Friday, May 7, 2021

Healthy Smile!



You have so many options when it comes to improving the health of your smile. Don't stick with old dental procedures or brushing and flossing techniques that don't work for you. 

We work hard to date on new dental procedures that can take your smile to the next level. Want to know what they are? Give us a call to schedule your consultation and we will spend time developing a dental plan that works for you. 

Dr. Judy Strutz and her team pride themselves on providing you with dental care that improves the health of your smile. While some dental procedures have been done for years and some dental floss and toothpaste made years ago are still excellent, if you have something explicit that you want to work on with your smile. Now is the time! 



Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Know Your Smile




Do you know your smile? Do you know what messages it is trying to tell you? Your smile is so critical to your overall health that you must take care of it. When you do not listen to the pain, you might feel, or when tooth decay builds up, that can cause problems for your overall health. 

So, what can you do about it? First, start by scheduling a comprehensive cosmetic dental appointment with Dr. Judy Strutz and her team. They can help you determine what is going on with your smile and help you map out a treatment plan. This way, you get the healthy smile you want. 

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

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Toothpaste


 


Do you ever go to the store and wonder what the difference is between all that toothpaste? Do you wonder which one you should buy? Or which one is going to get your teeth the cleanest? While everyone knows that toothpaste is essential in keeping your teeth healthy, it can be a nightmare when trying to pick one out. Here are five things you can look for the next time you are shopping. 


  1. You want to look for toothpaste that has the ADA seal. This will help ensure that you have a toothpaste that will do what it says that it's going to do. 
  2. You want toothpaste with fluoride. Fluoride penetrates the hard surface of the teeth, enamel and leads to less tooth decay. 
  3. If you have teeth sensitivity, you want to stay away from toothpaste that whitens teeth. Instead, you might want to try a toothpaste that is explicitly for tooth sensitivity. 
  4. Taste. This is important. You want a toothpaste that leaves your breath feeling fresh and clean but is a flavor that you can stand.

Toothpaste is essential in keeping your smile healthy in - between visits to the dentist. For more information on dental care or schedule your cosmetic dental appointment, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team. 

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Check-in?



How are you doing with your dental goals? During COVID, when families were at home more, it might have been easier. But now that life is potentially picking up again, are you keeping up? 

By keeping up, I mean not just brushing and flossing, but have you scheduled that necessary dental appointment? You want to be sure to schedule time with the dentist to work with any dental problems that may have arisen. For example, if you have cavities or if you have lost a tooth. Waiting is not in the best interest of your smile. 

Have you been eating fruits, vegetables, and drinking water? All of these are valuable in helping your smile stay healthy. The last thing you want is to have decay or food build up on your teeth because that can lead to other problems later on. While being safe is essential, if you neglect your smile, now might be the time to schedule that appointment with your cosmetic dental procedure. Contact Dr. Judy Strutz for more information on scheduling your dental appointment. 

Monday, April 5, 2021

Bonding

With so many different dental procedures available nowadays, it can be challenging to determine the best plan for you. There is so much research out there that this two-month series focuses on various cosmetic dental procedures that can meet your needs. This way, when you schedule your consultation visit, you know what you might be looking for. The first dental procedure we are going to discuss is bonding. Here are 5 things you may not have known about bonding. 

  1. Bonding is a method for fixing cracks in your teeth. Instead of pulling the tooth, there are other options. 
  2. Chips in the tooth can be fixed by bonding. 
  3. Bonding is a long-lasting procedure. 
  4. It can be done to fix gaps in your smile. 
  5. This procedure is best when you have a minor problem, but the tooth is still healthy. 


While there are other procedures that you might want to consider; and these are best left to discuss with Dr. Judy Strutz during the consultation. Bonding might be an excellent option for you. 

Sunday, April 4, 2021

The Difference Between A Lip and Tongue Tie

 



Did you know that your baby can have a lip or tongue tie? Or Both? A tongue-tie is a thick frenulum that attaches the tongue to the floor of the mouth. This can make it difficult for your baby to form the proper latch needed when nursing. A lip tie is when the upper and lower frenulum connects the upper and lower lip to the gums is too short or is otherwise improperly formed. 

Signs of a lip tie may be:


  1. Trouble breathing during feeding 
  2. Acting fatigued when nursing 
  3. No or slow weight gain 
  4. Struggling to latch on

Signs of a tongue tie:

  1. Doesn't gain weight 
  2. Seems hungry all the time 
  3. Catch latch well


Whether it is a lip or tongue tie, it is essential to make sure that if you think there is a problem with their frenulum, you might want to schedule a consultation to evaluate and be sure that there is nothing more. For more information, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team. 

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Knowledge Isn't Enough; Reduce Those Carbs!


 

 Last week, we focused on a few things you could change to reduce the amount of soda you drink. Welcome to our 8 part series on Knowledge isn't enough. This is our 7th part, and today we are blogging about Carbohydrates.

 

I know carbohydrates have recently gotten a bad rap, and it isn't their fault. All they do is hang out and provide us comfort when we are feeling down. However, the problem with carbohydrates is that they stick to your teeth. 

  1. You don't need to cut all carbohydrates out of your diet; just reduce the amount you consume right before bed or before brush your teeth at night. 
  2. Drink a glass of water after you consume them. If you eat carbohydrates for lunch, grab a quick glass of water to remove the food from the surface of your teeth. This is two birds, one stone; you're removing carbohydrates from your smile and drinking water. 
  3. Replace one carb item with a fruit or vegetable on your plate—nothing too crazy, just a little less. 

 

Your smile matters; if you have photos of your smile that you love and want to share, please reach out to us on Facebook. Or any of our other social media sites. #drjudystarutzYou can read our other blogs for this series by clicking on the links below. #drjudystrutz