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    May 1, 2021
    1 week ago

    Do you scroll through celebrities’ Instagram pages and find yourself wishing you had a perfect smile like them? Stop wishing and let’s make it happen. This month, we welcome all of our patients to take advantage of our May Veneer Special! When you buy 6 veneers, our office is offering 2 veneers for FREE! That is a total of 8 veneers. With this special, your smile would be transformed into one of the perfect smiles you see online.

    March Special Veneers

    One of the most eminent qualities of veneers is their sheer capacity to withstand everyday wear and tear despite the fact that they are made out of the most slender dental porcelain. The sturdiness of porcelain veneers can’t be contested, as the quality is the very best. Even though they are very thin, porcelain veneers are extremely strong. On average, porcelain veneers last up to 15+ years with the proper care.

    Porcelain veneers are a quick cosmetic fix. They will allow you to have your dream smile in only 2 visits. Come in for a free consultation and we can talk about a treatment plan that’s right for you. Give us a call at (215)-568-6222 to schedule your appointment. To see before and after photos, check us out on social media. We can be found on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

    April 21, 2021
    3 weeks ago

    Do you love to laugh? We all know the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine.” Laughing is scientifically proven to benefit our mental health. It feels good to be surrounded by loved ones, hear a funny story, or to laugh all night. Another saying, “Laughter is contagious,” also holds. If you hear people laughing, you will at least smile, too. Our brains naturally respond to the sound of laughter and prepare our muscles to join in on the fun too.

    Laughing can improve your physical wellbeing by boosting your immunity, bringing down pressure hormones, diminishing pain, and loosening up your muscles. Also, laughing improves the function of veins and enhances your bloodstream. So, we can all agree laughter is one of the greatest joys in life? For most, yes. For others, not so much. People who are insecure with their smiles result in feeling self-conscious while laughing. When we laugh, our mouths are exposed. For someone with smile insecurities, this can be a nightmare, as it would affect someone emotionally and take tolls on interpersonal relationships.

    At Philly Dentistry, we don’t want any of our patients living in a nightmare. We want people to feel confident with their smiles and to live a healthy life. We are smile makeover professionals and can take any ‘OK’ smile and transform it into an amazing smile!

    Let the results speak for themselves. Our patients come into our office with all kinds of dental concerns. The great thing about our practice is that every visit is customized to meet the needs of each patient. Our number one priority is to give you your confidence back, so you can live a happy life full of laughter.

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    April 11, 2021
    4 weeks ago

    April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and our office wants to help end oral cancer! According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, mouth cancers are newly diagnosed in about 145 new individuals each day in the US alone, and a person dies from oral cancer every hour of every day. These numbers are heartbreaking, especially because the fastest-growing segment of oral cancer patients are young, healthy, nonsmoking individuals. According to the World Health Organization, the worldwide burden of oral cancer is an estimated 657,000 new cases each year, and more than 330,000 deaths. Oral cancer doesn’t stop, but we won’t either. We take oral cancer very seriously. With every cleaning here at Philly Dentistry, our patients are examined for oral cancer. This is something we have always done and will continue to do.

    Most people neglect oral cancer and don’t realize how deadly it is. That is why it is important to catch it early. Biyearly visits to the dentist are imperative for maintaining good health. In addition to your bi-yearly visits, you can perform self-examinations at home too! These self-examinations should be done once a month to ensure everything is looking healthy. Check out Oral Cancer Foundation’s website that explains step by step how to examine yourself for oral cancer. They even include a video demonstration and photos of what to look out for.

    If you are seeing anything in your mouth that resembles these photos, give us a call immediately. From there, we will have you come in for a professional examination. The doctors are trained to determine what is cancerous or dangerous to your health. Your job is to check in on yourself regularly and refer yourself to our team if anything seems off. We are here to help keep you healthy!

    To stay connected, follow us on social media!

     

    April 1, 2021
    1 month ago

    Are you tired of having crowded or gapped teeth? We have the ultimate solution for you. During the entire month of April, we are offering an unbelievable Invisalign special! Our special includes $500 off a purchased Invisalign treatment! Now is the perfect time to take advantage of this amazing deal and feel confident with your smile again.

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    Invisalign fits your life without interrupting it! Living with Invisalign creates barely any changes in your day to day life. For instance, you can continue to enjoy all of your favorite foods, as you don’t have any wires or brackets like traditional braces. In addition, not having wires or brackets will allow you to floss and brush with no changes as well.

    At every stage of Invisalign, you will be able to see your smile progress as it transforms. If you have been unhappy with your smile, Invisalign can give you back your confidence. Please give us a call at (215) 568-6222 to schedule your new patient free consultation. During your free consultation, we will discuss the best treatment plan for YOU. We look forward to seeing you soon and transforming your ‘OK’ smile into a fabulous one!

     

     

     

     

     

     

    March 22, 2021
    2 months ago

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    Before we get into the signs of gum disease, let’s talk about what gum disease even is. The clinical term for gum disease is “periodontitis.” Bacteria grows in your mouth and causes destruction in your teeth and gums. There could be a loss of bone supporting your teeth caused by an immune response to the bacteria below the gum line. Gum disease is common but also preventable for the most part. The most common cause of gum disease is poor oral hygiene. Below is a list of five signs that point to gum disease.

    1. No cleaning for 2+ years

    This takes the cake for number one! The most common cause of gum disease is poor oral health, so if you aren’t coming to the dentist, this applies. It is so important to visit your dentist twice a year. Dentists are teeth professionals and have all the tools to keep your mouth healthy. They will also keep you informed about what you can do at home to ensure a healthy mouth.

    1. Bleeding gums

    Before your gums bleed, they could appear bright red. This bright red color usually means that the gums are irritated. If your gums are irritated, there is something wrong. What’s happening is your gums are inflamed and infected and start pulling away from the roots of your teeth. As a result, your gums could start bleeding.

    1. Bad breath

    If you do not brush and floss your teeth, your mouth isn’t receiving proper cleaning. This can result in food and other particles getting stuck in your mouth. This results in bacteria growth in your teeth. It is important to practice good oral hygiene so your mouth stays healthy and your breath stays fresh!

    1. Smoking

    Smoking is obviously not healthy, but how does it affect your gums? Smoking weakens your body’s immune system. So, if your immune system is being weakened, it will be more difficult for your body to fight off gum infections. If you already have gum damage, smoking will make it even harder for your gums to heal.

    1. Visible plaque around your teeth

    Plaque is always forming on our teeth. When we eat and drink sugary treats, sticky plaque coats our teeth. If not properly cared for, this plaque can damage your tooth enamel and gums. It is important to practice good oral care to fight back against plaque buildup.

    Our center city office is ready to help you improve your oral health. Give us a call at (215) 568-6222 to book your appointment to get healthy and learn more about how you can spot and prevent gum disease. To stay connected with us online, follow us on social media. You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

     

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    March 12, 2021
    2 months ago

    Everyone is aware to some extent how certain foods and drinks can affect our teeth. However, the majority of people aren’t oral health care experts.  Have no fear; Philly Dentistry is here with all the facts! We have compiled a list of the top 6 bad foods for your teeth.

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    1. Alcohol

    Alcohol is fun to drink on a special occasion or from time to time. However, alcoholic drinks tend to decrease saliva production in our mouths. This promotes a problem as the saliva plays a key role in protecting your teeth from acidic content. In addition, saliva is used to wash away food particles after eating. With low saliva, you are deprived of these functions and make you vulnerable to infections. Always drink water in between alcoholic drinks!

    1. Coffee or Tea

    Coffee and tea are two of the biggest threats to your smile as they both are prone to cause discoloration and staining. In addition, if you like your drink extra sweet and add sugar, this also sets you up for enamel damage. Ultimately, if these drinks aren’t consumed in moderation, oral health diseases can arise.

    1. Potato Chips

    Who doesn’t love a good, salty potato chip? Unfortunately, if you do not floss or rinse your mouth immediately after eating them problems can occur. The starchy and mushy texture of potato chips can get stuck in your teeth very easily. If you enjoy eating chips, be sure to carry floss on you!

    1. White Bread

    When you eat white bread, the starch is broken down into sugar in your saliva. The bread becomes a sticky substance that clings to your teeth and gums. This could lead to oral infections.

    1. Tomatoes

    This one might be a surprise, but tomatoes make the list due to being acidic. Tomatoes have the most risks when eaten raw or in the form of a sauce. Don’t be afraid to include tomatoes in your favorite dishes, but avoid large quantities without rinsing your mouth.

    1. Dry Fruits

    Dry fruit is good for your body as they provide lots of nutrients! However, dry fruits are prone to get stuck in small spaces. When eating dry fruit, be sure to carry a pack of floss!

     

    March 2, 2021
    2 months ago

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

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

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

    February 21, 2021
    3 months ago

    We love our patients! There are hundreds of dental offices in center city Philadelphia, yet our patients continue to show their loyalty to us year after year. We take pride in creating long-lasting relationships with our patients. To spread the word, our patients have left reviews about their experiences with us on sites like Google, Yelp, and Facebook. Our patient’s feedback is very important to us as we are always trying to better ourselves. We appreciate all of the feedback, suggestions, and kind words. Seriously, our team starts every morning by reading a new online review. Hearing our patient’s reviews gets our team pumped for the next day! In this blog, we wanted to highlight some of our favorites. These reviews, in particular, brought big smiles to our team’s faces.

    5 Stars

    “I think I share the same sentiments with most of you…that dental work is one of the highest forms of torture this planet has to offer. The sounds of drilling, hands ceaselessly probing in your mouth, the smell and taste of fluoride, and all the while you’re sitting under the brightest most intrusive fluorescent lights. It’s like the 8th circle of hell.

    However, I must tell you I have never felt more comfortable in my life than I have sitting in this Dentist office. A chipped tooth necessitated a crown and lead me to meet Dr. Ridge, Stephen, Jenaya, and the wonderful ladies at the front desk. They were so pleasant, so concerned about my level of comfortability, and as I’m sure you all want to hear most, were very fast and efficient. The two hours I was there flew right by…Jenaya and Dr. Ridge seriously killed it.

    I NEVER leave reviews, but they gave me such a good feeling I’m not even dreading having to go back to get the actual crown put onto my tooth. This Office is comprised of nothing but dedicated and amazing professionals, who truly go out of their way to make sure you feel taken care of (even if you’re in your own version of hell).”

    -Savannah S. 5 Stars on Google

    “Philly Dentistry has been AMAZING! Their staff has made my visits friendly, comfortable, and worry-free. I have been lucky to get to work with Dr. Ridge, Jenaya, Jessica, and Rach while figuring out a plan to get my teeth looking healthy and great again! They have made the anxieties of dentist visits disappear for an enjoyable experience. While completing the work I have the need they have been great in care and education to help give a better understanding of future care.  In addition, Rich has been a great financial/ insurance resource answering all my questions to make sure money stresses are non-existing! Kiya and Jess at the front desk are always warm, welcoming, and helpful with any scheduling needs, and make sure all my check-in information is where it needs to be! Together this Group makes my Dentistry Dream Team! Can’t wait for my next visit!”

    -Rocio C. 5 Stars on Google

    “Today was my first visit at the office. The ladies at the front desk are very kind and welcoming!  Dr. Ridge was very nice and explained my treatment plan very thoroughly. He also answered all of my questions and made me feel comfortable and excited to move forward with treatment. Stephen Ruiz, the treatment coordinator, is funny and has a great personality! He thoroughly explained my financing options and answered all my questions.

    I love the fact that I don’t have to wait long for appointments. I can be seen within a week or two and those multiple appointments can be set on the day of your visit. Other offices make you wait until you come back to set the next appointment, which results in longer treatment times. I also was seen quickly and wasn’t sitting in the waiting room forever. Great music in the office as well. I’m very happy I found this office!”

    -Tiffany S. 5 Stars on Google

    February 11, 2021
    3 months ago

    Dr. Cirka had the pleasure of being a guest speaker at the Private Dental Association conference meeting. During his speech, he broke down the secrets to his success in the dental industry. Philadelphia Dentistry is the largest dental practice in Philadelphia, but Dr. Cirka’s success didn’t come overnight. In this blog post, we will be talking about the key points Dr. Cirka made during his speech.

    1. “Figure out what your vision is.”

    The first key to success Dr. Cirka spoke about was how important it is to know what your vision looks like. Essentially, this means figuring out what your overall goal is, not only for the practice but as an owner. Ask yourself questions like, “Where do you see yourself long-term?” “Do you want to expand or stay small?” “What kind of specialty are you going to offer?” and many more questions digging into your aspirations. If these questions aren’t addressed, you could find yourself jumping into a life that isn’t exactly what you wanted, which would result in negative energy. Pinpointing your vision is essential to being successful.

    1. “Now that you have your vision, share it.”

    Once you know what you want your vision to be, you have to share it. People are not mind readers. You must make your vision as specific as possible to your staff to ensure everyone is on the same page. “If part of your vision includes having 500 Google reviews, you need to make that clear to your team,” Dr. Cirka explained. If your vision isn’t explicitly specified you will never be satisfied.

    1. “Communication is the #1 key.”

    Keeping good communication with your team and patients is the most important factor in success. To keep good communication with your team there’s a ton of different things you can do. Most importantly, creating an open environment for your team will allow the most communication. “Staff meetings are a must,” says Dr. Cirka. The staff meetings allow everyone to get together and talk about different things going on. If there is something we are lacking, we can bring it up. On the flip side, staff meetings are great to commend team members for a job well done. To keep good communication with patients, you have to go the extra mile. “Make personal phone calls to patients after they’ve completed a large case or have had anesthesia,” Dr. Cirka advised. Making these phone calls not only will show patients you care but will give the patient an opportunity to ask any further questions they may have forgotten to bring up. In addition to phone calls, writing personal postcards are great. “Writing a patient just to say hello and have a great time on vacation will do more than you think,” Dr. Cirka shared. When writing these postcards, it is important to never write about a sale or anything involving money. It shows that we care about our patients, we listen to our patients, and we are just reaching out to keep a good relationship.

     

    February 1, 2021
    3 months ago

     

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

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

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

     

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