2023 April Newsletter

Spring Break!!

Our office will be closed from Friday March 31st through April 9th and we will reopen on April 10th. There will be a covering dentist, so if you have an emergency that cannot wait until we return, the contact information will be on our voice mail.

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month…

Oral and oropharyngeal cancer (cancer of the mouth and upper throat) collectively kill nearly one person every hour of every day of the year. Of the people newly diagnosed with these cancers, 40 percent will not survive longer than 5 years. The death rate associated with oral and oropharyngeal cancers remains particularly high because the cancers routinely are discovered late in their development. When they are detected and treated early, mortality and treatment-related health problems are reduced. Our office does regular oral cancer screenings, which remain the best method to detect oral cancer in its early stages.

“May” Your Smile Be Brighter…

April showers bring May flowers, but guess what May also brings? (Besides May flowers). That’s right – Our May Whitening Special will be back next month. If you’ve been anxiously awaiting the announcement, here it is! The fee for whitening is normally $395, but in May the price is just $149 so give us a call to schedule!


Did you know that daily flossing can add seven years to your life? It can also help prevent cavities, gum disease and help alleviate bad breath. Since a toothbrush cannot remove all food trapped between your teeth, particles of it can sit in your mouth and rot, giving off foul odors in the process. By flossing every day, you can make sure these smelly food particles are out of your mouth and in the trash.

It’s Electric!

Do you use an electric toothbrush? If no, then maybe you should! The new Oral-B iO Series 6 rechargeable toothbrush uses facial recognition technology to guide your brushing, zone to zone. The small, round brush head oscillates and micro-vibrates for a superior clean and irresistible brushing experience. It has smart pressure sensors for exceptional gum protection. It connects to the Oral-B app for guidance to better brushing and whole mouth coverage. We are currently selling these amazing toothbrushes for just $139!

Fun Fact

By 2023, it is projected that 38.92 million Americans will have used tooth whiteners on their teeth.

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Dr. Gary Vander Vliet

Preventive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry



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Hastings Commons, Building 2B;
486 Schooley’s Mountain Road;
Hackettstown, New Jersey 07840


Office hours

Monday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Tuesday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Wednesday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Thursday 8:00AM – 5:00PM