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Why See Your Dentist Every Six Months? ! Aug 1st, 2022

Do you visit your dentist every six months for your dental exam and teeth cleaning?  If your answer is "yes", congratulations!  With twice daily brushing and daily flossing, your twice yearly visits to your family dentist will help you maintain good oral health.  If, however, you only visit your dentist...

Your Teeth Are A Worthwhile Investment. How Can You Benefit From Cosmetic Dentistry? Jul 26th, 2022

What does your smile say about you? Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you when they meet you the first time.  Whether you love your smile or have things you would like to change about it, in social situations, your smile is what makes the first...

Missing Teeth? Your dentist on Commercial Blvd has options to replace your missing tooth. Jul 17th, 2022

Missing teeth can change the appearance of your smile, affect your ability to chew the foods you love, and diminish your self confidence.  When missing teeth are not replaced, it can lead to a cascade of problems down the road.  Regardless of the cause of your missing tooth, your cosmetic...

Your Oral Health Routine and Your Life Expectancy Are Linked Jul 8th, 2022

Your dentist in Fort Lauderdale recommends you brush twice daily for two minutes and floss daily.  While we have the best intentions to do so, especially in the days after our dental cleaning and exam, sometimes in the rush out of the door in the morning and in our exhaustion...

Dental Onlay vs Crown - Your Dentist in Fort Lauderdale explains the difference Jun 27th, 2022

When dental decay or wear is too large for the remaining tooth structure to be properly supported by a regular dental filling, your Fort Lauderdale dentist may recommend an onlay or a crown.   The primary difference between these treatment options is the amount of natural tooth that is preserved.  When...

Are you ready to transform your smile with cosmetic dentistry? Jun 19th, 2022

Confidence is a game changer. It can open doors for you. Confidence is attractive and sends the message that you are capable.  When you carry yourself with confidence, others feel confident in you.  It's that bright, easy, natural smile you share that puts others at ease.  Not everyone is born...

What our patients are saying about Excellence in Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale Jun 9th, 2022

How do reviews help us bring the best care to our patients? When you are looking for a new dental office, you may search "dentist 33308," or "best dentist near me."  Whatever the search results, you are likely to check the reviews or star rating before selecting a dental provider....

Senior Dental Care: An Essential Component of Healthy Aging May 30th, 2022

Senior dental care is instrumental for healthy aging.  Good dental hygiene is important for your oral and overall health. Strong, healthy teeth aid in sustaining your good nutrition. Good oral health reduces harmful inflammation that can affect other parts of your body.  Fortunately, the same good oral health habits you...

Rejuvenate your smile with composite bonding at Excellence in Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale May 19th, 2022

What is dental bonding? If you have a minor cosmetic dental concerns that you want to correct quickly, comfortably, and affordably, cosmetic bonding may be right for you. Dental bonding, or composite bonding, is a treatment option used in aesthetic dentistry for patients who want to: Correct a diastema (gap...

All On Four Dental Implants are Better Option Than Dentures. May 10th, 2022

Do you hide your smile because of missing teeth? Is your quality of life affected by ill-fitting dentures? While you have several options to replace your missing teeth, your dentist in Fort Lauderdale wants you to know the one option that stands out as unquestionably the best :  dental implants....

Broken or Chipped Tooth? Call Excellence in Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale for your Dental Emergency. May 2nd, 2022

Maybe you are munching on popcorn, bite into a hard kernel and feel a piece of your molar break away.  Maybe you are playing ball with friends (without your mouthguard) and "catch" one in the mouth and now part of a front tooth is missing.  Maybe you are enjoying a...

Did your crown come off? Your dentist in Fort Lauderdale is here to help. Apr 25th, 2022

What is a crown? A dental crown, often referred to as a "cap," is a dental restoration that covers and protects your tooth.  Dental crowns are used to restore teeth that have large amounts of decay too large to restore using a dental filling, teeth that are fractured or broken,...

Tips from your dentist in Fort Lauderdale for a healthy beautiful smile. Apr 19th, 2022

Check that your water is flouridated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that "fluoride can prevent and even reverse tooth decay by inhibiting bacteria that produce acid in the mouth and by enhancing remineralization, the process through which tooth enamel is “rebuild after it begins to decay."  Check with...

How Important is Replacing Missing Teeth? Apr 13th, 2022

 If you are missing one or more teeth, your dentist on Commercial Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale wants you to know why replacing missing teeth is important. At Excellence in Dentistry our dentists are here to partner with you to achieve your best health.  Missing teeth can have adverse health consequences...

Why choose a private practice dental office over corporate dentistry? Apr 5th, 2022

What is corporate dentistry? Corporate dental practices are the big box stores of the dental world. You see them popping up in strip malls and shopping centers with generic names that sound like fruits or trees.  With their large advertising budgets, it seems you can not open a magazine or...

Gum disease has many health risks. Prevent gum disease; visit your dentist in Fort Lauderdale. Mar 28th, 2022

At Excellence in Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale, the goal of Dr. Nancy Rotroff, Dr. Gerard Wasselle and our dental team is to partner with you to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.  We encourage our patients to brush twice daily, floss daily, and schedule regular teeth cleaning and dental exam....

Looking for a new dentist? Here are some tips to help you find the "best dentist near me" Mar 21st, 2022

Whether you have relocated to South Florida, your dentist has retired, or its time to find a new dental provider, finding the right dental office is an important decision for your health and well-being.  While there are seemingly innumerable dental practices in Fort Lauderdale and Lauderdale by the Sea,  selecting...

Cosmetic Dentistry - How to protect your investment Mar 15th, 2022

How important is the dentist to my result? Choosing the right cosmetic dentistry practice is actually the most important factor for a cosmetic dentistry outcome that is natural-looking and long-lasting. When it comes to your smile, do your homework to ensure you select a provider who is the best cosmetic...

Is sparkling water bad for your teeth? Mar 9th, 2022

If your dentist in Fort Lauderdale has suggested reducing your intake of or giving up soda because it has been shown to damage your teeth, switching to sparkling water seems like a great compromise, right?  Think again. While drinking trendy sparkling waters like LaCroix, AHA, Sparkling ICE, or Bubly can...

Facts about Wisdom Teeth and Wisdom Teeth Extraction Mar 1st, 2022

You may already know that wisdom teeth are your third molars, the last teeth to erupt, usually between the ages of 17 and 25. For some people, they never cause any problems and are retained.  For an estimated five million people annually, however, wisdom teeth are removed due to lack...

Got a cavity? What happens if you put off getting a dental filing? Feb 23rd, 2022

One benefit of  visiting the best dentists in Fort Lauderdale regularly is that when problems develop, they are diagnosed early and can be treated early.  If you wait long stretches between visits to your family dentist, you may be surprised at how quickly dental decay can progress. No one wants...

Why You Should Get Your Teeth Cleaned Every Six Months with your Dentist in Fort Lauderdale Feb 15th, 2022

Why are professional dental cleanings important? While it is fairly common for some patients to skip a dental cleaning or two due to a busy schedule or in an attempt to save money, dental cleaning, or prophylaxis, is a surprisingly affordable form of preventative care.  Establishing a routine of twice...

Properly aligned teeth are important for more than just a beautiful smile Feb 7th, 2022

Your smile is more than just a facial feature.  Your smile is one of the first thing people notice when meeting you for the first time.  It communicates about you to the world - quirky or serious, shy or confident, mischievious or well-behaved.  Your smile impacts everything from your daily...

Can my Keto Diet affect my dental health? Jan 26th, 2022

The Keto Diet has gained popularity in the last several years. The Keto Diet is a low carbohydrate, high-protein eating plan like the Paleo, South Beach, and Atkins diets. The goal of the Keto Diet is to put your body into a state of ketosis by eating low carbs, high...

Do I need Fluoride Treatment as an Adult? Jan 20th, 2022

You probably remember receiving your fluoride treatment when you visited your family dentist for you bi-annual dental check-up as a kid. Whether you had gel, foam, rinse solution or fluoride varnish, the fluoride strengthened your enamel and destroyed bacteria-causing cavities.  As an adult, you may have stopped receiving fluoride treatment...

Improve Your Smile with Dental Veneers by your Cosmetic Dentist in Fort Lauderdale Jan 12th, 2022

Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry service because they are a minimally invasive procedure utilizing a fusion of art and science to create stunning new smiles.  You don't have to look far in Hollywood to see how dental veneers have improved numerous smiles.  Do you ever wonder how they...

Comprehensive dental care for your family in Fort Lauderdale. Jan 4th, 2022

What is general dentistry? The focus of general dentistry is prevention and diagnosis of early stages of dental disease as well as mending oral health with restorative dentistry.  General dentists utilize a wide array of dental procedures to ensure your continued oral health, including: Preventive services — Your regular dental...

Make 2022 Your Best Year Yet. Make a Resolution to Visit Your Dentist in Fort Lauderdale Dec 28th, 2021

With 2022 a clean slate ahead of us, resolve to make some positive and lasting changes for your self improvement and health in the coming year.  Since we know that your oral health is directly linked to your overall health, make your dental healthy a priority by scheduling your dental...

Dark Chocolate and Your Oral Health - Your Fort Lauderdale Dentist Has GOOD News! Dec 21st, 2021

Do you love dark chocolate?! Your dentist is Fort Lauderdale does. Whether it's Valentines Day, Halloween, or any given Wednesday, it's always a good time for a little square of dark chocolate. It's almost therapuetic.  So when we found out that dark chocolate is not just tasty but is also...

During a first impression what does your smile say about you? Dec 14th, 2021

A recent American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry survey indicates 48% of adults believe a smile is the most memorable trait after first meeting someone. The report indicates a smile is more memorable than the first thing you say, what you wear or how you smell.  When you encounter a new...

Your Sedation Dentist in Fort Lauderdale can help you receive your dental care in comfort Dec 7th, 2021

Who can benefit from IV sedation at the dentist? According the American Dental Association (ADA) more than 22% of people delay seeking dental treatment due to fear or anxiety.  Putting off visiting your dentist in Fort Lauderdale increases your risk of not only cavities but also severe dental infections, painful...

Do you have black lines around your dental crowns? Your Cosmetic Dentist in Fort Lauderdale can help Nov 21st, 2021

When your dentist first delivered your dental crown,  you were very happy how it looked when you smiled.  Over time, you have begun to notice a thin black line around its edge. Is something wrong with your crown? Is something wrong with your tooth?  Fortunately, it is likely there is...

Beat the Year End Rush and Maximize Your Dental Insurance before 2021 is gone! Nov 14th, 2021

As we approach the Holiday Season, we acknowledge how hectic our schedules can become- parties to plan and other parties to attend, presents to buy, travel plans, and the kids are out of school.  Before all the chaos of the Holiday Season is upon us,  Dr. Nancy Rotroff and Dr....

Love Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Nov 4th, 2021

Cosmetic dentistry is all about improving the appearance or aesthetics of your smile.  While the focus is on aesthetics, some treatment procedures are also restorative (e.g. dental crowns, dental implant). Finding the right dentist nearby is your first step toward your smile makeover.  Our Fort Lauderdale cosmetic dentist wants to...

Your cosmetic dentist in Fort Lauderdale has the solution to gaps between your teeth Oct 27th, 2021

A diastema is a gap between any two teeth and can form anywhere in the mouth, but is most noticeable between the two upper front teeth. Both adults and children can develop diastema. Fortunately for children, gaps may disappear once their permanent teeth grow in.  Diastema can be small, barely...

Your oral health is a team effort. Team up with Excellence in Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale. Oct 19th, 2021

A good relationship with your dentist in Fort Lauderdale is vital to your oral health over your lifetime. The foundation of a good dentist-patient relationship is trust,  understanding, and strong communication. At Excellence in Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale,  you will receive individualized care specifically designed to meet  your individual dental...

A Word to the Wise: Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Fort Lauderdale, FL - Get it done early Oct 10th, 2021

During your routine dental checkup with your dentist in Fort Lauderdale, Dr. Nancy Rotroff or Dr. Gerard Wasselle will monitor your wisdom teeth using xrays. Most dentists agree that wisdom teeth extraction should be done during your teenage years when the wisdom teeth have developed but still have relatively short...

Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month by visiting your dental hygienist in Fort Lauderdale. Oct 1st, 2021

We are celebrating National Dental Hygiene month at Excellence in Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale. National Dental Hygiene Month was started to celebrate dental hygienists and boost awareness about the importance of good oral health habits.  The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) campaigns for awareness of proper dental hygiene during this...

Good oral hygiene involves more than just brushing your teeth. Sep 23rd, 2021

Your Fort Lauderdale dentist and hygienist at Excellence in Dentistry want to partner with you to achieve your best oral health.  Dr. Nancy Rotroff and Dr. Gerard Wasselle emphasize flossing is an important home-care tool in achieving that goal because flossing removes plaque and food debris in between your teeth...

Your Fort Lauderdale dentist has treatment options for a life changing experience with a new smile Sep 12th, 2021

When you think of life-changing experience, visiting your dentist is probably not the first thing that comes to mind.  If you are missing teeth, enduring dental pain, have difficulty chewing due to a broken tooth or unstable teeth, or your smile has deteriorated, your oral health can have a negative...

Tooth Extraction in Fort Lauderdale? Call Dr. Gerard Wasselle at Excellence in Dentistry Sep 2nd, 2021

The number one priority of the dentists and staff at Excellence in Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale is your oral health. We strongly encourage our patients to keep your mouth free of disease and preserve your natural teeth with regular checkups and dental cleanings. However, even patients who practice good home...

Are you using the right toothpaste? Your Fort Lauderdale dentist wants you to know what to look for Aug 26th, 2021

When you visit your dentist in Fort Lauderdale every six months for your dental cleaning, you leave with a "goody bag" containing a new toothbrush, floss and toothpaste.  As your partner in your oral health journey, your dentist wants to provide you with the tools needed for the job of maintaining...

Missing a tooth?Call the best cosmetic dentist in Ft. Lauderdale to discuss your replacement options Aug 18th, 2021

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), less than half of adults in the U.S. still have all of their teeth! As we age, the likelihood of loosing a tooth increases. The most significant cause of tooth loss is tooth decay.  This is preventable by visiting your  dentist in...

Dr. Gerard Wasselle and Dr. Nancy Rotroff : Restorative Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale Aug 10th, 2021

While your Fort Lauderdale dentist strongly encourages preventative care (dental exam and cleaning) to keep your smile healthy and beautiful,  we acknowledge that teeth are susceptible to damage and decay.  When a tooth becomes unhealthy whether due to trauma or decay, Dr. Gerard Wasselle and Dr. Nancy Rotroff are here...

Finding a preferred provider dentist and other things you should know about your dental insurance Aug 2nd, 2021

Many patients typically don't understand what their dental insurance policy covers, what it does not cover and limitations of their dental plan.  Here are a list of highlights regarding dental insurance that your dentist in Fort Lauderdale feels every insured should know: Annual Maximums: This is the dollar amount your...

Toothache in Fort Lauderdale? Call Excellence in Dentistry today! Jul 26th, 2021

Our dentists at Excellence in Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale understand the propensity to hold off on scheduling a dental appointment in hopes that your toothache will subside. However, your tooth pain should not be ignored.  Aside from relief from the pain, immediate dental attention can provide treatment to repair the...

Schedule Your College Student’s Back To School Dental Visit with Excellence in Dentistry Jul 21st, 2021

Starting college and the independence they experience by being away from home can drastically alter your young adult’s normal routine.  Brushing and flossing may get pushed to the wayside while students focus on academics and extracurricular activities.   Visiting your Fort Lauderdale dentist prior to starting their semester can keep them...

Dental Crown Replacement: When Should You Have a Dental Crown Replaced? Jul 14th, 2021

Why might I need a dental crown? Placement of a dental crown may be necessary for a variety of reasons. Whether you need a crown placed after root canal treatment, have a cracked or fractured tooth, have a tooth that has decay too large to be restored with a filling,...

Your Fort Lauderdale Dentist Wants You To Know How Your Dental Health Affects Your Overall Health Jul 6th, 2021

Your mouth contains million bacteria, most of which are harmless.  Neglecting to brush and floss your teeth regularly allows the bacteria to flourish, potentially leading to gum disease and tooth decay. Your body’s natural defenses normally maintain safe levels of  bacteria; however, when proper dental hygiene is chronically neglected, bacteria...

Dental veneers by your Fort Lauderdale cosmetic dentist can give you something to smile about! Jun 27th, 2021

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you and if it is dull or you are hesitant to share it, it may give the wrong impression about you. More and more people are opting for cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve their smiles and boost their confidence....

Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Fort Lauderdale - Don't Wait. Relieve Your Pain Today! Jun 21st, 2021

Your wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in your permanent adult dentition.  You may not need to have your wisdom teeth removed if they do not crowd adjacent teeth and the gum tissue surrounding them remains healthy. However, if your wisdom teeth do not come in straight, they...

Cracked tooth? Your Fort Lauderdale Cosmetic Dentist has treatment options for your cracked tooth. Jun 13th, 2021

There are several types of cracked teeth.  If you suspect a cracked tooth, schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. As with any emergency dental visit or toothache, Dr. Wasselle or Dr. Rotroff will first relieve your dental pain. This may be done by numbing the area...

My dentist told me I need a crown... Jun 7th, 2021

Dental crowns are one of the common procedures practiced by dentists.  This is because they are an excellent way to prevent the total loss of a tooth. If you have experienced severe tooth decay,  damaged or cracked a tooth, had a dental implant, or need to protect and strengthen a...

Sweet tooth? It's ok! Have your Dessert! Jun 1st, 2021

Do you have a sweet tooth? Join the club! For many of our patients at Excellence in Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, it’s just not realistic to recommend avoiding sugary treats.  It seems each month brings holidays, birthdays, graduations, vacations or other celebrations and along with them sweet treats! Routinely...

Have you been told you have gingivitis? What your Fort Lauderdale dentist wants you to know. May 24th, 2021

Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums, or gingiva. It commonly occurs because a film of plaque, or bacteria, accumulates on the teeth. Gingivitis is an early, mild stage of gum disease, but untreated it can progress to periodontitis, which is severe, irreversible gum disease and the most common reason for...

Is COVID-19 making you grind your teeth? Your Fort Lauderdale dentist can help protect your smile. May 17th, 2021

In a recent survey by the  American Dental Association (ADA) Health Policy Institute, more than 70 percent of dentists surveyed are seeing an increase of patients experiencing teeth grinding and clenching, conditions often associated with stress. This is an increase from the fall when the ADA data reported that just...

Sedation Dentist in Fort Lauderdale and Lauderdale by the Sea May 10th, 2021

What is sedation dentistry? Do you have dental work that you need to complete but are too anxious to sit through your procedure? Have you ever wondered "Is there a sedation dentist near me?" The answer is YES! Your Fort Lauderdale sedation dentist uses various medicines to help you relax...

Want straight teeth without metal mouth? Talk to your dentist in Fort Lauderdale about clear braces May 2nd, 2021

A good first impression starts with a smile! If you are not entirely happy with your smile, but can not bear the thought of metal braces, your Fort Lauderdale cosmetic dentist suggests clear aligners (e.g. ClearCorrect, Invisalign, Smart Moves) might be just the solution for you.  While the cosmetic benefits...

Missing a tooth? Dental Implant versus Dental Bridge: Which treatment is best for you? Apr 26th, 2021

Tooth loss is extremely common whether due to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal or tooth decay.  While many of us have lost at least one adult tooth, by age 74, about a quarter of Americans lose all of their adult teeth. When you lose a tooth, replacement...

The importance of regular dental cleaning and exam with your Fort Lauderdale dentist. Apr 18th, 2021

You see it every six months - that postcard from your dentist in Fort Lauderdale reminding you it's time for your dental checkup.  Don't just throw your reminder in the trash bin; the rewards of keeping your dental cleaning and exam appointment are numerous.    What happens at my dental checkup?...

Diabetes and Dental Care. Partner with your dentist in Fort Lauderdale for your health! Apr 12th, 2021

GINGIVITIS, PERIODONTITIS AND CAVITIES Whether you have type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes, managing your blood sugar level is key. The higher your blood sugar level, the higher your risk of: Early gum disease (gingivitis). Diabetes reduces your ability to fight bacteria. If you don't remove plaque with regular brushing...

Great patient reviews for Excellence in Dentistry serving Fort Lauderdale and Lauderdale by the Sea Apr 5th, 2021

When we are looking for a new dentist or other healthcare provider, we often turn to friends or family for advice. Searching the internet for a "dentist near me" can be daunting. Reviewing patient testimonials is a great way to know you are selecting the best dentist serving Fort Lauderdale and...

Bone grafting after tooth extraction by your dentist in Fort Lauderdale & Lauderdale by the Sea Mar 24th, 2021

Do you have a tooth that, despite every effort to save it, needs to extracted *? Unfortunately, an extensively damaged or decayed tooth can compromise your overall health and lead to more serious issues.  Fortunately, your family dentist in Fort Lauderdale has a number of treatment options to replace that...

Smile makeover? Full mouth reconstruction? Your Fort Lauderdale cosmetic dentist is here to help. Mar 16th, 2021

Has the health and appearance of your smile diminished due to missing teeth, broken teeth, or significant decay? Not sure the difference between full mouth reconstruction and a smile makeover? Your cosmetic dentist at Excellence in Dentistry is here to help. Whether you need full mouth reconstruction to restore both...

What is it like going to your Fort Lauderdale dentist during COVID-19? Is it safe? Mar 7th, 2021

While COVID has changed so much in our daily lives, visiting your dentist in Fort Lauderdale really has not changed that much. Because the dental field has always employed meticulous infection control measures, it was not much of an upheaval to adopt added COVID-19 measures. “Dentists have been very aware...

How do I find the best dentist near me? Feb 27th, 2021

Your oral health is a key component of your whole body health. To maintain clean, strong teeth and healthy gums, you need to visit your Fort Lauderdale dentist at least twice per year.  Finding the right dental office is the first step in achieving a healthy and beautiful smile.  Here...

Looking for the best dentist for wisdom teeth removal in Fort Lauderdale and Lauderdale by the Sea? Feb 20th, 2021

Dr. Gerard Wasselle of Excellence in Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale has  nearly 30 years of experience in tooth extraction including wisdom teeth removal.  While there is always some discomfort associated with any dental procedure, Dr. Wasselle takes care that his patients experience the least amount of discomfort through the use...

Need a dental crown? Find the best cosmetic dentist in Fort Lauderdale and Lauderdale by the Sea Feb 10th, 2021

Dental crowns are a common treatment to restore teeth that are broken or have decay too large to be restored by just a filling or to protect teeth that have had root canal therapy.  Dental crowns are also placed on top of implants to replace a missing tooth.  These crowns serve...

Implant supported dentures, "All on 4 implants" by your dentist in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Feb 3rd, 2021

Why is it important to replace missing teeth? Missing teeth can not only be an embarassment but they can also contribute to other dental health problems. To maintain good oral health and quality of life, patients should see their general dentist to discuss options for replacing teeth. For patients who...

Missed your dental cleaning with your dental hygienist in Fort Lauderdale? What you should know. Jan 26th, 2021

Have you heard to old adage, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"? It is true in dentistry. Along with a thorough dental exam by your dentist, your routine dental cleaning, called prophylaxis or prophy cleaning, is considered a preventative procedure and can help you maintain optimal oral...

Dental implants in Fort Lauderdale Jan 21st, 2021

Dental implants are the gold standard for tooth replacement because they are custom made to fit your mouth and become a permanent part of your jaw. A dental implant is a small titanium post placed surgically into the jaw bone. Once the implant is placed, the titanium fuses with your natural bone...

Tooth extraction by your Fort Lauderdale dentist Jan 13th, 2021

Why are teeth extracted? Many teens and young adults commonly have their wisdom teeth extracted if they begin to cause discomfort and crowding. There are other reasons a tooth may need to be extracted. Excessive damage or decay, tooth infection and crowding are reasons for tooth extraction. Often one or...

Dental Implant-Supported Dentures in Ft. Lauderdale, FL Jan 5th, 2021

Dentures can present real challenges for those who wear them. Dentures that slip can create sore spots which are not only uncomfortable but can affect speach and ability to eat. Dentures that slip can also lead to embarassing situations causing wearers to be uncomfortable and self concious in social settings....

Schedule an appointment with your dentist in Fort Lauderdale for a Healthy Smile for 2021! Dec 30th, 2020

As we welcome the New Year, we often think of new beginnings and new resolutions. Make this year the year you keep your resolution to improve your smile. The benefits of a healthy, bright smile speak for themselves: First Impressions: Your smile is often the first thing people notice about...

Cosmetic Dentist, General Dentist, Restorative Dentist, Implant Dentist, Sedation Dentist Dec 15th, 2020

Dr. Nancy Rotroff and Dr. Gerard Wasselle in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, understand your time is valuable.  This is why we provide a wide array of dental procedures all under one roof. We provide general, cosmetic, restorative, implant and sedation dentistry. General Dentistry A general dentist provides general dental care with...

How do I know if I need a root canal? Dec 8th, 2020

  If you are experiencing pain or sensitivity in or around one of your teeth, you may be thinking "root canal."  Does this mean a trip to the endodontist? How do you know when to call?  The symptoms that it is time to schedule an examination with your dentist in...

Why December is a great time to visit your Fort Lauderdale dentist! Nov 27th, 2020

If you have missed visiting your general dentist this year, whether due to COVID-19 or just because of a hectic schedule, you still have time to make your oral health a priority in 2020. December is a great time to schedule an appointment for a check-up with your Fort Lauderdale...

A smile makeover by your Fort Lauderdale cosmetic dentist can be life changing! Nov 17th, 2020

A smile makeover is designed to correct any number of dental imperfections. Having missing, chipped, stained or misaligned teeth can cause you to appear prematurely aged or unhealthy. Choose the best cosmetic dentist in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,  to create a custom-tailored treatment plan to help you achieve the smile you have...

Having wisdom teeth removed over the winter holiday break? IV sedation may be an option for you. Nov 9th, 2020

Your wisdom teeth may not be a problem now, but they could become problematic in the future. A thorough dental examination, including xrays, by your dentist in Fort Lauderdale is necessary to diagnose whether your wisdom teeth need to be removed. Some people experience pain while their wisdom teeth are...

Choose the best cosmetic dentist in Fort Lauderdale to transform your smile with veneers! Oct 27th, 2020

Your smile is the first feature people notice about you. If you are self-concious about your teeth, you may be hesitant to share your smile.  As a result, you may be perceived as less approachable, less happy, or less confident than you really are.  Your cosmetic dentist at Excellence in...

The importance of regular visits to your dentist in Ft. Lauderdale, FL Oct 14th, 2020

Visiting your family dentist in Fort Lauderdale twice yearly is important in maintaining healthy teeth and gums.  Along with a professional dental cleaning by your dental hygienist, a thorough dental examination by your regular dentist is key to protecting your smile and oral health.  Our team is here to provide...

Dental crowns: both cosmetic and restorative Oct 7th, 2020

Dental Restoration: Dental crowns are used to restore a tooth's structure and function when the tooth has sustained more damage or decay than a filling can repair. It is designed to restore the tooth's structure and protect the remaining tooth and root canal.  They are also used to top dental implants and...

Wisdom teeth removal with IV Sedation in Fort Lauderdale Sep 27th, 2020

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars to develop, usually appearing between the ages of 17 and 25.  Routine visits to your Fort Lauderdale dentist will allow your dentist to partner with you to monitor the presence of these third molars, their disease status, and discuss management...

Why choose a dental implant? Your Ft. Lauderdale, FL dentist knows! Sep 14th, 2020

Years ago, a dental bridge or partial denture were your only choices when replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Partial dentures are a removable appliance to replace one or more missing teeth in an arch. For dental bridges, the two, or more, teeth adjacent to the missing tooth would need...

Best cosmetic dentist in Fort Lauderdale and Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida Sep 6th, 2020

When it comes to porcelain veneers or porcelain dental crowns, Dr. Nancy Rotroff in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is your best choice. Dr. Rotroff has years of experience in making beautiful dental restorations using the highest quality materials and dental lab technicians. Because Dr. Rotroff strives for Excellence in Dentistry, in...

Regular visits to your Ft. Lauderdale family dentist actually save you money Aug 30th, 2020

Visits to your family dentist in Ft. Lauderdale are important in maintaining healthy teeth and gums and preventing oral health problems. Patients who schedule routine dental visits incur less time and expense in having their teeth cleaned and examined twice per year than those who wait to visit the dentist...

Clear braces in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Aug 17th, 2020

While many of us went through those awkward teenage years sporting a smile full of metal in order to straighten our teeth or close unwanted gaps, the field of orthodontics has advanced greatly in the last 15 years.  New options for clear brackets can make traditional braces more discreet and...

Cosmetic Dentist in Ft. Lauderdale Florida Aug 2nd, 2020

Cosmetic dentistry is dental work that improves the appearance of teeth, gums and/or corrects your bite. The primary focus of cosmetic dentistry to improve aesthetics: color, position, shape, size, alignment and overall appearance of one's smile.  Part science and part art, cosmetic dentistry not only can restore your teeth to...

Back to school check list: Visit your Ft. Lauderdale family dentist Jul 20th, 2020

Backpack? Check. Pencil bag? Check. Haircut? Check. Dental visit? Check! Twice yearly dental visits are recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA).  Make your family's dental health a priority by scheduling your family's dental check-ups before school starts back.  Once school starts back our schedules get filled with homework and...

Wisdom Teeth Extraction : Sooner is better than later Jul 6th, 2020

Wisdom teeth: sooner is better than later.  Waiting to have wisdom teeth extracted can lead to complications later. For one, if you do not have adequate room for these teeth to erupt, they may cause other teeth to shift and become crowded.  When wisdom teeth begin to press on the...

COVID-19: Is stress adversely affecting your oral health? Jun 28th, 2020

The changes to our lives due to the coronavirus outbreak have been very stressful for many. If you have a tendency to clench your jaw or grind your teeth, these stressful times may be impacting you more than you know! There are a number of symptoms associated with bruxism and can...

"Other" uses for dental floss Jun 16th, 2020

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends flossing between your teeth daily along with brushing for two minutes twice daily. While floss is an essential part of proper oral hygeine, dental floss is very handy for more than just cleaning between your teeth.  1. Craft projects: Dental floss is great for...

You will love straightening your teeth with Clear Aligners! Jun 6th, 2020

Clear aligners, like traditional braces, use gradual force to move teeth, but without the metal brackets and wires! Aligners are made of a strong plastic that is custom fit to the patient. They are usually delivered in a series with each aligner moving the teeth incrementally until the desired movement...

Summer is great time for wisdom teeth removal May 27th, 2020

Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that usually erupt in late teens or early 20s. The American Dental Society recommends scheduling an evaluation of your teen's wisdom teeth between the ages of 16 and 19.  This is because, prior to age 20, the roots of the teeth are...

The Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings May 18th, 2020

Why are routine dental visits so important? I brush my teeth every day. Why do I need a dental cleaning? The fact is that your dental hygienist can clean your teeth in places you can not, including below the gumline.  Your hygienist can remove buildup of plaque and tartar that...

Going to your dentist after COVID-19 May 8th, 2020

Numerous studies have confirmed that your oral health is directly linked to your overall health.  Studies have shown a direct link between poor oral hygiene and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory infections and even stroke.  Oral infections can lead to bacteria in the blood stream, elevated blood sugar levels and build-up...

Tips for patients with dry mouth Apr 29th, 2020

We have all had dry mouth from time to time; however, if dry mouth is a chronic problem, it can not only be an annoyance but also can have negative impact on your oral health.  Fortunately, there may be things you can do. If you are taking certain medications for...

Flossing the Right Way Apr 14th, 2020

Flossing is an important component of your dental hygiene routine. When plaque is allowed to build up on teeth, between teeth and along the gum line, tooth decay and gum disease can result. Along with consistent professional dental cleanings and twice daily brushing, flossing reduces and removes plaque build up....

Why should I have my wisdom teeth extracted? Mar 31st, 2020

Most people have their third molars, wisdom teeth, come in during their teen years. These are the molars at the very back of your mouth.  While some people have room for these third molars, some people experience crowding and misalignment of their other teeth, impaction, or even abcess. If your...

Five things to consider when choosing a dentist Mar 21st, 2020

1. REPUTATION Go online to see what reveiwers are saying. Honest and transparent feedback from actual patients is a great way to determine if a doctor is right for you. Additionally, referrals from friends, family and coworkers can give direction to finding your new provider. 2. LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION Consider...