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Is Your Child Ready for Phase I Orthodontics?

February 22, 2021

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a little boy looks at his dentist while viewing his dental x-rays

If your child is at least 7 years old, it is recommended that they visit an orthodontist for a consultation. Because their jaw and teeth are continuing to develop, bite misalignment and/or tooth impaction can occur, resulting in the need for more complex and serious procedures in the future (i.e., tooth extraction, jaw surgery). If you believe your child could benefit from orthodontic treatment, a dentist explains what signs to look for that might make them eligible for Phase I Orthodontics.


Your Benefits Have Reset. Time to Use Them!

February 12, 2021

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We could all use a fresh start in 2021 considering how hectic and unpredictable 2020 has proven to be. While it’s a year we all want to move on from, it’s still important to take a moment to self-reflect. When you do, you’re taking the first step towards making the new year better!


4 Signs Your Dental Crown Should Be Replaced

January 30, 2021

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Closeup of woman experiencing tooth pain

The first modern dental crown was created back in 1903 by Dr. Charles Land. Although this original “cap” succeeded in restoring damaged teeth, the ones used today are far superior in look and durability. Despite their significant advancements, however, they aren’t indestructible. So, if you have one or more dental crowns, it is important to be on the lookout for signs of failure. Keep reading for four indications that you need a dental crown replacement!


It’s time to start thinking about your Dental benefits: 3 Reasons To Act Now

January 20, 2021

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Get what you paid for – we’ll show you how!

It’s always the perfect time to be proactive and take full advantage of your dental benefits before they run out.


How to Handle a Loose Tooth at Home While Waiting to See Your Dentist

December 13, 2020

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a young woman holding her cheek and listening to her dentist discuss treatment options for a loose tooth

Unlike children who get excited about losing their teeth, adults don’t have the same reaction. A loose tooth as an adult doesn’t mean another one will erupt in its place should it fall out. Instead, this unexpected occurrence often results in seeking immediate dental treatment to discuss how to treat the problem area or replace it if it needs to be extracted. If you are facing a similar situation, learn what you need to do while waiting to see your dentist for help.


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!!


Why It’s Best to Get a Dental Crown Now Instead of Waiting Until 2021

November 8, 2020

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a male dentist showing a female patient how a dental crown will work in your smile

During your regular appointment, your dentist confirms you have a severely decayed tooth that will require treatment. Unexcited by this information, you inquire as to how necessary it is to have a dental crown placed right now. With the holidays quickly approaching and only weeks left in 2020, you may be wondering why you shouldn’t just wait until 2021 to take care of your smile. Before falling victim to this mindset, a dentist in Bergenfield shares why it is far more beneficial for you to undergo treatment now instead of waiting until the new year.


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.

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