Fun Facts About Dr. Smith

Our newest doctor, Dr. Stephanie Smith started with our practice in August of 2018. She grew up in New York in a very large and loud Italian family. She went to college at Villanova during the hey-day of Rollie Massimimo, Ed Pinckney, and Gary McClain. After Villanova, she went to the University of Pennsylvania for Dental School and graduated in 1987, she has been practicing dentistry for 32 years! Dr. Smith was commissioned into the Navy Reserve Dental Corp. and went to boot camp at the age of 51. She has two grown children and from that two adorable grand-daughters. … Read more…

Are your teeth sensitive?

Do your teeth hurt when you take a sip of hot coffee or when you taste ice cream? When you brush or floss do you experience any pain? Well, if so you could have sensitive teeth. Some possible causes to your sensitive teeth may include; tooth decay or cavities, fractured teeth, worn out fillings, gum disease, worn down tooth enamel, and exposed tooth roots. When you have healthy teeth, there is a layer of enamel that protects the crowns of your teeth (above the gum line.) Underneath the gum line there is a layer called cementum with shields the tooth … Read more…

What You Need to Know To Restore Healthy Teeth & Gums

Periodontal Disease Did you know that 47% of adults are affected by gum disease? Gum disease or periodontal disease is an infection of the gums, teeth, and the bone that supports the teeth. It is caused by a growing colony of living bacteria in your mouth known as plaque. Plaque produces toxins under your gums causing bone loss and is the greatest cause of tooth loss in adults. In the beginning of periodontal disease there is little, if any pain so you may not even know that you have it. The early stages you may notice some occasional bleeding along … Read more…

2018 Spectrum Award Winner

Philadelphia Dentistry is proud to have won the 2018 Spectrum Award for excellence in customer service. By winning this award Philly Dentistry earned a rating of 5 out of 5 stars. This generous award was presented to Philadelphia Dentistry by City Beat News. The Spectrum Award is only given to businesses who have demonstrated excellence in customer service in their business and or industry. The way City Beat News awards the winner is by researching the overall customer satisfaction performance of businesses across the country. They use an exclusive algorithm that provides an unbiased rating for the year. City Beat … Read more…

Care to Share Backpack Program

Imagine less fortunate children not being able to have a backpack and school supplies for when they start their first day of elementary school. This is the case for many children starting school in some local Philadelphia communities. Recently, Philly Dentistry and Dr. Ken Cirka decided that we wanted to start a “Care to Share Backpack” program. This program is designed to give the less fortunate backpacks filled with everything they’ll need to start their school year. Philadelphia Dentistry is teaming up with KIPP Philadelphia Elementary School, located in West Philly to help their newly enrolled students start off the … Read more…

Facts About Your Pets Dental Health

Everyone loves their pets, but often times we forget about their oral hygiene. Once a year you should have your pet get their teeth and gums checked by your veterinarian. This is to check for any signs of an unhealthy mouth and prevent any problems they may be experiencing. Veterinary dentistry can include anything from cleanings and fillings, to extractions. When your pet gets to the veterinarian they will begin with an oral exam of the animals’ mouth to evaluate the health of the roots below the gumline. A typical dental cleaning for your pet will include scaling because most … Read more…

10 Uses For Your Old Toothbrushes

It is recommended by the American Dental Association to change your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months.  Instead of discarding them immediately, we wanted to give you some ideas for uses for the old toothbrushes that come very much in handy! Not only will the old toothbrushes be useful in and around the house, they will help you save some money on cleaning products too.  Before reusing the toothbrush be sure to soak it in a sink full of hot water and 1 cap of household bleach, or alternatively you can soak it in a combination mix of ½ water and ½ … Read more…

Mother’s Day Invisalign Special

At Philadelphia Dentistry we’re celebrating Mother’s Day the whole month of May! We appreciate everything mothers do for their kids and that’s why we are offering $500 off Invisalign, plus free teeth whitening included. Invisalign is the best way to straighten your teeth without the hassle and embarrassment of those old fashion metal braces. Patients often have some questions about Invisalign before starting treatment. Here are the most frequently asked questions by our patients. How many hours a day do I wear my aligners? You should only be removing your aligners to eat and clean your teeth. So typically, you … Read more…

2018 MDA Muscle Walk

Event On the morning of May 12, 2018 Philadelphia Dentistry will be participating in the MDA Muscle Walk at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia at 10:00a.m. Whether these terrible diseases have affected someone you know and love, or if you simply just want to help make a difference and raise money for these muscle-debilitating diseases, come join us! MDA Walk The MDA walk is more than just a walk, by participating you are helping to change the lives of those in need so they can grow stronger and live longer. This walk also bonds families, friends, local businesses and neighbors … Read more…

Top 6 Must Read Reasons Why Wearing A Night Guard Is Important

Did you know that 1 in 12 people clench or grind their teeth while they sleep? If you are one of the twelve that do so you are most likely experiencing 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 broken tooth, wearing down your enamel that can damage existing fillings, and jaw pains. The reason you are grinding or clenching your teeth could be caused by stress. By managing your stress and wearing your custom-made night … Read more…