New Jersey Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Thomas Streko, Explains How Tooth Loss Can Be Deadly to Diabetic Patients

Dr. Thomas Streko, D.M.D., New Jersey cosmetic dentist, recently wrote an article about the latest important diabetic dentistry news.

Westfield, NJ. – March 22, 2011 – One of New Jersey’s leading cosmetic dentists, Dr. Thomas Streko, recently published an article on his website, titled “Important Diabetic Dentistry News.” In the article, Dr. Streko discusses a new study that has come out of Australia that underscores just how crucial good dental health is for patients with diabetes.

Dr. Streko writes, “According to the study, which was conducted by The George Institute for International Health in Sydney, Australia, diabetics who lose all of their teeth are twice as likely to die then diabetics in the same age group who have managed to keep the majority of their teeth.

The study covered almost 11,000 adults who were aged 55 to 88, all of them with Type 2 diabetes.  And the results are, frankly, frightening.  During the five years the study monitored them, twice as many diabetics without teeth died.”

“If you’re diabetic, you may worry that more extensive procedures like implant dentistry are unavailable to you.  In fact as long as your diabetes is under control, a trained diabetic dentist will more than likely be able to develop an implant treatment plan that will work for you, either alone or in partnership with a specialist.

The right diabetic dentist will also be able to keep your smile as healthy and beautiful as the smile of a patient who doesn’t have diabetes – putting everything from a healthy mouth to veneers, whitening and even smile makeovers within your reach,” continues Dr. Streko.

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 888-495-5752.

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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