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Embrace a Healthier, Happier Smile in 2024 with Tappan’s Smile More Dentistry

January 5, 2024

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As the first light of 2024 breaks, it brings a promise of renewal. It’s a time to reshape not just our lives but the very essence of our happiness – our smile. At Tappan’s Smile More Dentistry, we believe in the transformative power of a radiant smile. It’s not just a sign of youth; it’s a reflection of our inner joy and health.

The Silent Struggle Behind a Fading Smile

Often unnoticed, the neglect of oral health casts a shadow over our lives. Gum disease and missing teeth are not mere aesthetic concerns; they are silent battles we fight, eroding our confidence, stealing the joy of a hearty laugh, and leaving a void where our vibrant self once thrived. At Smile More Dentistry in Tappan, we see beyond teeth; we see hopes and dreams waiting to be reignited.


Veteran’s Smile Day – November 11th, 2023

November 1, 2023

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Dentists Dr. Mariliza LaCacap, her husband Dr. Darren Tong both Old Tappan residents, as well as the rest of their team, will be providing free dentistry for Veterans
This is an annual initiative they have been taking as a way of paying it forward to the community.
“It’s heartbreaking.” said Dr.Tong. “Imagine not being able to eat, sleep or work due to dental pain”
The event will be on a “first come, first served” basis beginning at 9:30am and running until 2:30pm. Each person will be able to receive one free filling, extraction, or dental cleaning. “We chose the month before Thanksgiving for our Day of Free Dentistry because we are so thankful for the blessings that we have received throughout our dental careers.” Dr. LaCap said, “Our entire team is excited to be able to give much needed care to those who cannot afford the treatment.


Can I Still Visit an Emergency Dentist If I Don’t Have Dental Insurance?

September 2, 2023

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a patient visiting their dentist for urgent care

There are few things in life as alarming as tripping, falling, or sustaining a blow to the face and soon after realizing that your mouth has been injured. But if you ever find yourself in this situation, one thing to keep in mind is that seeking professional treatment is your top priority—whether you have dental insurance or not! Continue reading below to learn a little more about dental emergencies and why it’s always going to be in your best interest to seek urgent care, even if you lack coverage.


If Your Toothache Stops Suddenly, It Could Be a Sign of Something Worse

August 11, 2023

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A woman holding her cheek due to a toothache

If you’ve ever experienced a toothache, you know it’s not fun. When the pain subsides, you’ll be forgiven for celebrating, as it can be a relief for your body and your spirit.

However, it’s not time to toast to your toothache’s demise; it’s time to see a dentist. But why should you go see the dentist when the pain is gone? Doesn’t that mean the emergency has passed? Not exactly. Continue reading to find out why your mouth may be simply playing possum with disaster.


5 Summer Activities That Can Harm Your Smile

July 31, 2023

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Group of friends smiling while relaxing on noodle in pool

Simply put, the warmer months should be enjoyed traveling, swimming in the pool, taking a road trip, and catching up on some much-needed R&R, not sitting in your emergency dentist’s treatment chair. Although there isn’t a way to completely eliminate your risk of sustaining a serious dental injury, there are several measures you can take to reduce your risk. To start, here are five summer activities that can harm your smile!


Why Toothaches Hurt More at Night

June 8, 2023

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person with toothache sleeping peacefully at night

Have you ever experienced the relentless discomfort of a persistent toothache? It can make it challenging to carry out daily responsibilities, such as work or homework, when you’re constantly plagued by a throbbing or continuous pain in one of your teeth. As difficult as it is to endure a toothache during the day, it can be even more troublesome when the pain intensifies at night. Continue reading to learn about the reasons why toothaches tend to worsen during the night and helpful tips to ensure you get enough sleep until you can seek treatment from an emergency dentist.


What to Put in a Dental Emergency Kit

May 2, 2023

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tube of toothpaste

Whether it’s a cracked tooth, a lost filling, or a sudden toothache, a dental emergency is never a fun situation to encounter. In order to be well-prepared for unexpected dental emergencies, it is important to have certain items readily available. Dental emergencies can occur at any time and being equipped with the right tools and supplies can help alleviate discomfort and address immediate dental issues. Keep reading to learn about the items that you should keep in an emergency dental kit.


Signs of Gingivitis & What You Can Do About Them

April 5, 2023

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cartoon depiction of gingivitis

Gum disease is one of the most common oral health conditions there is. It’s estimated that around 50% of adults in the U.S. have gum disease to some extent, which means that everyone could consider their risk of developing it.

Gingivitis is the mildest form of gum disease, and if you want to manage it well you should try hard to catch the condition early. Here are some signs you should watch out for, and what you should do if you think that the condition could be affecting you.


Dentures 101: Should You Wear Them 24 Hours a Day?

March 13, 2023

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a mature man smiling with dentures in Tappan

People who are struggling with moderate to severe tooth loss can typically address their situation with dentures. With these durable and natural-looking restorations, you’ll be able to eat comfortably and smile confidently again. After receiving your new teeth, you might wonder if you’ll be able to wear them all day and night from now on. Read on to learn why this may not be favorable to your oral health and how it can affect your everyday life.


How Teeth Whitening Can Boost Your Appearance for Valentine’s Day

February 7, 2023

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couple on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and you want your smile to shine bright, right? If you’re like most people, your pearly whites mean a lot to you, and stains can be the ultimate turn-off. To avoid embarrassment when going out with your special someone, find out if teeth whitening can improve your smile.

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