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    October 18, 2021
    5 days 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!

     

    October 8, 2021
    2 weeks ago

    October is National Dental Hygienist Month! This is the perfect time to celebrate our dental hygienists for all the work they do! Also, it’s a good time to educate about the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene. Making a positive impact in the community is something our dental hygienists are very passionate about. We do that by treating one patient at a time. We encourage our patients to stay healthy by brushing twice a day, followed by rinsing with mouthwash and flossing daily.

    Our hygienist Jen hard at work!
    Our hygienist Jen hard at work!

    Our dental hygienists address many oral health issues with patients. The top ones are:
    • Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease)
    • General Oral Care
    • Cavities
    • Inflammation
    • Cancer Screens
    A big thank you to our dental hygienists for providing these top services to our patients:
    • Education
    • Prophylaxis
    • Fluoride Treatments
    • Periodontal Scaling & Root Planing

    The mouth is incredibly important in the systemic function and overall well-being of patients. With that, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene in order to take care of yourself. Give us a call at (215) 568-6222 to book your next hygiene appointment. Our team will get you up to speed with the newest hygiene education and ensure you are in good health. Not to mention our team consists of some of the coolest ladies you’ll ever meet! Our patients tell us endlessly that they look forward to their hygiene appointments and catching up with their hygienists. We build relationships, educate, and get patients healthy. It is our greatest pleasure serving you and we look forward to seeing you soon!

    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 7, 2021
    2 weeks ago

    LOCATION

    We are conveniently located in the Medical Arts Building at 1601 Walnut Street, Suite #1302. Just to give you a heads up, our entrance is on 16th street next to the Rag & Bone. Our office is within easy walking distance to most Center City, Philadelphia office buildings, Rittenhouse Square, and Washington West.

    PARKING

    If you are driving into the city, please allow yourself some extra time. We have been recently experiencing more traffic and construction in the city. Parking is available nearby in many parking garages. Here are just a few that our staff utilizes daily.

    • Latimer Parking Garage 1510 Latimer St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (4 min walk to our office)
    • SP Parking 1616 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (1 min walk to our office)
    • Double Tree Hotel 237 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (7 min walk to our office)
    • Park America 220n S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (2 min walk to our office)

    TRAINS

     We are conveniently located near Septa’s El, the Regional Rail trains, and the New Jersey PATCO.

    • The Septa El drops you off at 15th Street. (6 min walk to our office)
    • The Regional Rail drops you off at 16th St. & JFK Blvd. (6 min walk to our office)
    • The New Jersey PATCO drops you off at 15th/16th & Locust Street. (2 min walk to our office)

    SEE YOU SOON!

    We are looking forward to seeing you soon. If you have any questions before your appointment, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 215-568-6222 or email us at info@phillydentistry.com. Our team would be happy to answers any and all questions.

    Philadelphia Dentistry

    Dr. Ken Cirka, DMD
    1601 Walnut Street
    Suite 1302
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

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    September 28, 2021
    4 weeks ago

    Are you looking for a new general dentist? Maybe you are interested in having cosmetic work done. OUCH! You have a sudden emergency and need to see the dentist. Philly Dentistry is the place for you. We love new patients and we have a whole way of making you feel comfortable with your first visit. 

    Calling all new patients!

    When you give our office a call, one of the first questions we ask is if you’re a new patient. We do this because we want to make sure all new patient callers speak with our new patient coordinator. Yes, we have a whole position in our office dedicated to assisting our new patients. Our new patient coordinator will answer all your questions and get you set up in our schedule. Once you are scheduled and ready to go, our new patient coordinator will start a communication line with you so that we are connected in case you have any more questions leading up to your appointment. We will ask whether you prefer a text message or email. From there, we will send you a detailed message summarizing all of your appointment information so you don’t have to try and rack your brain trying to remember your initial phone call. 

    It’s a date.

    A day before your appointment, our new patient coordinator will send you a message making sure we are still on for your scheduled appointment. We want to make sure everything still works for you! We only book one patient for each appointment in the schedule so we always want to make sure everything works out. The time is dedicated specifically to you and your doctor

    No waiting.

    When you arrive at your appointment, we will provide you with some light paperwork. This gives us some more information about you before we get started. Once the paperwork is completed, your doctor will come to get you from the waiting area. Your visit will always run on-time with no surprises, that is guaranteed at our office. Check out this video of Dr. Cirka explains why being on time in an office is so important to him. You’re not just another appointment in our schedule, you’re an important patient. So, please give us a call at (215) 568-6222 to speak with our new patient coordinator. We look forward to seeing you soon!

    September 26, 2021
    4 weeks ago

    Do you like champagne and saving money? We have the perfect event for you! Thursday, October 21, 2021, Philly Dentistry is hosting a “Sip and Scan Invisalign Day!” From 10 am – 7 pm on October 21st, we will be offering our biggest Invisalign sale yet. We have recently dropped our Invisalign prices by thousands and on October 21st, we will be offering an additional $500 OFF Invisalign!

    To make the day extra special, we will be providing champagne for all our patients to SIP while we SCAN you for Invisalign! There will also be light refreshments, games, giveaways and so much more. If you have ever wanted to correct your smile with Invisalign, now is the time. There is no better sale than our Sip and Scan Invisalign Day special.

    Why Philly Dentistry?

    We’re so excited for you to join us for a fun day! We will have limited availability for our Sip and Scan Invisalign Day event. Please give us a call or email as soon as possible so we can reserve your spot. We can be reached at 215-568-6222 or info@phillydentistry.com. You can also check out our social media for more information leading up to the event! Let’s see what Invisalign can do for you.

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    September 18, 2021
    1 month ago

    Many people consider teeth whitening when they are unhappy with the shade of their smile. Teeth whitening is a great, quick smile fix that will have you feeling more confident with your teeth. The treatment will give you the bright smile you’ve always wanted. However, even after treatment, you have to take care of your teeth so they stay bright. Are you unsure about how to care for your teeth after teeth whitening? Here are some tips to consider after you get your teeth whitened to ensure a long-lasting bright smile.

    1. Stay away from colored foods and drinks for at least 72 hours.

    To ensure the best results, you want to avoid any immediate teeth staining. The best way to make sure this doesn’t happen is to drink mainly water and eat colorless foods. In particular, avoid these when you can tea and coffee, red pasta sauce, soy sauce, barbecue sauce, fruit juice, and dark chocolate. You should also avoid acidic foods like lemons, oranges, and other citrus fruits. These can weaken your enamel.

    2. Keep up with proper oral hygiene for healthy teeth.

    For the best results, try to do the following as often as you can. Brush your teeth at least twice every day. Floss at least once a day to help remove any plaque that builds up over time. Rinse your mouth with mouthwash at least once every day. This too will help kill the types of bacteria that cause plaque build-up. Consider using whitening toothpaste at least once or twice a week. The whitening toothpaste is a way to give yourself minor touch-ups on the whitening when needed.

    3. Consider touch-up whitening treatments. 

    Teeth whitening isn’t permanent and we aren’t perfect. There are going to be times when you eat or drink whatever you want despite the teeth whitening rules. At Philly Dentistry, after your ZOOM! Whitening Treatment, we already anticipate your need for future touch-ups. That’s why we send you home with extra whitening gel and custom-made trays. You will be able to apply touch-ups when you think it’s needed and keep your smile super bright! 

    August 31, 2021
    2 months ago

    This month we are offering a deal that is every coffee lover’s dream. We get it, coffee gets you through the day. We want you to enjoy your favorite drink! However, do you know how coffee affects your teeth? Stains, stains, stains! Over time, your smile will become more and more stained due to enjoying drinks with color to them. Let us take your worries away and take advantage of our September special, Buy 8 Veneers and get a FREE Keurig K-Supreme® Welcome Bundle!

    This sounds too good to be true.

    You might be asking yourself, “Wait a minute, I thought coffee stains my teeth. Why would my dentist be giving away a coffee bundle?” Porcelain veneers do not stain. In fact, when you are planning your porcelain veneer treatment with our team, you will have the opportunity to pick the exact shade you want your veneers to be. Veneers are 100% customizable to whatever you want! You pick the shade, size, and shape. So, with this special, you will be able to enjoy as much coffee as you like all while keeping a perfect smile!

    Well, what else?

    What other benefits do veneers have? It’s fast. An entire smile can be changed in just 2 visits to our office! Crooked teeth can be corrected to provide a more appealing smile. Gaps between teeth can be easily closed with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can strengthen natural teeth weakened by old or broken fillings. Veneers are very strong as they can resist years of wear without being affected. Veneers never stain. Your smile will remain that pearly white color despite years of enjoying all of your favorite foods and drinks.

    Let’s do it!

    To schedule a free consultation, give us a call at (215) 568-6222. During your consultation, the doctors will examine your mouth and come up with a treatment plan that works for you. We are looking forward to seeing you soon and bringing all your smile goals to life!

    August 29, 2021
    2 months ago

    What are the benefits of cosmetic dentistry? Many patients have found cosmetic dentistry to be well worth it, especially in individuals who suffer from dental issues that specifically lower their self-confidence. An improved smile is not only beneficial for a boost in your own self-esteem, but it impacts the way others perceive you as well.

    Here are just some physical imperfections that cosmetic dentistry can fix:

    ● Dark or stained teeth

    ● Chipped teeth

    ● Crooked teeth

    ● Missing teeth

    ● Cracked or worn teeth

    ● Gaps or crowdedness

    ● Cavities 

    ● Silver filings 

    Whether you want whiter teeth or a straighter smile, cosmetic dentistry can give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of. You don’t have to be a celebrity to have a perfect smile. Here at Philly Dentistry, we treat all of our patients with top-notch care and deliver only the best results. Check out these different smile makeovers we’ve done to see what type of cosmetic dentistry seems right for you. 

    So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call at (215) 568-6222 to speak with a member of our team. We will get you set up with FREE new patient consultation, so you can discuss with one of our doctors which option is best for you. Everything will be completely personalized just for you. We are looking forward to seeing you soon and giving you your dream smile! In the meantime, let’s connect on ​social media. ​We post a lot of cool content that mostly consists of our office’s personality and smile transformations. Show us some love! 

    August 19, 2021
    2 months ago

    August 22nd is one of two National Tooth Fairy Day throughout the year. The day is dedicated to kids learning about who and what the tooth fairy does when they lose a tooth. The day is celebrated twice a year in hopes that your child has a wiggly tooth around at least one of the designated days. In addition, the American Dental Association recommends that people get their teeth cleaned every six months. These two observance days are spaced to help remind people of that fact. This August, if your child has a wiggly tooth, tell them about the holiday and engage in some tooth fairy fun.

    Let’s learn some magical tooth fairy history!

    In 1908, the idea of the tooth fairy was born. By 1927, the tooth fairy took to the stage in Watkins Arnold’s children’s play, “The Tooth Fairy.” In 2012, the tooth fairy took over movie screens in “The Tooth Fairy” movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Side note: What a funny casting for a fairy!

    So, what can you do on National Tooth Fairy Day?

    1. Call your dentist to schedule you and your child’s bi-yearly dental visit.
    2. Tell your child stories about the tooth fairy. Dive into your first experience of losing a tooth and how you were too visited by the tooth fairy.
    3. Read some fun tooth fairy books like Dear Tooth Fairy by Alan Durant, How to Trick the Tooth Fairy by Erin Danielle Russell, or Tooth Fairy in Training by Michelle Robinson.
    4. Get the snacks and the blankets to watch “The Rock’s” movie, “The Tooth Fairy,” for some laughs!
    5. Engage with other families on social media by using the hashtag #NationalToothFairyDay. This will allow you to see what other people are up to. Also, tag @phillydentistry in your photos so we can get in on the fun too! We love when our patients share photos with us – we’re really into smiles.

    Kids only stay little for so long. It’s fun to make things special when we can. For more posts like this, check out more articles on the blog. We share educational posts, fun posts, flash sales, and so much more! While you’re at it, let’s connect on social media. All of our social media channels can be found here. Thank you for reading and we hope to see you smiling in our chairs soon!

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    August 9, 2021
    3 months ago

    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.

    People often cut their own hair, do crazy makeup looks, etc. However, your hair grows back, and makeup is removable. Once you shave your teeth, they do not grow back. ​You can’t regrow tooth enamel, so any damage is irreversible.

    Possible outcomes from shaving your teeth on your own:

    – Need of a veneer or crown to fix over shaved teeth

    – Severe sensitivity/pain

    Nerve damage

    – Possible root canals or extractions

    Bleeding teeth

    This is why it is super important to leave your dental care to your dentist. Click on the photo below to view a video about the trend. 

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