Friday, September 23, 2022

What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is often referred to as periodontal disease and impacts many Americans across the nation. It can be caused by the foods you consume or not drinking water. Many patients may also experience gum disease if they do not brush or floss regularly. Periodontal disease is when the inner layer of bone and gum pulls away from the teeth and forms pockets. The pockets can collect food particles causing an infection and eventually more significant problems.

While most people start by having a slight problem called gingivitis, it can lead to periodontal or gum disease if it is not adequately taken care of. 

If you notice signs of gingivitis like your gums are bleeding, you will want to floss, brush and visit your cosmetic dentist as soon as possible to improve your smile's health. Contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team for more information, questions or to schedule an appointment.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Take The Time

We know how busy you are but your smile matters. Last month we wrote about three of the top reasons why tooth loss can occur. The number one rule is because of periodontal decay. So often, patients are busy and forget or don't brush and floss regularly. Or maybe you cannot commit to your regular cosmetic dental visits—whatever the reason, we want to help you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. We can do that by seeing you at least 2x a year for check-ups and quickly taking care of any problems that might arise in between. 

We will begin by updating your health history and ensuring that we are aware of anything that has changed since your last visit. From there, we will start analyzing your smile so that we can provide the best treatment options for your smile. Now is the time to be sure you have a smile that can last a lifetime and avoid tooth loss. 

Contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team to schedule an appointment. 

Monday, August 22, 2022

Your Smile Is Our Success

We love our patients and want to ensure that we provide the best care we can for you. If you are experiencing dental problems, concerns, periodontal disease, bleeding gums, or any other area of dental worries you want to discuss with us, feel free to call and schedule an appointment today. 

We know you are busy, and sometimes you might experience anxiety when visiting the dentist. Please let us know what we can do to help your experience as we want to be sure that we know you as a person. Our number one priority is the health of your smile. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact
Dr. Judy Strutz
and her team today and have a healthy smile for the future.

Monday, August 15, 2022

3 Reasons for Tooth Loss

Are you concerned about losing your teeth? Or having a tooth fall out because of dental decay? Knowing the top 3 causes can help you prevent this situation from occurring. While there are incredible advances in dental procedures, not being in this situation is ideal for our patients. Here are the top 5 reasons:

  1. Gum disease is the number one problem that causes adults to lose a tooth. Gum disease can destroy the supporting bone that helps to keep your teeth in place. Flossing and brushing regularly is the key as well as visiting your dental cosmetic dentist. 
  2. Not getting dental care. Regular dental care is key to keeping your smile healthy. 
  3. You have high blood pressure. Unfortunately, you will want to visit your doctor if you are experiencing problems with high blood pressure before it becomes a problem. Please let our staff know at your visit, however, if you are at risk or experiencing high blood pressure. 

We are here to help. If you have concerns about the health of your smile, contact us or schedule a visit with Dr. Judy Strutz and her team. 

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Do You Love Your Smile?

A study conducted by the Oral Health Foundation found "found that more than half (55%) of those interviewed were highly positive about their smile while nearly one in five (18%) displayed an even greater love for it." But what about the rest?

Everyone else falls into the category of not loving their smile, being embarrassed by it, or feeling that their smile could use some improvement. So, where do you fall? 

Contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today if you don't love your smile. Schedule an appointment to talk about healthy, beautiful options that can make your smile radiant and help you to fall in love with it all over again! A beautiful smile is worth 1,000 words. We can help you achieve that. 

Friday, July 8, 2022

Do You Have Dental Questions?

We often get asked dental questions from patients. If you have a dental question, feel free to call or schedule a consultation to discuss your unique dental situation. First, however, we wanted to provide answers to the top 4 questions we get asked:

  1. How often should I schedule an appointment with my cosmetic dentist? You want to schedule a dental cleaning appointment 2x a year. Your other meetings will be scheduled as needed depending on the procedure you are having done. 
  2. How much do cosmetic dental procedures cost? This will depend on a variety of factors. It is best to schedule a dental consultation so your unique treatment needs can be addressed. The cost of all treatments will be discussed before any work is completed. 
  3. How long does a cosmetic treatment take? Each procedure is unique depending on your needs. While some will be completed in a few hours, others may take longer.
  4. How often should I brush and floss? There is only one way to remove food from the surface of your teeth and keep your gumline healthy. Brushing and flossing are the keys. While you consume food throughout the day, usually 2x a day is enough. However, if you eat a high carbohydrate meal, you might want to brush after to remove food from sticking to the surface of your teeth. 

For more information about your dental needs or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today!

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Chemo and Your Smile

Any cancer is life-altering, and being sure we are providing the most support we can for our patients, Dr. Judy Strutz 2010 began taking classes at UCL to learn more about Maxillo-Facial Prosthodontics. She wants to be sure that she helps her patients live their best lives. One of the ways that she does that is by providing a thorough cancer exam. The sooner oral cancer is found and treated, the more available treatment options. 

While evaluating the patient's mouth since her classes, she has been able to advance her skills and ensure that she is giving "hope to the hopeless." Dr. Judy Strutz and her team work to fully understand the unique situation a patient being treated for cancer or oral cancer is in. This way, they can provide the best treatment options and support. 

If you are worried that you might have oral cancer or to schedule a screening today, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.