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Smile Faster with a CEREC Same Day Crown!

July 28, 2016

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CERECThe American Dental Association recommends that everyone see the dentist twice a year for a dental checkup. And our dentists are always happy to see you! However, when it comes to placing a dental crown, we’d rather see you only once. And with same day crowns by CEREC, you only need to schedule a single appointment to have a fully restored tooth. With CEREC, the dentists at Washington Dental can place a new crown over a damaged tooth in just a few hours.

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We Can Help with Your Dental Emergency!

July 27, 2016

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dental emergencyLots of people enjoy a surprise, but there is one type of surprise that no one likes. A dental emergency can be frightening and unnerving. And why do they always seem to happen at the wrong time? Because there is never a good time to have an emergency. However, when you have a dental emergency in Bergenfield or Tappan, NJ, your dentists at Washington Dental are here to help. With our two convenient locations and our ability to see patients for same-day appointments, we can treat your emergency so you can get your life back on track.

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How To Care For Your Teething Baby

July 12, 2016

Northvale Children's DentistTEETHING IS NO FUN for babies or parents. Some babies’ teeth erupt with no problems at all but for others, it could be a long and painful process.

Besides giving your child plenty of tender loving care, here are some things you can do to care for your child’s mouth during the teething phase.

Be Aware Of Teething Signs And Symptoms

When your little one finally starts teething, it’s normal for them to be fussy and irritable. Common symptoms are difficulty sleeping, decrease in appetite and increased drooling. It’s also normal for their temperature to increase slightly when they’re teething, however, high-grade fevers are not normal. If your child seems overly cranky or has a high fever, call your physician. (more…)

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Orthodontics in Tappan

June 30, 2016

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orthodonticsLauren Hutton, Michael Strahan, Madonna, Condoleezza Rice, Eddie Murphy and David Letterman. What do they all have in common? A gap between their two front teeth, which is medically termed a diastema. For celebrities, this can be a distinguishing characteristic. Nevertheless, most people prefer to eliminate the gap. Fortunately, that can almost always be accomplished with orthodontics while children are young. For this and other orthodontics, Tappan, NY, and Bergenfield, NJ, parents can trust the dentists at both of our conveniently located offices that will now be offering a comprehensive menu of pediatric dental services.

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Don’t Rush Your Brush: Compete In Our Summer Challenge!

June 21, 2016

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rushYou know brushing your teeth for two minutes, twice a day is what you should be doing to keep your smile healthy — but are you hitting the two-minute mark every single time? If you’re like most of our patients, the answer is no. That’s why your Bergenfield, NJ and Tappan, NY dentist is running a summer awareness campaign called Don’t Rush Your Brush! Little ones can also participate in our Brushing Challenge during June, July, and August for cool prizes (and healthier teeth and gums, too). Keep reading to learn more about both opportunities!

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3 Reasons Why Invisalign in Tappan is Right for You

May 17, 2016

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Invisalign in TappanIf you’re considering orthodontic treatment to get a straighter smile, you’re probably considering Invisalign in Tappan. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligner trays to gradually move the teeth into alignment. Since clear trays are used instead of metal wires and brackets, you’ll get a straighter smile using a nearly invisible treatment. In addition to a less noticeable appearance, Invisalign offers certain advantages that aren’t possible with traditional braces, making Invisalign a popular choice among patients. If you’re considering Invisalign, we have the top reasons why Invisalign in the perfect option for you.
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Dental Implants: Common Questions Answered by Expert Dr. Mariliza Lacap

May 10, 2016

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dental implantsWhen you’re suffering from tooth loss, you want to know what all of your options are to determine the best tooth replacement plan for your needs, budget, and lifestyle. Among the most preferred option to treat tooth loss are dental implants. Implants offer the next best thing next to your natural teeth. But, receiving implants does require a fairly invasive surgery. As a result, we know that you have some questions. As a leading dentist for implants, Dr. Mariliza Lacap answers the most common questions regarding implants to help you make an educated decision.
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Dental Expert Dr. Mariliza Lacap, D.D.S., Signs Publishing Deal With CelebrityPress For Inside Job.

January 25, 2013

Dr. Mariliza Lacap, D.D.S., and a select group of the world’s leading dental experts have joined together to co-write the forthcoming book titled, Inside Job! The World’s Leading Dental Experts Reveal The Secrets to Total Body Health from the Inside Out! Nick Nanton recently signed a publishing deal with each of these authors to contribute their expertise to the book.

Dr. LaCap is a Bergenfield Dentist who has been creating beautiful smiles through exceptional care in her Bergenfield, NJ office, Washington Dental Associates for over 20 years with her husband, Dr. Darren Tong. Dr. LaCap and Dr. Tong first met in dental school at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. In fact they were anatomy lab partners. Was it love at first sight? You’ll have to ask them.

After over 20 years of working together as dentists, they still share the same passion for creating beautiful and healthy smiles. Their shared vision for Washington Dental Associates has materialized into an exceptional dental experience for their patients. The experience in their office and their dentistry is so exceptional that they are known as the “Mercedes Benz” of dentistry within their community. Washington Dental Associates is a unique dental office where patients feel comfortable, well taken care of and safe.

Another passion they share together is their passion for each other and their five children. Their free time is spent watching their sons’ soccer or baseball games – they have never missed one yet. Currently, the family’s favorite destination is Disney World.

Dr. Mariliza Lacap received her D.D.S. degree from Columbia University School of Dental & Oral Surgery through an academic scholarship where she graduated in the top 10% of her class. She also received extra training in cosmetic dentistry at New York University Dental School.  She completed her residency at Englewood Hospital. She has also received advanced training in Dental implants, Cosmetic Dentistry, Orthodontics, Braces,  Full-Face Orthodontics, Invisalign™,  Root Canals, Gum Disease, Six Month Smiles, and Restoration.

Inside Job! The World’s Leading Dental Experts Reveal The Secrets to Total Body Health from the Inside Out! proven secrets and strategies from some of the world’s leading Dental experts. These experts share how dental medicine and your dental health are inextricably interwoven with whole body health. The book is currently scheduled to be released in September 2012.

To learn more about Dr. Mariliza Lacap, please visit www.WashingtonDentalNJ.com


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Bergenfield, NJ Dentists bring awareness and donations to Breast Cancer Research through its “Smile Pink” fundraiser.

November 2, 2012

Bergenfield Dentist donates for Breast Cancer ResearchBergenfield, NJ Dentists bring awareness and donations to Breast Cancer Research through its “Smile Pink” fundraiser.

BERGENFIELD, NJ—–Dr. Mariliza LaCap and Dr. Darren Tong (residents of Old Tappan) along with their Washington Dental Associates dental team will be putting the “Bling on” for people who want to raise awareness and donate money for breast cancer research.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

For a $25 donation (100% of the money will go towards breast cancer research), you can get a stylish Pink Gem Smile.  To create this fashionable, cutting edge and yet stylish smile, a pink gem is temporarily bonded (glued) on your tooth by one of the Doctors at Washington Dental Associates.   Get your BLING on and show your support and create awareness for breast cancer research during the month of October.

You can keep the pink gem indefinitely or come back to the office and have it removed at the end of the month.  It only takes 5 minutes to put on and can easily be removed.  There will be no changes to your tooth.

“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.

The facts are sobering. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. One woman every 2½ minutes will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Over 200,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and 40,000 of them will die from the disease. Breast cancer also occurs in men. In fact, over one thousand men will be diagnosed this year. To donate or get the stylish “Pink Gem Smile” call 201-384-2425 or visit their website at www.WashingtonDentalNJ.com

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Bergenfield Invisalign Dentist, Dr. Mariliza LaCap Named as One of America’s PremierExperts

Bergenfield, NJ. – Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Mariliza LaCap, has recently been acknowledged by America’s PremierExperts® as one of the leading experts in her field. America’s PremierExperts® recognizes leading experts, across a wide array of industries, who are willing to provide information and education to consumers as a public service.
Dr. LaCap is the Co-Founder of Washington Dental Associates along with her husband, Dr. Tong. This husband-wife duo has created an exceptional dental experience for their patients earning their practice the reputation of being the “Mercedes Benz” of dentistry within their community. Washington Dental Associates is a unique dental office where patients feel comfortable, well taken care of and safe.

America’s PremierExperts® LLC is an organization that honors an exclusive group of celebrity experts who are dedicated to spreading knowledge and awareness in their field of expertise and making significant contributions to their industry and the marketplace as a whole.

About Dr. Mariliza LaCap:

Dr. Mariliza LaCap received her D.D.S. degree from Columbia University School of Dental & Oral Surgery through an academic scholarship where she graduated in the top 10% of her class. She also received extra training in cosmetic dentistry at New York University Dental School.

Dr. LaCap completed her residency at Englewood Hospital. She has also received advanced training in Dental implants, Cosmetic Dentistry, Orthodontics, Full-Face Orthodontics, Invisalign™, Endodontics, Gum Disease, Patient Management, and Restoration.

Her professional affiliations and awards include memberships with American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Bergen County Dental Society, Bergen County Implant Study Group, International Congress of Oral Implantologists and American College of Implantologists.

Dr. LaCap received the Excellence in Orthodontic Award from American Association of Orthodontics and the Excellence in Periodontics Award from Northeastern Society of Periodontists.


Dr. Mariliza LaCap named one of America's Premier Experts

Dr. Mariliza LaCap, a cosmetic dentist in Bergenfield, NJ has recently been named as one of America’s PremierExperts® in recognition of her reputable dentistry and success in the industry.


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