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Preparing for Dental Emergencies While on Vacation: Your Ultimate Guide by Dr. Mariliza LaCap

June 5, 2024

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Ah, vacation! The time to relax, unwind, and explore new destinations. But imagine this: you’re savoring an exotic dish or enjoying an adventurous activity when suddenly, you experience a dental emergency. It’s the stuff of nightmares, but don’t fret! With a bit of preparation and these fun tips, you can avoid dental mishaps and ensure your smile stays bright throughout your trip.


Or Not: 5 Reasons You Might Not Be a Good Candidate for Sedation Dentistry

May 6, 2024

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One size fits all. It may work for certain products like rain ponchos, but in so many other areas it doesn’t because not everyone is the same. When it comes to sedation dentistry, although its positive uses are undeniable, not everyone is a good match for this option. Could you not be a good candidate for sedation dentistry? Here are the reasons why you might not benefit from this while you’re in the chair.


Dental Implant Diet: 5 Foods to Avoid After Surgery

April 5, 2024

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Many dentists consider dental implants to be the gold standard of replacement teeth because they’re the only type that’s surgically inserted into your jawbone which means they offer several unique advantages. For example, they function as a standalone structure that doesn’t rely on suctioning to your gums or neighboring teeth to remain put as dental bridges and dentures do. Plus, they’re incredibly resilient and have a high success rate of more than 95%.

That said, it’s imperative to care for your mouth properly to prevent implant failures, especially immediately after your procedure. Many patients want to know what is safe to eat afterward that won’t hinder their healing. Keep reading to learn about 5 foods to avoid so you can recover as quickly as possible!


Dental Implants: Transforming Lives and a Wise Investment for Your Tax Refund

February 28, 2024

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In the realm of dental health, few advancements have been as transformative as dental implants. They not only restore the functionality of natural teeth but also offer a significant boost to self-esteem and overall quality of life. With tax season upon us, many are considering wise investments for their tax refunds. Investing in dental implants can be a life-changing decision, not just a financial one.


A Journey of Renewal: The Life-Changing Story of Dental Implants

February 27, 2024

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A Journey of Renewal: The Life-Changing Story of Dental Implants

Rediscovering Joy in the Golden Years

In the heart of our community, our dental office stands as a beacon of hope and transformation. Here, we witness incredible stories of change, especially in the lives of our older patients. Among these, the journey of dental implants stands out, offering a new lease on life to those who thought their best years were behind them.


Unlock the Secret to a Captivating Valentine’s Smile with Expert Dental Care

January 31, 2024

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Valentine’s Day, a time for romance and heartfelt connections, highlights the undeniable allure of a radiant smile. Research shows that upon first meeting, a person’s smile is one of the most noticed features, playing a pivotal role in creating lasting impressions. A healthy, gleaming smile isn’t just a mark of dental wellness; it’s an emblem of personal care and confidence, essential for those special Valentine’s encounters.

Picture this: a romantic evening, the glow of candlelight, and as you smile, your partner is mesmerized. This is the power of a beautiful smile, proven to make individuals appear more attractive and approachable. Our dental office specializes in transforming smiles into stunning, heartfelt expressions, perfect for Valentine’s Day and beyond.

We offer comprehensive dental cleanings, essential not only for oral health but also for enhancing the natural whiteness of your teeth. Our state-of-the-art Whitening Glo Special is a standout service, offering quick and effective results, ensuring your smile shines brilliantly for your Valentine’s celebrations.


Veteran’s Smile Day – November 11th, 2023

November 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — washingtondent @ 7:36 pm

Dentists Dr. Mariliza LaCacap, her husband Dr. Darren Tong both Old Tappan residents, as well as the rest of their team, will be providing free dentistry for Veterans
This is an annual initiative they have been taking as a way of paying it forward to the community.

“It’s heartbreaking.” said Dr.Tong. “Imagine not being able to eat, sleep or work due to dental pain”  The event will be on a “first come, first served” basis beginning at 9:30am and running until 2:30pm. Each person will be able to receive one free filling, extraction, or dental cleaning. “We chose the month before Thanksgiving for our Day of Free Dentistry because we are so thankful for the blessings that we have received throughout our dental careers.” Dr. LaCap said, “Our entire team is excited to be able to give much needed care to those who cannot afford the treatment.


What Is the Point of Wisdom Teeth?

September 8, 2023

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Evolution is fascinating and sometimes leaves scientists with more questions than answers. The human body is full of superfluous parts that may have at one time served an important purpose, but now are just in the way. Wisdom teeth are firmly on that list.

If you want to learn more about wisdom teeth and why we have them, read on.


How Could Ill-Fitting Dentures Be Life-Threatening?

August 24, 2023

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Compared to other dental issues, ill-fitting dentures seem harmless. The worst they do is cause some mild pain, right? In reality, though, these restorations are rather dangerous. Dentures that don’t fit well raise your risk of oral cancer, threatening your life. You’ll thus want to see a dentist to replace or adjust them. If you’d like, your Bergenfield dental practice can explain more. So, here’s how poorly-fitted dentures can cause oral cancer, the signs of such dentures, and why to get help from a dentist.


4 Basics to Remember About Dental Insurance

July 20, 2023

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At this point, you may need to get dental insurance. The service would certainly make your oral care more affordable. Still, perhaps you don’t know much about how it works. You might even worry that you’ll choose a bad policy. Luckily enough, though, learning the basics of dental insurance isn’t a hard process. Your Bergenfield dentist can even teach you a few of them. To that end, here are four crucial facts to remember when considering dental plans.

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