Washington Dental Associates Blog
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.
February 28, 2017
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.
February 22, 2017
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.”
February 13, 2017
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 6, 2017
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!
- Encourage them to brush for two full minutes: Pick a song about two minutes long and sing it to them during brushing time.
- Set reminders to brush twice a day: Brushing after breakfast and just before bed are the best times for preventing bacteria growth from food.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Spread 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.
February 2, 2017
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…)