Treat Yourself Right: Local Orthodontist Gives Brace-Friendly Halloween Advice

Every October local orthodontist, Dr. Susan Lempert, urges parents and children to be mindful of certain Halloween treats that have the potential to damage orthodontic braces.  Sticky, crunchy and chewy candy will break the braces off the teeth. Repairing the broken brace is time consuming for both the patient and the doctor and requires missed time from school and work.   

Instead, choose softer options like melt-in-your mouth chocolates, peanut butter cups or thinly sliced apples with soft caramel dip. Remember to brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste after these sweet treats!  

Looking for a way to get rid of all that extra candy?  Dr. Lempert proudly supports Operation Gratitude and is hosting a Halloween Candy Dropoff at her office.   Candy will be boxed up and shipped to the troops. The last day for drop-off will be November 7th.   

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 Lempert

 

 

 

Dr. 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.  

 

Raines Dental Pink Wednesdays to Support Those in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

 Raines Dental LLC, a full service practice providing comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry in Mullica Hill, kicks off Pink Wednesdays, a month-long effort in honor of breast cancer awareness month for the second year in a row. Throughout the month of October, for patients who schedule a non-preventative dental appointment on a Wednesday, Raines Dental will donate a portion of the fee to create Chemo Care Bags for those in the fight against breast cancer.

The practice is also encouraging patients to support and share in this effort to help women diagnosed with breast cancer accepting donations at the office every day of the week. Those who contribute will be recognized with a Pink Tooth and entered into a raffle supported by other local businesses. At the end of October, the bags will be hand-filled with lotions, candies, magazines, anti-nausea medications and other items that bring comfort to those getting chemotherapy treatments. Then, Dr. Raines and staff will personally deliver them to the Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA.

“Last year was such a rewarding success that we couldn’t wait to support this effort once again, says practice owner, Jason Raines,  DDS. “To read that about 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime is heartbreaking. The likelihood of it hitting close to home is inescapable. So, this year we decided to make it a bit more personal by creating Chemo Care Bags for those actually in the fight.” Pink Wednesdays is only one of the efforts Dr. Raines has implemented or supported to help those in need. Other programs have included Access to Care as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow, Give Kids a Smile, Dentistry From the Heart and “Take Mom to the Dentist” this past May. He adds, “there is nothing more rewarding than giving back.”

Raines Dental, LLC provides comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry, including routine oral hygiene and cleanings, fillings, dental implant restorations and root canal therapy. State-of-the-art treatments also encompass traditional and same day dentures, bridges, crowns and dental sealants plus extensive cosmetic services from bonding and porcelain veneers to teeth whitening and clear braces.  Raines Dental is located at 4 Burton Lane, Suite 200 in Mullica Hill, New Jersey with flexible appointment scheduling Tuesday through Saturday and participates with most dental insurances to maximize patients’ benefits. For more information, visit RainesDental.com or call (856) 343-4020.

Join the Raines Dental No Cavity Club

 

Only Children get Cavities – True or False?

False.  In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic “cavities and tooth decay are among the world’s most common health problems.” This includes adults at any age and ignoring the condition can lead to issues such as toothaches, infections, tooth loss and other non-dental conditions.

The good news – such decay is treatable and being cavity-free should be celebrated no matter if we are five years old for fifty. The Raines Dental “No Cavity Club” recognizes patients who successfully complete their treatment plan of three visits or more.

JOIN THE CLUB BECAUSE NOT ONLY KIDS SHOULD HAVE FUN!

Call Raines Dental at 856-343-4020 to schedule your appointment today.

Trick or Trot 5k Costume Fun Run ~ Oct. 27th

The Harrison Township Recreation Commission and Victory Physical Therapy present the annual Trick or Trot 5k Costume Fun Run / 1 mile walk on Saturday Oct. 27th.   Costumes are optional but make the race more fun!

The race will depart from Ella Harris Park at 8:30am rain or shine.  Registration begins at 7:45am.

Award Categories:   

  • Overall Male/Female Winners
  • Top three (male and female) finishers in following categories:
    • 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
  • Awards for Best Costume- Child(14 and under) and Adult!!
  • Best Group Costume Award

The entry fee is $15 per participant.  All proceeds go toward making our Harrison Township parks accessible.  Register Online Here.  Registration is open through 11:59 p.m. on October 26th.

Questions?  Contact Sharon Chew in the Harrison Twp. Recreation office at 856-223-8777

 

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

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.

Introducing a New Fitness Program in Mullica Hill

How do you find time to squeeze in a workout while you have little ones at home?  Simple –  you take them to class with you!

MHM is excited to introduce Launch Fitness,  a unique new fitness program in Mullica Hill that offers a perfect fitness solution for busy moms.

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Rachel Siedman is a 200-hour certified yoga teacher, trained at FitnessYoga Studio in Mullica Hill and CoreMoves Fitness in Mount Laurel.

More importantly, she’s a  mom to three little girls, ages 9,7 and 4.  If anyone understands the challenge busy moms face in trying to stay fit and healthy while caring for their kids, it’s Rachel.

 

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Rachel founded Launch Fitness with the mission to help women be the healthiest, happiest versions of themselves they can be, by providing challenging workouts in a welcoming and supportive community.

It’s the perfect fitness solution for busy moms because kids are welcome!  Yes, really.  Rachel’s four year old daughter is always part of the class and most members bring their children with them.  As Rachel says, “It’s a great way to let the kids see their moms prioritizing themselves and their health.”

Three classes are offered every week with a balance of strength training and cardio.  All classes are 45 minutes.  Membership is only $35/month for unlimited regularly scheduled classes.  Private and semi-private training is also available.

 

Summer Class Schedule

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Start your day feeling great!  Here’s the class schedule for the Summer:

PiYo

Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m.
Strength and mobility using bodyweight exercises, including yoga and Pilates

Strength and Sweat

Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.  
This class focuses on cardiovascular conditioning

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Saturdays, 8:00 a.m.
High intensity interval training for a full-body strength and conditioning workout

 

Special Offer:  Mullica Hill Mom Deal New Members – Receive a FREE week of classes at Launch Fitness when you mention Mullica Hill Mom.

Launch Fitness is located at 137 Roseum Way in Mullica Hill.  Find them on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/launchfitnessnj/ or call Rachel at  (703) 283-8930 for more information.