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October 8, 2018
1 week ago

25005138_152349512076052_4777900595652591616_nDo you have misaligned teeth? Are you too embarrassed to get those old fashion metal braces? Well, there is a solution for you and it’s called Invisalign. Often times, people ask how long does this treatment take? It is different for just about everyone because it is based on how much your teeth need to be shifted and how attentive you are to following directions and wearing your trays. As a patient of Invisalign you must be willing to commit and trust the process to achieve the best results.

The time that it takes you to complete your Invisalign treatment is almost cut in half compared to the old fashion metal braces. On average, most patients complete their treatment within a year, sometimes less.

When you decide to choose Invisalign to correct your smile, what you can expect from the first appointment, which is called the “records” appointment is for it to last about 50 minutes. At this appointment you will get detailed scans from our iTero Invisalign Outcome Simulator. This scan will be able to show you what your teeth will look like after your Invisalign treatment is finished…before you even start! Also, x-rays of your teeth will be taken during this appointment so that your Invisalign trays are customized perfectly just for you. Your next appointment will be in about 3 weeks from this initial visit.

When you come back in 3 weeks this appointment will last about 1 hour. At this appointment you will get your first set of Invisalign trays and one of our excellent doctors and dental assistants will show you how to properly insert and remove them, so no damage is done to your teeth. Attachments will then be placed on your teeth so that they fit well and are able to move properly. After this appointment you will then be seeing one of our accomplished doctors every 6 to 8 weeks to get your next set of trays.

Every 6 to 8 weeks when you come back to receive your next set of trays these visits will only last about 20 to 30 minutes. During this appointment the doctor will make sure your teeth are shifting as planned. If anything needs to be adjusted the doctors will make correction so that you are getting the best Invisalign treatment on the East Coast.

Some rules of time with Invisalign so that you are making the most of your treatment is that they should be worn for at least 22 hours a day. You may take out your trays when you eat, brush and floss your teeth.

Each of your trays should be worn for at least a 2-week period or directed otherwise by your doctor. Your set of trays need around 150-300 hours of wear so that your teeth can move and settle before moving to your next set of trays. By following these guidelines, you will utilize the most from your Invisalign treatment and achieve the best results. During the whole month of October take $500 off your Invisalign treatment plus free whitening and get that smile you’ve always wanted. Call Philly Dentistry today at 215-568-6222.

September 18, 2018
4 weeks ago

On September 11th 2001 after the first plane hit the World Trade Center, Mark Meier and 5 other Port Authority Officers stationed at the George Washington Bridge volunteered to go and help. That day he was responsible for saving the lives of many while risking his own. He was a true hero. All his family knew was that he was sent down to Ground Zero in a squad car and they did not get any more info until late that night when he walked into the house, covered in black dust. The family was lucky, he came home, he made it. He survived that heartbreaking day of tragedy. He was awarded a medal from Mayor Giuliani and his family was so proud of him.

It was in October 2015 when the family learned of his illness due to toxin exposure at Ground Zero. He was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, commonly known as AML. Over the last few years, the amount of people with newly diagnosed cancers related to 9/11 has more than doubled. It’s being called “The Second Wave.” Many of these cancers-including Mark Meier’s are rare, aggressive and particularly hard to treat. After 2 years of an extremely tough and taxing battle the cancer took his life. This is a tragedy and could have been prevented if this senseless act of terror never happened.

In honor of Dr. Meier’s father, Officer Mark Meier, Philly Dentistry created a team for the 9/11 Heroes Run that was held on Saturday, September 8th at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia. With the help of other’s Philly Dentistry raised hundreds of dollars for the Travis Manion Foundation.

Travis Manion, a native of Doylestown, Pennsylvania and a graduate of the United States Naval Academy followed in his father’s footsteps and was awarded a commission spot into the Marine Corps. After graduating at the top of his class he was assigned to deploy to Iraq for his first tour of duty. On April 29, 2007 Travis Manion and his fellow Marines along with Iraqi Army correspondents were ambushed. Travis was fatally wounded by an enemy sniper while distracting fire away from his other wounded brothers in arm. Travis Manion was selfless that day and allowed every member of his patrol to survive, he is a true American Hero.

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Travis Manion’s legacy lives on, along with every hero that was apart of the American effort to protect our country against the cowardly acts of terrorism from September 11th 2001. This foundation helps inspire others to live a life of valor by putting others first and having the mind set of, “If not me, then who…”

September 4, 2018
1 month ago

Porcelain veneers are one of the most effective ways to transform your smile into a brand new one within the shortest amount of time. Veneers can correct almost every dental problem such as, chips, stains, spaces between teeth, and even fanged teeth. Porcelain veneers are a beautiful, natural way to improve your smile.

Advantages of porcelain veneers at Philly Dentistry are that it’s a fast procedure! An entire smile can be changed in just 2 visits to our Center City office. Your crooked teeth can be corrected to give you a great smile makeover and give you the confidence you deserve. No more gaps between your teeth because veneers can close any gap you want closed. When your natural teeth are weakened by old or broken fillings, veneers can now strengthen them. Another advantage of porcelain veneers are that they preserve the natural tooth structure and the surrounding soft tissues remain untouched. Lasting longer than bleaching or bonding, porcelain veneers have the durability to last 12-25 years! They are even resistant to stains, chips, and are extremely natural looking.

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Here are some frequently asked questions about porcelain veneers.

How are veneers placed on my teeth?
At Philadelphia Dentistry we carefully examine the position of your teeth and what you are seeking to achieve as a final result. Our accomplished doctors precisely reshape your teeth just enough to make a long-lasting, natural-looking new smile. Old-technique veneers required extensive drilling of your tooth structure. Nowadays, this is faster, easier and much more comfortable, which results in veneers that mimic your natural teeth.

How do I take care of my veneers?
Once applied to your teeth, you can treat them just like your natural teeth. You brush and floss daily and use no special toothpaste. You do not need to worry about stains or even discolor over time.

How long do veneers last?
Mentioned above your veneers have a life expectancy of 12-25 years. You will receive a 5-year warranty against chipping, cracking and any breakage in our office as long as you maintain a cleaning appointment with us every 6 months and wear a protective device called a nightguard after your veneers are placed.

During the month of September take advantage of our monthly special of buy 6 veneers and get 2 FREE! Offer valid until September 30th 2018.

“We stand behind our work and want to give you a result that is durable, beautiful and that we are proud of.” -Philly Dentistry

Give us a call today to schedule your free new patient consultation and see if porcelain veneers are the right option for you. 215-568-6222.

August 22, 2018
2 months ago

Are you grinding or clenching your teeth when you sleep? Most people don’t know that they’re doing it until they wake up with a sore jaw or headache. Nearly, 70 percent of people grind or clench their teeth from some type of stress or anxiety in their life. Grinding or clenching your teeth is also known as Bruxism and symptoms can include headaches, muscle aches, TMJ or temporomandibular joint discomfort, stiffness of your shoulders and neck, and sleep disorders.

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Stress and anxiety are just two causes of grinding your teeth, but some other causes that you may not have been aware of are smoking, drinking heavy amounts of alcohol, caffeine, and depression. Although, there is little evidence to directly backup any of these causes, the Bruxism Association categorizes these as all possible causes of teeth grinding and clenching. When not treated these causes can damage and eventually lead to the loss of your teeth.

Luckily, for the 70 percent of people that grind and clench Philadelphia Dentistry offers a custom made night guard that protects your teeth from grinding and clenching. A night guard is custom made to fit perfectly on the top of your teeth so your teeth don’t grind or clench with the bottoms. By wearing your night guard you will reduce the chances of your teeth falling out from damage. Also any symptoms you may be having due to grinding will be drastically reduced or even completely disappear from wearing your night guard when you sleep.

If wearing a night guard is not the right choice for you, there are other options to consider reducing stress and anxiety. One way is to practice relaxation techniques before going to bed. These relaxation techniques such as, meditation and psychoanalysis can help you manage your stress levels. Even hypnosis is used to stop clenching and grinding and has been found to have positive long term effects. People often use a combination of these relaxation techniques to put an end to teeth grinding.

If you are experiencing any of these problems and you think you may be grinding or clenching your teeth at night, schedule a free new patient consultation with Philly Dentistry. You’ll have the best dentists in Philadelphia give you an evaluation and get you back to being happy and healthy for life! Call us today at 215-568-6222.

August 8, 2018
2 months ago

Summer is coming to an end, but the sun is still shining and so should your teeth! During the whole month of August take advantage of Philly Dentistry’s monthly special of $100 off ZOOM! Whitening. Now, with ZOOM! In Office Whitening you can have a beautiful white smile in just one hour. Sit back, relax and listen to some music while ZOOM! does its magic.

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ZOOM! is simple, safe, and effective. The procedure begins with preparation of isolating your lips and gums. After that, the ZOOM! Whitening Gel is applied and activated by a special light. During your treatment your teeth can become 10 shades whiter and sometimes even more! The results will amaze you and you can expect your whitening to last up to 3 years, as long as you keep up with your regular cleanings. How ZOOM! works is that oxygen from the specialized gel is used to bleach out any stains you may have had from years of damage to your teeth…in just one hour.
The whole ZOOM! procedure costs $597, but during the month of August you can take off $100, plus you’ll receive free custom-made bleach whitening trays that you can take home and touch up your smile whenever you want to.

Making a great first impression is important and studies show that when you have a white smile your first impression will be remembered. So what are you waiting for? Get that white smile and get the confidence you deserve. Ask that special someone out on a date, interview for that job you always wanted. The possibilities are endless when you have the confidence to pursue what you really want with a great smile. Call us today and get that perfect smile in just one hour 215-568-6222.

July 24, 2018
3 months ago

Are you embarrassed to smile? Does this hold you back from making the most of life? No one should ever feel timid to smile or laugh. If you want something to change about your smile to make yourself more confident in your everyday life, Philly Dentistry is the best place to get all your cosmetic and general dentistry needs. A smile makeover with Philly Dentistry creates a beautiful new smile that will make you look younger, happier, and healthier.

Smile Makeovers at Philly Dentistry
There are many different cosmetic dentistry procedures that you can get specifically for whatever your dental needs may be. Chipped teeth? Misaligned teeth? Stains? Gapped teeth? No problem at all! Most dental fixes can be corrected with porcelain veneers from Philly Dentistry. Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular procedures at our dentistry. Patients love the fact that in only two visits they can have a total smile makeover with natural looking, straight, white, and beautiful porcelain veneers.

How are porcelain veneers applied?
At your first appointment for porcelain veneers you will begin the process with either Dr. Cirka, Dr. Meier, or Dr. Jeon by making an impression of your teeth and then creating a mold of how your teeth will look with porcelain veneers. Next, your impressions will be sent over to our trusted dental lab where they customize the veneers to look perfect for your smile. This process typically takes a few weeks for the lab to create your porcelain veneers and then send them back to our office.
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Once your veneers are the right shape, color, and size our doctors will then prep your teeth that are receiving the porcelain veneers. Prepping the teeth usually consists of a cleaning and some light sanding so the veneers fit perfectly to your teeth. After the prepping of your teeth the veneers will then be put in place. Once they are placed they will be formed to your mouth shape and face so your smile looks beautiful and most importantly, natural. When you and the dentist are completely satisfied with the appearance of your new smile makeover, a specialized light will be used to dry the cement and permanently bond the porcelain veneers to your teeth. Just like that in only two visits Philadelphia Dentistry could completely revamp your smile! Give us a call today and get that smile you always wanted 215-568-6222.

July 6, 2018
3 months ago

During the whole month of July, you can take advantage of our monthly special of $500 off your Invisalign treatment, plus free custom-made bleach whitening trays. Invisalign is the new convenient way of straightening your teeth for less money and time. Throughout, your Invisalign treatment it is very important that you follow the doctor’s instructions so that you can achieve that smile you always wanted. Here are some tips about Invisalign to help you get the most out of your treatment.

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1. Flossing.
Every day you should be brushing your teeth along with flossing too. Flossing is extremely important, especially during your Invisalign treatment because any left-over food particles can be held in your mouth when wearing your aligners. Be sure to floss thoroughly every day before wearing your aligners so you can get the most out of your treatment.

2. Wearing your aligner trays for at least 22 hours a day.
If you commit to wearing your aligners for 22 hours a day you will achieve the most from your Invisalign treatment. Invisalign only works if you’re willing to wear your aligners for most of the time. By wearing your aligners for at least 22 hours a day your treatment will take less time and your results will be very positive.

3. Changing your aligners in the right order and on time.
If Dr. Cirka, Dr. Meier, or Dr. Jeon let you know it’s time to change your aligner, it’s time to move on to the next set of trays. If the doctors tell you to keep the aligners in for a few extra days, let them in. Your treatment will not speed up if you’re not listening to your doctor by putting different trays in without being instructed first.

4. It may feel a little weird, but you’ll get used to it.
When you first start your Invisalign treatment it can feel a little weird because you are not used to wearing your trays, but don’t worry you will get used to it in no time. Most people say that they feel the aligners pushing against their teeth when they first start Invisalign. This feeling is not in any way painful unlike with metal braces after they’re adjusted. The best thing to do is to wear your aligners as much as possible so you’ll get used to them and eventually not even notice you have them in.

5. Knowing how to take care of your aligners.
Cleaning your trays is very important during your Invisalign treatment. The best way to clean your aligners is with antibacterial soap and some warm water. We do not recommend cleaning your trays with toothpaste because this can scratch the plastic, which in turn creates places for bacteria to get in.

6. Keeping your mouth clean.
It is important to keep your mouth very clean during your Invisalign treatment. It’s important because when you’re wearing your trays the plaque and bacteria you miss can be held against your teeth causing your teeth to become decayed or get cavities. Make sure every day that you are brushing at least twice and flossing at least once to ensure that your mouth stays healthy during your Invisalign treatment.

7. Using your retainer properly.
At the end of your treatment you will be instructed on wearing your retainer by one of our three outstanding doctors. Some patients make the mistake of not wearing their retainer after their Invisalign treatment, which means that their teeth may shift back and they’ll lose some of their progress they gained from Invisalign. Often times, the doctor will instruct you to wear your retainer for most of the day during the first few months and then to wear it only when you go to bed. It’s important to not miss any of your follow-up appointments so the doctors can track your progress and to see if you are doing everything correctly.

Give us a call today to schedule a free new patient consultation and see if you’re a candidate for Invisalign. While you’re here you can use our Invisalign Outcome Simulator to see what your smile will look like after Invisalign, before you even start your treatment! Call today 215-568-6222.

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June 25, 2018
4 months ago

Myth #1: Brushing harder will make your teeth cleaner.

Actually, brushing harder will not clean your teeth better, it will essentially wear down your enamel that protects your tooth from harmful decay and cavities. The correct way to brush your teeth is to place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle then gently move the brush back and forth in a circular motion, finally brush the outer surfaces, inner surfaces, and the chewing surfaces of your teeth for around 2 minutes, twice a day and don’t forget to floss!

Myth #2: Chewing sugar-free gum is the same as brushing your teeth.

Chewing sugar-free gum with xylitol can help with protecting your teeth. Gum also produces saliva which can help wash away any food or drinks that are harming your teeth. But in fact, chewing sugar-free gum does not replace actually brushing your teeth. Chewing gum doesn’t get rid of the harmful plaque that can be stuck in between your teeth. It is very important to brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day to get rid of any plaque build- up and to maintain great dental hygiene.

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Myth #3: If your gums bleed when flossing, don’t floss anymore.

Over time bacteria and plaque that cannot be reached from your toothbrush get caught in between your teeth and eventually get into your gums causing them to become inflamed, which makes your gums bleed when you floss. The best bet to stop your gums from bleeding is to make flossing part of your daily routine and over time the bleeding will stop because your gums will be healthier.

Myth #4: Sugar is the main reason for cavities.

When thinking about cavities you often think the main causes are sugary candies and sweets. While that may be true, people tend to forget about chips, pretzels, and crackers that can be worse for your teeth. These hard snacks get stuck in between your teeth and are more difficult to get out, which will cause plaque and then lead to more serious dental problems.

Myth #5: If nothing is bothering you then you don’t need a dental checkup.

When it comes to dental problems you often don’t feel or notice anything right away. If you wait until the problem worsens instead of going to your routine checkups the outcome will only cause you more pain and cost more money. If you wait until a cavity starts to hurt, you put yourself at risk of getting a root canal. This could have been prevented if you went to your routine dental checkups. So, don’t let these myths fool you, keep up with your dental hygiene to maintain healthy teeth and gums for life with Philadelphia Dentistry! Give us a call today to schedule your routine check-up 215-568-6222.

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June 12, 2018
4 months ago

Recently, Dr. Ken Cirka was inducted into the 2018 Hall of Honor at his Alma Mater, Ambridge High School for his great work in dentistry and the community. Dr. Cirka is a philanthropist who is active in the community. Whether it’s the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, Feeding America or the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Dr. Cirka loves helping others. The 1989 graduate heard a few months ago that his high school was having financial trouble. Instead of sitting back and doing nothing like most people would have done, Dr. Cirka decided his school needed his help. Dr. Cirka met with the high school Principle Janet Zupsic, and they thought of a “Care to Share” program where children can get supplies, food, deodorant, and other daily essentials.

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This will help many children who don’t have enough lunch money get something to eat when they’re hungry. Often times, it could be embarrassing for children to go up and ask someone if they can have deodorant or other daily necessities, this program will help kids feel better about themselves. A student was interviewed at Ambridge High school about the “Care to Share” program and said, “I know some of my friends are hungry because they do not have lunch money or they don’t have hygiene products at home to take care of themselves.” With Dr. Cirka’s generous donation of $10,000 he hopes that this will be enough to benefit as many children in need as possible and help the students have a better high school experience.

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Along with donating to Ambridge High School, Dr. Cirka paid for 500 students to have the time of their life at the only LGBTQ Prom in Southwestern, PA in the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. The prom included a sit-down dinner, silkscreen printing, dancing and much more.
“Dr. Cirka is a wonderful and gracious person who remembers his roots. We are very fortunate to have his support,” said the Superintendent, L. Joan Welter.

May 30, 2018
5 months ago

Nowadays, there are many ways to straighten your teeth from traditional metal braces, Smile Direct Club, to Invisalign. Invisalign and Smile Direct Club have been the most popular options, especially for adults who want the discreet look of straightening their teeth with clear aligners. With all these choices, what is the best option for you?

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First, when deciding to straighten your teeth it’s no joke that you want the best option. When deciding to do Invisalign with Philadelphia Dentistry you’re getting the best care you can possibly get from a dentist office. Our staff at Philadelphia Dentistry goes above and beyond to make sure our patients get the best care. You’ll have all three of our great doctors at your disposal for any questions or concerns you may have during your Invisalign treatment.

What to except with Invisalign?
Professional impressions and photos, including X-Rays will be provided to insure you’re receiving the best care. At every appointment you will receive your new set of customized Invisalign trays which are designed to move your teeth in the right order and speed. With every Invisalign patient we include bleaching gel to make sure your teeth are as white as possible to give you the best smile makeover. We make sure to monitor your teeth and make any additional trays at no charge. Once your teeth are completely straight we make your retainer to maintain the position of your teeth. Invisalign is designed to be the most convenient way of straightening your teeth. At Philadelphia Dentistry we make sure our Invisalign patients have the best experience and smile makeover possible.

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Invisalign vs. Smile Direct Club
The only thing Invisalign and Smile Direct Club have in common is that they both have clear aligners for you to wear. There are no in person dentist visits that allow the dentist to monitor your treatment. A lot of times people that use Smile Direct Club end up going to the dentist to correct any problems they had while using Smile Direct Club. The most common problem is that attachments are not used, this could make your teeth move back and forth and not move the way they were originally planned.

Invisalign Outcome Simulator
When deciding what option is best for you make sure to do your research and decide what your goals, budget, lifestyle, and timeline are for straightening your teeth. Choosing Philadelphia Dentistry for Invisalign you are deciding to work with some of the best doctors in Philadelphia. When it comes to your smile you don’t want anything, but the best. Call us today 215-568-6222 to schedule a free Invisalign consultation and ask about our Invisalign outcome simulator, which allows you to see what your teeth will look like after your Invisalign treatment before you even start it.

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