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

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Do You Take Time For Your Smile?




It may be the last thing you think of after a crazy busy day or in the morning when you are trying to get ready for your day, but keeping these 5 rules at the forefront of your brain can change your dental routine to improve the health of your smile.

1.     Always brush your teeth at least 2x a day. Your teeth deserve to be free of food debris getting in their way. You are really only committing to 4 minutes a day to this routine. You can do anything for 4 minutes a day.
2.     Floss isn’t recommended because you dentist is trying to trick you into spending 2.00 dollars on floss. It is relying the only way to keep your gums looking fantastic.
3.     Show it off. Your teeth work hard every day for you. Don’t hide them behind your lips, sharing your toothy smile more not only improves your mood but it also improves the day for others around you.
4.     Think about your teeth throughout the day and reward them by drinking water. Water helps to rinse leftovers from your teeth so you don’t get embarrassed when you smile in that business meeting with lettuce stuck to your teeth.
5.     Schedule and keep you dentist appointments. Your smile would like to be out friends too, but your regular dental commitments are a sure way to keep your smile looking awesome in order to do that.
Your teeth are really designed to last a lifetime, don’t cut their life short with unhealthy dental habits. For more information on improving your smile, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.

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.