New Jersey Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Thomas Streko, Explains The Facts About Periodontal Disease

Dr. Thomas Streko, D.M.D., Westfield cosmetic dentist, recently wrote about  periodontal disease and the importance of keeping your gums and your entire mouth healthy.

Westfield, NJ. – October 7, 2010 – One of New Jersey’s leading cosmetic dentists, Dr. Thomas Streko, recently published an article on his website, titled “The Facts About Periodontal Disease.” In the article, Dr. Streko delves into one of the most destructive conditions dentists deal with – Periodontal Disease, or Gum Disease.  He discusses how sixty to seventy percent of people will experience some form of periodontal disease during their lifetime. “if you haven’t had it yet, chances are good that you will, at some point, experience periodontal disease,” Dr. Streko writes.

“Periodontal disease starts with bacteria that are a normal presence everybody’s mouth.  The regular brushing and flossing most of us perform twice a day disrupts that bacteria and keeps it from building up to the point where it becomes dangerous.  But sometimes, the bacteria build up anyway,” Dr Streko remarked.

Dr. Streko continues, “The good news is that, caught early, periodontal disease can be easily and non-invasively treated before your overall dental health suffers.  Regular dental care, meaning seeing your dentist and having your teeth cleaned at least every six months, is the best way to keep your gums healthy.”

“Luckily, for most of us, good habits and home and regular dental visits should be enough to keep periodontal disease in check and our smiles healthy.” Writes 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.

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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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