As a friendly reminder, if you have dental work you’ve put
on hold, now is a good time to schedule an appointment to maximize your
Even if you don’t need extensive treatment, you should
schedule a regular checkup and cleaning appointment to help prevent costly
procedures in the future.
paying a monthly premium to keep your insurance, so be sure to use it before
the year end!
It is also a great time to use any remaining flexible account dollars you may have saved up. Flexible accounts are created to set aside pre-tax dollars for medical and dental expenses, but if that money is not used before the end of the year, it is lost to you forever.
Our holiday season does book quickly, so call us today at (908) 998-4698 or visit roselleparkdental.com to schedule your appointment. If you have any questions about your insurance coverage or benefits, we would be happy to help you. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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It’s never too early to start teaching kids about the
importance of good dental care. While children aren’t able to brush and floss
their teeth independently until approximately Kindergarten or 1st grade,
preschoolers are eager to start figuring out how to do things on their own.
Learning about good oral hygiene habits at a young age – including brushing and
flossing – sets children up for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums!
Make It FUN! Young children learn best through play, so when teaching them about dental care make it a game. Give them educational pictures to color, sing songs while they are brushing, and teach them about plaque and decay using playdough or paint. Another great tool is to let your preschooler play with the Colgate Tooth Fairy app which includes a game that makes defending teeth against bacteria fun. It also includes a tooth map for showing your child where teeth are coming through or have been lost.
Let Them Be In Charge. Preschoolers love to feel empowered through choice. Letting them pick out which color toothbrush they want and what flavor toothpaste they use will make them excited to brush their teeth. Also, consider getting them a special timer that they can use while brushing to ensure they brush for the full two minutes.
Model Good Behavior.
Children look to their parents’ and caregivers’ behavior to determine how they should
act. So the best way to ensure they grow up being proactive about their dental
health is to model the habits you want them to adopt. If they see you brushing,
flossing, and using mouthwash each morning and night, they are more likely to
do so themselves. Better yet: make dental care a family affair and have a tooth
brushing pajama party altogether each night!
Call us today at 908-998-4698 or visit roselleparkdental.com to schedule your child’s next dental appointment!
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What is your favorite sport?
I love watching boxing, football and international soccer. If dancing qualifies as a sport, then polka dancing is a favorite as well. I was once a member of a Polish folk dancing troupe! Fishing is also a favorite sport/hobby!
Have you ever had a favorite pet?
My stepson and his wife have a rescue dog named Koda. She is part Labrador retriever and part Alaskan malamute. Koda is the most gentle and loving dog I have ever met. Everyone who meets her falls in love with her immediately!
What is your favorite activity when you aren’t working?
Relaxing! My family and work keeps me very busy 🙂
Why did you choose to become a dental professional?
For 20 years, I worked as a filing representative for an architectural firm in Brooklyn, obtaining approvals and permits for construction. But “teeth” have always been fascinating to me. It was a mid-life decision to begin taking night classes in preparation for a new career. Once I was accepted into the dental hygiene program, everything fell into place and a new and rewarding phase in my life began – a decision I have never regretted!