Washington Dental Associates Blog

How To Find The Right Dentist In Tappan

February 28, 2017

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The experts at Washington Dental Associates give you the tips you need to find the right dentist in Tappan for you.         You landed a fantastic new job in Tappan, NY and are so glad you moved into a great area. You’re happily setting up your life here – getting to know your neighbors, finding the best restaurants, selecting the right grocery store – but you’re stumped on how to find the right person to take care of your teeth. How can you find the right dentist in Tappan for you? The team at Smile More Dentistry shows you what to look for in an oral healthcare professional, and illustrates why their practice has everything you need.



A Day of Free Dentistry – Children & Adults Welcome

February 22, 2017

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Tappan, NY—–Dr. Mariliza LaCap, Dr. Darren Tong and their Smile Team will provide a day of FREE dentistry for children ages 3-16 as part of the National Childrenʼs Dental Health Month. They also welcome adults! This will be their eighth year in providing this most needed service. Last year they provided more than $100,000 worth of dentistry to adults and children in the Bergen County area. True to their image, their dental office has been known by the community as the “Dental Office with a Heart.”



Preparing For Your Child’s First Dental Visit

February 13, 2017

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SEEING A BABY’S FIRST SMILE is a wonderful moment in a new parent’s life–that little grin leaves a lasting impression! Visiting the dentist early ensures that your child’s smile remains happy and healthy.



February Is Children’s Dental Health Month

February 6, 2017

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THE CDC REPORTS THAT 1 in 5 children (between ages 5 and 11) in the US have untreated tooth decay. Not only should tooth decay be treated in regular dental appointments, it should be prevented! Tooth decay is 100 percent preventable with effective personal care and regular dental cleanings.

In honor of Children’s Dental Health Month, we’re spreading the word about children’s dental health.

YOU Can Help Little Ones Have Healthier Smiles!

  1. Encourage them to brush for two full minutes: Pick a song about two minutes long and sing it to them during brushing time.
  2. Set reminders to brush twice a day: Brushing after breakfast and just before bed are the best times for preventing bacteria growth from food.
  3. Show them flossing is fun, not harmful: Be gentle at first when doing it for them. A bad experience can stop them from flossing on their own.
  4. Be persistent: Don’t let fussy children off the hook. Be motivating! Kids may gladly brush for a sticker or star if you make it an activity.
  5. Set their first dental appointment before age 1: Having positive dental experiences early will make dental visits easier and less frightening when older.

Schedule an appointment with our certified pediatric dentist by visiting our website www.smilemorekidz.com or call (551) 999-6229

Help Us children's dental health monthSpread The Word!

Share this message with your friends and family, and especially with the children in your life. If you have any questions about children’s dental health, don’t hesitate to ask us!


The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.


10 Reasons To Thank Your Dentist in Bergenfield

February 2, 2017

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10 reasons to appreciate your local dentist in Bergenfield.Mothers, fathers, and even secretaries get a special day so people can take a little extra time to say, “Thank you,” for everything that they do. Did you know dentists get a day as well? March 6th is actually National Dentist Day, and to mark the occasion, we are going to share 10 reasons why you should appreciate and thank your dentist in Bergenfield at Washington Dental Associates. (more…)


Dentist in Tappan has 3 Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

January 12, 2017

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Your dentist in Tappan for a healthy smile.The start of the new year is the perfect time to set resolutions for yourself. As you are creating goals to live a healthier, happier life, do not forget about your dental health. This year, commit to your oral health with three easy changes to your oral hygiene. As your dentist in Tappan, we will help you reach your goals for a healthier smile.


We’re Now the Home of Your Children’s Dentist in Tappan!

January 3, 2017

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Children’s dentist in Tappan discusses the new addition to their practice. The team at Smile More Dentistry is happy to announce the opening of Smile More Kidz, an entire floor dedicated to only serving children at our Tappan based practice. This new facility will be tailored just to helping Tappan’s littlest mouths in an environment specifically built for them. What does this mean for you and your children? Today, Dr. Darren Tong, your children’s dentist in Tappan, is going to tell you about all of the great services he and his team can now bring your children. (more…)


Get Affordable Dentistry without Dental Insurance in Tappan

December 20, 2016

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Get care without dental insurance in Tappan.Your child walks into the living room with a concerned look on their face, their hand pressed firmly against their jaw. “My tooth hurts.” Your heart breaks a little bit. You know it’s been a long time since they’ve gone to the dentist, but you just can’t afford it right now. You don’t have dental insurance in Tappan, and paying for treatment out of pocket just isn’t an option. What can you do? They’re in pain and something has to be done.

This is a problem many people face today. For someone like you, a little help can go a long way. In order to make our services more accessible and affordable to a wider range of people, Washington Dental Associates and Smile More Dentistry are now offering a special Oral Health Savings Plan.



Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

December 19, 2016

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We wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
As we look ahead of 2017, we would like to thank each of you for your continued loyalty over the past year.  We speak for everyone in our practice in telling you how much we appreciate and enjoy your visits.

Thanks also, for spreading the word about us to your family and friends….you are truly a gift to us and we are deeply humbled by your referrals.

We wish you and your family good health for 2017 and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Talk to us through our twitter and blog 


****For patients that have waited last minute, we have good news for you.  We will be open Friday and Monday December 27 and 30.  Schedule here or call us at 201-384-2425 for our Bergenfield office.

845-359-1763 at our Tappan office

Smile More, Live More,

Drs. Darren Tong, Mariliza Lacap 

and their Smile Team.

Washington Dental Associates
19 Legion Dr Bergenfield, NJ 07621-2314
(201) 384-2425


Absolutely Your Final Warning!

December 12, 2016

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Unlike medical insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts and most dental insurance plans do not roll over to the following year.  Any unused benefit dollars for 2016 will be lost.

For those patients who waited last minute, we know how busy you are…….so here is your final chance:

Our Holiday hours:

Dec 21 9-6pm

Dec 22  9-6pm

Dec 23  9am-6pm

Dec 27  9am-6pm

Dec 28  9am-6pm

Dec 29  9am-6pm

Dec 30  9am-6pm


Request an appointment online or call our office to schedule an appointment before the end of the year to take advantage of your insurance benefits. Last Appt available Dec. 30
* Some restrictions apply


Don’t get closed out.  The schedule is filling up fast with the end of the year rush!!

Smile More, Live More,

Drs. Lacap and Tong
And their smile team at Washington Dental Associates

(201) 384-2425

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19 Legion Drive, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 USA
Darren Tong, DDS Mariliza LaCap, DDS Bergenfield, NJ Cosmetic and General Dentistry (201) 453-4850 wdanewjersey@gmail.com
140 Oak Tree Road, Tappan, NY 10983 USA
Darren Tong, DDS Mariliza LaCap, DDS Tappan, NY Cosmetic and General Dentistry (845) 675-1511 Tappan.smilemore@gmail.com