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.

 

Raines Dental Celebrates Dads with Complimentary Cleanings

Raines Dental LLC, a full service practice providing comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry in Mullica Hill, celebrates dads in the month of June on the heels of its successful campaign for moms in May.

Dr. Raines says “Can’t forget Dads” and encourages patients to “take dad to the dentist” for a complimentary cleaning and say thank you for all they do.

“Moms don’t hold a monopoly when it comes to being great. Dads are just as amazing in teaching right from wrong, the value of education and the importance of responsibility. Most of all they love our moms,” says practice owner Jason Raines, DDS.

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“There are so many connections between dental and overall health. I feel fortunate to be able to provide dental cleanings for dads who may not have the opportunity otherwise. There is nothing more rewarding than giving back ”

“Take dad to the dentist” is the most recent effort Dr. Raines has implemented or supported to help those in need. Other programs have included Pink Wednesdays, Access to Care as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow, Give Kids a Smile and Dentistry From the Heart.

This offer applies to new patients only and certain restrictions apply.  Must call by June 17, 2018 to schedule dental cleaning appointment . For more information, visit RainesDental.com or call (856) 343-4020.Dr. Jason Raines

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 with flexible appointment scheduling Tuesday through Saturday and participates with most dental insurances to maximize patients’ benefits.

Raines Dental Celebrates Moms in May With Complimentary Cleanings

Raines Dental LLC, a full service practice providing comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry in Mullica Hill, celebrates moms in May with a month-long campaign encouraging patients to “take mom to the dentist” for a complimentary cleaning and say thank you for all they do.Dr. Jason Raines

“Moms are amazing. From listening and wiping tears to carpools and dinner made to order, not to mention often working at a career, one day is nearly not often enough to say ‘thanks,’” says practice owner, Jason Raines, DDS.

“There are so many connections between dental and overall health. I feel fortunate to be able to provide dental cleanings for moms who may not have the opportunity otherwise.  If it helps even just one woman in our community, it is all worth it.  There is nothing more rewarding than giving back ”

“Take mom to the dentist” is the most recent effort Dr. Raines has implemented or supported to help those in need. Other programs have included Pink Wednesdays, Access to Care as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow, Give Kids a Smile and Dentistry From the Heart.

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 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.

Local Orthodontist Spotlights Injury Prevention

Each April the dental community joins together to promote National Facial Protection Month. It is the perfect time of year to bring attention to how important it is to protect your teeth, gums and mouth from injury when taking part in organized sports and recreational activities.

“It is important that athletes of all ages play it safe by wearing mouth guards and appropriate protective gear when participating in activities that could cause injuries,” said local orthodontist Dr. Susan Lempert, a member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). “Many sports injuries can be prevented by wearing appropriate protective gear.”

Mouth guards are one of the least expensive pieces of protective equipment available. Over-the-counter mouth guards cost as little as $5 and can protect teeth and jaws, but they only provide protection when they are worn.

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Mouth guards are much less expensive than the cost of care to restore broken or knocked out teeth. In a recent AAO study among 1,000 U.S. parents whose children play in organized sports, the parents estimated it would cost $1,142 to replace a damaged permanent tooth. In reality, costs to treat one knocked-out tooth over a lifetime can range from $5,000 to $20,000, according to an article in the journal Sports Health.

Dr. Lempert advises parents and coaches to remind youngsters to always use a mouth guard when participating in any activity during which the mouth could come into contact with a hard object or the pavement. “Athletes in orthodontic treatment should consult their orthodontist about the type of mouth guard to use,” said Dr. Lempert.

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Consistent use of other protective equipment is important, too. Helmets save lives and prevent head injuries. They should be worn for activities such as bicycling, skateboarding or skating on in-line skates. Helmet wear is mandated for many organized sports. Face guards, devices made of plastic or metal that attach to baseball helmets, help to prevent facial injuries as well.

For more information, visit Dr. Susan Lempert’s website at http://www.lempertsmile.com/ or call 856-241-8400.

American Association of OrthodontistsNational Facial Protection Month is co-sponsored annually by the American Association of Orthodontists, the oldest and largest dental specialty organization in the world, and by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Academy for Sports Dentistry and the American Dental Association. Orthodontists receive an additional two to three years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth. Only those with this formal education may call themselves “orthodontists,” and only orthodontists are eligible for membership in the AAO. The AAO’s website is aaoinfo.org. 

 

 

The Mystery of Your Child’s Disappearing Teeth

Understanding Tooth Erosion In Children

Local orthodontist, Dr. Susan Lempert, educates concerned parents about the mysterious finding of “disappearing” teeth.  Dr. Lempert explains:

“Parents will bring their children in for an orthodontic consultation and among their more traditional concerns like crowding or spacing they will note short, dull, and worn looking teeth.  In some instances, I have patients whose baby teeth have been almost entirely worn away.  During our initial orthodontic examination, we can detect evidence of acid erosion in children and advise parents on the best course of action.”

Dr. Lempert incorporates recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in her practice to help identify and assist in the treatment of acid erosion.  She works together with parents to develop an understanding of the issue and to assemble a team of specialists, including their dentist, to help them combat this complex problem.

Watch this educational video on tooth erosion.

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The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry classifies the source of the acid into two categories, intrinsic and extrinsic sources:

  •  Intrinsic sources of acid are most frequently attributed to children with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) as well as psycho-social disorders like bulimia that cause stomach acid to be regurgitated into the mouth.
  •  Extrinsic sources of acid come from drinks and foods with high levels of acid like soda, sports drinks and citrus fruits.  In both instances, the acid demineralizes the teeth and makes them softer and more susceptible to wearing away or “disappearing”.

Certainly, there are many other factors that can exacerbate the extent of acid erosion like, the quantity and quality of a child’s saliva. Less saliva, as can happen when someone is dehydrated, provides less buffering capacity to neutralize the acid.  Enamel, the outer protective coating on teeth, can vary in quality from person to person.  Children with weaker enamel will display harsher effects from erosive acids.  Excessive use of firm, abrasive toothbrushes or paste can remove the softened enamel.  Additionally, habits like bruxism (tooth grinding) can significantly increase the deleterious effects of acid on the teeth.

Successful treatment tooth erosion in children requires first that the problem is identified.  Orthodontists are in a unique position to recognize the effects of acid erosion in children as they see their patients more frequently and thus may be able to readily note changes in the tooth surfaces.  They can then work with the pediatric dentist, GI specialist and pediatrician to identify and eliminate the source of the acid, and ultimately restore and protect the teeth.   During orthodontic treatment Dr. Lempert provides her patients with a prescription strength fluoride toothpaste that helps protect and strengthen tooth enamel during orthodontic care.

If you have orthodontic concerns for your child or think your child might have acid tooth erosion Dr. Lempert provides complimentary orthodontic screenings for children in her Swedesboro office.  You can visit her website at:  www.lempertsmile.com to learn more about her practice.

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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.

 

Local 3D Ultrasound Studio Unveils New Technology

What is HD Ultrasound?

If you have ever seen a 3D fetal sonogram, you’re familiar with the prospect of seeing your baby’s features before birth. New technology has emerged, known as HD ultrasound, that makes this experience even more amazing.

HD ultrasound takes the 3D image and transforms it to convey a much more pleasing and realistic image. Translucency of the skin, play of light and shadow, all of these factors come together to produce an incredibly realistic picture. The difference between 3D and HD is immediately obvious.

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This HD ultrasound phenomenon is available as an elective ultrasound at Wonder Time LLC in Pitman, NJ. Elective ultrasound is performed separately from the ultrasounds that the doctor orders and is an event to be enjoyed by the mother to be and whomever she chooses to have with her. Those who can’t attend can enjoy the digital and print copies of all the images, which are provided at the end of the session.

The Benefits of Elective Ultrasound

Elective Ultrasound has been shown to help with bonding between parents and baby. Seeing that realistic image on the big screen evokes some very strong and protective responses.  Some say it can influence mothers to make healthier choices during their pregnancy.

This type of ultrasound may also help to assuage anxiety for mothers who have experienced prior losses. Seeing their baby in such clarity and watching the movements as they feel them happen is a magical sensation!

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HD Ultrasound at Wonder Time LLC

Wonder Time LLC, in Pitman, NJ is owned and operated by Glenda Barachko and is the result of her vision to offer the best quality of 3D HD ultrasound on the market.  They are the only studio offering HD Live technology in New Jersey.  Glenda will also perform and guarantee gender scans anytime after 12 weeks, which is earlier than any other studio in the Delaware Valley.

Glenda learned and developed her craft for over a decade in hospitals and outpatient centers and is now offering that skill to the public.  Glenda truly understands what parents-to-be want out of this experience, and their reasons for wanting it.Wonder Time Logo

For more information or to book your HD ultrasound visit Wonder Time online at www.wondertimellc.com or www.facebook.com/electiveultrasound/ or reach out to Glenda directly at 856-553-5138 or contact@wondertinmellc.com and be sure to tell her Mullica Hill Mom sent you.

 

 

Trick or Trot Costume Fun Run ~ Oct. 28th

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. 28th.   Costumes are optional but make the race more fun!Trick or Trot

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

Award Categories:   

Best costume:  Child, Adult and Group

Overall Male / Top Female awards:

Top three finishers (male/female) in the following categories:

14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

The entry fee is $15 per participant or $20 the day of the race.  All proceeds go toward making our Harrison Township parks accessible.  Download your entry form here.

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