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Controlling Tooth Sensitivity

Nearly everyone has felt an occasional twinge or ache of a sensitive tooth — but for some, tooth sensitivity is an ongoing problem. Sometimes simply identifying and stopping the triggering food or habit can help soothe the pain. In other cases, the sensitivity stems from a deeper problem that must […]

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Why Cleaning Your Tongue Is Important

Tongue cleanliness is an important yet often overlooked part of oral hygiene. You might brush and floss daily, but until you start cleaning your tongue, you will still have odor and disease-causing bacteria in your mouth. Dr. Jerry Strauss encourages all of his New Jersey dentistry patients to get into […]

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What Stains the Teeth?

When the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked a group of people what they most wanted to improve about their smiles, the majority admitted they wanted brighter, whiter teeth. The reasons why so many people have stained or discolored teeth are varied. Some experience changes inside the teeth that cause […]

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Everyday Habits that Could Hurt Your Teeth

If you are like many of Dr. Jerry Strauss’s New Jersey dentistry patients, you are likely very familiar with the cornerstones of good oral hygiene: brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and visiting the dentist at least once a year for a check-up. But what you may not […]

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Nocturnal Teeth Grinding in Children: Why It Can Be Serious

Teeth grinding or clenching (known as bruxism) affects an estimated 30 to 40 million children and adults. Many adults are not aware they grind or clench because it occurs subconsciously while they sleep. It can be even more difficult for a child to know they clench or grind because they […]

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How Stress Can Affect Your Mouth (and What to Do about It)

Stress can physically manifest in a variety of ways, causing upset stomach, rapid heartbeat, insomnia, headaches and even acne breakouts (just to name a few). However, did you know that stress can also affect your mouth? What’s more: your dentist may be able to tell you are stressed just by […]

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Natural Teeth Whiteners that Don’t Work

A quick search for “natural teeth whitening” will turn up thousands of results, announcing that spices, fruits and other kitchen staples can whiten and brighten your teeth. Dr. Jerry Strauss, who has been whitening teeth at his Fairfield, New Jersey dental practice for decades, believes it is important to set […]

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Tips to Reduce Anxiety about Dental Treatment

An estimated 40 million Americans do not get the dental care they need because of fear and anxiety. Many feel anxious about possible pain, anesthesia and the sounds and smells of a dental office; others have had a negative past experience with dental treatment. Unfortunately, avoiding the dentist is ultimately […]

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The Debate over the Effectiveness of Flossing

For more than 100 years, the American Dental Association has recommended flossing as part of a healthy dental hygiene regimen. Flossing is a part of nearly every professional dental exam, as dental hygienists demonstrate how to floss the teeth correctly. Recently, reports have surfaced challenging the validity of this long-time […]

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How Can I Manage Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea can be more than simply a nuisance for you or your partner, and when left untreated, this common condition can severely impact your overall health. In addition to snoring and gasping for air, common symptoms of sleep apnea may include cognitive impairment, memory loss, a compromised immune system, […]

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