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Does Poor Oral Hygiene Effect Whole Body Health?

July 23, 2017

woman with braces brushing teethMost of our patients know how their whole body health effects their teeth. Certain foods can be detrimental – more sugar means higher risk for cavities, dark foods and drinks may lead to staining, and acidic foods weaken the enamel. Certain health conditions lead to reduced saliva production and chronic dry mouth. However, many patients aren’t aware of how their oral health and hygiene effects their body. At Resnick & Rosenfeld, DDS, we believe it’s essential for patients to be educated about all of the ways oral health and whole body health intersect. Contact our friendly Edison dental team to schedule a checkup today. Our knowledgeable dentists and team members will be happy to walk you through the most effective oral hygiene practices to ensure your optimal oral and overall health.
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How Is Your Oral Health Related to Your Overall Health?

May 30, 2016

dentist in edisonYour oral health is closely linked to your overall health, and that’s why your dentist in Edison recommends six month checkups and cleanings for patients of all ages. These preventive visits help us keep issues like cavities and gum disease at bay, and to identify existing problems while they’re small. Because we know when your teeth and gums are healthy, your overall health improves. Let’s take a closer look at the link between how your smile affects your general wellbeing.

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In-Office Whitening Better, Says Edison Dentist

April 1, 2016

edison dentistYou’ve got options when it comes to how you’ll whiten your teeth. Your Edison dentist at Resnick & Rosenfeld offers in-office Zoom! Whitening as well as a professional at-home bleaching system. But which one is better, you ask? It depends on you and your preferences, says Dr. Resnick, but one takes the lead when it comes to fast, dramatic results. Keep reading to find out which.

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You (yes, YOU) can benefit from cosmetic dentistry!

January 27, 2016

dentist edisonCosmetic dentistry — we know it sounds like something reserved for the fabulous… or the fabulously wealthy. But the thing is, it’s not. In fact, at Resnick & Rosenfeld, we believe just about anyone could benefit from some aspect of cosmetic dentistry. Whether it’s a subtle smile change or something a little more dramatic, we’re sure there’s an aesthetic treatment that can help your teeth go from meh to wow — keep reading to find out more from your dentist in Edison!

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Teeth Whitening Options Fit For You

September 3, 2015

beautiful smiles with teeth whiteningSome things should be yellow. Rubber ducks, lemon pound cake, the morning sun… but your teeth? No. The same can be said for gray and brown — these are colors just don’t want to associate with your teeth. Unfortunately, cup after cup of coffee, long evenings sipping red wine and almost any other delicious thing life has to offer will leave your smile dingy and dirty looking — and that’s certainly not attractive.
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Treat Yourself to a Smile Makeover That Will Leave You Speechless

July 23, 2015

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There have been so many advancements made in the dental industry over the last few years that we can’t wait to use them to beautify your smile. Our cosmetic dentistry solutions can give your smile the celebrity treatment and leave them feeling and looking gorgeous. A smile makeover is just like it sounds – multiple procedures that completely restore your smile. It can give you back the confidence you once had when your pearly whites looked great. Discoloration, cracks, fractures and other tooth damage can happen at any time. You can’t prepare for anything like that, but you can certainly do something about it. A smile makeover at our Edison, NJ office may be just what you need to bring your smile back to its youthful appearance. So, are you ready to give your smile the attention it deserves?

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There’s a Better Way To Straighten Teeth – Invisalign

May 29, 2015

Invisalign can straighten your teeth fast.Straightening your teeth has never been easier than now with the revolutionary Invisalign system. It works just like traditional metal braces, only they’re A LOT more comfortable and results can be seen in more than half the time. It’s what we call some pretty awesome 21st-century treatment. There are lots of reasons why anyone would want to straighten their teeth. Have you ever thought about meeting new people in the past and what they may have been looking at the first time you met them? There’s a better than fifty percent chance they looked at your teeth. It makes sense – they’re on full display anytime you open your mouth to eat, speak, yawn, sneeze or whatever else. The point is that in order to really “wow” people, having a beautiful smile is a great way to accomplish that. A straight, beautiful smile gets looks in all the right ways, and we want you to experience what it’s like. At our office in Edison, NJ, we have the tools and the team to get your smile the straightest it’s ever been. After you’re done with treatment, you’ll be amazed at the results.

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Dental Implants Make Edison, NJ, Smiles Whole Again

April 27, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-519555723When you are considering the alternatives available for tooth replacement, you have more than one option. You could choose a partial or full denture or crown and bridgework. Dentists agree, however, the most lifelike alternative is a dental implant. With a dental implant, Dr. Steven J. Resnick and Dr. David S. Rosenfeld of Resnick & Rosenfeld in Edison, NJ, replace both the root and crown of a missing tooth. By doing so, you have a replacement that looks like a natural tooth and offers the same stability.

People have missing teeth for any number of different reasons, which may include severe tooth decay, gum disease, injury, a failed root canal, abnormal wear and tear or congenital defects. The importance of replacing missing teeth cannot be overstated, not only from the standpoint of maintaining good oral health, but overall health, too. Just one missing tooth can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, shifting teeth and the loss of other teeth. Moreover, missing teeth can hinder people’s ability to consume healthy diets, and they may even be reluctant to smile and laugh knowing that others will see that they have teeth that are missing.

Dental Implants: The Lifelike Solution

Once Dr. Resnick or Dr. Rosenfeld determines that you’re a qualified candidate for dental implants, then you’re on your way to having a full smile again. Having a dental implant is actually a two-step process. First, one of our dentists will surgically implant a small titanium post in your jaw where you previously had a tooth root. This biocompatible post and the surrounding bone tissue fuse together as you heal, thereby creating a foundation that mimics the one that existed with your natural tooth root and jawbone. Moreover, the post stimulates new bone tissue growth, making bone deterioration far less likely.

Once you’ve completely healed and the post and bone have had time to fuse sufficiently, you’ll return to Resnick & Rosenfeld where one of the dentists will attach a porcelain crown to the post. With this in place, you have a tooth replacement that looks and functions like a real tooth.

Call our Office Today

If you’d like to learn more about how a dental implant can replace one of your missing teeth, then call Resnick & Rosenfeld to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Edison, NJ, as well as the surrounding communities of Clark, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Westfield and Colonia.

Teeth Whitening for a Brighter Smile and a Brighter You in Edison, NJ

March 15, 2015

92589293Believe 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.

Have the Smile You Desire with Cosmetic Dentistry in Edison, NJ

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.

Teeth Whitening

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.

Porcelain Veneers

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.

Invisalign®

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.

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