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Category: Smile Makeovers

June 10, 2019
1 week ago

Smiling is a powerful thing and it usually is the result of something positive that is happening in your life. Whether things are looking up or looking down, the power of smiling can help you in many ways. When you show off those nice pearly whites you raise chemicals in your body that can help produce positive emotions, even when you’re feeling down in the dumps. Even forcing a smile when times are tough can help you get through a difficult situation.

Here are a few ways smiling can better your life.

By smiling more you are reducing the stress in your life. Even if you’re the happiest person in the world everyone deals with some type of stress. You’re probably thinking why in the world would I smile in a stressful situation, but that may be exactly what you need to help get through it. A study by Psychological Science, Tara Kraft and Sarah Pressman discovered that smiling will reduce your heart rate during a stressful encounter. When you smile something called serotonin is released which is a natural stress reducer in the brain. This study shows that even if you have to force a smile in a stressful situation that will help you out in difficult situation.

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This is a no brainier, but smiling will increase your happiness. It’s simple when you smile, you’re most likely happy. A neurologist, Dr. Isha Gupta states that when you smile it creates a chemical reaction in your brain that produces dopamine. When you are depressed you have low dopamine levels and when you are happy your dopamine levels are high. Life can throw you challenges good or bad, but if you take on those challenges and obstacles with your head held high and a smile on your face then you will have a better perception of what is going on.

Did you know that smiling can improve your pain tolerance? Although, smiling on its own is not scientifically linked to a higher pain tolerance, but adding a smile or laughter to your pain will make your discomfort a little better. After reading this blog you now know a little bit about how powerful your smile can be. If you are not happy with your smile then it’s time for a change. It’s never too late to get that smile you always wanted. Whether it’s a general cleaning and check up or something cosmetic, Philly Dentistry is the place for all your dental needs. Give us a call today at 215-568-6222 or send us an email at info@phillydentistry.com and if you’re feeling ambitious you can follow us on social media @phillydentistry to stay up to date with all the news at our office. Thank you and keep on smiling Philadelphia!

June 3, 2019
2 weeks ago

Summer time is for smiling and if you are not satisfied with your smile, it’s time to come to Philly Dentistry! During the whole month of June take advantage of our monthly special of $1,000 off your set of 8 veneers. Porcelain veneers can completely change your smile for the best. If you have any dental problems like stains, chips, cracks, gaps, or even slightly misaligned teeth then veneers can take those imperfections and turn your smile into perfection!

First things first, what are porcelain veneers? Think about how thin a contact lens is and that is how thin your porcelain veneer will be. They are extremely thin, but extremely strong and can last up to 15 years, if you have good oral hygiene and make sure you’re getting your routine cleanings and check-ups every 6 months. Each veneer is custom-made to improve your specific smile so you have the best natural looking smile makeover. The thin porcelain veneers will go over your original teeth to improve any dental problem you may be suffering with, it’s that easy!

Are porcelain veneers right for me? If you are interested in treating your smile with a more permanent solution then veneers are a great choice for you. The only requirement a patient needs to get porcelain veneers is that they are healthy enough to support them. So, if a patient has any cavities or gum disease, they will need to be treated for that before they can get the porcelain veneers.

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Check out what our patients had to say about us and their porcelain veneers, “I wanted to take a brief moment to express how happy your work has made my life. A few months ago, you outfitted my teeth with porcelain veneers in your dental office in Philadelphia. Getting porcelain veneers was undoubtedly the most important and rewarding decision I have ever made in my life. I was so unhappy with the appearance of my teeth and the first impression they made on people. Today, that has all changed. After the procedure, my family could not believe the difference and immediately noticed how much more I smile. My friends could not quite put their finger on what had changed but only that I looked great and always seemed happy…I do not believe that I could have made a great Best Man speech without the confidence I have been given having such a wonderful smile. I do not think I will ever truly be able to convey how happy I am and what you have been able to do for me. Eternally grateful.”

Schedule your free new patient consultation with Philly Dentistry today to see if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers. In just 2 easy visits you can completely change your smile into your dream smile. Don’t be embarrassed anymore with your teeth, we are here to help make Philly smile, one patient at a time! Call today 215-568-6222.

May 13, 2019
1 month 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? 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 so our doctors can give you an exam to see which cosmetic procedure would work best with 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, over 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 who have over a combined 60 years of experience in dentistry! 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!

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May 6, 2019
1 month ago

At Philadelphia Dentistry we offer different teeth whitening procedures and during the month of May we have an amazing monthly special of $169 custom made bleach trays! What’s better than having the option to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home? If you deal with tooth sensitivity then this whitening procedure is the best option for you.

When you come in for your appointment one of our great providers will take impressions of your teeth so your trays are custom made specifically for your smile. After we make your whitening trays you will be given bleaching gel and instructions on how to use them so you can whiten your teeth whenever you feel necessary.

As a patient of Philly Dentistry we give you the complete control of your teeth whitening process which means the results will depend on how dedicated you are and how carefully you follow the instructions. When done correctly you can expect results to be about 6 shades whiter than they were before! The instructions are very simple, once a day you will use your custom made whitening trays for 10 minutes for 7 to 10 days and the results can last up to 2 years!

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As a current patient or new patient you may be wondering if professional teeth whitening works for everyone? If your teeth are stained from drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes, medications, or just poor oral hygiene then professional teeth whitening can most likely whiten your teeth quickly and successfully.
However, there are some rare cases in which teeth whitening is not the best option for the health of your teeth. One of our accomplished doctors will exam your teeth before any whitening procedure begins to make sure you are a good candidate for teeth whitening. In some cases patients teeth are just naturally dull in color which has nothing to do with stains or aging. If you think this may be you, don’t worry at all we offer many different options to whiten your teeth like porcelain veneers. Another case may be that you were born with very thin tooth enamel which can make your teeth yellow even if you have great oral hygiene and brush and floss daily. In these cases we work with the patient to make sure they are given the best and healthiest option to improve their smile.

Don’t hesitate to get that smile you deserve! This offer is only valid for the month of May so give us a call today at 215-568-6222 and let’s get that smile bright and healthy for the summer months ahead!

April 8, 2019
2 months ago

Are you too embarrassed to smile because of your teeth? Are they crooked and misaligned? Well, there is a solution and it’s called Invisalign. During the whole month of April take full advantage of our monthly special of $500 off your Invisalign treatment along with free teeth whitening custom bleach trays! Invisalign is the best way to straighten your teeth without the hassle of those old fashion metal braces. Invisalign has clear aligners that align your teeth perfectly straight so you have a healthy bite and a beautiful smile. Here’s what our patients had to say about their Invisalign experience with our office.

“If you are thinking about getting Invisalign then get it at Philadelphia Dentistry. These folks are awesome. Super friendly, professional, and the results were amazing. I highly recommend them. Don’t even think about going to look anywhere else. Just do it. YOU will not be disappointed.” –Jeff S.

“This entire practice is phenomenal, from the front desk staff, to the hygienists, and of course Dr. Meier! If you would’ve told me five years ago that I’d be ENJOYING coming to the dentist, I would think you were crazy! But this whole practice, Eva, Malikah, Dani, and Dr. Meier especially, are the most caring, gentle, and knowledgeable people in the industry. I trust them implicitly and have never been happier with my smile and the health of my teeth. After several years as a dental patient here, I finally took the plunge and began Invisalign. I was afraid it would hurt, that it would be a pain in the neck socially, and that it would be unaffordable. Now that I’ve finished Invisilign I can say NONE of those things were an issue! A 3/10 in discomfort at most, socially was NBD at all, and with CareCredit I’m easily able to pay it off monthly. If you’re considering Invisalign, you must see Dr. Meier! Your only regret is that you hadn’t done it sooner!!” –Robyn B.

“I love love love this place. They are so welcoming and warm. They made me feel comfortable about getting Invisalign. The process was easy. I would recommend them any day.” –Rashida S.

“I have been going here for about 10 years. I have always been very, very happy with the service, friendliness and expertise. I’m finishing up my Invisalign, and things have gone extremely well with it.” Lynn R.

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At Philly Dentistry we are a provider for Invisalign which means we see a great amount of patients specifically for Invisalign. If you’re curious to learn more about the process of Invisalign you can check it out here. Or if you would like to read more testimonials about Invisalign from our patients you can do so by clicking here. Give us a call today at 215-568-6222 and come in for our free new patient consultation and let’s find out if Invisalign is the right choice for you. Smile more this Spring with Philly Dentistry!

April 1, 2019
3 months ago

Is there an age limit on getting healthy straight teeth? A very common question our patients ask our staff is, “am I too old for Invisalign?” Some patients even said they never thought to bring Invisalign up at their appointment because they assumed they were too old to get it. If you never had braces when you were younger and now you think it may be too late to get them, have no fear! If you have healthy teeth there is NO age limit on getting Invisalign.

In fact, getting Invisalign to straighten your teeth benefits anyone at any age. Straight teeth are healthy teeth and healthy teeth never go out of style. Being in your 40s, 50s, and even 60s and wanting braces doesn’t seem very appealing to anyone, but with Invisalign your clear aligner trays are practically invisible. You can have the smile you’ve always dreamed of with Invisalign!

The Invisalign process starts with one of our great providers giving you an Invisalign scan with the iTero scanner. This scan will show you what your teeth will look like after Invisalign, before you even start your procedure. By having this scanner in our office, we can start your treatment sooner than any dental office in Philadelphia.

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Every patient is a little bit different depending on how much straightening needs to be done. However, our excellent doctors and providers will work with you and let you know exactly what time frame you can except with your Invisalign treatment. Our goal at Philly Dentistry is to help you be more confident in your smile at any age.

Invisalign is affordable for all ages. It’s an investment in your smile, confidence, health and happiness. At Philadelphia Dentistry we are an Invisalign Gold+ Provider which means we have done the most Invisalign cases in Philadelphia. Since we have such great experience you can end up paying $1,500 to $2,000 less than what most orthodontists charge for the same exact treatment! We offer an all-inclusive cost which means you won’t have any surprises with additional charges like most other offices do. There are many different ways to pay for your treatment at Philly Dentistry. We have flexible payment plans including CareCredit and GreenSky to help you make Invisalign a reality for you.

Don’t hesitate any longer, give us a call today at 215-568-6222 and we can see if Invisalign is the right choice for you. As a new patient you’ll receive a free exam and x-rays along with a free Invisalign scan to see if Invisalign is the best option for your specific smile.

March 25, 2019
3 months ago

At Philadelphia Dentistry we are proud to say we are an Invisalign Gold+ Provider, which means we do a great amount of Invisalign cases each year. We are the largest dentistry in Philadelphia and we do the most Invisalign cases than any other dental office. By doing the most cases our doctors have the most experience when it comes to Invisalign. Take advantage of our office deal and take $500 off your Invisalign treatment. There are many reasons to get Invisalign, but here are few of the most important reasons Invisalign is the best new way to straighten your teeth.

The main reason orthodontics was invited was to give you a good bite and that is exactly what Invisalign will do for you. Invisalign’s goal is to improve your oral health so you don’t live with any pain or problems. By doing Invisalign you’ll improve your overall health along with creating a beautiful straight smile.

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Invisalign can fix any jaw or neck pain you may be dealing with. Patients that are affected by grinding their teeth suffer with jaw and neck pain. By wearing the Invisalign aligners over the course of your treatment is a great way for patients to deprogram the muscles involved in grinding their teeth and relieve any symptoms.

When your teeth are straight, they are easier to clean. So, when your teeth are properly aligned from your Invisalign treatment you will get a better clean when you brush daily and go to your routine check- ups at Philly Dentistry. When your teeth are crowded, bacteria will get in-between your teeth and will be harder to remove which can lead to cavities and other dental problems. Remember straight teeth equals healthy teeth!

Invisalign aligners can double as a protective gear that you can wear the rest of your life. By wearing your aligners, you can prevent any grinding at night. Invisalign aligners can also be worn during any sporting events to protect your teeth from any accidents. Invisalign not only straightens your teeth for your overall health, it also gives you that beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. When you do Invisalign with us at Philly Dentistry we give you complementary custom-made bleach trays to whiten your smile whenever you want in the comfort of your own home. There’s no better time than now to get that perfect smile. Give us a call today to schedule your free new patient consultation and see if Invisalign is the best option for you. 215-568-6222. Email: info@phillydentistry.com

March 18, 2019
3 months ago

Maybe one of the biggest questions of all time, are we alone in the universe? What is the meaning of life? Electric or manual toothbrush? Now, the last question may just be the most important question of them all, should we be using an electric or manual toothbrush?

It’s not so much which toothbrush is better for you, it’s important to follow a healthy routine of brushing twice a day, flossing at least once a day, changing your brush ever 3 months and most importantly visiting your dentist for check-ups every 6 months. Whatever toothbrush helps you better those routines you should use to maintain healthy teeth & gums for life.

There’s a new, simple electric toothbrush that helps you maintain those healthy routines and it’s called Quip! Quip’s electric toothbrush has a timer for 2 minutes with 30 second intervals and has 1 mode instead of 8 like most electric toothbrushes. Quip vibrates instead rotates giving your brush the perfect amount of vibrations to give your teeth a great cleaning! Another awesome thing about Quip is when you buy a Quip toothbrush, they send you replacement heads every 3 months for only $5! It’s important to replace your brush every 3 months because of the bacteria that grows on it over time. As a nation 75% of us don’t replace our brush every 3 months. I get it though, most of us don’t think about replacing a brush because we have more important things on our mind, but Quip automatically sends you a new one right to your door. That’s one less thing you have to worry about and one healthier mouth to look forward too.

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At Philadelphia Dentistry we love making the experience fun and comfortable for our patients. We now are making games for our patients to play to have a chance to win one of these cool Quip toothbrushes! Our dentists recommend Quip toothbrushes because the 2-minute timer and vibrating bristles encourage our patients to brush better by creating these healthy habits. So, if you’re an oral hygiene rock star and brush your teeth everyday, twice a day for 2 minutes, floss, replace your brush every 3 months and visit your dentist every 6 months than it doesn’t matter which toothbrush you use. If you need a little help and guidance with your dental routine which most of us do, than Quip is a great toothbrush to use because it helps install those healthy habits without you even knowing it. If you’re a patient of ours don’t forget to look for the Quip games at both our checkouts for a chance to win this toothbrush everyone is talking about!

March 4, 2019
4 months ago

It’s a special time of year for us Philadelphians when the cold weather washes away and brings the enjoyable warm weather into our city. With spring in the air, you notice more people smiling. Don’t let your teeth hold you back from smiling this year. During the whole month of March, you can change your smile completely with our monthly special of buy 6 veneers and get 2 for free.

If you struggle with stains on your teeth that won’t go away or your teeth are misaligned, but you don’t want to take the time to get braces, veneers are the perfect solution for you. With 2 easy appointments at our Center City, Philadelphia office you can have that smile you always dreamed about. Porcelain veneers are extremely thin just like a contact lens and are custom made to give you an all-natural beautiful looking smile. The veneers are placed over your natural teeth and bonded on by our experienced dental team. At Philly Dentistry we have done the most veneer cases in Philadelphia which means we have the most experience than any other dental office. We have professional athletes, celebrities and musicians that come to our office to get a beautiful smile makeover with porcelain veneers.
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What you can expect when getting porcelain veneers. First, you will come to our office for a free new patient consultation so the doctors can evaluate your smile and we can give you the best results to match your natural teeth. If porcelain veneers are the right choice for you, we will then make impression of your teeth so your veneers are custom made for your unique smile. After we get your veneers back from our trusted lab one of our great doctors will prep you by removing around ½ millimeter of your tooth enamel. After that is done they will bond the veneers by placing a special cement on the veneer and then placed on your tooth. Porcelain veneers can last up to 15+ years and are stain resistant as long as you take care of your teeth by going to your routine cleanings and checkups every 6 months.

So, what are you waiting for? This is the year to smile more and there is no better time than now. Give us a call today to schedule a free new patient consultation and achieve that smile you’ve always wanted with Philly Dentistry 215-568-6222.

February 18, 2019
4 months ago

When you’re injured in an accident, one of the first things you need to do is see your doctor to have your injuries diagnosed and to get the treatment you need. You should also head to your dentist shortly afterward to have your dental injuries diagnosed – even if you don’t feel you’ve suffered a dental injury. This is because some kinds of dental injury, like tiny fractures in the teeth, can sometimes go unnoticed at first. Left untreated, these small issues can become substantial ones.

Your Philadelphia personal injury attorney can refer you to a dentist who is qualified to diagnose and treat your injuries. Talk to him or her about seeking dental healthcare and pursuing compensation for its cost through your personal injury claim.

Ways your Teeth and Mouth can be Injured in an Accident

There are many different ways your teeth and mouth can be injured in an accident. These include:

  • Tooth intrusion. This is when a tooth is slammed into the jawbone, which can cause the tooth to “die” by damaging its interior pulp;
  • Cracked teeth;
  • Fractures in a tooth’s roots;
  • Injuries to the jawbone;
  • Teeth being knocked out; and
  • Chipped teeth.

Some of these injuries are relatively minor, like chipped teeth. Others, like tooth intrusion, can have serious complications like the shortening of the affected tooth’s roots. Even seemingly minor conditions like cracked teeth can have a big impact on your life, like making your teeth more sensitive to hot and cold foods and negatively impacting your self-image. In extreme cases, losing one or more teeth can permanently alter your appearance, and not just by leaving gaps in your smile. Your facial structure can change when it does not have your teeth to support your skin and muscles.

Dental Procedures you Might Need After an Accident

After diagnosing your dental injuries, your dentist will recommend appropriate treatments for them. You might need to have one or more teeth capped, filled, or removed. You might also need to undergo a root canal and in an extreme case, oral surgery.

Get the Dental Healthcare you Need Now

Many of us aren’t as urgent about getting dental healthcare as we are about seeking medical attention for other types of injuries. This type of mindset can lead to long-lasting dental problems and injuries going untreated, potentially putting you at risk of suffering new injuries. One reason for this is that dental care is expensive, and many Americans do not have dental coverage.

Do not let your concerns about the cost of dental care keep you from getting the care you need. When a dental problem also poses medical risks, it may be covered by medical insurance. Additionally, you can pursue compensation for your out-of-pocket dental care costs through your personal injury claim if you choose to file one. Talk to your lawyer about pursuing compensation for these expenses, because you deserve to make a full recovery after suffering an accidental injury.

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