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 bad for oral health. Without regular dental exams and cleanings,... read more »

Ripple Effects of Insomnia May Include Enhanced Pain Sensitivity

Most people aim for a full night’s sleep, however; there are many factors that can make this difficult or impossible, including a busy schedule and sleeplessness. A lack of sleep can cause a number of unwanted effects, including wavering concentration, grumpiness, and deteriorating health. A new study conducted in Norway reveals there may be another downside to insomnia: increased pain... read more »

Dr. Jerry Strauss Receives Award for Dedication to the Field of Dentistry

Over the weekend, Dr. Jerry Strauss attended the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Annual Meeting and Exhibits in Nashville, where he received the prestigious Lifelong Education and Service Recognition Award. His dedication to both his patients and the dental field has led to this achievement, and Dr. Strauss feels honored to have been given such a prestigious award. After receiving... read more »

Sedation Dentistry Improves Patient Experience at New Jersey Dental Practice

Fairfield, NJ — Dr. Jerry Strauss, a cosmetic dentist in New Jersey, says dental phobia is a common concern amongst patients at his practice, and more patients have been requesting advanced techniques designed to alleviate their anxiety. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates in a recent survey that less than 62 percent of American adults between the ages of... read more »

New Jersey Dentist Uses Laser Dentistry to Fight Gum Disease

According to a recent study conducted by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), gum disease affects nearly 8 in 10 American adults. New Jersey dentist Dr. Jerry Strauss says controlling this disease is crucial to maintaining one’s oral health and keeping their teeth. He adds that the pathogens that cause periodontal disease can affect the overall health... read more »

Oral and Systemic Health

Gum disease is a common infectious disease. Even if your smile looks healthy, there is a chance you may have periodontal disease. In fact, estimates are as high as 85% of the adult population has some level of periodontal disease. It is the most common chronic infection known to man. Therefore, controlling this disease is critical if you want to... read more »

Flossing Just as Important as Brushing Teeth

Flossing is just as important as brushing your teeth when it comes to oral care. It is important to understand that brushing alone leaves as much as 40% of the tooth surfaces untouched. By augmenting your brushing routine with flossing, you are getting into all the areas between and under teeth that a toothbrush simply cannot reach. Flossing at night... read more »

Snap, Crackle, Pop?

The noise made when you open your mouth or chew is no laughing matter. TMJ is a disorder of the jaw joint where the ball, socket and disk are damaged or misaligned. This puts pressure and undue wear on the joint, causing deterioration of the structures. The body naturally attempts to realign the joint using muscles in the face, jaw... read more »

Flossing and Oral Health New Jersey NJ

Flossing is just as important as brushing your teeth when it comes to oral care. It is important to understand that brushing alone leaves as much as 40% of the tooth surfaces untouched. By augmenting your brushing routine with flossing, you are getting into all the areas between and under teeth that a toothbrush simply cannot reach. Flossing at night... read more »

Mercury Fillings & Dental Health New Jersey

The American Dental Association has announced that in Sweden and Norway, the use of silver-mercury (amalgam) dental fillings has been banned. There has been much discussion as to the health and environmental risks of these fillings for some time. In the USA, the use of silver-mercury is still permitted by the government and the FDA. However, many states now require... read more »