8 Tips for Keeping Your Smile Bright

Patients often come into the office looking for the best way to whiten their teeth. Surprisingly, the solution to whiten is not always the same for each patient! There are several different methods for whitening the teeth. Detailed below are 8 different options that may be the right solution for you to achieve a brighter, whiter smile 1) Dental Cleaning The first place to start is at your dentist’s office. A dental cleaning is a great way to remove surface stains and the polishing that is performed by the dental hygienist will brighten up the enamel as well as make … Read more…

Dental Visit for the New Year

We dentists often get asked “DO I REALLY NEED TO HAVE A DENTAL EXAM?” Here are the reasons why you need to be healthy for 2016! Avoid Major Dental Work You can save time and money when we dentists see something small that can be fixed quickly and easily with no discomfort.  The longer you wait, the bigger the problem (and expense) it becomes. Protect Your Heart With regular cleaning and checkups, we dentists and our hygienists can identify and treat gum disease in its early stages, or even prevent it from developing in the first place.  This inflammation leads to … Read more…

Getting Your Dream Smile Through Veneers

Veneers can give you the beautiful smile that you’ve always wanted!  Veneers are tooth-colored shells, contact lines thin, dreamsmileplaced on top of your natural teeth and produce a gorgeous, bright smile that will light up any room.

They can correct a majority of cosmetic flaws from crooked teeth to a discolored smile.  Also advances in dentistry over the years have made veneers look even more natural!

“The porcelain we’re using now is so strong that it allows us to fabricate ultra thin veneers.  This eradicates the chance of the veneers looking bulky or fake.  We are now able to create very natural looking, long-lasting smiles.” – Dr. Jessica Meier, Philadelphia Cosmetic Dentist

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Altering the Look of Your Smile Through Bonding

A practical solution for fixing chipped, broken or stained teeth can be dental bonding.

What is bonding?

Dental Bonding (materials bonded to tooth) is a cosmetic dentistry procedure where tooth colored material is applied to a tooth, sculpted into shape, polished and hardened.  bondingDental bonding is an easy solution for smaller cosmetic procedures and is also used as a tooth-colored filling for small cavities due to the appearance.  “Dental bonding makes huge changes for our patients,” Philadelphia dentist Dr. Ken Cirka says.  “From chipped teeth to white spots, an easy inexpensive fix may be bonding.”

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Dental Implant Procedures: What More You Need to Know

Missing teeth can make you feel self conscious when meeting new people, talking in front of large groups and even eating.  In addition to feeling self conscious, oral health problems can arise as well.  Not to worry, here at Philadelphia Dentistry we offer a variety of cosmetic procedures to aid the appearance of missing teeth such as dental implants.

implantDental Implants are artificial tooth “roots” that are surgically placed in your mouth made from metallic and ceramic materials suitable for your jaw and help support crowns, bridges and even dentures.  “This procedure for patients has come a long way over the years” says Dr. Cirka.  “In just three visits a few months apart, you can have a beautiful, natural- looking tooth.”

What are some advantages of implants?

Over the years implants have become more and more popular.  Currently there are more than 5.5 million implant procedures done annually in the US.   Here’s why they have become so popular:

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What Exactly Can Cosmetic Dentistry Correct?

In today’s world it seems as though everyone’s goal is to look younger and this of course includes teeth! More people have become concerned about having teeth that are stain free and straight in recent years. Most cosmetic dentistry is not covered by dental insurance, our office offers Care Credit.  Care Credit is a way to pay for the costs of many treatments and procedures and allows you to make convenient monthly payments. images

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You and Your Toothpaste

Dental Health Toothpaste
Dental Health Toothpaste

With all many types of toothpaste on the market today, choosing the right one for you could be confusing, “I get tons of questions about toothpaste every day.  I hope that I can clarify what to use and what not to use’,” says Dr. Cirka.  Actually, “Toothpaste” may not always be paste!  Toothpaste can come in many different forms powder, gel or paste.  Many people may remember when paste was actually a powder, but rarely do you see it in mainstream America.  According to the ADA, American Dental Association, toothpaste is vital to ones oral health due to fighting off gum disease by helping to remove plaque. Fluoride, which is in most toothpaste is the key component which fights tooth decay as well as boost tooth enamel.

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