March 15, 2015
Believe it or not, people who have white teeth are thought to be happier, more out-going, smarter and more successful. All this from a white smile! Still don’t believe us? Well then, schedule an appointment for teeth whitening at the office of Resnick & Rosenfeld in Edison, NJ, and see what happens when you smile.
Teeth become stained and discolored for a number of reasons, including:
- Our favorite beverages and foods, such as coffee, cola, tea, chocolate, tomato sauce, blueberries, carrots and oranges
- Tobacco use
- Teeth grinding and clenching, which results in microscopic cracks that make the biting edge of teeth seem darker
- Some medications, such as the antibiotic tetracycline
- The unavoidable aging process
- Cracks in teeth where stains and food debris can hide
- The starting color of your teeth, which may be somewhat yellow or gray
Whatever the reason, you can improve the appearance of your smile with teeth whitening from Dr. Steven Resnick and Dr. David Rosenfeld.
In-office Teeth Whitening
To whiten your teeth as quickly as possible, Resnick & Rosenfeld offers Zoom! Teeth Whitening. With this system we apply a bleaching gel to your teeth and activate the 25 percent hydrogen peroxide gel with a special light. As the hydrogen peroxide breaks down, oxygen enters the tooth to bleach stains while leaving the structure unaffected. In about an hour, you’ll see remarkable results.
At-home Teeth Whitening
If you don’t have time in your schedule for an appointment for in-office teeth whitening, or if you simply prefer to whiten in the privacy of your own home on your own time, then we offer at-home teeth whitening kits, too. We’ll give you custom made teeth whitening trays for you to use with a specially formulated whitening gel.
Call Our Office Today
To schedule an appointment for in-office teeth whitening or to learn about at-home teeth whitening, call Resnick & Rosenfeld. We serve patients from Edison, NJ, as well as Clark, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Westfield and Colonia.
February 15, 2015
If you could change your smile, would you? Is there just something that bothers you about the smile you see in the mirror every day? Well, with cosmetic dentistry from Resnick & Rosenfeld you can change your smile. People in and around Edison, NJ, have had their smiles upgraded thanks to cosmetic dentistry, and you can too!
Dr. Steven J. Resnick and Dr. David S. Rosenfeld offer a number of cosmetic procedures that will not only beautify your smile they’ll improve your oral health and boost your confidence. Let’s take a look at some of these procedures.
People with white smiles are considered to be younger, smarter and more out-going. At the dental office of Resnick & Rosenfeld, we offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening systems. In-office, we use Zoom! teeth whitening. With this system, we apply a bleaching gel that is activated with a special light. If you prefer to avoid an office appointment and would rather whiten at home, we’ll give you custom made teeth whitening trays for you to use with a specially formulated whitening gel.
If you would like to fix a number of smile flaws—discoloration and stains, chipped and cracked teeth, teeth with gaps in between or teeth that are misaligned—then consider porcelain veneers. These dental wonders are made of ultra-thin sheets of dental porcelain that are bonded to the front of the teeth in your smile zone to conceal and repair those flaws. Our dentists will custom design your veneers, so they look completely natural.
Metal-free Crowns and Bridges
For teeth that are in need of repair due to extensive decay, a severe crack or a failed root canal, there are metal-free crowns. These all porcelain tooth restorations fully encase a tooth to restore appearance and function. Crowns can also be placed on the teeth that are adjacent to a missing tooth in order to anchor bridgework.
As the name implies, Invisalign straightens teeth almost invisibly. With a series of clear plastic aligners that you change out every couple of weeks, you’ll gradually see your teeth move into their proper position. With Invisalign, you can enjoy treatment that’s more discreet than with traditional braces.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you would like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry, call the office of Resnick & Rosenfeld to schedule a consultation. We serve patients from Edison, NJ, as well as Clark, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Westfield and Colonia.
January 21, 2015
If you have one or more missing teeth, then you know what difficulties that can generate. You might not be eating a healthy and balanced diet, because you are unable to chew certain foods, such as raw fruits and vegetables. You may be reluctant to smile and speaking might be more difficult with even one missing tooth. If this is you, then consider dental implants. Dr. Steven J. Resnick and Dr. David S. Rosenfeld of Resnick & Rosenfeld in Edison, NJ, are eminently qualified to restore your smile, your health and your confidence with dental implants.
People lose teeth for a number of different reasons, including:
- Traumatic injury
- Extensive tooth decay
- Advanced gum disease, or periodontitis
- The failure of a root canal
- Excessive wear and tear, possibly because of teeth grinding
- Congenital defects
Regardless of the cause, replacing missing teeth is imperative in order to restore oral health and prevent possible consequences to a patient’s overall health.
Dental Implants Step-by-Step
When you come to Resnick & Rosenfeld for dental implants, one of our dentists will first examine your teeth and gums, as well as evaluate the density of your jawbone. If we determine that dental implants are a good option for you, then the procedure begins with Dr. Resnick or Dr. Rosenfeld performing a minor surgery to implant a small titanium post in the bone beneath the open socket of your missing tooth. Over the next few months as you heal, the post and surrounding bone tissue will fuse together in a process called osseointegration. In this way, the post becomes anchored into the bone much like an actual tooth root.
Once healed, you’ll return to the office to have an abutment and dental crown cemented to the post. The result is a prosthetic tooth that looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth.
Call Our Office Today
If you would like to learn more about dental implants, call the office of Resnick & Rosenfeld today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Edison, NJ, as well as the surrounding communities of Clark, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Westfield and Colonia.
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.
November 15, 2014
Of course you want your dentist to primarily be concerned with your oral health and your overall health. Today, however, dentistry goes far beyond that. With the latest techniques in cosmetic dentistry, your dentist can give you a beautiful smile without sacrificing any part of your oral or overall health. The dentist Edison, NJ, trusts to provide the best in cosmetic dentistry is Dr. Steven J. Resnick or Dr. David S. Rosenfeld of Resnick & Rosenfeld, DDS.
Cosmetic dentistry is at once an art and a science. Drs. Resnick and Rosenfeld take great pride in giving patients smiles that are beautiful as well as strong and healthy. So, if you’re looking for an Edison dentist that offers a range of state-of-the-art cosmetic dental services to boost your smile and your confidence, then you’ve come to the right place.
Cosmetic Dentistry that’s Right for You
Drs. Resnick and Rosenfeld will be delighted to meet with you and discuss a smile makeover, which is a custom designed cosmetic dental treatment plan that is based on your personal smile goals. First, the dentist will appraise your oral health and talk over what you would like to achieve. Then, we’ll discuss your cosmetic dental options and develop a plan that’s just right for you.
Perhaps you want a whiter and brighter smile. In that case, there’s Zoom! ® Teeth Whitening, which can have your teeth looking several shades whiter in just one appointment. Porcelain veneers are an excellent choice for teeth that are more severely discolored, chipped, cracked or slightly misaligned. Designed to look like your own natural teeth, porcelain veneers are ultra-thin sheets of dental porcelain that are bonded to your teeth. Metal free crowns and bridges do the trick for missing teeth, and Invisalign clear braces are the orthodontic option that straighten teeth inconspicuously. The smile you dream of can be yours with cosmetic dentistry.
Call Your Edison, NJ, Dentist Today
If you would like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry, schedule an appointment for a smile makeover consultation with Resnick & Rosenfeld in Edison, NJ. We also serve patients in Clark, Plainfield, Colonia, Westfield and Scotch Plains.
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.
October 15, 2014
When you meet someone for the first time, what’s the first thing you notice? Sometimes, what we see first in others is what we want to change in ourselves. If for you that’s your smile, then get ready for inconspicuous change. With Invisalign clear braces, Dr. Steven J. Resnick and Dr. David S. Rosenfeld at Resnick & Rosenfeld DDS in Edison, NJ, can give you a smile you’ll never want to change or stop showing others.
Unlike traditional braces with metal brackets and wires, Invisalign aligners are made of clear, PBA-free plastic. So, there’s nothing poking or irritating the inside of your cheek or your gums. Best of all though, Invisalign clear braces—as the name implies—are practically invisible. For adults who have a professional career to consider, or for teens who are self-conscious about their looks, Invisalign aligners are the clear choice.
Getting Started with Invisalign
At your initial visit, Dr. Resnick or Dr. Rosenfeld will go over your smile goals and thoroughly examine your teeth and mouth. Then, with the aid of x-rays, pictures and impressions, a treatment plan will be developed. The Invisalign lab will then use this treatment plan to fabricate your custom-made Invisalign aligners. Your job, of course, is to wear your aligners day in and day out. Another advantage of Invisalign aligners is that you can remove them for eating or brushing and flossing. So, eat whatever you want and brush and floss as usual.
Approximately every two weeks you’ll change to the next set of aligners. With each progressive set, you’ll watch your teeth steadily move into position. When you’ve completed your treatment, you’ll have a smile that will be the first thing others notice about you.
Call Our Office Today
To learn more about Invisalign clear braces, call the office of Resnick & Rosenfeld in Edison, NJ. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and schedule a consultation. We also conveniently serve patients in Scotch Plains, Westfield, Colonia, Plainfield, and Clark and beyond.
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 22, 2014
Your smile is an invaluable asset, expressing characteristics like friendliness, confidence, charisma, and charm. When your teeth are stained or yellow, however, your smile is something you typically hide rather than share with the world. At Resnick & Rosenfeld, DDS in Edison, NJ, Dr. Steven J. Resnick and Dr. David S. Rosenfeld offer an extensive array of cosmetic dentistry services that enhance your smile’s natural beauty, including professional teeth whitening.
Advantages of Professional Teeth Whitening
While over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments you can buy at the drugstore claim to remove stains and brighten smiles, the solutions in these products simply aren’t powerful enough to eliminate discoloration as effectively as professional treatments. With Zoom! Deep Bleaching technology at Resnick & Rosenfeld, DDS, you can achieve a whiter smile in just one visit. The formula penetrates the surface of your tooth enamel to lift stains caused by coffee, tea, wine, dark foods, tobacco, and the normal aging process.
In order to make your teeth whitening experience as easy and convenient as possible, we offer both in-office and take-home whitening kits. Drs. Resnick and Rosenfeld are happy to explain the benefits of each so that you can make an informed decision about your cosmetic smile enhancement options. Regardless of which teeth whitening treatment you select, your results will be the same: a radiant, lustrous smile that you’ll absolutely love.
See the Dramatic Difference for Yourself
Your smile deserves only the best in cosmetic dentistry treatments, so our office utilizes the latest in conservative, non-invasive treatments and technology at every visit. Contact us today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Rosenfeld and Dr. Resnick. Our experienced team is genuinely committed to helping you achieve and maintain optimal oral health and a gorgeous, confident smile for life. From our conveniently located dental office in Edison, NJ, we proudly serve patients from neighborhoods throughout the surrounding areas of Scotch Plains, Colonia, Westfield, Plainfield, Clark, and beyond.