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    July 30, 2021
    4 days ago

    Do you have a date coming up? How about a job interview? In just one hour, we can make your teeth jump 6-10 shades brighter. Our ZOOM! whitening treatment is the perfect confidence booster before any life event. During the entire month of August, we are offering a deal of $100 off our ZOOM! whitening treatment. This deal is too sweet to pass up! So, what’s so special about ZOOM! whitening?


    ZOOM! whitening treatment lasts for 3 years. Three years is a long time. Think about all the money you spend yearly on other whitening methods. Stop wasting your money on over the counter whitening methods that don’t show any results. Invest in your smile for a one-time treatment that will last years. The results are instant and it doesn’t stop there. All ZOOM! whitening patients leave our office with complimentary take-home whitening trays and bleach gel for desired touchups. With the treatment and the at-home touchups, that can add up to a lifetime of bright smiles!

    What are you waiting for? Give us a call at (215) 568-6222 to speak with one of our staff members and book your next appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon and transforming your ‘OK’ smile into a fabulous one! Until then, feel free to connect with us on social media. You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. We love getting connected with our patients and seeing all of their smile selfies!

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    July 29, 2021
    4 days ago

    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 infection. 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 happens?

    Scaling and root planing is a procedure we do to clean the bacteria and tartar off the deeper surfaces of the tooth. When we treat a patient with scaling and root planing, we usually start off with a full set of X-rays, also known as a full mouth series. We do this so we can see the roots and all the surfaces were going to be working on.

    Then we start by numbing the gums up gently to make the patient extra comfortable during the treatment. Our numbing technique in our office is very nice because most of the time it doesn’t involve needles and the patients love the fact that it doesn’t involve needles. The numbing jelly that we use here is very strong. It gets applied above and below the gum line and then once the jelly is set, we go in and we start working with our ultrasonic cavitron. This is an instrument that our hygienists use to shake and vibrate the heavy tartar off the teeth. The treatment is very satisfying. We are getting rid of all that build-up and leaving our patients with a fresh, healthy mouth

    Benefits?

    • Eliminates the bacteria that’s underneath the gum line
    • Prevents any tooth mobility
    • Prevents future bone loss
    • Reduces or can eliminate risk for severe gum disease and tooth loss
    • Prevents gingivitis
    • No more bleeding gums
    • Less gum recession
    • Fewer cavities caused by plaque
    • Better oral health

    What to expect?

    Since there is so much work being done, this treatment is often broken into multiple appointments. More importantly, multiple appointments are essential. It allows the doctor to monitor the healing of your gums and the depth of your pockets. If your pockets grow deeper, more treatment could be needed.

    The importance?

    All in all, it is important to practice good oral hygiene as it is systemic to our overall health and well-being. No one wants to wind up with gum disease, but unfortunately, it can happen. To help prevent gum disease, it is important to visit your dentist twice a year. During your checkup cleanings, your provider will be able to detect early signs of any problems and nip things in the bud. It is better to maintain oral health, rather than waiting for a big problem. Healthy teeth = a healthy life!

    No more waiting!

    Book your free new patient consultation with Philly Dentistry today to check whether you are a candidate for a deep cleaning! Call today (215) 607-6350 to speak with one of our awesome team members and we can get you all set up.

    Watch along as our new patient gets his first cleaning after 10 years! Our hygienist, Lisa, takes a full mouth series of x-rays and uses her ultrasonic cavitron to get rid of his tartar buildup.
    July 20, 2021
    2 weeks ago

    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. 

    To take care of regular plaque, you need a good oral hygiene routine. Your routine should include three things. 

    1. Thoroughly brush your teeth twice a day. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush in gentle circular motions to ensure proper cleaning. Also, it is important to pay special attention to your gum line when brushing. 
    2. Floss at least once a day. Flossing isn’t everyone’s favorite thing to do, but hear us out. By flossing daily, you are removing plaque and other debris in your teeth that your toothbrush can’t reach. It’s quite satisfying after you make it a habit! You can also try other flossing methods by using other cleaning tools like water flossers or interdental brushes. 
    3. You have to visit your dentist twice a year. Your dental hygienist will be able to give you a deep cleaning twice a year that removes all of the excess buildups on your teeth. Keeping up with these visits regularly will keep your mouth healthy! 

    It’s normal to have dental plaque, but by maintaining a good oral hygiene routine, you can prevent plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth. When you take care of your oral health, you are taking care of your overall health. Keep your smile healthy and happy!

    July 10, 2021
    3 weeks ago

    We have the world’s best patients. Our office has been open for over 18 years and throughout time, our patients have chosen to come back to us again and again. We take pride in making our patients feel at home in our office. In return, our patients have shared their experiences throughout the years on review 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 kind words. So much so, that our team starts every morning by reading a new review. Hearing our patient’s feedback gets our team pumped for the next day! In this blog, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite reviews. These reviews, in particular, brought an ear to ear smile to all of our staff’s faces. 

    Brandon S. Review

    “Philadelphia Dentistry reconceptualizes and resets the paradigm for the holistic practice of dentistry. First and foremost, they operate with an unprecedented level of professionalism, subject matter expertise, compassion, and dedication to their clients’ needs. They put the client first and consciously try to seek an understanding of any issues, fears, or concerns their clients have so they can make them feel as comfortable as possible throughout the entirety of their visit. Further, their clarity of explanation provides the client with education concerning proper dental hygiene and a vision for maintaining healthy practices. They have not only built an environment that is friendly, energetic, comfortable, positive, and beautiful, but they celebrate diversity – of staff, clients, and perspective — since they place love central to their core values.

    What I love most about the office (besides their dental expertise and care they provide-) is how they genuinely attempt to create a lasting relationship with the client – they seek understanding of who you are, what you do, and create bonds of friendship that makes you feel like you are an extension of their dental family. Trust me when I say, not only are you going to receive the highest quality of service at this practice, but you are missing out if you don’t make this the home for all your dental needs!” -Brandon S.

    Nikki B. Review

    “I chose this office after my husband had a pleasant experience. I also had a great experience. All of the staff were welcoming and helpful. I enjoyed chatting with my hygienist, Alyssa! What stood out to me in terms of care was: they did an oral cancer exam. I have only had one other doctor in my life do this for me! This was also the most educational office I have ever been to where they show you exactly what is happening to your teeth and why. Then they have individualized recommendations for improving your oral health. I was impressed by the knowledge of Alyssa, she went over everything the doctor covered with me, so I got it twice!” -Nikki B.

    Billy C. Review

    “I’ve been a patient for over 2 years now. Always quick and efficient with their work. I had a filling crack in May and was able to get in the very next business day (a Friday). I had the filling replaced that following Monday by Dr. Ridge and the assistant. After fixing that, I realized I would be away for my cleaning date in August. They bumped me up this week with my go-to hygienist Jen. Jen did my Zoom well over a year ago which whitened my teeth 4 shades and the trays and whitening provided have kept my pearly whites nice and bright with light maintenance. Everyone at the office is friendly, helpful, and informative and they handle COVID-19 procedures with ease and care.” -Billy C.

    July 1, 2021
    1 month ago

    It’s been a crazy year. You deserve to treat yourself. That’s why for the first time ever, we’ve decided to offer a fun summer special. During the entire month of July, if you buy 6 porcelain veneers, we will gift you a FREE $200 gift card to Kári Skin!

    Who is Kári Skin?

    Kári brings a fresh and enlightening experience to luxury aesthetics with an eye toward healthful, inspired living. At Kári, they believe that beauty starts from beneath the surface, and their mission is to uncover the underlying beauty waiting to emerge from behind every face. Tucked away on a cozy Old City Philadelphia side street, Kári Skin welcomes each client with warmth and acceptance setting the stage for a skincare awakening. Aligning with our Philly Dentistry mission, Kári Skin is proudly LGBTQIA Friendly and has a zero-tolerance for discrimination. All are welcomed! This dynamic duo special will allow you to show off your amazing smile while your skin is glowing.

    Flawlessness

    Veneers can take your smile from 0 to 100 in just two dental visits. If you have any dental issues like stains, chips, breaks, holes, or even somewhat skewed teeth, porcelain veneers can take those blemishes and transform your smile into flawlessness!

    What are they like?

    First of all, what are veneers? They are thin, however incredibly solid, and can last as long as 15 years. For best results, you need to have great at-home oral hygiene and ensure that you’re getting your normal cleanings. Each veneer is uniquely designed to improve your desired smile. Does that mean that patients get to design their new smile? It sure does! Together, you and the doctor will come up with your veneer shades and sizes. This ensures you are getting EXACTLY what you want. The thin veneers will go over your teeth to improve any dental issue you might be enduring, it’s that simple!

    Book now

    Book your free new patient consultation with Philly Dentistry today to check whether you are a candidate for veneers. In only 2 simple visits you can totally change your smile into the smile you’ve always dreamed of. We are porcelain veneer specialists and have been treating patients for veneers for over 17 years! Call today (215) 568-6222 to speak with one of our awesome team members and we can get you all set up.

    Let’s get social

    Follow us on social media @phillydentistry on Instagram. Tag us in your photos for a chance to be featured. We love interacting with our patients and love seeing all the beautiful smiles they have!

    June 20, 2021
    1 month ago

    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.

    tooth pain

    The key to overcoming teeth grinding is having awareness. Are your teeth touching? Right now, as you are reading this blog, are your teeth touching? If so, that is a clear sign of dental damage. Your teeth shouldn’t touch throughout the day at all unless you are chewing food. Your jaw should be in a constant relaxed state with a small space between your upper and lower teeth. After reading this article, try to be more mindful and catch yourself when your teeth are clenching or grinding.

    When you are asleep, it is impossible to catch yourself clenching or grinding. So, what can you do? Here at Philly Dentistry, we can make you a custom nightguard to wear while sleeping. Wearing a nightguard while you sleep can save you from migraines, pain or discomfort, and future more expensive dental issues. The nightguard works as a barrier between your teeth and provides a cushion preventing dental damage. Wearing a nightguard usually provides pain or discomfort relief between one and six weeks of night-time wear.

    Our team has treated thousands of patients by providing nightguards. These patients have suffered from migraines, cracked or worn teeth, and discomfort. Shortly after wearing their nightguard, all of that went away. A slight change in your nightly routine can save your teeth. For a free consultation, call our office today at (215) 568-6222! Dr. Cirka, Dr. Jeon, and Dr. Ridge are Philadelphia’s best and want to get you healthy! We hope to see you soon.

    To get connected with us, please follow us on social media. We post cool office content, recent before and after photos, flash sales, and so much more! For a chance to be featured, please tag us in your photos @phillydentistry. We love to show off our patient’s beautiful smiles!

    June 10, 2021
    2 months ago

    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 skincare 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.

    Blanche took selfies as soon as she got home from her appointment with us. She couldn’t wait to show off her smile!

    Blanche S. Smile

    From her first visit, Blanche was a ray of sunshine. Her positive energy radiated off of her and by the end of her appointment, everyone in the office felt like a friend of Blanche. After a few visits with our team, Blanche started feeling confident with her smile again. Below are a few words from Blanche about her smile makeover.

    Thank you for my smile

    “I first came to the Philadelphia Dentistry all screwed up so to speak as far as my teeth are concerned. Prior to my coming to Philadelphia Dentistry, I dared not to show my teeth while smiling because of the bad appearance of my teeth. I mean quite a few of my teeth were brown colored and full of backed-up decay, particularly the bottom front teeth. After saying all that, I hope you can understand the full picture as to why I didn’t show my teeth while smiling. I was absolutely ashamed.

    Thanks to Philadelphia Dentistry that has all changed. After about three visits to the Philadelphia Dentistry, I am no longer ashamed to show my teeth while I’m smiling, in fact, I make sure in every one of my smiles that my teeth are showing. Thank you, Philadelphia Dentistry, for putting a big smile on my face and allowing me to show my teeth with pride.” -Blanche S.

    Does this sound like you?

    If your story relates anyway to Blanche’s, please give us a call. We are here to help people get healthy and feel confident within themselves. It is our mission to make sure every patient walks out of our doors with a smile on their face ready to reach for the stars. Please contact us by calling (215) 568-6222 so we can schedule a FREE new patient consultation. During that first visit, you will meet with one of our awesome doctors and figure out what the best treatment plan is for you. We are all in this together and want only the best for you! We hope to see you soon.

    June 1, 2021
    2 months ago

    Our biggest sale, EVER! For the entire month of June, we invite you to take advantage of our $1,000 OFF Invisalign sale. This sale is applicable to full Invisalign, regular Invisalign, and Invisalign 10 treatments. We can’t think of a better way to kick off summer than to have the biggest Invisalign sale ever.

    Not your parent’s braces

    Invisalign is a series of custom trays that are laser cut to shape your teeth. Particularly, the trays are fitted to shift your teeth to your desired smile. The benefit of having Invisalign trays is not only for health but also for appearance.  

    Here are some more benefits to Invisalign: 

    • Straight teeth are easier to clean and floss
    • Fewer cavities
    • Healthier gums
    • Comfortable, removable, and invisible
    • Fast results
    • Affordable

    Where to start

    To start with Invisalign, it’s super easy. We take a series of photos, a mold to create your custom trays, and x-rays. Once we have everything, we send your records to the lab. Also, we will take scans of your smile with our iTero scanner. With this advanced technology, we can see your current smile on our screen and see what your smile would look like after Invisalign. Pretty cool right?! After evaluating everything with the technician, our amazing doctors will come up with a treatment plan that works specifically for you. Your entire experience with Invisalign and Philly Dentistry will be completely personalized just for you. It is our mission to create a treatment plan that exceeds your smile goals! 

    Let’s do it

    What are you waiting for? Give us a call at (215) 568-6222 to speak with one of our team members and book your next visit. We are looking forward to seeing you soon! Until then, connect with us on social media. You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

    May 21, 2021
    2 months ago
    preventive dentistry

    Do you feel nervous before going to a dental appointment? You’re not alone. Maybe your scared of possible pain, drill sounds, or even just the smell of the office. Dental anxiety is real and a lot of people suffer from it. At Philly Dentistry, we ensure that our patient’s dental health and mental health are both taken care of. In this blog, we will be going over some tips to help overcome dental anxiety. Use these strategies at your next dentist visit to help ease your anxiety.

    Fear of pain

    If you are feeling uncomfortable or anxious, it is important to make that known to the dentist. We all want to be on the same page and make accommodations to ensure the smoothest appointment possible. By voicing how you feel, the doctor will know exactly how to navigate the appointment. Try to be as specific as possible as that will make for the best communication. For example, if you are in fear of any pain, your doctor can be gentler or even sometimes administer medication to help ease potential pain.

    Loss of control

    If sitting in the chair with the bib wrapped around your neck makes you feel stuck, you’re not alone. This is a common feeling that stems from claustrophobia. If you can relate to this, let your doctor know at the beginning of the appointment. Together, you and the doctor can come up with some sort of break system that allows you to remain comfortable for the entire appointment.

    Stressed about cost

    Dental work can be costly. However, keeping up with regular visits with your hygienist will reduce the need for more expensive treatments later on. In the event that you do need a costly treatment, talk with the office’s financial coordinator. Together, a payment plan can be arranged that is most financially convenient for you.

    All in all, keeping high communication with your dentist and the office staff will be the most effective way to reduce any dental anxiety. Being clear with how you feel will allow the team to help you to make accommodations to make you feel as comfortable as possible. You are the patient and we are here to keep you healthy physically and mentally! Give us a call at (215) 568-6222 to book your next appointment.

    May 11, 2021
    3 months ago

    Are you trying to get back into the dating world? Whether you are going out on dates or swiping on dating apps, you are trying to make a good first impression. What is the first physical characteristic men and women are quick to judge one another for? Is it their profession? Could it be their height? People’s smiles are the first thing others notice when meeting for the first time. Therefore, if you are jumping back into the dating world, you want to make sure you have a nice smile!

    Here at Philly Dentistry, we’ve got you covered. We are smile professionals and can make any ‘smile dream’ come true. Stained teeth? Come in for a whitening that can make your smile jump up to 10 shades brighter! If that doesn’t sound good enough, we have another whitening option. We offer an at-home whitening treatment that will give you the same results. What’s the difference? The only difference is that you are in control of the treatment and perform it on yourself at home. Don’t worry though, our team will provide you with step by step directions to make the process super simple for you. (BTW, our at-home whitening trays are on sale this May for $169!)

    Are your teeth misaligned, gapped, or crowded? You might be a good candidate for Invisalign. Invisalign is the new and improved version of braces. When your dating, you don’t want wires and brackets in your mouth. Invisalign throws that old-fashioned concept out the window. Fix your smile with Invisalign’s invisible custom-made aligners. Check out this infographic for more about the treatment.

    Invisalign Infographic

    Lastly, if you don’t have time to whiten or straighten your teeth with traditional methods, porcelain veneers could be the fix you’ve been looking for. Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to quickly and efficiently enhance your smile. In about two visits, our team of rockstar doctors can transform your smile. The best part about veneers is that you get to chose how you want your smile to look. You and the doctor will look through shapes and shades to decide what would look best for your smile.

    So, if you are getting back into the dating scene and really want to WOW your partners with an amazing smile, give us a call. One of our team members will get you set up with a FREE new patient consultation and from there we will come up with a treatment plan together. We can guarantee you will not want to stop smiling after completing a smile makeover with our Philly Dentistry team!

     

     

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