March 25, 2014
You do so much to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong, brushing and flossing regularly and attending routine checkups at your dentist’s office. But are you doing everything you can to protect your oral health? Children, teens, and adults who engage in recreational sports and athletic activities are at a substantially higher risk for dental emergencies, particularly if they’re not properly equipped. At the Edison, NJ office of Dr. Steven J. Resnick and Dr. David S. Rosenfeld, active families get the dental protection they need with custom fit athletic mouthguards.
The Importance of Athletic Mouthguards
While wearing a protective oral appliance for games like football, hockey, and rugby may seem like an obviously smart choice, their use during many other physical activities goes largely ignored. The truth is, any sport you pursue presents a risk of oral injury. Common injuries sustained include lacerations to the tongue, gums, lips, and cheeks; dislodged or loosened teeth; and severe contusions to the jaw, face, and head. The American Dental Association recommends that athletic mouthguards be used in many sports and activities, including the following:
- Baseball and softball
- Gymnastics and acrobatics
- Weightlifting and wrestling
- Soccer and football
Fortunately, custom athletic mouthguards from Resnick and Rosenfeld, DDS can help protect the delicate tissues and teeth within the entire oral cavity. If you or anyone in your family participates in recreational sports or activities, contact our office today to find out more about how our custom made mouthguards can help protect your smile while you have fun. From our conveniently located office in Edison, NJ, Drs. Resnick and Rosenfeld warmly welcome patients from throughout the surrounding areas of Clark, Westfield, Plainfield, Colonia, Scotch Plains, and beyond. We look forward to seeing – and protecting – your smile!
March 10, 2014
Statistics show that approximately 80 percent of the American population suffers from some form of gum disease, an oral health condition that can lead to a variety of other health problems when left untreated. At our cutting-edge dental practice in Edison, NJ, Drs. Resnick and Rosenfeld protect patients from the unseen dangers of periodontal disease with microscopic monitoring and laser dentistry services.
The Importance of Early Intervention
When a patient’s gums are infected, whether there are symptoms or not, bacteria that reside beneath the gingival tissue can spread to other areas of the body via the bloodstream. If unchecked, this infection can lead to the following conditions:
- Coronary artery disease
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Increased risk of heart attack and stroke
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Gastrointestinal problems
- High blood pressure
- Alzheimer’s disease
Fortunately, patients who visit us at Resnick & Rosenfeld, DDS can dramatically reduce their risk of developing these serious health issues with periodontal therapy. We utilize only the latest in microscopic monitoring, a gum disease detection and treatment method that is completely non-surgical and proven effective. Our doctors will happily explain the entire process at your appointment in a way that is clear and easy to understand.
Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body
If you or anyone in your family has noticed any of the common signs of gum disease – or you simply want to ensure that you’re taking a proactive approach to this common oral health condition – contact our office in Edison, NJ today to schedule your appointment with us. Dr. Resnick and Dr. Rosenfeld look forward to providing you with the latest in periodontal disease detection and treatment. We also happily serve families from nearby communities in Scotch Plains, Plainfield, Clark, Colonia, Westfield, and the surrounding areas. We can’t wait to see your smile!