Saturday, August 17, 2019

Have You Been Thinking About A Smile Makeover?

When you walk by a mirror or get ready to go without friends do you worry about your smile? Are you constantly trying to hide your smile behind your lips or not be in the front in photos because you don’t like the way you teeth have stains? You do not have to live with this problem. You can get a smile makeover. Sometimes, just knowing you have options can be what you need in order to have the smile you love. Dental procedures by Dr. Strutz and her team can ensure you love showing off your smile for a lifetime.

Your oral health is critical to your success and we want to ensure that you have a smile you are proud of. Not only should you have a smile that is beautiful, but also you deserve a smile that also functions.  In addition to correcting other problems we also can take a look at other maxillofacial problems that may be impacting you such as problems with your jaw or with the function of your teeth due to dental trauma. No person should go without a smile that allows him or her to live a healthy life.

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

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Is Your Smile Impacted?

It used to be that the only people who may be able to spend money on cosmetic dental procedures were individuals who had money, but thanks to a variety of dental options now available you can achieve the dental health you are looking for. An entire smile make over can now be done with a reasonable investment because techniques, equipment and dental options are greater than they have been before.
If you have broken, chipped, misaligned teeth that are causing you embarrassment, or impacting your overall health, we want to help you find a result that you love, not just a result that you can live with. Each procedure that needs to be done depending on the problems you face will be done with a team who understands your unique dental needs.  Your unique treatment plan may include veneers, implants or dental bridges. No matter what however, rest assured that you would have a unique and beautiful smile.

The treatment plan is talked about and gone over with you before a procedure is ever started. Now is the time to restore your smile to one that meets all of your needs.

For more information or to schedule a dental appointment contact, Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Protect Your Smile!

It can be difficult to really know how to protect your smile with so much information floating around out there. Do you often wonder if you are making the right decisions? It is easy when we are busy to reach for food and drinks that are damaging to your smile or to skip the six-month dental appointment. It takes work to keep your smile healthy.

Here are 5 things you should avoid in order to keep your smile in great shape. 

1.     Avoid eating ice. Ice can damage the teeth causing cracked or broken teeth. Your teeth may also become sensitive to hot and cold foods and drinks.
2.     Don’t skip brushing and flossing. It is imperative to keep your smile healthy by brushing and flossing regularly.
3.     Avoid eating large amounts of carbs that stick to your teeth. The longer that food is on the surface of your teeth, the more likely you are to end up with cavities or decay and other problems.
4.     Kick that soda habit. The high sugar and acid content can cause problems for the enamel of your teeth. This can lead to decay, which can then lead to more difficult problems with your smile.
5.     Visit the dentist regularly. Problems that arise can be taken care of when you visit the dentist early instead of waiting too long. Also, dental visits help keep your smile healthy so you can avoid dental pain and other problems.

For more information on how to keep your smile in great shape, contact Dr. Strutz and her team.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Chewing Ice?

Do you have a craving to chew on ice that seems to take over before you can control it? While chewing ice may seem like no problem for your teeth it can actually cause damage and problems to the enamel of your teeth that is costly to fix.

Chewing and craving ice is a sign of “pica,” a disorder where individuals crave non-food items. While most people don’t think that chewing ice is a problem, it can lead to other situations and is believed to be the cause of an iron deficiency.  There is no nutritional value in chewing ice.  The type of pica that is involved in chewing ice is called, “pagophagia.”

While ice chewing may be a sign of a bigger problem, not all cases where people chew on ice is an iron deficiency. If you have questions about this, it is critical to talk to someone about this or to see a medical professional in order to determine if you need something to help with anemia. You may also feel symptoms of fatigue, chest pain, dizziness, cold hands or feet or poor appetite.

In order to stop chewing on ice it may be necessary to replace the habit with something that is healthier. For more information on ice chewing and the problems that it might cause contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Teeth Replacement Options

Gone are the days in cosmetic dentistry where you do not have choices. If you have missing, broken or cracked teeth, you have options that can put your smile back in optimal condition. The health of our smile can determine so many other things for our bodies and our minds, so don’t let your smile determine your worth.

Implants have become an extremely viable option to use in order to replace missing teeth. There are several options depending on the look that you want. No longer do you have to choose dentures that fall out during inopportune times, or have one tooth that is the wrong color. Implants can be permanent solutions that when taken care of they can last a lifetime.  When they are done correctly they look and feel just like your own teeth as well as help you to regain control over your bite function.

When you have missing teeth or mis-fitting dentures, it can be difficult to chew your favorite foods because they don’t perform well or because of the bite pressure of dentures. However, with implants this is not a problem because the implant is placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth or teeth. Allowing it to feel as if nothing was ever lost. Now is your time to ensure you have the smile you want. For more information, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Cosmetic Dentistry

The dental field is ever growing with a field of options, types and information overload. So, how do you know that you are getting the best cosmetic dentist you can? Or how do you know that your dentist is going to take care of your needs and not leave you in the lurch? Thanks to Facebook and other social media sites you can check out your dentist ahead of time. However, you can also ask these 4 questions to see if they are in line with what you value.

1.     When you go there, how does it feel? Are people friendly, helpful and do they know who you are?

2.     Are they knowledgeable about the procedures you want to get?

3.      Are they able to answer the questions that you have? It is critically important that you feel comfortable when you are visiting a cosmetic dentist. Having someone you can trust, and feels like an extension of your business world is important.

4.     Do they have updated equipment and knowledge of current procedures? Our world is a fast paced world that is changing all of the time. Having a cosmetic dentist who is able to move in that world with you is important. Ask about their training and their current understanding of new dental information in relation to what procedure you are looking for.

Most importantly do your homework. If a dentist doesn’t feel good when you walk in, or you don’t feel you are getting what you need, don’t stay. For more information on cosmetic dentistry procedures contact Dr. Judy Strutz.

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.