Guide to Restoring Your Child’s Missing Teeth

When a parent learns their child is missing a tooth or multiple teeth it can be very upsetting.  Typically, missing teeth will be discovered at a routine dental visit and the general dentist will refer the child to an orthodontic specialist for an evaluation.

Local orthodontist, Dr. Susan Lempert, explains the goals of this first orthodontic visit.  “Often parents are very upset when they learn of their child’s missing teeth.  I try to calm them at this first visit and put the problem into perspective by explaining that there are dental solutions to this issue.  I always remind parents that there are many medical conditions that are far more serious and without a good prognosis so in comparison this is a problem that we can fix.” 

While it may not be a life-threatening problem, Dr. Lempert does recognize the important aesthetic concerns for young patients who are missing teeth and the damaging effect it can have on their self-esteem if left untreated.

In Dr. Lempert’s office the child’s initial visit will be followed by a comprehensive analysis of their teeth and jaw bones utilizing advanced digital scanning technology, x-rays and photographs.  A treatment plan will be formulated with a clear timeline and strategy. Some children may not be ready to start active orthodontic care at the time of their evaluation and all that will be needed is careful orthodontic monitoring until the timing for care is optimal.

When a child is ready for treatment the orthodontist will evaluate the dental spacing and jaw growth and determine if the missing tooth space will remain open or if it can be closed.  In her practice, Dr. Lempert provides a transitional replacement tooth during active orthodontic care that blends in with the child’s natural teeth.  This helps the child avoid the embarrassment of having a visible empty space in their mouth and allows them to smile confidently.

Dr. Lempert will work closely with the patient’s general dentist and specialists to create an optimal site for future restorations, including implant replacement.  Dr. Lempert adds “I always provide aesthetic retainers with replacement teeth embedded in them so kids can smile assuredly.  Implants cannot be placed until the child is done growing so retention of the orthodontic result is crucial for the best possible outcome.”

To learn more about missing teeth and what may be the best solution for you or a family member Dr. Lempert provides complimentary screenings for children in her Swedesboro office. You can visit her website at www.lempertsmile.com to learn more about her practice.

Dr. Susan LempertDr. Lempert graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Human Biology.   She received her Master of Science in Oral Biology Degree, Certificate in Orthodontics, and Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from Temple University School of Dentistry. 

FREE Teeth Whitening for Life from Raines Dental

Raines Dental invites you to come meet them and leave with a brighter smile! 

All new patients who purchase an in-office Zoom Whitening Session are eligible to receive free whitening for life!

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As long as you maintain your 6 month check-ups, they will provide you prescription strength bleach for your take-home custom trays at no charge!

Promotions are not combinable with any other offer. Certain restrictions apply. Ask a Raines Dental staff member for details.

For more information or to schedule your Zoom Whitening Session call 856-343-4020 or email info@rainesdental.com

Tomatoes Ten Ways

tomatoesIt’s prime tomato season in New Jersey and our local farm markets are stocked full of this local favorite!  As summer winds down, here are Ten great ways to enjoy fresh tomatoes, courtesy of Simple Bites.

Begin by Marinating the tomatoes in olive oil and fresh herbs and spices: Select 5 or 6 ripe tomatoes, wash and slice them, and add them to a large bowl. Drench in 1/2 cup olive oil. Add salt, pepper, basil, oregano and garlic, toss together and marinate for several hours.  

Once theyr’e done you can enjoy them any of the following ways:

1. Place sliced tomatoes on top of a toasted baguette

2.  Add mozzarella, basil and balsamic vinegar for caprese salad

3. Toss with hot capellini or pasta of your choice.

4.  Add to a prepared pizza crust with cheese, sauce and other toppings and bake until the crust is golden brown.caprese

5. Stuff inside a pita pocket with cucumber slices and sour cream or tzatziki.

6.  Add diced red onion, olives, red wine vinegar and feta cheese for a great Greek salad.

7. Spread pesto over an uncooked pastry shell, layer on tomatoes and parmesan cheese and bake until the pastry is golden brown.

8.  Place tomatoes on aluminum foil with 6-8 raw shrimp.  Fold and seal the foil and grill for 7-9 minutes.

9. Add 1 Tbsp sugar and 1 Tbsp rice vinegar and marinate another hour.  Then puree in a blender for a refreshing cold soup.

10. Spread mayonnaise on toast and add tomatoes, lettuce and crisp bacon for the best ever BLT!

Enjoy!

Gloucester County 4-H Fair ~ July 26th- 29th

The annual Gloucester County 4H Fair will take place Thursday through Sunday, July 26th-29th  at the Gloucester County Fair Grounds – 275 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill.  

The fair proceeds go to the programs, facilities, and services that benefit 4-H children throughout the year. 

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The fair will be open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Horse shows start at 8 a.m. each day. Admission is free, but there is a $10 parking donation per carload, good for all four days.

 4H Fair Highlights

  • Exhibits: Visitors are invited to celebrate the accomplishments of 4‑H children who have worked throughout the year Alan-with-cowon a variety of programs. 
  • Shows: Enjoy the agricultural exhibits and contests for which the fair is known including the horse shows, Rabbit Shows, Dog Shows, Dairy Show, Sheep Show, Poultry show, Goat Show, Hog Shows and Annual Hog and Lamb Auction
  • Activities: The fair will also feature daily rides and games, magic shows, moon bounce, mechanical bull, rock wall, paint ball and craft exhibits, demonstrations and sales—lots of fun for the whole family! 
  • BBQ Dinners – Thurs through Sat. night from 4-7pm featuring delicious chicken and ribs.
  • Performers and Entertainment:  The main stage features a wide variety of free entertainment.  All 4-days are filled with a performers – from bands, singers, children oriented acts and dance troupes.

 

 

 

 

Mullica Hill Celebrates Christmas in July

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Forget that the temperatures are in the 80’s – the Mullica Hill merchants are celebrating Christmas in July!  The celebration runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday July 26th and Friday July 27th and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday July 28th.

They invite you to get into the Christmas spirit early, as the real holidays are only six months away!  There will be special promotions, sidewalk sales, holiday items, décor, specialty holiday flavors and snacks.

For more information, visit the Mullica Hill Business Association’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MullicaHillBA and click on its Christmas in July event.

Flick n’ Float Free Movie Night ~ July 20th

The Harrison Township Recreation Department and Raccoon Valley Swim Club invite you to enjoy a Flick ‘n Float event on Friday, July 20th.  All are welcome to watch Boss Baby at Raccoon Valley while sitting poolside – or floating in the pool!

Doors will OPEN at 7 pm so everyone can enjoy swimming early and the movie will be shown at dusk (8:30 p.m.)

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Raines Dental In-House Savings Plan

Raines Dental of Mullica Hill is happy to introduce their new In-House Savings Plan for new and existing patients.

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Here’s an easy breakdown of the What-Why and How of this affordable plan:

The What: Plan Services

  • Exams
  • Cleanings
  • X-Rays
  • 15% Off Restorative and Cosmetic Services*

 Including but not limited to:

  • Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Extractions
  • Root Canals
  • Full and Partial Dentures
  • Periodontal Treatment
  • Sealants & Fluoride

 The Why: Key Benefits

  • No Annual Maximums
  • No Deductibles
  • No Waiting Period, Eligible for Treatment Immediately
  • No Claim Forms or Pre-Determinations
  • Leading Edge Technology and Impeccable Quality
  • No Downgrades

The How: Annual Membership

  • Comprehensive/ Periodic Exam (2 Per Year)
  • Includes periodont at evaluation and charting, oral cancer screening and occlusion exam
  • Limited/ Emergency Exam (2 Per Year)
  • Assessment and evaluation of localized problem or complaint
  • All necessary X-Rays
  • Adult / Child Routine Cleanings (2 Per Year)
  • Also includes:
  • Oral hygiene discussion with introduction of new techniques
  • Discussion of Smoking Cessation if requested

The In-House Savings Plan is only $295 per year per member*

*Some exclusions Apply: see here for details.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Raines Dental office at  856-343-4020.

Taco Salad Flag Dip

Turn traditional taco dip into a patriotic appetizer, perfect for your 4th of July picnic!

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Directions

  • Cook meat with taco seasoning mix as directed on package; cool slightly.
  • Mix cream cheese, sour cream and salsa until blended; spread onto bottom of 13×9-inch dish. Top evenly with layers of meat mixture, 1 cup shredded cheese and lettuce.
  • Arrange olive slices on top left corner of dip to resemble stars on the US flag. Add rows of tomatoes and remaining shredded cheese for the stripes.

Source: www.kraftrecipes.coom