November 20, 2015
Finding a dentist to visit is easy. But finding a dentist you want to visit for years and years? That’s a little more difficult — and something many adults don’t ever achieve. Having a dentist you can call on is crucial for oral health, though. People who have a regular dentist are more likely to schedule regular appointments, and enjoy healthier teeth as a result. If you’re still looking for a dentist you can rely on, you should know the doctors at Resnick & Rosenfeld DDS are your trusted dentists in Edison, NJ. Keep reading to find out why, and learn about all the excellent dental services we offer.
October 29, 2015
Do you wake up in the morning with a sore jaw, but you don’t really know why? Does a faint headache haunt you throughout your day? If so, you should know these are two of the most common symptoms of bruxism, or nighttime teeth grinding. It’s a serious condition that can have real effects on your teeth — learn more about bruxism, its causes and its treatment from your doctors at Resnick & Rosenfeld DDS today.
August 12, 2015
Imagine this scenario:
You wake up after a full night’s sleep and head to the bathroom to brush your teeth. As you open your mouth, you notice a strange color on your tooth and some slight sensitivity. You rack your brain trying to figure out what it could possibly be, then it hits you…it’s a cavity. You start rummaging through countless thoughts in your mind of what procedures may or may not be available to treat a cavity. You start thinking about getting a root canal and other thoughts race in and out of your mind at lightning speed. “WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?!?!”
You’re in for a real treat.
Unbeknownst to most patients, there are some cavities that don’t need a drilling and filling. That’s right – a minimally invasive treatment for cavities. Who knew? There are dental offices scattered throughout the area that continue to cling to the age-old practice of the root canal. The key to treating any cavity is time. If the cavity is small, there are topical solutions that can help remineralize of the teeth. Our office in Edison, NJ offers this special treatment, and Dr. Resnick and Dr. Rosenfeld would be happy to perform this procedure on you. Want to learn more? You’re about to.
December 15, 2014
Would you trust your car to any mechanic? Of course not! Then don’t trust your smile to any dentist. Dr. Steven J. Resnick and Dr. David S. Rosenfeld of Resnick & Rosenfeld are the general dentist Edison, NJ, residents turn to for the best in oral health care and smile maintenance.
As Edison, NJ, general dentists, Dr. Resnick and Dr. Rosenfeld focus on prevention. The old adage, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” is perhaps no more true than when it comes to modern dentistry. If your dentist can prevent a problem now, then you will avoid symptoms, treatments and expenses later.
With this in mind, and in keeping with the recommendation of the American Dental Association, we would like to see you and your family members at least twice each year for dental checkups. At these regular checkups, our dentists and hygienists will clean your teeth and remove plaque, assess your gum health, examine for tooth decay and take x-rays to uncover hidden spots of decay when necessary. We will also complete an oral cancer screening and check for any signs of TMJ disorder.
Special Treatments from the Edison, NJ, General Dentist
Occasionally, Dr. Resnick or Dr. Rosenfeld may recommend a fluoride treatment or dental sealants. Although these treatments are particularly helpful with young children, they can be beneficial for adults, too. Fluoride strengthens teeth to prevent the start of tooth decay, and it even helps to re-mineralize spots that have been weakened by acids that cause decay. Likewise, dental sealants provide an added layer of protection. Sealants are a liquid plastic coating that is applied to your molars. When hardened, sealants are a barrier between teeth and the acid that causes decay.
Schedule an Appointment Today
To see the general dentist Edison, NJ, trusts, call the office of Resnick & Rosenfeld today. We serve patients in Edison, as well as the surrounding communities of Clark, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Westfield and Colonia.
September 22, 2014
While it is common knowledge that excessive consumption of sugary foods can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, there’s more to dental nutrition than avoiding exorbitant amounts of sweet treats. Did you know that everything that you put into your mouth has some effect on your oral health? At Resnick & Rosenfeld, DDS in Edison, NJ, Dr. Steven J. Resnick and Dr. David S. Rosenfeld help patients of all ages keep their smiles healthy and looking their best through a variety of general dentistry services. One of the most important of these services is patient education regarding dental nutrition.
Dental Nutrition: Aim for the Good, Avoid the Bad
When it comes to preserving the health of your teeth, there is one key fact to remember: Bacteria-laden plaque is your worst enemy. Preventing the formation of plaque is the best possible thing you can do for your teeth, and the foods you eat directly affect the accumulation of this colorless, sticky film. One way to reduce the accumulation of plaque is to fortify your diet with fiber-rich fruits and veggies like celery, apples, and carrots. These help stimulate the flow of saliva, which protects teeth against plaque buildup.
You can also help strengthen your teeth by consuming fewer sodas, energy drinks, and sports beverages. The citric acid and sugars in these popular drinks softens the enamel, making it susceptible to erosion and decay. If you do enjoy one of these beverages, just be sure to rinse with water after, and wait between 30 minutes and an hour to brush your teeth to prevent damaging the enamel.
Additional dental nutrition tips include:
- Avoid foods and drinks with added sugar
- Chew sugar-free gum after eating foods high in acid
- Enjoy some green or black tea, both of which can help kill bacteria in the mouth
- Avoid syrupy, starchy foods that remain in the mouth for extended periods of time
- If you must snack, stick with healthy, nutrient-rich foods like almonds, cheese, yogurt, or a few apple slices
Healthier Mouth, Healthier You
Research has proven time and again that the health of your teeth and gums directly affects your physical health in general. Keeping dental nutrition in the forefront of your mind can help to ensure that you remain healthy, happy, and strong for years to come. If you’d like to learn more about how the foods we eat directly impact the state of our oral health, we’d be happy to talk with you. Contact our office in Edison, NJ today to schedule your consultation with Drs. Resnick and Rosenfeld today. Our team looks forward to welcoming your entire family to our cutting-edge office. We are privileged to serve communities in Edison, Colonia, Westfield, Scotch Plains, Plainfield, Clark, and beyond.
September 10, 2014
It is estimated that 20 percent of adults in America suffer from bruxism, a condition characterized by involuntary teeth grinding that typically occurs while the patient is asleep. Because patients suffering from bruxism don’t always realize that there’s a problem, the incessant grinding has the potential to cause serious damage to teeth and dental work. At Resnick & Rosenfeld, DDS, Dr. Steven J. Resnick and Dr. David S. Rosenfeld provide patients from Edison, NJ and the surrounding areas with comprehensive general dentistry services, including treatment for bruxism.
Why is Bruxism Treatment Important?
In addition to causing damage to your teeth over time, untreated bruxism can lead to the development of a secondary condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ disorder. This is a condition that affects the delicate joints that attach your jaw to your cranium. When the muscles of the jaw and neck become tense with the stress needed to clamp down and grind, inflammation of the TMJ may occur. This can lead to severe pain, chronic migraine headaches, difficulty chewing, and a clicking sound when opening and closing the mouth.
Fortunately, there is a solution to the pain and annoyance associated with bruxism and TMJ disorder. Drs. Resnick and Rosenfeld can fit you with a custom oral appliance that you wear only when you sleep. Comfortable and easy to wear, this nightguard (also called a mouthguard or oral splint) protects your teeth and the muscles of your jaw throughout the night, thereby drastically diminishing your symptoms. Finally enjoy a full night of rest without dealing with the pain of bruxism and TMJ disorder the next day.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you suspect that you may be suffering from bruxism or TMJ disorder, we invite you to contact our office today to schedule your appointment with our doctors and our caring team. We’ll take the time to sit down with you, get to know you, and develop a treatment plan that addresses all of your unique needs. From our conveniently located dental practice in Edison, NJ, we proudly serve patients from surrounding neighborhoods in Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Westfield, Clark, Colonia, and more.
August 10, 2014
We all know that the keys to keeping our teeth clean and healthy are good home hygiene and regular visits to the dentist’s office. We’re also relatively familiar with the types of foods and drinks that pose a risk to our tooth enamel (think carbonated beverages and sugary snacks). However, did you know that your teeth are under a constant assault from acid-producing bacteria no matter what you eat? At Resnick & Rosenfeld, DDS in Edison, NJ, Dr. Steven J. Resnick and Dr. David S. Rosenfeld provide patients with the comprehensive preventive dental care they need to protect their teeth from extensive decay and damage. One of the ways we do this is with remineralization treatments.
Why Choose Remineralization Treatment?
Because our doctors practice conservative, minimally invasive dentistry, we believe that preventing dental cavities whenever possible is vastly preferable to drilling and filling when decay has taken hold. When dental cavities are detected and treated in their earliest stages, it is actually possible to avoid the need for the drill altogether. This is where remineralization comes in.
In the case of a cavity that has not yet caused extensive damage, the enamel of the tooth may be treated using topical applications of fluoride and calcium phosphate solutions. These compounds work to attract minerals to the surface of your enamel, hardening it and protecting it against acid wear. Our doctors will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the remineralization process, as well as provide you with information on additional preventive measures that may apply to your unique case.
Preventive Care for the Whole Family
Entrust your family’s continued oral health to the experienced, dedicated team of doctors and caring staff at Resnick & Rosenfeld, DDS in Edison, NJ. We sincerely care about your smile and the health of your teeth and gums, and we’ll always provide you with the dental care you need in a way that suits your unique lifestyle. Contact our office today to schedule your preventive care appointment and to learn more about how remineralization can help your smile stay beautiful and healthy for life. Our family-friendly practice proudly serves patients from Scotch Plains, Plainfield, Clark, Colonia, Westfield, and beyond.
July 20, 2014
It is estimated that approximately 3 out of 4 adults in America suffer from some level of periodontal disease, more commonly referred to as gum disease. While early cases may not cause noticeable symptoms, this condition can be incredibly dangerous and even lead to tooth loss if not treated in a timely manner. At Resnick & Rosenfeld, DDS in Edison, NJ, our doctors help patients suffering from gum disease overcome their condition with minimally invasive, non-surgical periodontal therapy.
Why Choose Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy?
There are a variety of ways to treat gum disease in its various forms, each with the same end goal: eradicating the bacteria that cause the infection and helping gum tissue heal as quickly as possible. At Resnick & Rosenfeld, DDS, we utilize the proven power of microscopic monitoring during the diagnosis phase, giving us the ability to specifically target the bacterial problem within the affected gum tissue. This results in more conservative treatment and faster healing, as well as improved patient comfort.
When left untreated, periodontal disease may result in other health complications you might not associate with the status of your gums. These include heart disease, an increased risk of stroke, dementia, high blood pressure, and complications during pregnancy. With non-surgical periodontal disease therapy, we can help restore the health of your gums, thereby diminishing your risk of these and other problems significantly. You’ll enjoy a healthier, more attractive smile that feels as good as it looks.
Schedule Your Visit Today
Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss? Do you experience redness, swelling, and sensitivity anywhere along the gum line? If you suspect that you or someone in your family may be affected by periodontal disease, contact our office in Edison, NJ today to reserve your appointment with our doctors and caring, experienced staff. We’ll begin with a comprehensive consultation and answer any questions you may have about your condition. Our goal is to provide you with the tools and treatment you need to achieve and maintain a gorgeous, healthy smile. Our Edison dental practice happily serves patients from nearby areas as well, including Westfield, Colonia, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Clark, and more.
July 10, 2014
At Resnick & Rosenfeld, DDS in Edison, NJ, one of our primary goals is to ensure 100 percent patient satisfaction and comfort with every single visit. Dr. Steven J. Resnick and Dr. David S. Rosenfeld believe that coming to the dentist should be an easy, pleasurable experience, and we do everything in our power to achieve that. Through the use of the most advanced technology available in the industry today, we offer our patients the comfort and extraordinary care they want and deserve.
Cutting-Edge Technology and a Personalized Touch
A significant component of patient comfort and convenience is based around the technology used in diagnosis and treatment. At Resnick & Rosenfeld, DDS, we incorporate state-of-the-art technology into each visit for improved comfort, shorter wait times, more efficient appointments, and more accurate results. Our x-rays, for example, are taken digitally rather than with film. Patients are exposed to considerably less radiation as compared to traditional x-rays, and the images we capture are far clearer.
When it comes to dental restorations and preventive treatment, we utilize technology to promote natural-looking, beautiful smiles with minimally invasive procedures. In the majority of cases, our periodontal disease therapy involves microscopic monitoring and zero surgical intervention, allowing you to enjoy improved gum health with less downtime. To create amazingly lifelike prosthetics like crowns and dental implant restorations, we turn to digital impressions. Say goodbye to messy molds and waiting for putty to harden between your teeth, and say hello to the power of the iTero handheld wand. Digital impressions are captured within minutes and sent directly to the lab where your custom restorations are made just for you.
Better Technology, Better Care
If you’d like to experience the difference that our dental technology can make for you, we welcome you to contact our office in Edison, NJ today to schedule your appointment. Our friendly, caring team welcomes patients and their families from throughout the nearby areas as well, including Westfield, Scotch Plains, Colonia, Plainfield, Clark, and beyond. We look forward to making you feel comfortable, relaxed, and right at home in our inviting office atmosphere, and to helping you achieve lasting oral health and overall wellness.
May 8, 2014
Root canal therapy has garnered a rather negative reputation over the years, eliciting thoughts of immense pain and numerous costly procedures. Fortunately, modern technology makes it possible for Drs. Resnick and Rosenfeld to perform this treatment in a way that minimizes discomfort, preserves more of your natural tooth, and takes less time than ever before. Root canal treatment at Resnick & Rosenfeld, DDS in Edison, NJ eliminates pain and stops infection before it can cause further damage.
How Do I Know If I Need Root Canal Therapy?
When decay in a tooth spreads down to the sensitive pulp within the root, root canal therapy is typically recommended. This procedure involves the elimination of bacteria and diseased tissue, the filling of the resultant cavity, and the capping of the tooth with a durable, protective crown. Root canal therapy, when performed in a timely manner, can help to avoid the need for extraction later.
While the necessity for root canal therapy can only be determined by a qualified oral healthcare professional, there are some symptoms that you should be aware of at home. Persistent toothaches, for example, should never be ignored, as pain in the tooth, gums, or jaw may indicate a number of problems, including abscesses. If you notice that a tooth has become noticeably discolored or begins to take on a dull gray appearance, call Drs. Resnick and Rosenfeld to schedule an appointment for immediate assessment.
Healthy Teeth, Healthy Life
Did you know that the health of your teeth and gums directly impacts your physical wellness overall? Seeking out root canal therapy before further damage occurs can not only help you preserve your natural teeth, but lower your risk for other potentially debilitating diseases in the future. Contact our office in Edison, NJ to schedule your appointment today. Drs. Resnick and Rosenfeld look forward to becoming your trusted partners in lifelong oral health, and proudly serve patients from throughout Edison, Colonia, Scotch Plains, Plainfield, Clark, Westfield, and more.