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    February 17, 2022
    5 months ago
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    As people age, they become more susceptible to diseases. You get older and more dental issues can occur such as gum disease, dry mouth, and root decay. Dental diseases have been linked to other health issues including heart disease, respiratory infections, and even mental health disorders. Therefore, elderly people should practice great oral health to prevent any of these dental diseases. Here are a few dental care tips for the older generation so they maintain healthy teeth and gums for life.

    Good Routine

    Having a good dental routine is very important. Make sure that you are brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and using mouthwash to rinse. When you’re older you are prone to develop more bacteria in your mouth and that is why it is important to use an antibacterial mouthwash to help destroy and plaque or bacteria that is left behind after brushing your teeth. Another way to keep a good dental routine is to visit your dentist every six months so they can check to make sure everything is in good health.

    Electric Toothbrush

    Using an electric toothbrush is the best way to go. As you age it becomes harder to use a manual toothbrush. So, switching to an electric toothbrush will assist you when you’re brushing. Switching to an electric toothbrush will help elderly people who have limited movement because of things like arthritis and other health conditions. An electric toothbrush will do most of the physical work, ensuring that their teeth are getting a proper cleaning every day.

    Dentures

    Clean your dentures daily. Dentures can be identified to the older generation because of all the dental issues that occur when you age. If you have dentures it’s important to clean them daily just as you would with your natural teeth. The only difference between dentures and natural teeth is that dentures cannot be cleaned with just regular toothpaste. There is a specific kind of formula toothpaste designed for dentures. Another tip is to always keep your dentures in water or denture solution when you take them out to prevent them from drying.

    Medication Side Effects

    Make sure you are checking the side effects of any medication you are taking. We’ve all seen our parents or grandparents taking 10 different medications every day. It’s important to know what the side effects can be. Some common side effects could be dry mouth which will lead to a buildup in plaque and bacteria. This can result in cavities or other dental problems such as gum disease. If you are unsure about any medication side effects, be sure to ask your dentist at your next appointment and they will let you know.

    Don’t Wait

    Don’t wait any longer, even when you’re older it’s just as important to visit your dentist for your routine checkups. Give us a call today to set up a free new patient consultation with one of the best dentists in all of Philadelphia!

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    February 7, 2022
    5 months ago

    To celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, we wanted to gift our patients with this fabulous deal. Throughout the entire month of February, we are offering “Buy 1 ZOOM! Teeth Whitening, Get 1 Half Off.” You and your valentine can celebrate this year by brightening your smile. Give us a call to schedule both whitening appointments now!

    Why brighten your smile?

    • Date night
    • Graduation
    • Birthday
    • Job interview
    • Wedding
    • Masks coming off
    • + so much more!

    What is ZOOM! teeth whitening?

    Amazingly white teeth in just 1 hour! Nothing gets your teeth whiter, faster. Introducing the ZOOM! In-Office Whitening System, the revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. It’s safe, effective, and fast, very fast. In just over one hour, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. ZOOM! Whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results. The convenience of ZOOM! in comparison to days of wearing trays and gradual teeth whitening makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual.

    How does ZOOM! work?

    The ZOOM! whitening procedure is simple. It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. ZOOM! Whitening Gel is activated by a specially designed light. Teeth typically become ten shades whiter, sometimes more. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure. You’ll be amazed at the results. In most cases, teeth get even whiter the first few days after the procedure.

    Why wait?

    Give us a call to schedule your ZOOM! Teeth Whitening treatment today! We can be reached at 215-568-6222 or by email at info@phillydentistry.com. Let’s give you and your valentine the smiles you’ve always wanted!

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    January 27, 2022
    5 months ago

    It has been a fun-filled year! Throughout 2021, our blog has educated you, made you laugh, or made you smile. We have hand-picked a few of our favorite posts from 2021. If you haven’t read them yet, check them out!

    Tiktokers are shaving their teeth?!

    Tiktokers are shaving their teeth?! The app, TikTok, has been filled with users acting as DIY dentists. Tiktokers have become fixated on shaving their teeth to get their desired length. People are using metal nail files to shave down their enamel. The whole thing is super crazy and not safe for your teeth. ​If you try to file or shave your teeth at home, you can damage the enamel on your teeth, which can lead to a whole plethora of other problems.

    Deep Cleaning Scaling and Root Planing

    Do you think you need a deep cleaning? What does a deep cleaning entail? Deep cleaning involves gum scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing is a way that we treat gum infections. The symptoms that someone might experience when they need scaling and root planing could be bad breath, a bad taste in their mouth, bleeding, swelling, tender gums, and unfortunately, sometimes they don’t have any symptoms at all.

    What is plaque?

    You know that icky feeling on your teeth when you first wake up in the morning? That’s plaque! Plaque is a clear, sticky bacteria that is constantly forming on your teeth. When it’s not cleaned regularly, the plaque hardens and creates calculus, which is also known as tartar. Calculus cannot be removed with before-bed and in-the-morning brushing. When this occurs, you need to visit the dentist for a professional cleaning. 

    Should I wear a nightguard?

    Do you wake up with migraines in the morning? This could be a sign of clenching or grinding your teeth in your sleep. You might be a good candidate for a nightguard. You may not realize the clenching or grinding, but a lot of people do fall victim to it. Time after time, patients sit in the chair and say, “I don’t clench or grind.” However, they are clenching and grinding as they say that! Over time, the constant wear and tear of clenching or grinding take a toll on your teeth.

    Dental Smiles Month Patient Highlight

    June is Dental Smiles Month, so we thought it would only be appropriate to highlight one of our awesome patients showing off their fabulous smiles! Our patient Blanche first came to us and felt self-conscious with her smile. She told us how she takes pride in her appearance and has always made it a point to take care of herself. For instance, she has always practiced skin care and hair care. So much so, that she is accustomed to receiving compliments about her awesome skin daily. However, she never thought about the importance of dental care.

    January 17, 2022
    6 months 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.

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    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
    6 months 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
    6 months 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
    7 months 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
    7 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
    7 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
    8 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!

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