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By Dr. Mariliza LaCap

April 10, 2019

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Pregnant womanPregnancy affects nearly every aspect of your life–your lifestyle, your diet, your health, and much more! Your mouth is no exception to the changes your body may experience during pregnancy. During this special time, you’ll need to pay particular attention to your oral health for both your sake and your growing baby’s.



New year, New you: New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

February 12, 2019

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Woman smiling

By Dr. Mariliza Lacap,

Dentist and CEO of Smile More Dentistry and Washington Dental Associates.

Amazon best selling author, Secrets to Total Body Health

With the new year you may have already started your New Year’s resolutions. Why not make one of your New Year’s resolutions be improving your dental health?



Darren Tong Named Executive Producer on Upcoming Folds Of Honor Documentary

January 16, 2019

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Darren Tong is joining with DNA Films®, an Emmy® Award-winning film production
studio, to serve as an Executive Producer on the new Folds Of Honor documentary.

Dr Tong and Major Rooney

Bergenfield, NJ Jan 14, 2019 Darren Tong signed on as an Executive Producer in a new “Mission for Good” documentary feature film from DNA Films®. The film will focus on the Folds of Honor Foundation; a 501C-3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational scholarships to the families of these heroic Americans, and its founder, Major Dan Rooney.

Since 2017, Major Rooney, an F-16 Fighter Pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard, has provided

educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service men and women, and is committed to spending his life changing the futures of those spouses and children through those scholarships. Five-time Emmy Award winning Director Nick Nanton will direct this documentary about the incredible story behind the organization, Folds Of Honor.

As an Executive Producer, Darren Tong will attend the principal filming of the documentary, and be apart of this life changing experience while learning the incredible story behind the organization. The Folds Of Honor documentary will begin principal photography on location in February of 2019.

More About Darren Tong:

For over 27 years, Dr. Tong has been one of the most trusted pediatric dentist in the Bergen and Rockland County. Dr. Tong has also co-authored a bestselling book, “Dare to Succeed” alongside Jack Canfield. He has appeared on “America’s Premiere Experts” on dentistry aired on TV stations NBC, CBS and their affiliates.

The mission of Folds of honor holds a special place in his heart since his father is also a United States Veteran. Dr. Tong is married with 5 children, ranging from 24 to 11 years old, so he is very familiar with the struggles and rewards parents go through in raising children and providing them an education.

To learn more about Dr. Tong and his office, please visit or visit one of their two locations:

19 Legion Drive Bergenfield, NJ 07675 201-384-2425

140 Oak Tree Road Tappan, NY 10983 845-359-1763


About DNA Films®:

DNA Films® is led by five-time Emmy® Award Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton and Emmy® Award Winning Producer, JW Dicks. Dicks and Nanton have produced multiple award winning films including Visioneer: The Peter Diamandis Story, Esperanza, Mi Casa Hogar and Jacob’s Turn. Their productions have won multiple Emmys and together they have been awarded more than a dozen Telly Awards for excellence in television and film production. Combined, they have produced and directed more than 500 television episodes and dozens of films.


Dicks and Nanton’s goal is to bring amazing stories to the big screen as a means of encouraging and inspiring a new generation.



Media contacts: Christine Enberg

Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency 800-980-1626



Your Dentist is Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 11, 2018

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breast cancer awareness imageWe love this community and are always looking for ways that we can give back. One of your dentist in Bergenfield’s most treasured annual projects is happening right now, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And you could say this one hits a little close to home for us. Keep reading to find out why… and how you can save on dental care by making a donation to the Susan G. Komen foundation in October!




August 14, 2018

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little boy back to schoolThe answer is a resounding YES! 

August is the perfect time to prepare your children for back to school.  As a parent, you want the best for your children, and that includes doing their best in school. You can support them by taking an interest in their activities, being enthusiastic about attendance, and helping them with homework. There may also be one more way you can help your children succeed at school. Surprisingly, research suggests that children with better oral health are likely to do better in school.



Whiten Your Smile This Spring

March 27, 2018

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Whiten Your Smile This Spring

SPRING IS A TIME of renewal and revitalization. All the green is back, flowers are blooming again, and birds are singing. What better time to renew your smile with whitening treatments?

Everyday Life Can Dull Your Smile

Over time, our teeth can appear more yellow. It could be stains from food or it could simply be an effect of age. Because our teeth are porous, even if we clean off the surface stains with diligent brushing and flossing, the discoloration can go deeper into each tooth than any toothbrush or whitening toothpaste can reach. (more…)


Worried About Crowded Teeth? Invisalign in Bergenfield Can Help!

January 12, 2018

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One smile with Invisalign, one with regular bracesDo you have crowded teeth? If so, it’s probably causing more than just a feeling of embarrassment when you smile. In addition to esthetic issues, crowding can affect the health of your teeth and gums as well. You may struggle to keep everything clean even if you brush and floss regularly. Or you may be frustrated that you’re told to floss each time you go in for checkups and cleanings, despite your best efforts to do so! If you can relate to any of these scenarios, you’ll be glad to know that Invisalign in Bergenfield can offer a much easier solution than getting braces.



Pediatric Dentist in Bergenfield Says Wean Off the Pacifier!

November 14, 2017

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young girl smiling With the holidays approaching, you’ve probably been scouring the mall and outlets for the cutest gifts for your little one. Have you ever thought of giving your child the gift of better oral health?

You can do so this year with a little tough love. If your child still uses a pacifier over the age of two years old or sucks their thumb, breaking this bad habit can save their smile down the line. This may seem like a practically impossible task to accomplish—you might even enjoy the pacifier more than your little one because it gives you a moment of silence throughout the day—but it’s not worth the damage that’s associated with long-term pacifier use or thumb sucking.

Your pediatric dentist in Bergenfield is here to help you and your family get past this milestone in your child’s life: breaking a bad suckling habit.



Halloween Candy Buy Back: Local Dentist Take a Stand Against Sweets this Halloween

October 23, 2017

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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!”



Smile Pink for the Cause

October 14, 2017

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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

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