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Dental Emergencies While on Vacation: Your Guide to Prevention and Solutions

June 5, 2024

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Vacations are meant for relaxation and making memories, not for dental distress. Yet, dental emergencies can occur anywhere, even in the middle of a well-deserved break. Knowing how to prevent these emergencies and how to act when they occur can save your vacation from turning into a painful memory. Here’s your guide to keeping dental woes at bay while you’re away from home, along with an exclusive offer from Smile More Dentistry to keep your smile safe and bright, no matter where you are.


Celebrating Special Occasions with the Gift of a Radiant Smile

May 3, 2024

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As the season blooms into the warmth of Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, and proms, finding the perfect gift to express our love and pride can be challenging. This year, consider giving a gift that not only brings joy but also promotes health and confidence: the gift of a radiant smile. From advanced dental care tools to exclusive offers at our dental office, here’s a guide to dental health gifts that are perfect for these special occasions.


Unlocking the Secret to Longevity: The Power of a Healthy Smile

March 22, 2024

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As April ushers in a season of renewal and blossoming, it brings with it a unique opportunity to shed light on a critical but often overlooked aspect of our health and well-being: oral hygiene.

Recent research unveils a startling revelation: maintaining a healthy mouth can extend one’s lifespan by an impressive 7 to 10 years. This month, we invite you to dive deep into the science that links oral health to a longer, more fulfilling life, and to discover how prioritizing your dental care is not just an investment in your smile, but in many more years of healthy living.


A Day of Smiles: Free Dentistry for Children on March 14

February 28, 2024

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March 14th, from 9 AM to 2 PM, marks a special day in our community calendar. It’s a day when our dental office opens its doors to offer free dental care to children aged 1 to 12. This initiative is more than just a service; it’s a heartfelt commitment to giving back to our community and supporting families in financial need.


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.

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