Dr. Mancuso would like to let her patients in Fair Lawn and neighboring towns know that they have the opportunity to dispose of unwanted, unused medications on Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 10am-2pm. Although the Fair Lawn Police Department is not participating; Elmwood Park, Paramus, and many other towns are. Please go to: https://apps.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/NTBI/ntbi.do?_flowId=public-lite-flow for more information.
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In Support of Vets Chat & Chew
Vets Chat & Chew is a program designed for all veterans and active military personnel to come together and learn about food and how it can make them feel.
The program consists of six weekly 2 hour sessions. Food information is introduced to help the participants start to feel better. They create and share meals together and learn food lifestyle changes from the techniques of a nutrition consultant and learn how to cook the meal from a professional chef. Healthy, simple and inexpensive recipes are introduced. All activities are designed to modify behavior and teach life saving techniques that can be used for life. They also assist the participants with the cost of travel and provide the ingredients of the meal to take home after each session.
To learn more about them: Vets Chat & Chew
Is your child drinking too much juice?
Although fruit juice consumption offers some benefits according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, it also has potential harmful effects. High sugar content in juice contributes to more calorie consumption and the risk of developing dental caries. Fruit juice offers no nutritional benefits for infants younger than 1 year and no nutritional advantages over whole fruit for infants and children.
Those conclusions are part of a June 2017 policy statement on juice consumption. from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The AAP also noted that juice should be offered to toddlers in a cup, not a bottle, and infants should not be put to bed with a bottle in their mouth. Allowing children to carry a bottle, easily transportable covered cup, open cup, or box of juice around throughout the day leads to excessive exposure of the teeth to carbohydrates, which promotes the development of dental caries.
You can read their full article here.
Dr. Jerome B. Krachman Memorial Award
Dr. Mancuso honored her mentor and friend with an award at this year’s show. Dr. Krachman studied oil painting at the RAI, and was not only a highly skilled oil painter; he was an avid builder of model wooden ships.
Did you know that in addition to being born with 10 fingers and 10 toes, babies have 20 tooth buds below their gums? Watch this quick video to find out when you’ll start seeing your baby’s teeth, and to learn the signs and symptoms of teething.
Getting the most from your dental insurance
As another year winds down, we want to remind you to take advantage of your unused insurance benefits, as most companies do not allow you to carry these over to the next year.
Most insurance runs on a calendar year, which means on December 31st, any unused benefits are lost. If you are in need of dental treatment, but have been putting it off, it’s important to realize that you are not only risking more expensive and extensive treatment down the road. Those are YOUR benefits! You have earned those benefits by either paying for them, or working for them! Why throw them away? Why pay another deductible? Why run the risk of a fee increases?
And if you do not have any recommended treatment, this may be the perfect time for cosmetic enhancements, like teeth whitening, or bonding. By completing this treatment before the end of the year, you can maximize your insurance benefits, while enjoying better dental health.
Single-visit crowns are available at Dr. Mancuso’s office
Dr. Mancuso has been offering single-visit crowns to her patients since 2005. Using the CAD/CAM technology of Cerec®, she creates crowns, veneers, inlays, and onlays in about an hour. This treatment process not only saves you time and money; it’s extremely interesting watching the process!
Portrait of Taylor!
My happy portrait of the very beautiful and happy Taylor!
Dr. Mancuso visits Middle School Students
Dr. Mancuso has spent numerous days educating middle school students about the importance of oral health, and it’s role in promoting good overall health. She most recently visited the children at the Garfield Middle School where the students learned how to properly brush and care for their teeth at home. The children presented this poster to Dr. Mancuso, thanking her for her visit.
The American Dental Association recommends two dental visits each year, but many people require more frequent visits to keep their mouth healthy. To help those without dental insurance, Dr. Mancuso has created an In-Office Dental Savings Plan which enable patients to receive the recommended dental visits with savings up to 50% off standard fees.