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Urgent Dental Issues CAN’T WAIT!

November 17, 2020

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What starts as a minor toothache can become a raging infection that requires serious medical treatment! The last thing you need is an agonizing toothache or a trip to the ER!

Makes you think twice about delaying dental care! One day it’s painful…the next it’s not. Ignored dental problems only get worse. Washington Dental Associates can help prevent that from happening!!


Local Dental Office to provide free services on Saturday, November 14th, 2020

November 2, 2020

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Dentists Dr. Mariliza Lacap, her husband Dr. Darren Tong, as well as the rest of their smile team, will be providing free dentistry for members of the community who do not have the means to pay for regular dental care.

This is an annual initiative they have been taking as a way of paying it forward to the Bergenfield community, a town their office has been servicing for over 30 years. Washington Dental Associates is one of the few dental offices in the Bergen County area that holds a program like this. “It’s heartbreaking to see a person’s smile destroyed by severe tooth decay,” said Dr.Tong.  “Imagine not being able to eat, sleep or suffer through work because you have a mouthful of toothaches.”

The event will be on an appointment reservation basis beginning at 9:30am and running until 1:00pm. Each person will be able to receive one free filling, extraction, or dental cleaning. Dr. Lacap said, “Our entire team is excited to be able to give much needed care to those who cannot afford the treatment.  As we are all experiencing the consequences of COVID-19 and the lockdown, many people have been hit hard financially.  Many people have lost their jobs and businesses have shut down.  We felt we wanted to bring something positive to the community.  Free dentistry and free food donations.  Covid will not stop us paying it forward and celebrating life and paying it forward.”

 “Our goal for the day is simple – make people smile. Believe me, the smiles and thanks we receive from all the people we treat make the hard work one of the most rewarding experiences of our lives.” said Dr. Tong. If you or anyone else you know severely needs dental work, please let them know about this opportunity. Special thanks and appreciation goes to all of the Bergenfield local businesses and groups that have agreed to help make this event a success.

If you are a local business and would like to donate some small gifts for the event, please contact Jessica Warren at To learn more about the event, visit and go to the bottom of the page under “Giving Back & Getting Involved”. The Day of Free Dentistry will be taking place at Washington Dental Associates, 19 Legion Drive, in Bergenfield.  Due to covid restrictions and in adherence to CDC guidelines, the free dentistry is by appointment only.  Please call 201-384-2425 to schedule an appointment.

Turn a Dull Smile Into a DAZZLING Smile!

October 30, 2020

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Are you confident with your smile? Or do you find yourself covering your smile for those “close-up conversations”? Do you conveniently step out of view when photos are being taken?

We can help you flash your pearly whites and smile with confidence again thanks to today’s high-tech Cosmetic Restorative Dentistry provided right here at Washington Dental Associates©!


Invisalign and Your Smile: Why It’s Best to Start Treatment at the End of the Year

October 16, 2020

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a young woman wearing a white sweater and holding an Invisalign aligner in her hand

Are you tired of looking at a poorly aligned smile? Want to make changes before the new year arrives? If you’ve been considering Invisalign clear aligners to straighten your teeth and improve your aesthetics, there’s no better time than the end of the year to start your treatment. While everyone is planning for their annual New Year’s resolutions, you can get a jump start on yours. A local dentist explains why you will benefit from this decision to start early.


Is It Possible to Straighten Teeth with an Old Retainer?

October 10, 2020

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a person taking their blue retainer out of its protective case

Are you guilty of not wearing your retainer? Have you noticed a change in your smile since you completed your orthodontic treatment? Are your teeth beginning to shift back into their original position? If you think wearing your old retainer to re-straighten your teeth is a wise choice, a dentist explains why you should rethink this decision and instead, find out if Invisalign in Bergenfield can help you achieve a more perfectly aligned smile.


Washington Dental Associates Voted one of the Best Dentists in Hackensack!

October 6, 2020

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Bergenfield, NJ–October 2nd, 2020- Washington Dental Associates® is thrilled to announce that our smile team has been the chosen 2020 Expert Dentist in Hackensack, NJ! This award wouldn’t have been possible without our patients, so thank you to everyone who put in a great word for us.

Expertise recognizes local businesses, including medical and dental practices, based on the opinions of thousands of customers or patients every year.


4 Medications That Can Cause Tooth Decay

September 30, 2020

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Dentist talking to patient about dental decay

Did you know that tooth decay is one of the most prevalent chronic conditions? In fact, it is second only to the common cold! While poor oral hygiene and high-sugar diets are two leading contributors, some prescription drugs are also a culprit. So, the nearly 75% of Americans who take at least one medication need to be especially vigilant about their oral health. Read on for four common medicines that lead to dental decay and how your dentist can help protect your smile!


How Can Flossing Improve Your Life?

September 28, 2020

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Brushing and flossing are equally important to ensure your oral health and to protect your general health. Most people are pretty good about daily brushing…but flossing… well, that’s another story.

First get the facts, then your floss!

Failing to floss regularly can lead to a dental domino effect: plaque build-up, gingivitis, periodontitis, teeth falling out, premature aging and eventually seriously compromised health longevity.


How Are School Lunches Affecting My Child’s Oral Health?

September 21, 2020

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Two children eating school lunches in bright cafeteria

You do your best to ensure that your child makes smart nutritional choices when they are at home. However, for a large portion of the year, they may be at school for at least one of their daily meals. Have you thought about how school lunches may be affecting your child’s oral health? Some items may promote a healthy mouth. Other items, however, pose a real danger to teeth. A dentist for children is here to talk about a specific way in which school lunches may affect your child’s oral health and how you can protect their smile even when they are away from home.


Tooth and Bone Loss CAN ALTER Your Overall Appearance!

September 15, 2020

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Your jawbone is an important feature that performs many essential tasks every single day. It provides support for your teeth and allows you to eat and speak properly. Additionally, your jawbone maintains your facial shape and defines your unique facial features.

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