Washington Dental Associates Blog
October 23, 2017
What’s a ghost’s favorite candy? BOO-ble gum! This Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Washington Dental Associates in Bergenfield, NJ or Smile More Dentistry in Tappan, NY and receive $1 for every pound of candy and a chance to win $50 gift certificates to Toys R Us. The Drs. are working with “Operation Gratitude” where the candy will be shipped to our troops overseas. The soldiers look forward to these care packages full of treats because it reminds them of home. They know we are thinking about them,” said Dr. LaCap. “Not to worry about our troops and tooth decay, we will also be sending them toothbrushes!”
October 14, 2017
Show your Support through the month of October with your very own stylish Pink Swarovski Crystal Smile for a $25 donation. 100% will go towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation The Pink Swarovski Crystal is applied to the tooth with a temporary dental adhesive. It is safe, and takes less than 5 minutes for a dentist to apply. After the month of October, we can remove it for you or you can keep it on as long as you’d like. “Everyone knows a friend or family member who has been diagnosed or survived breast cancer. This hits close to home. One of our hygienist and some of our dearest patients have battled breast cancer. This is our way of showing our support and helping the cause.” said Dr. Lacap.
Call our office to make an appointment and Smile Pink for the cure.
201-384-2425 Bergenfield or 845-359-1763 Tappan
August 31, 2017
Dr. Mariliza LaCap, owner and founder of Smile More Dentistry and Smile More Kidz in Tappan, NY, is a very busy woman. Managing four practices is a great responsibility — but that doesn’t prevent Dr. LaCap from keeping her patients close to her heart. This week she took the time from being Supermom and best-selling author to sit down and personally send you reminders of the importance of the recare of your pearly whites! Keep reading to learn more from your family dentist in Bergenfield on the importance of six month checkups and cleanings.
July 31, 2017
Have your teeth ever felt extra sensitive after a swim at the pool? That’s no coincidence, although it can take quite a lot of swimming before the effects become noticeable. What is it about the water in swimming pools that damages teeth? Your dentists in Bergenfield, NJ and Tappan, NY are here with more information about chlorine and your tooth enamel.
July 24, 2017
Summer is finally here, and boy is it hot out there! It is no coincidence that President Ronald Reagan deemed July National Ice Cream Month back in 1984. There’s nothing more refreshing than a popsicle or ice cream cone on a summer day. Unless, of course, you’re dealing with tooth sensitivity.
June 30, 2017
Your Bergen County premiere dental office sets aside the time annually to take a mission trip and give back in a bigger way. You may know that last year, your Bergenfield dentists brought much-needed dental services to Costa Rica! This year, Dr. LaCap, Dr. Tong, Dr. Makiling and members of their smile team will head to the Dominican Republic and Haiti in July. In addition to providing dental and medical care, our team will also provide public education and humanitarian aid.
June 15, 2017
Getting your wisdom teeth removed is such a common procedure these days that it’s almost a rite of passage among teenagers. But why do some of us have to get them out anyway, and why do we even have them in the first place? Keep reading to learn how how your wisdom teeth can affect your smile from Washington Dental Associates — your premier dentist in Bergenfield!
May 12, 2017
Since the beginning of the New Year, you resolved to cut out sugar as a way to lose weight and get your health in order. But try as you might, the office donuts every Thursday, the bitter taste of plain black coffee, and the local ice cream shop have all managed to deter you from your goal. And, although you expect this to take a toll on your waistline, did you know that all these sweets can negatively impact your smile, too? In this post, learn how to prevent the damage that sugar can do to your teeth from Smile More Dentistry, your premier dentist in Tappan.
April 22, 2017
You know the advice – always see your dentist in Tappan at least twice a year. But why? From preventing cavities to detecting oral cancer when it’s easily treatable, the reasons for a biannual visit with the team at Smile More Dentistry abound. Learn the logic behind visiting us every six months is so important from Dr. Darren Tong and Dr. Mariliza LaCap in this post.
March 5, 2017
Did you know our beautiful home state of New York occupies just about 8.5 million people? Imagine how many face-to-face interactions each New Yorker deals with every day. It’s constant when you walk down a busy avenue—panhandlers, sales people, and the casual conversation in a crowd of people waiting for the crosswalk signal to change. Wouldn’t it be embarrassing to speak to each person with foul smelling breath because the bacteria in your mouth hasn’t been properly removed? Or if when you smiled a thin layer of plaque was still visible from earlier that morning. You wouldn’t want to interact with anyone with bad oral hygiene, right? Keep each instance you meet with anyone pleasant with good brushing habits, including changing your toothbrush when it’s appropriate! Your Tappan dentist will help you recognize when it’s time to replace your “old faithful” toothbrush.