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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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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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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.

Enjoy the Beauty of a Natural-looking Smile with Dental Implants in Edison, NJ

January 21, 2015

184898853 (1)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.

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.

The Best in Cosmetic Dentistry from your Edison, NJ, Dentist

November 15, 2014

100047604Of 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.

An Athletic Mouthguard for the Athlete in Your Edison, NJ, Family

October 28, 2014

77295850Think 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.

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