Therefore, booking an appointment with us will ensure your mental health is not affecting your oral health.

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