Friday, December 7, 2018

How Do Your Dental Habits Stack Up?

The experts say that dental habits are built from a young age, but can be implemented at any time in order to improve the health of your smile. Taking time each day to improve your dental health does pay in dividends later on. But have you ever wondered how your dental habits stack up against the recommendations of your dentist? Answer this 5-question quiz to see where you stand.

1.     Do you brush 2x a day?
2.     Do you floss at least 1x a day?
3.     Do you consume high carbohydrate foods at every meal?
4.     Do you consume caffeinated beverages or soda regularly?
5.     Do you smoke or use tobacco products?

If you answered yes to questions 1 and 2, and no to the others you are well on your way to having and keeping a smile that can last for decades. If you answered no to 1 and 2, and yes to 1 or more of the questions below, your smile and health may need to be looked at a little more closely. It is recommended that you schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Judy Strutz and her team to ensure you do not have any problems with your smile that are going untreated. The health of your smile matters to our team, let us help you achieve optimal dental health today.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Reduce Your Risk of Tooth Pain By Implementing These 3 Habits

Tooth pain can come out of no where and disrupt your entire day. Once you begin to feel it, it is not something to try and wait out. The longer you go without getting it taken care of the more risk you have of long term impact later on. But if you follow these three habits you can significantly reduce your chance of having tooth pain.

1.     Brush and floss regularly. You have probably heard this your entire life, but still don’t necessarily have it as a part of your daily routine. There are multiple ways you can go about changing this. One: brush and floss at the same time every day. This helps to build it into your day. Use a toothbrush, floss and toothpaste that you like. Make it fun, by playing music, or listening to a comedian while you do it. Anything to change it from a boring routine to something you look forward too.
2.     Reduce acidic foods from your diet. While a lime or orange can seem like a great idea the acid negatively impacts your enamel which can lead to problems and dental pain later on.
3.     Visit the dentist regularly. Problems can begin with small and left untreated can cause cavities to form. Decay not taken care of can lead to more extensive dental procedures needed to fix the problem.

Don’t let dental pain take and put you on the bench of life. Get your smile taken care of today by contacting Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.

Monday, November 19, 2018

You Deserve Better!

Your dental health may have been inherited by your parents and the gene pool may be causing problems for the overall health of your smile, but now you don’t have to live with it. If you are having trouble with cracked, or broken teeth that seem to be causing you pain every day, now is the time for you to call Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.

Your smile is the gateway to your health but it is also a way for you to share your happiness with the world. When people smile, there whole body benefits and it changes the way your day is going to go. Try it sometime, when you are feeling down. Just begin to smile. You will instantly notice a difference in your thoughts and the way your body feels. But an unhealthy smile, can be the root cause of you hiding from others. Don’t wait. Get help today and start living the best life you can.

While the smile you want may seem out of reach to you today, it can be at the forefront of your tomorrow by scheduling an appointment and coming up with the best plan to meet your needs.

For information on cosmetic dental procedures that can improve your smile, contact Dr. Strutz and her team today.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

It Is Only One Tooth; Does It Really Matter?

If you have lost one tooth due to a dental emergency or other dental problem, you may not think it matters much. As it is, you have thirty-one other teeth that can support your food habits and keep your smile in shape. However, this is just not the case.

Research shows that once a person loses one tooth they are likely to lose a few more at least within the year of losing the other one. The smile also begins to compensate for the tooth that is missing. The teeth begin to shift into place where they do not belong. While this may seem like a great thing in the beginning, it can create jaw problems, alignment issues and eventually lead to you cracking or breaking another tooth because the alignment is off.

Taking care of your smile is critical to ensure that it will last a lifetime. If you have a missing tooth, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team in order to schedule a consultation. Just sitting down with a cosmetic dental team can help to decide what is the best course of action moving forward to get you the smile you deserve.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Love Your Smile From The Inside Out

Did you know that the health of your body is contingent on the health of your smile? By loving and taking care of your dental health, it can help keep your liver, heart and other organs working to their full capacity. It can be easy to take shortcuts with your dental health, not realizing that overtime not brushing and flossing actually is a contributing factor of heart disease.

Eating and consuming healthy foods are a great way to fuel your smile and your body. The water from the fruit and vegetables can rinse carbohydrates and sugar from your tooth enamel in between brushing and they are essential for your healthy bodies.

Spend time looking over the food that you are consuming. If they are high carbohydrate foods plan ahead and either brush right after consuming them or avoid them altogether. While some carbohydrates are essential to fuel your brain, simple carbohydrates turn to high sugar foods.

While it can be easy in our day – to – day busyness to forget the importance of keeping our smile healthy, they can last a lifetime without major dental procedures when we make the health of our smile a top priority.

For more information on healthy dental habits, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team!

Monday, November 5, 2018

7 Dental Health Risks You Might Be Taking Every Day

It can be easy to take your smile for granted. You wake up, maybe brush for two minutes, maybe you decide to wait till after breakfast. You might forget even altogether in the rush of the morning. We always assume that our smile is going to carry us through and we’ll just get things done the next time. But here are 7 dental risks you make be taking every day that are causing problems for your smile.

1.     Not brushing in time. When you consume high sugar foods or drinks and high carbohydrate foods, the length of time that the substances stay on the surface of your teeth the longer the opportunity for problems to arise.
2.     Consuming food that is too cold.  
3.     Not flossing. Removing food from between the gums is essential to your gum health. If you’re starting to see your gums bleed during routine brushing and flossing sessions that can be the sign of worse things to come.
4.     Chewing on Ice can damage the enamel causing cracked and broken teeth.
5.     Consuming less than 8 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
6.     Eating foods that are high in acid.
7.     Consuming several sodas, a day.

Your dental health is so critical to your body health. Keep your smile in great shape and kick these habits to the curb.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Don’t Wait!

Tongue and lip tie problems could be impacting your student and now is the time to get it checked out. So what are the signs? Tongues that are not released often result in children with orthodontic needs. Also, many times the effect of having a tongue tie shows up in posture and the relationship of jaw. These possible signs could mean a tongue tie is impacting them.

Students who are learning to read and talk need to be able to move their tongue in the proper position in order to be able to say certain words and to pronounce certain sounds. When the tongue tie is tight, it inhibits them from being able to pronounce the words they need to in order to do the job they need to do. This can lead to read difficulties and other speech concerns as they get older. If left untreated, students who struggle to read are more likely to have behavioral challenges in school as well.

The technology today for these procedures is far more advanced then it was a few years ago.
So, don’t waste time, get your child’s tongue tie checked and help them get back on track with their education. For more information or to schedule your consultation, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.