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February 18, 2019
4 days 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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February 11, 2019
2 weeks ago

Did you know that tooth decay is the 2nd most widespread health condition in the United States next to the common cold? At some point in your life you will most likely get a cavity, but how do you know for sure it’s a cavity? Even when you’re not experiencing any pain that does not necessarily mean you are cavity free. In the early stages of tooth decay, you may not experience any pain. This is why it’s important to visit the dentist regularly because if caught early the dentist may be able to reverse your tooth decay and prevent a cavity.

woman in painHere are some signs to look for if you think you may be experiencing a cavity. If you have continuous or impulsive pain in your tooth you should see your dentist right away before it worsens. When experiencing hot and cold foods or drinks and you are experiencing tooth sensitivity there is a good chance you have a cavity and should visit Philly Dentistry to help get you out of any discomfort. If you notice any black, brown or white stains on the surface of your teeth those could be signs of a cavity. Finally, check your teeth for any visible holes because a cavity is a hole in the tooth so if you notice any of these symptoms of a cavity you should give Philly Dentistry a call right away so the problem does not get any worse 215-568-6222.

How to prevent a cavity is pretty much common sense, but people still get them every day. To remove any plaque and tartar from your teeth it is important to brush twice a day while using toothpaste that contains fluoride and don’t forget to floss at least once a day too! Other prevention techniques to fight away cavities is to eat a well-balanced diet and most importantly going to see your dentist every 6 months for your routine cleanings. These routine check-ups can catch any early signs of a cavity forming before it turns into a much more serious, painful problem. Remember dentistry is not expensive, neglecting the problem is.

January 28, 2019
4 weeks ago

One of the best ways to restore your smile to something that you are confident with is dental bonding. Dental bonding is one of the most popular services here at Philadelphia Dentistry because it is fast and affordable. If you are unfamiliar with dental bonding it is defined as placing a simple attachment of composite resin to the surface of your tooth or teeth that you want fixed to give it an all-natural, healthy look.

If you are dealing with issues like gaps or spaces between your teeth, teeth that are too short or chipped, tooth discoloration and even broken teeth, then dental bonding can change your life. At Philly Dentistry, we can almost always do same day treatment for dental bonding and get you that smile you’ve always wanted. When you come in to our Center City, Philadelphia office one of our excellent doctors will take a look and let you know exactly what the best option is for you to restore your smile. If it’s bonding then we will fix your smile as soon as possible! Your dental bonding has the strength to last up to 10 years as long as you take care of it just like your natural teeth. Patients should avoid chewing anything hard like candies, ice and other possibly harmful foods.

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The process of dental bonding is very simple. Our doctors will show you a shade guide to make sure that the composite resin being used will match exactly to your natural teeth. They will then apply, mold and shape the resin to your teeth for a natural looking perfect smile. The composite resin is then hardened by a special light and then finally polished and smoothed for a flawless finish.
Give us a call today to see if you are a candidate for dental bonding and get that smile you have always wanted! 215-568-6222.

January 21, 2019
1 month ago

Smiling is important to do in your every day life. Smiling reduces stress and increases happiness. While some people may be too embarrassed to smile because they don’t like the way their teeth look, there’s many options we offer at Philly Dentistry to give you a smile makeover so you can smile with confidence.

When a stressful situation happens, you are not thinking about smiling because you’re too stressed, but that smile might be the thing you need the most. Published in the Psychological Science showed a study by Tara Kraft and Sarah Pressman that smiling reduces the body’s heart rate during stressful situations. One service we offer at Philly Dentistry to improve your smile is Invisalign. Invisalign is the easiest and quickest way to straighten your teeth. No more metal brackets and wires! Click here to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign.

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When you think of someone that is happy you think of them smiling, but did you know smiling creates a chemical reaction in your brain that produces dopamine and can make you even happier. It’s easy, smile more and you’ll be happier, but maybe you don’t like smiling because of the way your teeth look. At Philly Dentistry in just two easy visits you can completely change your smile with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can correct just about any flaw you have with your teeth and give you that smile you always wanted. Learn more here about how porcelain veneers can change your life!

The power of smiling is a real thing and now that you know how important your smile really is, give us a call today to schedule a free new patient consultation. Let our experienced doctors give you a free exam and tell you how they can improve your smile. 2019 is your year to smile more without stress and even more happiness so don’t push it off any longer. Call today 215-568-6222 for all your dental needs.

January 15, 2019
1 month ago

Did you know in the United Stated 1 in 4 people over the age of 65 have lost all their teeth? It’s mostly caused by gum disease, tooth decay and sometimes injury. It’s important to take care of your teeth because each tooth plays a vital role. Your teeth help you chew your food, speak clearly and of course show off your smile! When you lose your teeth and don’t replace them it can change the whole structure of your mouth, changing your appearance for the worse. Losing more than one tooth can cause your bite to shift onto your other teeth and over time will shift your teeth into where the missing teeth were. Not only will your teeth shift, but it will also be easier for plaque to build up in those missing spots which can result in gum infections that will lead to more missing teeth. Luckily, for you Philadelphia Dentistry has teeth replacement options so you can have an all-natural looking smile that you are proud to show off.

At Philadelphia Dentistry we offer several different options such as, implants, fixed bridges, full dentures and removable partial dentures. When you come in for your free new patient consultation one of our experienced doctors will give you a free exam and let you know which option, they think is best for your specific case.

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1. Dental implants. Dental implants are a very popular option at Philly Dentistry for replacing missing teeth. Implants look and feel like your own teeth because we make sure we pick the best option that matches your natural teeth. Typically, implants are best used for replacing a single tooth, but can also be used to replace several teeth. The implant is a small titanium post that goes into the bone socket of the missing tooth and then the new tooth is securely placed on the post to give you a natural look so you can smile proud again.

2. Fixed bridges. Bridges are typically used to replace several missing teeth and are supported by implants or the teeth surrounding the gap. They are made from metal that is covered in porcelain and will give you a great natural smile.

3. Full Dentures. Known as conventional dentures they are an entire set of artificial upper and lower teeth. They are held in place by suction and may feel a bit awkward at first, but once you get used to wearing them you won’t even notice anything.

4. Removable partial dentures. Partial dentures are used to replace a limited number of teeth which are attached to a plastic base supported by the gums and your remaining teeth. These partial dentures can be taken out for cleaning and are usually less expensive than implants or bridges.

At Philly Dentistry our goal is to help Philly smile more, one patient at a time. If you have missing teeth or end up losing a tooth, have no fear because we have all the options to help you get that beautiful smile back. Don’t hesitate to call us today and schedule a free new patient consultation 215-568-6222.

January 9, 2019
1 month ago

Philadelphia Dentistry leads the state of Pennsylvania with the most positive online reviews for any dental office. Currently, we have over 342 reviews and counting on Google. Did you know 87% of consumers trust online reviews as much as they trust a personal recommendation? According to the Search Engine Journal. Also 36% of consumers agree that Google reviews are the most important factors to consider about a business or company. At Philly Dentistry, we strive to make our patients feel the most comfortable from our hygienists and dentists to our front desk staff we make your visit great every time! Here are a few reviews our patients left us…

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“Best dental experience I have ever had. The staff is professional, kind, and very dedicated to their craft. Have recommended many people here and will continue to do so.”

“Amazing service, the staff is very professional and friendly. I actually look forward to my dentist appointments now.”
Dr. Cirka is a top-notch dentist w/ an amazing team. He truly cares about his clients. Recently had an emergency visit & he made it a priority for me to be seen. Highly recommend!”

“Best dentist office in the world!!!!! Everyone is so kind and only wait a few minutes to be seen! Love it here.”

“I’ve been a long-time customer at Philly Dentistry! I feel like we grew up together! Dr Cirka, Dr Meier, Kim, Jen and Keila are all awesome. Front office staff is great as well. The hygienist and dentists are gentle, thorough and really take the time to get to know you and educate you about dental health and procedures. Couldn’t ask for a better client experience!”

“Dr. Cirka and his staff are phenomenal! The front desk team is always extremely helpful and will do everything in their power to get you in when there’s a spur-of-the-moment situation. I love the fact that they use email and text messages as a means of communication – it makes my life a lot easier. Dr. Cirka takes his time with patients and explains things in detail. He’s personable, professional and you can tell that he wants the best for all of his patients. Hands-down the best customer service and dental care that I’ve ever received. (And they always have yummy-smelling candles burning in the reception area too!)”

Don’t take it from us, head over to our Google page and read what our patients have to say about Philly Dentistry. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. Click here to read more and feel free to leave us a review if you haven’t already.

January 2, 2019
2 months ago

We never want to damage our teeth on purpose, but unfortunately accidents happen. Chipping your teeth could leave you feeling embarrassed to talk, smile, and even cause you pain. The enamel on your teeth is one of the strongest materials in your body, but it does have its limits.

Some causes of chipped teeth
There are many ways you can chip your teeth, but here are a few of the most common causes:
*Biting down on something hard like candy or ice.
*Automobile accidents or falls.
*Playing sports without wearing a protective mouth guard.
*Grinding your teeth can cause chipping.

When you chip your teeth there are many risks that are involved such as, tooth decay and cavities that can wear down your enamel and weaken your teeth. This will cause more teeth to chip or crack. Anytime you wear down your enamel from grinding your teeth, eating acid-producing foods like fruit juices, coffee and even spicy foods will weaken the enamel and put you at a higher risk of chipping your teeth. The enamel wears down on your teeth as you age, so it is important to make sure you go to your routine checkups every 6 months so the dentist and hygienists can let you know what to do to protect your teeth from any chips or cracks.

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Treatment Options for Chipped Teeth
Treatment for chipped teeth really depends on the location of the tooth. There are different options for chipped teeth and our great doctors will evaluate the problem and let you know what the best option is for your specific case.

The first option could be tooth reattachment. This option is if the fragment of the tooth has a clean break. If so, place the tooth in a glass of milk. The calcium from the milk will help the tooth stay alive. After that, it is important that you see the dentist right away so they could cement the broken piece back onto your tooth.

The next option for a chipped tooth is bonding. The porcelain composite is cemented onto the surface of the broken tooth and shaped to look natural. An ultraviolet light is then shined on the area to harden the material. The dentist will then again shape the material so that it fits perfectly with your other teeth to give it an all-natural look.

Another option will be a porcelain veneer. The first step with a porcelain veneer is that the dentist will smooth down some of your tooth’s enamel making room for the porcelain veneer. Typically, the dentist will smooth away about less than a millimeter of the tooth’s enamel. Next, an impression of your tooth will be made by our excellent dental assistants and then sent over to our trusted lab so they can create an all-natural looking veneer. In the meantime, when your veneer is being made at our lab we will place a temporary veneer on. When we receive your veneer back at our office the dentist will bond it to the chipped tooth making it look like nothing ever happened. Porcelain veneers can last up to 25 years will proper care!

Overall, chipped teeth are a very common dental injury, but in most cases, it doesn’t cause any great pain and can be easily treated at our Center City, Philadelphia office. Although, it is not considered a huge dental emergency the quicker you get treatment the less chance you may cause other dental complications. Give us a call at 215-568-6222 with all your dental needs!

December 17, 2018
2 months ago

Giving back to the community is something that our dental practice loves to do each month. December is especially a great time of the year to give back because it’s the most wonderful time of the year! People always need help during the winter months, so Philly Dentistry decided to donate our time to help give the homeless a nice warm meal on December 28th for the event Dinner Service for the Homeless. The event will take place on December 28th from 5pm to 8pm at Chosen 300 Ministries Inc. 1116 Spring Garden St. Philadelphia, PA 19123 and is hosted by illumiNATION. Some staff at Philly Dentistry will be donating their time on Friday, December 28th to provide a great meal for those in need.

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Also, during December Philadelphia Dentistry and Dr. Ken Cirka will be a sponsor for the DVLF TOY event. You may be wondering what the DVLF TOY event is? Well, the DVLF is the top funder for the developing needs of the Philadelphia LGBTQ community. During the event a night of celebration for 25 years of the LGBTQ empowerment will be in order, along with the generous contribution from the guests. This event will help fund the LGBTQ community through scholarships, grant-making, community development and education. The event will take place on Saturday, December 15th at The Arts Ballroom at 1324 Locust Street. Visit our We Care page to stay up to date with all our community outreach.

 

December 10, 2018
2 months ago

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At Philadelphia Dentist we are more than just a dentist office, we change peoples lives with our amazing cosmetic and general dentistry services. A smile makeover is a life changing choice because that is one of the first things people notice when you meet. There are many options at Philly Dentistry that can change your smile completely. From whitening your teeth to getting brand new veneers, there is something for everyone and our great doctors will evaluate your smile to let you know what the best option is specifically for you.

One of the most popular cosmetic treatments at our dentistry is teeth whitening. We offer two whitening treatments which are both quick and easy to do. The first option is custom-made bleach whitening trays. These trays are custom-made so that they fit perfectly to your teeth. The great thing about your bleach trays is that you can use them in the comfort of your own home. Just apply the bleaching gel for about ten minutes a day for ten days and your teeth can become up to six shades whiter. This option is great for people that have tooth sensitivity. The next whitening option is ZOOM! Whitening. This option is great for someone who wants their teeth whitened fast. With ZOOM! your teeth can become up to ten shades whiter in just one hour at our office! Sit back, relax, listen to some music and let the ZOOM! do its magic.

If you want to completely change your smile in just two visits, then porcelain veneers are the best option for you. Porcelain veneers can just about fix anything that is wrong with your smile. Stains, chips, crowding, gaps, short teeth, you name it and veneers will give you the best smile makeover. Our talented doctors will pick the best veneers that fit perfectly with your smile so that they look natural. Porcelain veneers are extremely strong and can last up to decades as long as you properly take care of them. Get that perfect smile you always wanted and see how a smile makeover could change your life.

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Nowadays, people are embarrassed to get those old fashion metal braces, especially if you’re an adult. There is a solution now and it’s called Invisalign. Invisalign does the same thing metal braces will do, but on average in half the time. The best part is nobody will notice you have them in because of their clear aligners that shift your teeth into a straight beautiful smile.

Very similar to porcelain veneers, Cerinate Lumineers have the same results. Lumineers are different from veneers by the way the teeth are prepared. With Lumineers there is very little prep required because there is no need to sand away any tooth enamel like with veneers. Lumineers are a very thin layer of porcelain that are bonded to the front of your tooth and are made in any size, color, and shape that you want, which will give you an all-natural perfect looking smile.

Don’t wait any longer to have that perfect smile. Life is too short to not be completely happy with yourself. So, if there is something small or something big you want to change about your smile Philadelphia Dentistry is the best choice for any cosmetic or general dentist need. Give us a call at 215-568-6222 for a free new patient consultation and see how we can change your life!

 

December 3, 2018
3 months ago

With the holiday’s right around the corner there is a lot to be smiling about. During the month of December take advantage of our amazing monthly special of $1000 off a set of 8 veneers. With porcelain veneers you can completely change your smile in just 2 visits to our Center City, Philadelphia office. There’s a reason we have done the most veneer procedures in all of Philadelphia, because when it comes to your smile we want nothing, but the best for you!

There are many benefits for getting porcelain veneers and like I mentioned above, it’s a really quick process and only takes two visits. Veneers can fix problems like crooked teeth, gaps, stains, and much more. If you have naturally weak teeth from old or damaged fillings, then veneers can strengthen your teeth to give you a healthier looking smile. Stains on the teeth are always a concern for patients especially, if they can’t get rid of them due to antibiotics from a young age. Porcelain veneers can instantly get rid of any stains you have because of the super thin, natural looking veneer that is placed over your original tooth.

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Porcelain veneers, when taken care of can last up to 25 years! They are resistant to chips and stains and look just like your natural teeth. Even though, they are resistant to stains it is important to take care of them by brushing and flossing daily along with visiting your dentist every 6 months to maintain healthy teeth and gums for life! Do you want to find out if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers? Do you want $1000 off your set of 8 veneers? Give us a call today and schedule your free new patient consultation and let one of our experienced doctors see if porcelain veneers are the best option for you. 215-568-6222.

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