New Jersey Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Thomas Streko, Explains How Wear And Tear Can Ruin Your Smile

Dr. Thomas Streko, D.M.D., Westfield cosmetic dentist, recently discussed how teeth, just like the rest of your body, can suffer from the effects of everyday wear and tear, and how it can be treated.

Westfield, NJ. – December 7, 2010 – One of New Jersey’s leading cosmetic dentists, Dr. Thomas Streko, recently published an article on his website, titled “Don’t Let Your Teeth Wear Out Before You Do!” In the article, Dr. Streko discusses three basic categories of tooth wear:  attrition, abrasion and erosion.

About attrition, Dr. Streko writes, “The term attrition refers to tooth surfaces wearing down due to contact with other teeth.  It is a very normal type of tooth wear and is part of the aging process.   However, bad habits like grinding or clenching teeth can cause attrition to be more serious, or happen faster.  How much teeth are affected depends on how strong they are.”

On Abrasion, Dr. Streko remarks, “The metal used in dental implants is titanium – which is used for implants specifically because of its ability to “fool” your bone into thinking it’s a natural part of your body.  Once an implant is placed in your jawbone, it actually becomes a part of your jawbone through a process called osseointegration.  The bone around the implant grows and eventually fuses with the titanium implant, and in the process, makes the implant a part of your jaw,” continued Dr. Streko.

“The good news about tooth wear is that it doesn’t have to be forever.  The effects can be easily treated by a trained cosmetic dentist.  Solutions include veneers and porcelain crowns designed to restore teeth too their former size, color and strength.    Talk to your dentist about the best way to repair your tooth erosion and create your perfect smile, concludes 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 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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