Saturday, June 16, 2018

Summer is Here, How Will You Spend Your Time?

No one wants to spend their summer at the cosmetic dentist, however taking time away to improve the health of your smile can ensure that your plans are not interrupted later on. Dental emergences due to a cracked or broken tooth can create a nightmare for you, especially when you are enjoying the beach life away from home or are on a vacation out of the country.
Take time before your summer vacation to schedule a consultation with Dr. Judy Strutz and her team and have her look at your smile to ensure any potential problems are taken care of before you take off.

Even if you look in the mirror and your smile is shining back at you there may be problems that are lurking down below that will rear their ugly heads at the most inopportune time. Taking precautions can ensure though, that you have uninterrupted fun during your next summer vacation. While cosmetic dental procedures may not seem important they can actually ensure you have the amazing and healthy smile you are looking for.

For more information on your smile or to help with a cracked or broken tooth, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Periodontal Health is a Must

You may have thought that after years of brushing that alone would be enough to keep your smile healthy and in top shape. The problem is that brushing is not enough to keep your smile healthy. Dentists agree that flossing is critical to keep your gums in great shape so that they can support your smile for a lifetime. 

While brushing 2x a day is also critical it does not get between the teeth and your gums. This is where plaque can build up causing problems for you later on. By flossing 1x a day you can remove any food that is underneath the gumline ensuring that dental decay is not able to stay there causing an infection, which leads to periodontal disease. 

Flossing may seem like a pain and not worth it, but periodontal disease is an infection, which can cause your immune system to kick into gear trying to help your body fight the infection. But it is only a matter of time before your body will not be able to keep going at the pace it needs to stave off the infection that is continually below the gum line. 

If you have concerns about the health of your smile, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Lemons, Yea or Neigh For Your Smile?

Now that the temperature is warming up you may be tempted to reach for that sweet lemonade. Or are you the type of person that just sucks on lemons in order to cool down in the summer? A little lemon juice in your water to help detoxify your body may sound like a good idea, but what does all this acid do to your smile?

Watch out, because the acid from lemons and other citrus fruit may be reeking havoc on your smile. If you are going to consume lemons, or other citrus fruits this summer, you might want to consider the following tips:

1.     Chew sugar free gum after to remove the juice from your teeth. This will protect the enamel.
2.     Brush your teeth as soon as you can if you do not have sugar free gum.
3.     Drink regular non-flavored water. This can also help remove any juice from the surface of your smile.
4.     Consume a non-acidic fruit that is high in water, such as watermelon or cantaloupe. All of this is good for you, but it can help quench your thirst without damaging your smile.
Your teeth can last a lifetime if you take care of them, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today on more information about how to keep your smile healthy.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Defy the Odds

You may not have the smile that your next-door neighbor has, or you may have even unfortunately been made fun of growing up because your teeth were crooked, or because you had spaces between your teeth. Whatever the case may have been, that is not what you need to have now. It’s not just about the cosmetic look of your smile, it’s about the health. Did you know that people who have teeth that are close together are less likely to floss, which can lead to dental disease and other problems within your body?

It is essential that your smile live up to its potential because your entire body is dependent upon the health of your smile. If your mouth has bacteria and dental decay your entire body is fighting off that infection which can cause fatigue, heart trouble and various other health concerns.

Don’t waste another minute hiding your smile behind your lips or avoiding the truth that stares you in the face when you brush your teeth at night. Take a step in the direction of your health and defy the odds for your smile. You have a right to have the healthy smile that you deserve.

For more information on healthy smiles and cosmetic options, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Healthy Smile!

Do you wake up every morning and wish that you had a better smile? Are your teeth crooked, cracked or broken? Does your self-esteem suffer because you are embarrassed by your smile? Now is your opportunity to say ‘no more’.  A new smile by Dr. Judy Strutz and her team is possible. It starts by picking up the phone and scheduling a smile consultation. From there you have the opportunity to get the smile you have always dreamed of.

You do not have to wait for time to pass you by and continue to be in a place where you are unhappy about your smile. Now is the time because there are so many options available to you in order to cosmetically enhance your smile. There are options for fixed dentures if you have several missing teeth so you do not have to worry about securing your smile in place.

There are dental procedures that take very little time such as veneers, which are matched to the color of your other teeth and fit over the outside of your current tooth, hiding broken or misshapen teeth. There are options for an implant. If you only have 1 or 2 missing teeth this is a great possibility. The sky is the limit and a fantastic smile that you can be proud of are the options that are within your reach.

For more information on how to improve your smile, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Are You In The Know?

With the world around us, it can be easy to think that you have all the information about your smile, but do you have the facts about how to prevent dental decay and keep your smile healthy? There is so much information floating out there at times it can be over whelming and feel that there is no way you will ever really be able to discern the facts from the opinions. Dr. Judy Strutz and her team are here to help. Here are 3 tips on how you can keep your smile healthy without getting bogged down by too much information.

1.     Always brush and floss. There is no other single activity that will keep your smile healthy. Brushing removes food from the surface of your teeth before it turns into sugar which turns into plaque and causes cavities and other problems. While flossing is essential for gum health.
2.     Eat healthy foods. Foods that are healthy have the ability to keep your smile healthy by keeping food from sticking to your teeth. Think about the rich, juicy flavor you get when you bite into that piece of watermelon. All of that juice is helping to remove food from your teeth. On the other hand, think about eating a piece of bread. As it mixes with your saliva, it may stick to the surface of your teeth making it more difficult to wash off.
3.     Visit the dentist, this is critically important and no other single task can help prevent problems from rising more than this easy step. Your dentist is your friend. She can help diagnose problems as well as fix problems before they become worse.

For more information on the facts about your smile, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Top 3 Ways Tooth Injuries Occur

Tooth injuries are common as we move into the summer because more people are out and about and engaging in fun summer activities that are more dangerous than activities they engage in during the winter. So, be careful and protect your smile this summer by being in the know of what the most common ways tooth injuries occur.

1.     Sports injuries are the #1 way that people cause trauma to their smile. People are out running around playing football, baseball and other high contact sports. Always protect your teeth with a mouth guard that is properly fit to your smile. If you do have an injury to a tooth schedule your appointment right away with Dr. Judy Strutz and her team. This can help minimize the damage and protect your smile.
2.     Falls and Violence come in at the #2 spot. The only way to protect your smile in the case of violence or fights is avoid these types of situations.
3.     Vehicle accidents where someone hits their steering wheel, dashboard or is on a motorcycle or other motorized vehicle are among the leading cause of tooth injury. It can be difficult to protect your smile in these situations because you may be focused on so many other problems. Once you get the other stuff taken care of, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team. They can help. If you lose a tooth in an accident call right away, it may be possible to save the tooth. Avoiding distracted driving and paying attention can decrease your risk of auto related injuries.

The summer is upon us and this includes fun, sun and great times with friends. But be careful and protect your smile. For more information about tooth related injuries or trauma contact Dr. Strutz and her team.