Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Is Stress Impacting Your Smile?




You may feel the stress of the day in your entire body. Your muscles may be tight, you may feel overly tired, and when you shrug your shoulders all you feel may be tight muscles pulling on everything. There are some other symptoms that you may not notice right away but could be impacting you as well. Have you heard of Bruxism?

Bruxism is grinding of your teeth at night or during the day. When your body is stressed out, this can seep into your nighttime habits causing extreme wear and tear on your jaw, teeth and overall smile.

If you wake in the morning and your jaw is sore, or you have cracked or broken teeth and you didn’t recently get into a competitive sport, we highly recommend that you contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team in order to see if you are impacted by grinding your teeth at night. Don’t panic if you do however, there are plenty of options that can fix your smile.

For more information on Bruxism contact, Dr. Judy Strutz and her team!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Take A Break From The Hectic Pace Of Life



Do you find yourself running around all summer? Are you shuttling your children from one sport to a lesson of sorts to a play date to a water park to keep them busy and out of the house. You may find in the summertime your pace is more hectic than during the school year. Perhaps now is the time to take a deep breath and schedule a much-needed cosmetic dental appointment that you have been putting off. Climb into the comfortable chair, sit back, relax and let Dr. Judy Strutz and her team take care of you for a while. It can be so easy to get caught up in what everyone needs around us that we forget to take care of ourselves, but your dental health is critical to the health of your entire body and you do not have a better time than now to take care of it.

You may think that sitting in the dentist’s chair is not exactly the relaxing experience that you had in mind, but here are 4 reasons why Dr. Strutz and her team are worth the summer break.

1.     You do not have to look at your phone, answer an email or a text for the entire time of your visit. It’s okay, we give you permission to shut it off, read a book while you wait, or just close your eyes and bask in the quiet.
2.     You get to sit in a comfy chair with quiet. The chairs recline and all you have to do is sit back.. Someone is there for you to just recline you to luxury.
3.     You do not have to talk until the visit is over.
4.     Your smile will feel pampered and better when you leave, giving you an opportunity to share it with the world.

What are you waiting for? Schedule your appointment today and take a break from your daily businesses.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Don’t Leave the Hospital Without Confirmation That Your Baby is Okay




Do you think that there is something wrong when you are breastfeeding your baby? Is there pain and discomfort? Do they latch on incorrectly, seem to be getting too much air, or only for a short amount of time? Is the baby not getting enough milk? Or do things just not feel right? It can be such a difficult and confusing time. There is a whirlwind of emotion after you have had a baby, but if you think there might be something wrong, don’t leave without getting confirmation that your baby does not have a lip or tongue-tie, and if you don’t get the answers you are looking for or something still seems off, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team and schedule a consultation for your little one.

There is nothing wrong with making sure you are armed with the information you need about your baby and it is critical that you feel comfortable. Dr. Strutz and her team will answer your questions about tongue-tie, complete an exam, and schedule a laser lip or tongue-tie procedure to release the lip or tongue if it is needed. You can rest assured that you and your baby are in good hands with our team.
For more information about lip or tongue-tie, contact Dr. Strutz and her team today!


Saturday, July 28, 2018

Time To Get Motivated!



Have you been waiting for the perfect time to get your dream smile? Have you picked up the phone to call Dr. Judy Strutz’s cosmetic dental team and at the last minute changed your mind? Now that we are in the middle of summer and the end of the year is fast approaching, don’t wait one more minute. Get motivated to get the smile you deserve and start living your life now.

It can be easy to put ourselves on the backburner with so many other things going on, but having a beautiful smile is more than that, it’s about having the healthiest and best smile you can in order to ensure you have opportunities to live the life you want. A smile that is impacted by dental decay, cracked or broken teeth can impact you not only in your personal life, or your career life, but your overall health as well. Having a healthy smile can ensure that your heart and other organs continue to run at optimum levels instead of shutting down due to dental decay.

Completing a cosmetic dental procedure now can help open up other doors for you. Maybe you have been holding yourself back because you don’t like to smile. Dental research shows that employers look at your smile when they are interviewing people for a job. But if you’re too busy hiding your smile, they may miss out on your other amazing qualities. For more information on cosmetic dental procedures, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Why Take Risks With Your Smile



You know all of the good advice that is out there. You may even hear it twice a year when you visit your dentist, but then you go home and go back to the same habits with your smile that you had before visiting the dentist.

For example, do you skip flossing sometimes, or all the time? Do you consume a high carbohydrate breakfast and then rush out of the house only vowing to brush your teeth at the end of the day? Or do you run out to the soccer field and leave your mouth guard on the sidelines? No matter what your decision is with your smile, now is the opportunity for you to change all of that. Here are 3 ways to make positive changes with your smile and change your bad habits into positives in order to decrease the risks with your smile.

Take your bad habit and turn it into the behavior that you want to see. For example, if you want to floss everyday. Instead of saying to yourself, “I always forget to floss,” say “I’m going to remember to floss everyday.” Write this down somewhere that you go in the morning or at night right before you do other things. If you always go into the bathroom first thing in the morning, write this message large and in a location that your eyes will hit the message first.

Next, plan your reward. I know you’re not a little kid anymore but a reward can go along way when you are starting and implementing a new habit. In fact it is critical that you have something to look forward to and while having a healthy smile is a reward you may need something a little more.

Then, plan how long it is going to take you and mark on a calendar each day that you accomplish the goal. This can help you have the visual you need in order to be successful.

Take photos and post them. It is always better when you have friends involved. You may think posting photos of you flossing is gross, so then just put a selfie of your smile after you floss. This way you can see the health of your smile improve and be rewarded for your hard work.

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


Sunday, July 1, 2018

Healthy Dental Habits Is A Family Affair




Once a family works and bonds together in order to create a beautiful and healthy smile the world of health can open up, but make no mistake, it is truly a family affair because obtaining a healthy smile is more than just brushing and flossing and when your family bonds together, it can become easier to achieve the goal. Here are 5 tips to help get your family started.

1.     Go to the store together and shop for toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss and other dental needs. This helps get the whole family involved and ensures that every person gets the healthy dental thing they love.
2.     Grocery shop together and hold each other accountable. If someone is reaching to throw those pita chips or the frozen pizza in the cart. Remind them that you are on a path to dental health that starts from the inside out. Grab vegetables and fruits instead to snack on. The higher the water content the better.
3.     Don’t forget to grab water bottles for the family. As it heats up outside, we are more prone to dry mouth and dehydration. This is the perfect opportunity for bacteria to take advantage and begin to destroy your smile.
4.     Have fun together during this process. The more you laugh and the more fun it is the more likely you are to stick with it.
For more helpful family dental tips and ideas, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Missed Opportunities




Do you often go to the dentist and sit in the chair, thinking man, I wish I had enough courage to tell my dentist this or I wish the assistant knew this about my smile? Many patients disclose in anonymous surveys that they wish they could share their true feelings about their smile with their cosmetic dentist, but in the end are to shy to really share what is going on.

We’re here to tell you that it’s okay to share your thoughts, feelings, wishes and concerns with your dental providers, Dr. Judy Strutz and her team. While it may be difficult at first, we encourage you to take the plunge because once we really understand what it is that you are hoping to achieve, or what you hate about your smile, we can begin the path of building a smile that meets all of your needs.

We can really look how to best support what you hope to have your smile look like. While we know the first step is always the hardest, we encourage you to find a way whether that be emailing us prior to your visit or talking to us in person to let us know what you want out of your visit. Then, and only then, can we begin to work together to get you the smile you want and deserve. 

For more information and options about your cosmetic smile, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.