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Cosmetic Dentistry - How to protect your investment

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 dentist in Fort Lauderdale.  Select a dentist with the proper training and experience in advanced cosmetic dentistry procedures to ensure you receive the best dental care and the highest quality restorations. The ultimate combination of science and art, cosmetic dentisty requires an astute eye and fastidious attention to detail. 

Cosmetic dentistry is not a focus of study in dental school and requires additional training after dental school. While any dentist can claim to be a cosmetic dentist, the primary difference between a cosmetic dentist and a general dentist is that the cosmetic dentist has honed their skills through their pursuit of continuing education, a highly refined artistic eye for advanced dental procedures, and a reputation of excellence in their cosmetic dentistry.  Nancy Rotroff, DDS, MAGD is among a very select few dentists to have received the prestigious Mastership from the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) which sets Dr. Rotroff apart as one of the most accomplished dentists in her field. 

You know the saying "practice makes perfect."  There are skills and techniques that take years to hone and perfect, so you want a dental provider with years of experience in cosmetic dentistry.   Dr. Rotroff and Dr. Wasselle have over 60 years combined experience!! Patient testimonials can also help you find a dental provider with proven results.

                    Always a great experience. Dr Rotroff has been my dentist for 12+ years                now and I have no plans to change that. Her excellence and attention to detail changed my life and I'm forever grateful for that. Thanks. Walt O.

                 Dr Wasselle went above and beyond with my father. My father had                      neglected his mouth for years and Dr Wasselle listened to his concerns and                 came up with a brilliant treatment plan that exceeded our expectations. The             doctor and assistant made sure my father was comfortable during the entire                procedure. My father smiles with confidence now thanks to this dentist. I             highly recommend anyone that wants a knowledgeable, compassionate and skilled dentist with a fantastic dental team. Sarah F.


How can I protect my dental work? 

  • Night guard.  Bruxism is a condition where you unconsciously grind or clench your teeth. You may clench and grind your teeth during the day or during the night while you sleep (sleep bruxism). You may not even realize you are doing it.  The same as with your natural teeth, bruxism can chip, crack or wear down your cosmetic dentistry restoration.  If you have bruxism, your dentist will recommend a night guard to protect your teeth. 

  • Stop smoking/ chewing tobacco.  In just the same way it can contribute to the loss of your natural teeth, using tobacco products puts your oral health at risk. Smoking exposes your teeth to nicotine and tobacco, causing yellow teeth, stains, and bad breath. Smoking has been linked to gum disease because smokers develop more dental plaque. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss and can even cause your dental implant to fail.  Dr. Rotroff and Dr. Wasselle encourage their patients to avoid tobacco products.

  • Do not use your teeth as tools.  Gnawing on your pencil,  biting  your fingernails, or chewing ice can damage your cosmetic dentistry restorations.  Just like your natural teeth, your new dental restoration was not meant to be used as a tool.  Opening bottles, cutting tags, and carrying things when our hands are full are functions your teeth were not meant to perform and can jeopardize them. 

  • Regular visits to your dentist on Commercial Blvd.  Your beautiful new cosmetic dentistry restorations need to be cared for just like your natural teeth do.  While the durable material in your filling, crown, or dental veneer will not develop a cavity, the tooth underneath still can.  Since gum disease can lead to loss of your teeth as well as your restoration,  healthy gums are important for a healthy smile.  Dr. Nancy Rotroff and Dr. Gerard Wasselle encourage our patients to brush twice daily, floss daily and receive their regular dental check-ups and professional dental cleaning twice a year. 


Your smile is important to us. We understand your smile affects your confidence and self-esteem. Select the best dentists in South Florida at Excellence in Dentistry and schedule a consultation to learn how cosmetic dentistry can help you experience renewed self-confidence.  During your consultation,  you will get to know your dentist, get a feel for the office itself, and discuss your concerns and goals for a brand new smile. Cosmetic dental treatment typically involves several office visits, so Dr. Rotroff and Dr. Wasselle want you to feel comfortable and relaxed during each visit.


Nancy Rotroff, DDS, MAGD and Gerard Wasselle, DMD

2480 E. Commerical Blvd, Suite 2

Fort Lauderdale, FL  33308








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