New Jersey Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Thomas Streko, On The Five Worst Foods For Your Teeth
Dr. Thomas Streko, D.M.D., Westfield cosmetic dentist, recently wrote about what not to eat and drink to keep your smile healthy.
Westfield, NJ. – October 11, 2010 – One of New Jersey’s leading cosmetic dentists, Dr. Thomas Streko, recently published an article on his website, www.DrStreko.com titled “The Five Worst Foods For Your Teeth.” In the article, Dr. Streko discusses some of the foods that we should try to avoid as much as possible to have the healthiest smile we can. The five foods include candy and sweets, starchy foods, carbonated sodas, alcoholic drinks and lemons.
On candy and sweets, Dr. Streko writes, “When mom said candy would “rot your teeth,” she was right. But only about some kinds of candy – the hard kind, like lollipops and cough drops, and the sticky kind, like caramels and gummy bears. But there is some good news for those of us who have a sweet tooth. Chocolate is a fairly harmless indulgence, because the sugar in chocolate is mixed with fat, which doesn’t hang around in your mouth.
About alcoholic drinks, Dr. Streko explains, “Alcohol dries out your mouth, preventing saliva from doing its job of keeping surfaces clean. Some medicines can also have the same effect. So if you enjoy a drink or must medicate, be sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
To read what Dr. Streko has to say about the other foods, the entire article can be found at http://www.drstreko.com/articles/new-jersey-cosmetic-dentist-thomas-streko-the-five-worst-foods-for-your-teeth.php
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 www.drstreko.com 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.
To learn more about New Jersey cosmetic dentistry and Dr. Thomas Streko, please visit http://www.DrStreko.com