Straight Talk about Misaligned Teeth

People often don’t realize that there is a connection between your health and misaligned teeth. When you have straight teeth it promotes great health. When you have crooked teeth it makes it more difficult to remove harmful plaque and bacteria when you brush and floss. This can eventually lead to gum disease which can inflame your gums, damage your soft tissue, recede your gums, and can lead to tooth loss. Some early signs of gum disease could be red gums, bleeding when you brush or floss, and if you have bad breath. Not only do you run the risk of … 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…

The New Invisalign Outcome Simulator

Invisalign Outcome Simulator Philadelphia Dentistry now offers an in office Invisalign outcome simulator with the iTero scanner, which allows patients to see what their teeth may look like after they finish their Invisalign treatment. This is a great way to communicate with the patient all the benefits that Invisalign offers. It makes it easy to see exactly how the teeth will move into place over time to create that perfect smile you always wanted. Patient Peace of Mind One of the main benefits of having the Invisalign outcome simulator is if the patient is unsure if Invisalign is right for … Read more…

Do I Need To Visit the Dentist While I am in Braces?

Many patients when starting orthodontics wonder why they need to continue seeing their general dentist for check-ups and cleanings regularly since they are seeing the orthodontist every month. Dr. Cirka and Dr. Meier stress to each and every patient that is seeing us or seeing the orthodontist for braces or for Invisalign that it is extremely important to continue with regular check-ups and cleanings. The most important reason to see the dentist regularly is so that the hygienist can remove the plaque and tartar that builds up. With orthodontic brackets and wires, there are loads more nooks and crannies where … Read more…

8 Reasons You Need Invisalign Right Now

Why get Invisalign? Straightening the teeth has a lot of benefits besides cosmetics. The straighter the teeth are, the healthier the mouth is. This is true for young patients as well as adults. In the past, traditional metal bracket braces were needed to straighten teeth. Now dentists are very successful in treating patients with clear aligner therapy to correct malocclusion (a bad bite). Malocclusion can come in many forms and cause various problems for people. It is important to have your dentist and hygienist evaluate your bite and determine whether you would benefit from alignment of your teeth. Clear aligner therapy is done … Read more…

5 Ways Your Dentist Can Help You Look Younger

A big secret to how to look younger is in your teeth. Looking beautiful is often associated with looking younger and the teeth play a big part in this. Studies show that a smile is the first thing people notice about you. Working with your dentist to either preserve your natural teeth or enhance them is a great place to start in looking younger and being healthier. Prevention is an important part in staying healthy. It is important to brush twice daily, floss daily, and see your dentist regularly for a checkup and cleaning. While prevention is a key role, it … Read more…

Cosmetic Dentistry Explained

Cosmetic dentistry is getting more popular than ever.  A beautiful smile is recognized as an asset to health and success and is important to most people.  Please know that while the American Dental Association does not classify cosmetic dentistry as a specialty of training, cosmetic dentists spend thousands of hours training in the art and through education and experience become extremely skilled and well regarded in this field of dentistry. The difference between cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry is that the procedures done are entirely elected for and approved by the patient. Patients must be well informed and ask questions such … Read more…