Friday, February 22, 2019

Do You Worry About Your Smile?

Do you worry that your smile is just not good enough? Do you look in the mirror and your teeth are crooked? Or do you think that your smile looks off and so you hide your smile behind your lips instead of sharing it with the world? It can be difficult when you do not have the smile you wish to have. Or when there are opportunities that you have been rejected from because you have missing teeth and the unfortunate reality is that people today are judged because of their smile.

Employers rate a smile as being one of the top 10 things they consider when hiring someone. But there is help available. Now more than ever it is the time for you to ask for help in making your smile beautiful. Dentistry today is different then dentistry five years ago.  The technology available for you to have a winning smile that takes you into the next opportunity is readily available. We love helping patients get the smile they deserve.

Prosthodontics allows for an improved smile that can take you into your future career. If you have questions, concerns or feel your smile could use a makeover, call Dr. Judy Strutz and schedule your appointment today.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Your Success Is Our Success

There is no greater joy in dentistry then seeing a happy patient walkout the door with a smile they love to show off. Having missing teeth, or teeth that are broken or cracked can be devastating. Maybe you haven’t had time; the money or you didn’t feel it was important to fix your smile. However, with the opportunities that dentistry has in store for you these days, we highly recommend you take advantage because your success is our success.

We do not believe in having patients walk out our doors without loving their smile. And while we may not get 100% of the results you want in one visit, we’ll take the time to help you have a smile of a lifetime.  No one should have to suffer with dental pain, old dentures, or cracked teeth, when dental care has upgraded and can provide you a stable and beautiful smile.

The health of your smile is not just determined by the look of your teeth, but it is also determined by the overall health. Starting with a consultation can help you and the team at Dr. Strutz’s office comes up with a plan to enhance your smile and keep it healthy for a lifetime. 

To set up your consultation for a smile evaluation, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Are Your Sensitive Teeth Getting In Your Way?

Sensitivity in teeth can be a real problem when you sit down and are trying to enjoy your bowl of ice cream or when you just want to enjoy that cup of hot tea. Are your sensitive teeth getting you down and causing you problems when you are out with friends? Here are 4 things you can do in order to decrease sensitivity.

1.     Don’t brush too hard. You may be brushing off enamel that is critical to protect the teeth. The enamel is the outer covering of your tooth and the thinner it becomes the more sensitive your teeth will be. When the tooth enamel is worn down, it causes nerve endings to be exposed that cause more problems.

2.     Avoid acidic foods. This also causes wearing on the tooth enamel and increases your risk of sensitivity.

3.     Avoid grinding your teeth. If you find that you are grinding your teeth, get a fitted mouth guard that can support your teeth so you are not grinding tooth on tooth impacting the tooth enamel.

4.     Take a break or avoid bleaching your teeth. While everyone wants a healthy, white smile, bleaching takes off a layer of enamel in order to remove the stains and show off the healthy white part. This can increase sensitivity over time. However, there may be other solutions that you can use in order to get the smile you are looking for.

For more options on improving the health and sensitivity of your smile, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Stand Up For Your Smile!

We often take our teeth for granted. They can take a beating every day and yet we don’t always repay them with healthy habits. Most people often go days, weeks or months without thinking about such an important part of your body, your teeth. But your mouth is so critical to the overall health of your body. When you are tired, run down, and ready to call it quits, your teeth can step in by chewing that protein source you need to get you back on track. But how do you repay them? By consuming unhealthy snacks for a quick fix? Or forgetting to brush and floss after you have eaten that treat?

Your smile is such a valuable part of your body and your overall well-being. Your smile is just waiting for you to begin to stand up for it and show it off to all of your friends. There is no need to wait for a tragedy to happen such as unwanted inflammation of the gums, or bleeding when you brush and floss, before you change your dental habits.

For more information on positive dental habits to improve your smile, contact Dr. Strutz and her team today.

Friday, January 18, 2019

4 Dental Habits That Are Destroying Your Smile

There is so much information out there that it can be impossible to really know which information is facts and which ones are not. Here are 4 dental habits however, that you may be doing that you didn’t even know where causing damage to your smile.

1.     Chewing on your finger nails. While it may seem an innocent habit that is helping you relieve some tension, it can unfortunately lead to chipping or breaking a tooth.

2.     Chewing on ice. It is hot outside and chewing a piece of ice may be the first thing you think about as you lounge by the pool or come in from a warm day. But the pressure it takes for you to bite down, can cause fractures on the enamel of your teeth as well as jaw problems over long term ice chewing.

3.     Eating high carbohydrate foods. While carbohydrates are getting a bad rap these days for what it does to your overall health, it is always unfortunately terrible for your smile as well. The food sticks to your teeth in between brushing, which leads to it turning into sugar, which increases the process of wearing down the enamel on your teeth.

For more information contact, Dr. Judy Strutz

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Love your smile, Tips To Decreasing Your Fear

Cosmetic dental teams sometimes get a bad rap but they are the quiet hearos behind the scene cheering your healthy habits and your smile on. They are the ones that can help you to become the best version of yourself, because the health of your body starts with your smile. If you have broken, damaged or periodontal disease, these problems can drastically decrease not only the health of your smile, but begin to negatively impact your organs as well.  But we also understand that the fear you may have around visiting the cosmetic dentist is real, so here are 7 tips to decreasing your fear at the dentist.

1. Schedule your appointment in the morning. This gets it out of the way and doesn’t give you much time to dwell on the fear that you are feeling.

2.Before your appointment do something calming, such as listening to music, taking a bath or going for a walk. Anything that is going to refocus your mind on happy thoughts.

3. Tell your dentist. You do not have to carry this burden of fear alone. They can help you through this in order to ensure you have the least amount of anxiety going into the procedure as possible.

4. Take care of your smile in between visits. Brush, floss and eat healthy foods. This can help decrease the procedures you need to keep your smile looking great.

5.Get to know your dental team and the procedure you are going to have done. This can help put your mind at ease.

Dr. Judy Strutz and her team always enjoy helping patients have achieve the look they are going for with their smile. For more questions about how to manage your dental fears contact Dr. Strutz and her team.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

A Letter from Your Smile to You

A recent dentist was asked, “What do you think my teeth would say if they could talk?” So, here’s a letter from your teeth to you,

Dear human, I know your life is so busy and you always assume I will be there for you, but unfortunately because you only spend quality time brushing two to three weeks before that crucial dental appointment and your flossing routine is even more sparse, I may not be able to stick around for long.

I remind you of your habits by causing you minor pain but event that doesn’t seem to change your habits or perceptive. I love you and will hard for you, but you must first repay me in better ways. This neglect I feel is causing me to bleed. Soo, it will be inflammation city and once that sets in, there need for more serious smile fixes to get us back on track.

I see your pain and sadness when you hide me from the world and as you walk by the mirror. I want to be healthier for you but the sugar levels in soda that you are consuming is so acidic and it is wearing me down. Take a deep breath today and get us back on track, by keeping your dental appointments and taking better care of me.

For more information, call Dr. Judy Strutz