New Jersey Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Thomas Streko, Discusses How Dental Health Isn’t Just About Your Teeth

Dr. Thomas Streko, D.M.D., Westfield cosmetic dentist, recently wrote an article about the “Mouth-Body Connection.”

Westfield, NJ. – December 6, 2010 – One of New Jersey’s leading cosmetic dentists, Dr. Thomas Streko, recently published an article on his website, titled “The Mouth Body Connection.” In the article, Dr. Streko discusses how your dental health doesn’t just provide clues to how well you take care of your teeth. It can also alert your dentist to other problems going on inside your body.  Dr. Streko explains how this link called the “mouth body connection” is fast evolving into a major diagnostic tool.

Dr. Streko writes, “The condition of your teeth and gums can offer a lot of insight into what’s going on in the rest of your body.  For example, if you visit your dentist’s office complaining of bleeding gums or infections, your symptoms could be an indication of more than just periodontal disease.  If could indicate diabetes.  Since diabetes reduces your body’s ability to fight infection, infections in your mouth could be the first sign of a more serious underlying condition.”

Dr. Streko also explains how the mouth-body connection is just as important when it’s reversed.  “Just as oral infections may be a sign of diabetes, the difficulty fighting infection associated with diabetes also makes controlling periodontal disease that much more difficult.  This is where your partnership with your dentist can be especially important.  He or she can help you manage bacteria levels in your mouth, which will in turn keep the rest of your body stronger,” continues Dr. Streko.

To read more about the mouth body connection, the entire article can be found at

Dr. Streko’s website provides patients with a one-stop place to learn all about Dr. Streko’s practice and New Jersey cosmetic dentistry through blogs, articles, news posts, descriptions of procedures, a “smile gallery,” contact information, testimonials and much more.

Dr. Streko has practiced cosmetic and general dentistry for over 20 years, and

specializes in several procedures including sedation dentistry, general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry and TMJ dentistry. Dr. Streko’s comprehensive approach to dentistry includes all facets of general dentistry. His New Jersey dental practice offers the following general dentistry procedures: computer imaging, air abrasion, breath control, tooth-colored fillings, cleanings and periodontal treatments.

Dr. Thomas Streko has extensive experience keeping teeth healthy, as well as providing cosmetic treatments to help create your perfect smile.  Find out more about Dr. Streko’s practice at or call his office at 866-512-7885.

About Dr. Thomas Streko, D.M.D.:

Dr. Thomas Streko has been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry for more than 20 years in New Jersey, and is committed to remaining on the leading edge of dental technologies and treatment.

General and Cosmetic Dentistry Education and Training:

Dr. Thomas Streko received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University and went on to receive his D.M.D. from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1978. After graduation, Dr. Streko completed a three-year residency in the U.S. Public Health Service at the National Institute of Health.

In 1991, Dr. Streko became an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry – a distinguished honor bestowed on those who have completed more than 200 hours of cosmetic dentistry continuing education. He has also presented numerous cosmetic treatment cases throughout Union County, New Jersey, including photographic documentation, and passed rigorous oral and written examinations given by the academy’s board. The program is extensive, and there are only a handful of accredited members in New Jersey.

Dr. Thomas Streko is presently working toward his fellowship in the academy. Once achieved, he will be the only dentist in the entire state of New Jersey to attain fellowship status with the academy. He is also a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the New Jersey Dental Association.

Continuing Education and Community Involvement:

Dr. Thomas Streko remains on the leading edge of dental treatment and technology by taking 100 hours of continuing education each year. He also shares his depth of experience with others, teaching cosmetic dentistry to dental interns at Overlook Hospital in Union County, New Jersey. In addition, he is the program coordinator for the New Jersey division of Give Back a Smile. The program, sponsored by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, provides free dental treatment to battered women.

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