Signs You Should See a Dentist ASAP

Part of protecting your oral health is practicing good daily hygiene and seeing a dentist every six months for a check-up and cleaning. Sometimes oral health issues arise in between visits that suggest potential trouble and require immediate attention. In this post, Dr. Jerry Strauss of Aesthetic Dental Care of New Jersey reveals signs that indicate you should see your... read more »

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 be addressed by a dentist. Here, Dr. Jerry Strauss of... read more »

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 the habit of cleaning their tongue on a daily basis.... read more »

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 know is the daily habits that can possibly hurt your... read more »

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 aren’t aware of the signs or how to communicate them... read more »

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 looking at your mouth during a dental exam. Here, Totowa... read more »

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 recommendation and countering that flossing is actually not as effective... read more »