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.
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.
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.
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.