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    Category: Teeth Whitening

    March 2, 2021
    5 days ago

    Do you have discolored teeth? Are you tired of over-the-counter whitening strips not giving you the results you want? Stop wasting your money. Professional whitening is the most efficient whitening treatment as the results are almost instant. Offices normally charge up to $800 for whitening trays, but not us. For the entire month of May, we are offering $169 custom-made bleaching trays! This deal is too good to pass up, so take advantage of it while you can.

    Let’s talk about some important things to know about bleaching trays. To get the best results, your teeth need to be super clean. It is best to have a proper hygiene cleaning done before applying bleaching gel to your teeth. During your cleaning, your hygienist will remove any tartar or plaque that might be built up on your teeth. Removing all the bad stuff makes for the best whitening results!

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    In addition to your cleaning, one of our awesome team members will perform an oral health exam on you. Again, to get the best whitening results, we must ensure your oral health is up to par. During your exam, we will be looking for things like tooth decay or gum disease. If any signs are pointing to an oral health problem, we will get you healthy before the teeth whitening is done.
    Finally, the bleaching trays can be made! Your trays will be custom-made to fit perfectly to your bite. The trays and gel will then be given to you with easy instructions to take home. All of your questions can be answered by one of our team members. These trays are great because they allow patients to whiten their teeth in the privacy of their own home at their own pace. The bleaching gel should be applied for 10 minutes a day for 7-10 days. This will give you the best possible results as your teeth can jump up to 6 shades brighter! Also, this inexpensive treatment lasts up to 2 years. So, if you have ever felt self-conscious about the color of your smile, now is the time to make a change. Take advantage of this amazing deal and be confident with your smile again!

    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

    February 1, 2021
    1 month ago

     

    website zoomWe live in a world where people move fast. We expect fast service at restaurants, we dread waiting in grocery lines, and we text instead of calling. Our world has become accustomed to instant results. Instant results are what our ZOOM! teeth whitening service provides. We want to provide the best possible deals for our patients. That’s why during the entire month of February, we are inviting all patients to take advantage of our $100 ZOOM! whitening special!

    If you have ever felt a lack of confidence when smiling, this is the perfect treatment for you. Editing your selfies and avoiding cameras is in the past! It’s time to feel like the best version of yourself and smile with confidence. With our whitening special, we will have you in and out in only one hour. We do all the work. Come in for your appointment and sit back and relax while we apply the whitening gel to your teeth, shine our special light, and give your whiter teeth FAST!

    To see more before and after photos, check us out on social media. Our Instagram is filled with awesome transformation photos. We want you to be featured in our next post! To book your appointment, give us a call at (215) 568-6222. We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

     

    January 12, 2021
    2 months ago

    It’s a brand-new year, which is the perfect time to reinvent yourself. Do you want to quit your bad smoking habit? If this sounds like you, then keep reading. In this article, we will be talking about dental hygiene tips for smokers that can help you turn your smoker’s teeth into healthy teeth!

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    1. Stop smoking

    It might not be exactly what you want to hear, but this is something you need to do in order to get the best results for your teeth. Smoking causes a number of health problems, but a lot of time the effects it can have on your mouth are overlooked. When you are a smoker, you are twice as likely to get mouth infections compared to non-smokers. Additionally, as you know, smoking causes damage to your enamel and staining.

    1. See your dentist

    It is imperative for you to stay on top of your dental visits. Since being a smoker makes you more susceptible to oral health issues, you need to keep up with your bi-yearly dental visits. These visits are important because it will allow your dentist to scope out any issues earlier rather than later. These visits will also help possible staining and keeping your breath fresh.

    1. Brushing and flossing twice a day

    Brush and floss your teeth when you wake up in the morning and again before you go to sleep at night. By doing this, you are removing any debris that could wedge itself in your teeth throughout the day. Brushing and flossing at least twice a day is the rule of thumb, but if you can squeeze in brush and floss time after any meal, that would be ideal!

    1. Healthy eating

    Smoking isn’t the only thing that causes staining. Different foods and drinks cause teeth discoloration as well. To reduce the chance of staining, take up a healthy eating lifestyle. Eat and drink in moderation, but watch out for acidic treats like coffee, soda, and candy, as they can do the most damage.

    We want you to make 2021 the year you turn your smoker teeth into a brighter, healthier smile! Here at Philadelphia Dentistry, we will provide you with the best care and education to ensure that you optimize your oral health care. Check us out on social media to see all of our photos! We are on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

    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 2, 2020
    4 months ago

    watermarkedDo you feel self-conscious smiling for photos? Are you embarrassed about stained teeth? At our office, we have multiple teeth whitening options. This month take advantage of our whitening special so you can feel confident smiling again. All November, Philadelphia Dentistry will be offering custom-made teeth whitening trays for only $169! This at-home whitening treatment is the most effective way to whiten your smile in only a few days.

    Expectations

    When you come in for your appointment, one of our team members will take impressions of your teeth. This is done because each patient receives custom-made trays designed specifically for their teeth. Once your trays are all set, our team member will provide you with directions on how to complete the treatment and answer any/all of your questions. Don’t worry because the process is quite simple!

    Application

    You will have complete control over the results of your whitening. Since this is an at-home treatment, the results will depend on how consistent you are with applying the trays and gel. 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. You don’t have to worry about not having enough product, as you will be provided with enough whitening gel for 20 applications. We’ve got you covered. To add the cherry on top of this amazing deal, your results can last up to two years!

    Book Now

    To schedule a quick, convenient appointment to have your custom trays made, give us a call! Call us today at (215) 568-6222 and one of our team members will be able to set you up with a short appointment. To see some before and after photos of whitening’s we’ve done, check out our social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

     

    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.

     

     

     

     

    August 4, 2020
    7 months ago

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    During the whole month of August, come in and take advantage of our $100 off Zoom teeth whitening special! Zoom is a very popular whitening service at our Philadelphia office. The treatment is used by professionals all around the world to whiten the discoloration in patient’s teeth. You may be experiencing some tooth discoloration from drinking coffee, soda, red wine, or from smoking. Also, as you get older, your teeth can naturally become darker with time. Zoom’s 1-hour whitening treatment can help with all of these concerns.

    Anytime a patient wants to get a whitening treatment done, it is important to have a teeth cleaning before the treatment. Your cleaning will ensure your teeth and gums are healthy for the whitening. When you first arrive at your appointment, you will be escorted to one of our treatment rooms. Once you are settled, one of our dentists will give you an exam. After the exam is completed, the whitening procedure can take place.

    Zoom whitening treatment starts by prepping your mouth. Your lips and gums will be covered, leaving only your teeth exposed for the treatment. Once your mouth is prepped, one of our dentists or dental assistants will apply the Zoom hydrogen peroxide whitening gel on your teeth. This works best when we turn on our Zoom light, which hits your teeth and removes any stains or discolorations you may have. The Zoom gel and light will remain on your teeth for three 15-minute intervals. All in all, your treatment will take 45 minutes. While you are waiting for your teeth to become white, you get to relax. Take this time to sit back, listen to music, and chill out – You deserve it! As soon as we are finished, a sensitivity gel will be applied to your teeth to ensure you don’t experience any sensitivity after your treatment.

    You will also receive complimentary whitening trays to take home with you to touch up your smile. You will be given instructions for how those work so even when you leave our office, you will be under our care at home as well! Before you leave, don’t forget to book your next appointment with us. It is important to stay up to date with your dentist visits to have the best results with your treatment.

    The Zoom whitening treatment usually costs $597, but during the whole month of August subtract $100 from that original cost! We want to give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Give us a call at (215) 568-6222 and make an appointment for your FREE new patient consultation to see if Zoom is right for you. To stay connected follow us on social media on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. (We post cool stuff!)

     

    July 15, 2020
    8 months ago

    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.

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    Brush your teeth

    The ultimate way to protect your teeth against staining is to brush them immediately after drinking your coffee. Brushing your teeth is something we all should do twice a day anyway. Therefore, scheduling your brush time after your cup of coffee kills two birds with one stone. The immediate brushing will eliminate any time for the coffee to leave permanent stains.

    Rinse your mouth

    The next best thing you can do to fight back against coffee stains is to rinse your mouth. We get it, you don’t carry your toothbrush with you everywhere. So, if you don’t have your toothbrush, grab some water and swoosh away! Doing this is super easy and can make a huge difference in your teeth color shade.

    Use a Straw

    One of the most popular ways to avoid direct coffee-to-teeth contact is to use a straw. This is useful because the barrier that the straw provides helps prevent possible staining. Most coffee shops provide straws, so if your stopping at Dunkin Donuts, they’ve got you covered.

    Floss

    Flossing is something you should be doing once a day. It’s more important than you think. Flossing is done to get rid of the debris that is hidden between our teeth. There could be stains hiding between your teeth that you don’t even realize. Therefore, flossing after drinking your cup of joe can get rid of sneaky stains.

    Creamer is not helping

    Some might assume that staining occurs when the coffee is black. It would make sense that the darker your drink, the higher chance for staining. However, this is not true. By adding more creamer and sugar, you are only creating a bigger problem for your mouth. The more additives there are, the more plaque buildup there is, which leads to more staining. Drink your coffee and creamer in moderation!

    Visit your dentist

    Keep up with visiting your dentist twice a year. This is very important for oral health, but for stains in particular. Dentists are smile professionals. Therefore, they know how to clean your teeth properly and give the best oral hygiene advice. If you’re having teeth discoloration concerns, your dentist is the best person to talk to. At Philadelphia Dentistry, your dentist would see if you would be interested in a smile makeover, porcelain veneers, or a ZOOM! whitening treatment. We are here to keep you happy and healthy!

    No sipping

    We aren’t saying you should be drinking your coffee like a tequila shot (that would probably burn), but you shouldn’t be sipping on it all day either. Drinking your coffee in one sitting ensures that your coffee isn’t staining your teeth all day. Dilly-dallying while drinking your coffee only prolongs the opportunity for stains to settle in.

    Look into treatments

    So, as we said previously, your dentist is the best person to get advice from. Taking the time to visit your dentist and talk about smile concerns is the only way treatments can be done. Cosmetic dentistry might be something you would be interested in if you want whiter teeth. Cosmetic dentistry can take your smile from ‘OK’ to ‘WOW!!’ Check out our site on cosmetic dentistry to learn about all of the treatments we provide.

    We hope you take our coffee drinking tips into consideration next time you stop for a coffee. To learn more about oral health, continue scrolling through our blog. To connect with us, 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!

     

     

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