U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free

Dr. Rod Zimmerman

Dentistry
JACKSONVILLE, FL
38 years experience male

Locations

Smile by Z

JACKSONVILLE, FL

Address

3676 Crown Point Court, JACKSONVILLE, FL
Directions

Practice website

Fax

(904) 880-3100

About

Bio

Practiced dentistry over 25 years, Jacksonville, Florida. Nominated Top Dentists Jacksonville Magazine 2012, 2013. Biological Science degree, Cum Laude honors, U. of CA, Irvine, Doctorate in Dental surgery, McGill University, GPR, U. of Florida. Practice limited to cosmetic, implant, & sedation dentistry. IV certification in Florida.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Dentistry - Cosmetic

Doctor Q&A

142 Answers
0 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Varies: The answer is based on patient's ability to tolerate a removable partial. Partials may irritate underlying soft tissue as patient chew with them. In ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
None: If the dentist anesthetizes you satisfactory, the patient should feel no pain. Patients should only experience a pressure sensation when pulling a to... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: Find a dentist that can offer sedation and is responsive to your fears.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Implant best : Replacing a missing tooth is best replaced with a dental implant. A fixed bridge results in damaging healthy teeth on either side of missing tooth. Al... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: A dentist or prosthodontist (specialist) is well trained to make dentures for you. It is recommended to discuss other options which include to dental ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: A dentist is a skilled professional that fix teeth. Crowns, porcelain veneers, and array of restorative materials can be used to fix teeth.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Advise the staff: The dentist, and staff routinely advise patient on proper home care, including instruction for self oral hygiene maintenance of bridgework using a flo... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Good ideal!: The best person to advise you on s your cosmetic dental needs is a dentist who is skilled in performing cosmetic dental procedures. With a through ex... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: Dental implants can be placed in immediately at time of extraction in selective cases, or placed later. However, there is a window of time to wait, a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
OTC remedies do work: Home care using mouthwash, toothpaste, brushing, flossing, and visits to the dentists are all ways to reverse gingivitis. However, if gingivitis bec... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Brush & floss: Modes to improve hygiene include brushing teeth, flossing teeth, using a water pik.
A member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
None: Whitening teeth is a process, and also is a maintenance for life. It likes tanning your skin, over time the tan fades and so does the whitening.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Need for evaluation: Patients with loose teeth is usually attributed to periodontal (gum) disease. The bone supporting teeth may be sufficiently lost resulting in your te... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes, Yes, No: More specifically, it is time the active product (peroxide) in the toothpaste that is in direct contact with your teeth that whitens your teeth. Y... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Metal or porcelain: The fixed bridge can be a porcelain fused to metal in which case the supporting teeth are covered by underlying metal, or can be complete porcelain co... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
No: Flossing is to remove plaque between your teeth to help prevent gum disease. To whiten your teeth, one must have an active ingredient found in white... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Usually not: Malitol only has a laxative effect if taken in large quantities. It is doubtful that one would swallow large quantities of toothpaste containing malit... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
You will be okay: This quantity is not sufficient to warrant an evaluation. Take plenty of water to dilute the ingested toothpaste.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: Whitening products, including whitening pens, contain the active ingredient to whiten your teeth. However, to get best results the gel needs to remain... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Subjective: Any time cosmetic dentistry is performed to alter shape, size of teeth, the materials used will have to be maintained a lifetime as they can wear, fra... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: Usually any patient can have dental implants. However, it may be necessary to build-up your ridge via bone grafting procedures, or sinus elevation pro... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
None: I have not read a clinical reseach demonstrating clinical success of 40 plus years. However, research states highly variable demonstrating percentag... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Not always necessary: Can monitor as an alternative. Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to possible infection, and/or cyst formation in the future.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Depends on scenerio: Tooth whitening in a clinical setting supervised by a dentist would not result in damage of your dentition. Only side effect may occur, which is sensi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
NO: A cold sore is cause by herpes virus. Hence, toothpaste and salt will have no effect. Zovirax, prescribed by a dentist or physician, particularly... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Possibly: Decreased salivary flow can lead to dry mouth.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
No: Artificial sweeteners are approved by the fda. There are used to make the product taste better, and hence will be more likely to brush their teeth.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
OTC: Over the counter bleaching products found in retail store or through the internet can be less expensive.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: Cosmetic dentistry creates beautiful smiles. Techniques may include porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, bonding, whitening, braces, laser gum plasty ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: Holes in teeth caused by bacteria producing acid known as a cavity increase in size and can lead to tooth loss.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: Tetracyline if given early as teeth are developing can result with severely discolored teeth.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Possibly: The force of impact will determine if porcelain veneers hold up. Accidental mouth injury that can fracture teeth can also fracture porcelain veneers.... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Prevent tooth decay: Bacteria metabolize sugar to form byproduct of acid which can dissolve the mineral component of your tooth (tooth decay process). Xylitol is a substit... Read More
A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Diet: Eating food and drinking items that are non-acidic (water) can maintain saliva ph at 7 or greater.
A member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Kor whitening: This whitening technique is a combination of tray whitening and power bleaching which achieves very effective results.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: The best mouth guard is professional, in which the dentist takes impressions and a bite to fabricate the guard. The otc mouthguard are not customized ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Varies: To whiten your teeth more requires one to have the whitening product for longer period of time in contact with your teeth. Side effect is usually se... Read More
A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Fluoride toothpaste: It would advisable to use an electric toothbrush in patients who have difficulty using a manual toothbrush.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
No: Patients in general who fear going to a dentist is usually a result of a bad childhood experience, and not for cosmetic reasons. Modern dentistry has... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
No: There are patients considered not a good candidate for dental implants. Patients with immunosuppressive diseases, patients with history of head and ne... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Mineral breakdown: The tooth is composed a mineral componet (hydroxyapetite) and organic component (collagen). When acid comes in contact with the tooth, the tooth brea... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Clenching : Stress has been known to cause patient to grind or clench their teeth at night. Use of a bite guard, fabricated by a dentist, can prevent harmful for... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Home care, diet: Excellent home care which includes toothbrushing, flossing, and water pik. In addition, a healthy diet with plenty of water will promote good oral he... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Inadequate bone: Bone grafts are indicated where there is inadequate bone volume to place a dental implant.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Many: Signs of false teeth may include difficulty in chewing foods, noticiing movement of the denture during function, teeth in an elderly patient that look... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes : Mac veneers is a brand name by microdental who advertise their product that have used on celebrities. These veneers are no different than conventional... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
No: Local anesthetic is not required to whiten your teeth. However, with power bleaching therapy, some patients may be tooth sensitive to tolerate whiten... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes : The crown can last a lifetime. The real question how long will tooth under the crown remain healthy. Most cases for need to replace crowns is recurr... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
TMJ: As one opens their jaw wide, the joint rotates and moves forward, as moves forward it can over the eminence (bump of joint area) making a popping nois... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.

Ask doctors free
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less

Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

2
Recommendations
278
Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Zimmerman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Zimmerman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for your time, it is appreciated.
HealthTap member
Collapse of buccal wall after extraction. Perio. did not answer why.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Share thanks in your own words...

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

McGill University Faculty of Dentistry, QC
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Top dentist 2012, 2013 Jacksonville magazine
Top Cosmetic Dentist, First Place, Florida - Winter
2013

Affiliations

America Dental Association
Florida dental association
Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less