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 »

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 teeth. Dr.... read more »

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 intrinsic staining, whereas other people have stains on the surface of the... 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. Kills Bacteria... 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 Aesthetic Dental... read more »

Best Options to Replace a Damaged Tooth

In many cases, minor dental damage (e.g., chips and tiny cracks), can be remedied with cosmetic or restorative fixes like fillings or crowns. However, more serious tooth fractures or damage may reduce the tooth’s chances of being saved — sometimes, extremely damaged teeth need to be extracted and replaced. Dr. Jerry Strauss of Aesthetic Dental Care sees many patients with damaged and... read more »

In-Office Whitening vs. Take-Home Trays: Which Is Right for You?

If you desire a whiter, brighter smile, there are several ways to achieve it. You can do the whitening on your own using teeth whitening products you purchase over the counter at a drugstore or from a dentist, or you can opt to have a cosmetic dentist like Dr. Jerry Strauss of Aesthetic Dental Care perform the whitening treatment. In-Office or “Chairside” Teeth Whitening... read more »

Can Veneers Replace Orthodontic Treatment?

For decades, patients with orthodontic problems had very few treatment options. Virtually the only way to improve gapped, crooked, crowded or misaligned teeth was to wear metal braces, which were not fast, not discreet and certainly not very comfortable. Nowadays, thanks to modern dental technology, dentists have more options than ever to address tooth misalignment or malposition. For example, sometimes... read more »

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 dentist as soon as... read more »

Commonly Asked Questions about Dental Implants

Dental implants are a stable, lasting way to replace one or more missing teeth. Dr. Jerry Strauss of Aesthetic Dental Care of New Jersey recommends implants to qualified candidates that want to smile with confidence again. Here, he answers some of the most commonly asked questions about implants. Why are dental implants so popular? Dental implants are a great way to reclaim the... read more »