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.
June 13, 2014
Over the past decade, dental implants have essentially transformed the way dentists offer their patients restorative care. We can now replace missing teeth in a way that looks and feels completely natural, allowing patients to fully enjoy the benefits of a complete set of teeth and a brilliant smile. For patients who wear dentures, dental implants offer a unique solution to uncomfortable prosthetics and the embarrassment of slipping: implant-supported dentures. At Resnick & Rosenfeld, DDS in Edison, NJ, Dr. Steven J. Resnick and Dr. David S. Rosenfeld offer a comprehensive menu of restorative solutions, including implant-supported dentures.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
While conventional dentures are a suitable fit for some patients, they aren’t the ideal solution for everyone. Relying upon a denture adhesive can become tedious, particularly when dentures slip and slide in the mouth at unexpected times. When you are speaking in public or having a bite to eat with friends, you don’t want to have to worry about your teeth moving or making clicking sounds in your mouth. That’s where implant-supported dentures come in.
First, dental implants are placed within the bone and gum tissue to serve as sturdy anchors for your custom dentures. These titanium posts secure your dentures in your mouth firmly but comfortably, effectively replacing an entire arch of missing teeth. You can feel free to eat what you like, speak confidently, and smile openly, knowing that your teeth look great and won’t budge a bit. They look and feel just like your natural teeth!
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Are you one of the many Americans who currently wear dentures but wishes for a more secure, stable smile? Our team at Resnick & Rosenfeld, DDS is here to help with our extensive range of restorative dentistry solutions. Contact our office today to learn more about implant-supported dentures and to schedule your consultation with our caring staff and experienced doctors. We look forward to helping you achieve optimal oral health and a strong smile you can be proud to show off to the world. Our practice in Edison, NJ warmly welcomes patients from throughout the surrounding areas as well, including Westfield, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Colonia, Clark, and beyond.
May 20, 2014
Have you ever looked at a movie star’s perfect smile, white and beautifully balanced, and thought, “Why can’t my teeth look like that?” With today’s advanced technology in the field of cosmetic dentistry, it is actually possible to enjoy a flawless, celebrity-gorgeous smile without extensive, complicated dental procedures. Porcelain veneers from Resnick & Rosenfeld, DDS in Edison, NJ can transform your smile in as few as two visits to our office, giving you the confidence and charisma you want and deserve.
Can Porcelain Veneers Help Me?
A one-on-one consultation with Drs. Resnick and Rosenfeld will determine whether porcelain veneers are a good fit for your individual case. If it is decided that this treatment suits your situation, we will take precise measurements of your teeth, as well as impressions of your dentition. These measurements will be used to create custom porcelain veneers that will later be affixed to the front surfaces of your teeth, completely masking common imperfections that may make you feel self-conscious of your smile.
Porcelain veneers are thin, stain-resistant layers of dental porcelain that are custom-made to create an aesthetically pleasing, symmetrically balanced smile. They look and feel completely natural, so no one will ever be able to tell that you’ve had any dental work performed. Flaws and dental imperfections that are easily resolved using porcelain veneers include:
- Cracks or chips in enamel
- Mild crookedness or crowding that does not warrant orthodontic treatment for the sake of oral health
- Teeth that are too small, too pointed, too rounded, or otherwise misshapen
- Deep staining or yellowing
- Gaps between teeth
- Uneven gum line
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you’d like to discover the difference that cosmetic dentistry solutions like porcelain veneers can make in your life, contact our office in Edison, NJ today and schedule your appointment with Drs. Resnick and Rosenfeld. We can’t wait to help you transform your smile into one that you’ll be proud to show off to the world. Our conveniently located office also serves patients from communities in Colonia, Scotch Plains, Westfield, Plainfield, Clark, and the surrounding areas.
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.
April 22, 2014
Your smile is one of a kind, conveying charm, confidence, and emotion to those around you in a mere instant. If your teeth have grown yellow or stained over time, however, you may not feel so eager to show off that smile to the world. At the Edison, NJ dental practice of Resnick & Rosenfeld, DDS, patients just like you achieve the brilliantly white smiles they want and deserve quickly and conveniently with our professional teeth whitening services.
Teeth Whitening that Suits Your Lifestyle
At Resnick & Rosenfeld, DDS, we know that there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution to your smile’s cosmetic needs. That’s why we offer a variety of cutting-edge cosmetic dentistry solutions, including two teeth whitening options. The first method, Zoom! Whitening, is performed right here in our comfortable, conveniently located Edison, NJ dental office. You’ll sit back and relax in our warm, welcoming practice while the advanced brightening technology of Zoom! Whitening does all the work. Within about one hour, you’ll leave our office smiling confidently and brightly.
Our second teeth whitening option can be used in the comfort of your own home whenever it is most convenient for you. Our take-home whitening system offers glamorous, natural-looking results in just a few weeks and isn’t irritating to the gums or lips. The trays you’ll use to apply the bleaching gel are customized to fit your unique dentition for optimal results that last.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
Don’t wait another day to transform your smile from dingy, stained, and yellow to luminously white and beautiful. Our professional teeth whitening services allow you to enjoy the innumerable benefits of a brilliantly white smile in less time than ever before. Contact our office in Edison, NJ to schedule your visit today! Our doctors also happily serve families from throughout the nearby areas of Scotch Plains, Colonia, Westfield, Plainfield, Clark, and beyond. We can’t wait to see your beautiful smile!
April 8, 2014
When most people think of tobacco’s effects on the mouth, the first things that come to mind are stained, yellow teeth and breath that resembles the odor of an ashtray. While these are certainly common side effects of smoking cigarettes, there are more serious factors to consider as well. At the family dental practice of Resnick & Rosenfeld, DDS in Edison, NJ, our doctors provide patients with pertinent information about smoking and its effects on overall oral health.
Tobacco’s Effects on Dental Health
In addition to causing yellow stains on enamel and contributing to chronic halitosis, smoking can cause a variety of problems that aren’t necessarily as readily noticeable. Smokers are, for instance, substantially more likely to experience periodontal disease, tooth decay, and even tooth loss. Plaque and tartar build up more quickly on the teeth, further increasing the risk of gum disease. Gum disease comes with its own list of potentially serious complications, including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and dementia.
Patients who smoke regularly are also at a higher risk of developing oral cancer and typically experience adverse reactions to any type of oral surgery. Bone density within the jaw is also affected, resulting in teeth that may shit in their sockets and become loose.
Reserve Your Appointment Today
Whether you’re a current smoker and concerned about your oral health, or you’ve succeeded in quitting but still need guidance regarding lingering effects of tobacco, our caring, compassionate team is here to help. Contact our office in Edison, NJ today to schedule your appointment with Drs. Resnick and Rosenfeld. We’re always happy to provide our patients with useful tips and information regarding oral health and hygiene, as well as with suggestions and recommendations for cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dentistry. We proudly serve patients from throughout Edison, Scotch Plains, Plainfield, Clark, Westfield, Colonia, and more.
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!