2023 June Newsletter

Oral Health Month

June is Oral Health Month! This month is to educate individuals about the importance of good oral hygiene practices, preventive care, and regular dental check-ups. Maintaining a general level of oral health is a fairly simple task, yet many lack these day-to-day routines. By emphasizing the significance of oral health, this month-long campaign encourages people to make positive changes in their dental routines and maintain healthy smiles for a lifetime. The consequences of minimal oral health care and a lack of routine dentistry can lead to declining oral health with problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. So be sure to schedule your cleanings every six months to maintain good oral health.

Thorough is Good!

Lately we’ve been hearing from our newer patients that they’ve never had such a thorough first visit with a dentist before. We love hearing that! Here is what you can expect at a new patient appointment (not an emergency visit) in our office- a comprehensive clinical exam, charting of each tooth and existing restorations, review of medical and dental history, blood pressure screening, periodontal charting (checking for gum disease), intraoral photos of your teeth, a 3-D scan of your mouth, oral cancer exam and in some cases, a cleaning at the same visit.

It’s Summertime… and the Livin’ is Easy…

It’s that time again – vacation! We will be closed from June 23rd through July 4th and we will reopen on July 5th. There will be a covering dentist during this time, so if you have an emergency that cannot wait until we return, their contact information will be on our voice mail.

Knowing your Medications…

When you come in for your hygiene and restorative visits, we always update your medical history. Included in this update are your current medications. Please make sure you write down all the medications you take and bring it with you. It’s important that we know exactly what you are taking because medication can affect your dental health, and dental anesthetics may interact with certain medications!

Fun Fact

Smiling sparks a chain reaction where your brain senses muscle movement, effectively “tricking” it into believing you’re happy.

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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


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