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    January 17, 2022
    1 week ago

    Everyone knows to keep a healthy mouth that you need to brush your teeth regularly, floss on a daily basis, and try not to eat foods with so much sugar. Food is essential for life and although no food will ever replace the need to brush your teeth, here are the top 7 foods that are unexpectedly healthy for your teeth.

    healthy food, good for your teeth

    Chewing gum

    Many people may not consider this a food, but if you are chewing sugar-free gum it can actually be good for you. By chewing gum, it builds up saliva in your mouth helping rinse away any damaging acids making your mouth healthier. Plus, it makes your breath smell great!

    Dark Chocolate


    There are many different kinds of chocolate and most of them are not healthy for your teeth. However, if it’s dark chocolate then it can actually help harden tooth enamel. There is a compound in dark chocolate called CBH (Cocoa Bean Husk). It has been proven in tests to help prevent tooth decay from the hardening of tooth enamel and even help prevent cavities.

    Cheese

    When you think of healthy foods for your teeth, cheese does not come to mind, but it is surprisingly good for you. What makes cheese great is its ability to fight acid erosion of your teeth. After you eat or drink, whether it’s sweets, a full course meal, soda, and anything else you can think of, you are exposing your teeth too so much tooth decay-causing acids. By eating cheese after you finish your meal it counteracts the acid that is left behind. The best cheeses to eat after a meal are goat and sheep cheeses. Tip: Try not to eat cheese with saltine crackers because believe it or not (even worse than candy) saltine crackers are the number one food that causes cavities.

    Salmon

    Different vitamins help different parts of your body making you a healthier individual, something that salmon provides is Vitamin D, which is crucial for great oral health. What Vitamin D does is absorbs the calcium that you have and puts it to great use throughout your body, making salmon an overall perfect food to keep healthy teeth and gums.

    Onions

    Yes, you read it correctly, raw onions, though they may smell horrible, they are actually extremely healthy for your teeth. What makes them healthy is the antibacterial Sulphur found in them. What this Sulphur compound does is kills any harmful bacterial that is left on your teeth.

    Green & Black Tea

     When I think of drinks that stain your teeth I think of coffee, soda, red wine, and tea. While these can cause your teeth to stain, green and black tea will actually help them become healthier. What makes green and black tea healthy for your teeth are polyphenols. Polyphenols help fight against bacteria and cavities, which make it a great option during or after you eat.

    Oranges 

    Surprisingly, oranges are good for your teeth even though they are citrus. Citrus contains acids, but oranges also have Vitamin C. Vitamin C does is strengthens your blood vessels along with your connective tissue and slows down any gum disease by reducing inflammation. Tip: It isn’t good to brush right after consuming any citrus fruits. 

    January 7, 2022
    3 weeks ago

    Start the new year off right with a brand-new smile. For the entire month of January, we are offering $300 off Invisalign + FREE teeth whitening bleach! Invisalign is a simple, quick method of straightening teeth without the time and hassle of traditional metal braces. Invisalign is the invisible form of aligners that allows you to improve the appearance of your smile. It specifically can fix crooked teeth, crowded teeth, or teeth with gaps, quickly and efficiently!

    a side by side photo of a patient showing off their before and after Invisalign treatment.

    Why Philly Dentistry?

    • We have been a preferred Invisalign Provider since 2003
    • We have done 750+ Invisalign Treatments
    • Most completed treatments in Philly as a General Dentist
    • Patients are able to start treatment with us SAME DAY!
    • Our patients have left us 1,000+ online reviews, giving us a 4.8 rating
    • Awarded as Philadelphia Magazine Top Dentist of 2021
    • All-inclusive pricing, no surprise fees
    • Get an incredible price and save THOUSANDS with our Invisalign Price Drop
    • Dentist to Philadelphia Eagles, Flyers, and Phillies Players

    Why should you correct your smile?

    Straight teeth are easy to clean! With Invisalign, brushing at home is more efficient, easier, and quicker. Flossing is also easier. Sliding dental floss between straight teeth is quick, painless, and easy! You will have better dental cleanings. Your next check-up at the dentist will involve less scraping, less discomfort and the cleaning will be a lot faster. When your teeth are straight and healthy, you will get fewer cavities. Straight teeth have fewer hiding places for bacteria and food. Since it is easier to keep clean, the possibility of cavities is slim.

    Don’t wait.

    Give us a call at 215-568-6222 to schedule your FREE new patient consultation. During your free consultation, you will meet with one of our award-winning doctors to talk about your smile goals. We will also take a scan of your teeth with our Invisalign iTero Scanner. This scan will allow us to see a side-by-side comparison of your current smile and what your smile would look like after Invisalign. We also can look at a simulation video that shows the beginning to end movements of your teeth. You will only experience personalized VIP treatment at Philadelphia Dentistry. Let’s see what Invisalign can do for you!

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    December 27, 2021
    4 weeks ago

    Are you thinking about a smile makeover? Here at Philadelphia Dentistry, our team gives you top-notch treatment. Starting with your initial phone call, our new patient coordinator will cater to you. All of your questions and concerns will be answered so you are fully prepared for your visit. Once you arrive, our receptionist will greet you with a smile and get you settled before your appointment. Finally, our doctors will meet with you for your consultation.

    Top 5 things our doctors consider when designing a new smile:

    Smile Goals: 

    Our doctors consider a lot when meeting with a new smile makeover patient. Each treatment plan is completely customized to you. Our doctors will ask you several questions to get an exact idea of how you want your smile makeover to look. This is done to ensure that all of your smile goals are properly delivered to you by our team.

    Type of Treatment: 

    Next, our doctors will perform an exam. The exam will show more information that will reveal what type of treatment would be best. For example, would veneers, crowns, a dental bridge, a denture, etc. be the best fit? What your current teeth look like will depict the best treatment plan for you.

    Aesthetics:

    Our doctors will look at your face shape, eye shape, and nose. Our team only delivers smile makeovers that best compliment the patient’s facial features. For instance, think of teeth shaping like contouring. Long teeth compliment a round-shaped face, round teeth complement a heart-shaped face, etc.  

    Style: 

    Patients will decide whether they want a very natural-looking smile makeover or if they want the super bright, perfect smile that is clear cosmetic work. Common questions our doctors will ask patients are, “Do you want people to tell you there’s something different about you, but I can’t figure out what it is.” Or “Do you want people to see your bright, perfect smile from across the room?”

    Lips and Gums:

    Taking the lips and gums into consideration is vital for beautiful smile makeovers. Our doctors are perfectionists and know exactly how to design the perfect smile for you. The lips should cover the gums, and the gums should be symmetrical. Also, our doctors like to ensure that your top teeth are hugging your bottom lip. See in the photo how the teeth lie on the bottom lip. That is perfection! A beautiful, symmetrical, wide smile…we love it!

    December 17, 2021
    1 month ago

    Looking for a new job can be one of the most stressful journeys. With unemployment at a high, still suffering from the effects of COVID-19, there has been a surplus of people job seeking. You need to make a killer resume, write a cover letter that expresses your interest in the position and keep your eyes peeled for new listings. That’s before you even get a job interview too. We’re exhausted thinking about it!

    Stressed for job interview?

    Once you finally hear back from an employer, you need to prep for the interview. The interview process can be nerve-wracking for many. Statistically speaking, you only have 7 seconds to make a good first impression. Your potential employer will make an assumption about you as soon as you walk into the room. Therefore, you want to make sure you make it a good one. Don’t worry though, here at Philly Dentistry, we’ve cracked the code that will help you land your dream job.

    Smile at your interview.

    Smiling gives you confidence! Walk into that room with a warm smile on your face. We promise that it will set the tone for the interview. Smiles are contagious so, if you put out that energy, your potential employer will inevitably start smiling too. Don’t be a part of the 39% of the candidates that get rejected due to low confidence level and lack of smile.

    Let’s make it happen.

    Do you feel like your smile needs some work? Give us a call. Whether you just want a cleaning to feel fresh, a whitening to brighten your teeth, or a smile makeover, our staff and doctors at Philly Dentistry can bring all of your smile goals to life.

    The Philly Dentistry Team is ready for you to land the job!

    Our patient got a job!

    Our new patient, Joshua K., found us on social media and knew that he needed to be our patient! In this video, he talks about how Philly Dentistry is the reason he got his new job. Check it out!

    We want to help you land your dream job, just like Joshua! Give us a call at (215) 568-6222 and one of our team members will be able to set you up with an appointment. Check out our work on social media so you can see all of the amazing work our dentists do. We want to feature your smile transformation next! We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

    December 7, 2021
    2 months ago
    Dr. Cirka celebrating Christmas, enjoying time in front of the tree.
    Dr. Cirka enjoying time for the holidays!

    It’s the holiday season and that means all of the treats are coming out! Holiday treats are always fun to enjoy. The sugar cookies, cakes, pies…mmm mmm mmm, we can’t get enough. We want you to enjoy all the treats too, but don’t forget to take care of your teeth. It is so important to stay consistent with good oral health. You don’t want to fall into any bad habits and start your new year in the dentist’s office because of cavities, mouth pain, or any infections. To help you stay on track, we made a list of tips to help you maintain your oral health during the holidays!

    1. Stick to the normal routine. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss. This is the easiest way to ensure your smile is staying on track.
    2. Schedule your post-holiday cleaning now. Prepare in advance and have this one already set. Plus, if you know you have a date with your hygienist, it might influence you to floss more!
    3. Drink plenty of that H2O! Drinking water has so many benefits, but particularly for your oral health, water should be your best friend. Drinking water can freshen your breath, and help clean away bacteria in your mouth.
    4. Don’t use your teeth for anything besides eating. Your teeth are not bottle opening or present opening tools. You don’t want to crack a tooth doing something like this. Keep your teeth intact and only use them when eating!
    5. Make yourself a to-go dental kit. You never know when you’re going to wind up staying out for the night so a to-go dental kit is a great way to stay prepared. Use a Ziplock bag to store a toothbrush, a travel size toothpaste, and a pack of floss. You will be ready for any situation!
    November 27, 2021
    2 months ago

    December is coming and so is another out-of-this-world monthly special! This December, we are offering $1,000 OFF Porcelain Veneers! The offer will last for the entire month of December and is open to all patients. Kick off your holiday season right with a brand-new smile from Philly Dentistry.

    patient's before and after porcelain veneers
    patient's before and after porcelain veneers

    These transformation photos were all from previous porcelain veneer cases. Our doctors work with our patients to create treatment plans that cover all of the smile goals our patients may have. There is no one-size-fits-all method for veneers. This cosmetic treatment is 100% customizable to each patient. Veneers can fix crooked teeth, gaps, stains, cracks, spacing, uneven lengths or sizes, worn enamel, misalignment, and pretty much all other imperfections! Every veneer patient can be assured that the veneer is bonded to their teeth was designed especially for their mouth.

    Are you tired of hiding your smile for photos? We want you to feel confident with yourself. Get that job, go on that first date, take selfies with confidence. (Don’t forget to tag us @phillydentistry 😉) But seriously, patients have told us how their lives completely changed after they got their new smiles. Our porcelain veneers made them feel like they could finally feel comfortable in their own skin. Come in for a FREE consultation, meet with our doctors, and let’s work together, as a team, to restore your confidence and give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of!

    November 17, 2021
    2 months ago
    Patient's before and after veneer photos.

    Ted Y. – Porcelain Veneers

    Our patient first came to us after experiencing a bad car accident that left his front teeth damaged. The goal was to get him healthy again and to give him the smile he always wanted. Our hygiene team, EFDAS, and doctors all worked together to make it happen. Here is Ted’s before and after photos with whitening and porcelain veneers! Ted also shared some kind words with us, “Dr. Jeon and her staff of hygienists and assistants, Jen and Alyssa,  took my case and did a beautiful job on my restorations.  They worked meticulously and the end result absolutely blew my expectations out the water! I had really bad experiences in the past with dentists, but each visit, their bedside manner was above the line of duty.  I actually look forward to coming in and don t mind the commute to get the best dental care in Philly!”

    patient's before and after bridge photos.

    Ryan S. – ZOOM! & Bridge

    Our patient came to us with an old bridge and in need of a brighter smile. After meeting with our doctors, we came up with a personalized treatment plan that would satisfy all of our patient’s desires! Check out this before and after a new bridge delivery and ZOOM teeth whitening! Another smile makeover in the books. “Very professional and great customer service. I got some major dental work done and they were been amazing!” Thank you to our amazing patient, Ryan, for choosing us.

    patient's before and after veneers photos

    Debi T. – Porcelain Veneers

    Our patient was unhappy with the shape of her teeth. She decided porcelain veneers were what she wanted to transform her smile! Our patient, Debi, was so happy with her results and left feeling confident as ever! “I’ve been coming here for over 5 years and I got my veneers here. I’ve been so pleased with my experiences. Dr. Jeon is amazing and very professional. I highly recommend Philly Dentistry!’

    patient's before and after veneer photos.

    Kaitlyn F. – Porcelain Veneers

    Here we have before and after some beautiful porcelain veneers. Did you know porcelain veneers allow you to customize the shade, shape, and size of your teeth? Our patient feels a lot more confident with the new size of her top teeth! Thank you so much, Kaitlyn, for choosing our office for your smile makeover!

    November 7, 2021
    3 months ago

    Are you looking to brighten your smile? We have the perfect special that will allow you to get the results you are looking for, all from the comfort of your own home! During the entire month of November, we invite our patients to take advantage of our $124 Custom-Made Bleach Tray Special!

    Let’s talk about the trays.

    Caitlin getting bleach tray impression.

    Bleach tray patients will visit us for a quick appointment that allows us to make the trays for you. The trays are custom-made to fit your bite. We take impressions of your mouth and begin making your custom trays. A few days later, we will invite you back to the office to pick up your trays and bleaching gel. In addition, you will meet with a team member, who will explain in detail how to use the whitening bleach at home. We will answer any questions you have in person, and also give you a take-home sheet explaining the process as well!

    You control it.

    Since this is an at-home service, you are in control of your results. The results will depend on your dedication and willingness to follow the instructions. If done correctly, your teeth can jump about six shades whiter than they were. The whitening only needs to be done 15 minutes a day for seven to 10 days, and the results will last up to two years!

    The best!

    The customized bleaching trays are far more powerful than any over-the-counter whitening treatments. Only the bleaching trays from Philly Dentistry have the powerful whitening agents of carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide that will give you the brighter teeth you want. Professional teeth whitening is designed to separate stain molecules within your enamel and give you a long-lasting white smile. So, take advantage of this amazing deal and let’s see how bright your smile gets!

    Give us a call!

    Give us a call at (215) 568-6222 to get set up for an appointment. While you’re at it, follow us on social media @phillydentistry. We love connecting with patients and seeing photos throughout different smile journeys. Be sure to tag us in your selfies! We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

    October 28, 2021
    3 months ago

    Halloween is coming, and if you don’t brush so will the cavities! Halloween is a fun time to enjoy all your favorite candies. However, it is important to eat treats in moderation and to brush right after. National Brush Day is celebrated on November 1st, the day after Halloween, to reinforce the importance of dental health and promote good brushing habits!

    dental care toobrushing

    How to brush?

    Let’s go over the correct way to brush your teeth. First, position your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums. Next, gently move the toothbrush up and down in short strokes. Then, brush the outer surfaces, the inner surfaces, and the chewing surfaces of the teeth. Be sure to use the tip of the brush to clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, using gentle strokes! Finally, brush your tongue to remove any bacteria and to freshen your breath.

    Want more tips? We got you!

    It’s also important to know when it’s time to replace your toothbrush. Always rinse your toothbrush with water after brushing. Store it in an upright position and let it air dry rather than placing it in a closed container. Toothbrush caps only create the growth of bacteria. The general rule of thumb is to replace your toothbrush every 3 months. Replace it sooner if you notice the bristles bending up or if you were recently sick.

    All in all, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene in order to take care of yourself. Good oral health reflects good overall health. Give us a call at (215) 568-6222 to book your next cleaning! In the meantime, let’s get connected on social media! We love seeing our patient’s photos throughout their smile journey. Tag us @phillydentistry to be featured on our channels.

    October 18, 2021
    3 months ago

    Did you know that 1 in 12 people clench or grind their teeth while they sleep? Teeth grinders can experience migraines, sore teeth, an aching jaw, and even morning headaches. By grinding or clenching while you sleep, you are damaging your teeth without even knowing it. This can result in chipping a tooth, wearing down your enamel, and jaw pains. One of the main factors that result in teeth grinding is stress. By managing your stress and wearing a custom-made nightguard you can relieve pain and protect your teeth at the same time. Let’s talk about some reasons why wearing a nightguard is so crucial.

    tooth pain

    1. Prevents damage

      When you are grinding and clenching your teeth you are wearing down your enamel, which in turn puts you at a higher risk of chipping, breaking, and damaging your teeth. Wearing a nightguard that shapes perfectly to your teeth will prevent your upper teeth from grinding and clenching with your lower teeth. This allows you to protect your smile!

    2. Stress relief

      Nightguards are so comfortable that you will hardly feel it in your mouth. By having a nightguard molded specifically to your teeth, it reduces the stress that typically would be placed on your jaw and muscles.

    3. Prevents migraines

      Patients often realize a difference instantly when they start wearing their night guard. They have reported that headaches and neck pains are reduced to few or zero pain at all. Your personalized nightguard is also designed to keep your teeth and bite aligned to keep tension off your jaw muscles.

    4. Comfortable sleep

      Nightguards allow a better night’s sleep due to taking pressure off your head, jaw, and neck. The way your jaw is positioned when your night guard is in helps promote muscle relaxation and reduces stress in your jaw, which will give you a better night of sleep.

    5. Financial relief

      If you are constantly clenching or grinding your teeth every night and you’re not using a night guard your teeth are slowly being destroyed. When your teeth are being worn down to nothing you will have serious dental problems. This will result in paying for restorative and cosmetic treatments and in the long run that is an expensive investment.

    6. Prevents snoring

      Yes, wearing a nightguard could prevent you from snoring. So, if your significant other complains about your loud snores, this is the perfect solution for you! Let’s talk about how that works. When you’re wearing your nightguard, a small space in-between your jaw is created. This small space increases your air intake, which ultimately, allows you to breathe better.

    Getting a custom-made nightguard is very simple and only takes 2 visits. During the first visit, a mold is created perfectly for your teeth. During the second visit, you will be in an out quickly, as the appointment is only for you to pick up your new nightguard and make any adjustments after a fitting. It’s that simple and the benefits are too great to ignore. Give us a call at (215) 568-6222 to schedule your appointment now!

     

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