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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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Edison Dentists: Holiday Foods are Bad for Your Teeth

October 13, 2016

Food and drinks impact oral health. What holiday foods are bad for your teeth?  Edison dentists, Drs. Steven Resnick and David A. Rosenfeld, can tell you.

It’s a fact. What you put in your mouth either hurts your oral health or helps it. Unfortunately, the holiday season is loaded with good and bad dietary selections. Edison dentists, Dr. Steven J. Resnick and Dr. David A. Rosenfeld, and their staff can arm you with good information to navigate this happy and food-filled time of the year. What holiday foods are bad for your teeth, and what ones are good?

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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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Your Edison Dentist Is Accepting New Patients

March 14, 2016

edison dentistFor 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!

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Stop Teeth Grinding: Learn Its Causes & Treatment Today

October 29, 2015

teeth grindingDo you wake up in the morning with a sore jaw, but you don’t really know why? Does a faint headache haunt you throughout your day? If so, you should know these are two of the most common symptoms of bruxism, or nighttime teeth grinding. It’s a serious condition that can have real effects on your teeth — learn more about bruxism, its causes and its treatment from your doctors at Resnick & Rosenfeld DDS today.

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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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The General Dentist Edison, NJ, Trusts for Oral Health and Beautiful Smiles

December 15, 2014

159289454Would 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.

What You Need to Know About Dental Nutrition: Tips from Drs. Resnick & Rosenfeld

September 22, 2014

112808754While 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.

Bruxism & TMJ Disorder Treatment at Resnick & Rosenfeld, DDS in Edison, NJ

September 10, 2014

465464685It 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.

Protect Your Smile from Decay with Remineralization Treatment in Edison, NJ

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.