November 15, 2016
Gum disease must be taken seriously. This bacterial infection has the potential to ravage gum, connective and bone tissue; make an otherwise beautiful smile look unsightly; and may even lead to systemic illnesses and diseases. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, begins with plaque, a clear film that contains saliva, food particles and bacteria. Daily brushing and flossing help to remove plaque. However, if oral hygiene is ignored and plaque remains then it calcifies to become tartar. This substance can only be removed by the dental hygienists at your Edison dentist, Resnick & Rosenfeld.
March 14, 2016
For top oral health, you need the best dental team in Edison. At Resnick & Rosenfeld DDS, our dentists and dental hygienists have the passion and comprehensive services you and your family need to maintain healthy smiles now, and for years to come. Read on to learn more about what you can find from our practice. We’re the Edison dentist who always has your best interest in mind!
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 28, 2014
Think of a sport. Any sport. Now think of the safety equipment athletes in that particular sport wear. There might be shoulder pads, shin guards, a helmet and the list goes on. But what is the one piece of safety equipment that all athletes need? A mouthguard. Whether your sport is a contact sport or not, a mouthguard is necessary to protect your teeth, gums, lips, face and jaw. Take the time to meet with Dr. Steven J. Resnick or Dr. David S. Rosenfeld of Resnick & Rosenfeld DDS in Edison, NJ, to find out which type of mouthguard is best for you.
Why Wear a Mouthguard
Let’s face it—accidents are not scheduled. They happen unexpectedly. With this in mind, a mouthguard is not only beneficial to people who participate in contact sports. Even if you’re into a noncontact sport, such as biking, skateboarding or gymnastics, traumatic injury to the mouth, teeth, gums and face are a real possibility. Recent studies have found that a mouthguard can even reduce the severity of a concussion. Furthermore, the American Dental Association estimates that mouthguards prevent some 200,000 mouth injuries in high school and college football every years. Obviously, the costs of not wearing a mouthguard are much more than monetary, but in terms of dollars one missing tooth can amount to more than $10,000 in dental care over a lifetime.
Types of Mouthguards
There are three types of common mouthguards. The first is a preformed guard that is available in most sporting goods store. They tend to be bulky and because they are not fitted to your teeth, they may be uncomfortable. The second mouthguard is known as boil and bite. Made of a thermoplastic material, it is dipped in warm water and then placed in the mouth and formed around the teeth using your fingers and tongue. Finally, there is a custom-fitted mouthguard. Dr. Resnick or Dr. Rosenfeld will take an impression of your teeth to make a mold from which your personal mouthguard is fabricated.
Call Our Office Today
If you or a family member is athletically active, call the Edison, NJ, office of Resnick & Rosenfeld to determine which mouthguard is best. We also serve patients in Clark, Plainfield, Colonia, Scotch Plains and Westfield and beyond.