Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Sudden Tooth Pain? Here's What Might Be Causing It

Are you impacted by sudden tooth pain that is causing you pain when you eat or drink? Here are five reasons that it might be happening, 

    • Eating cold food. Sometimes, when you eat really cold food, your teeth wear down over time, exposing the soft inner part called dentin. 
    • If you are stressed, you might grind your teeth. Or, when you are sleeping without knowing, you could be grinding your teeth. A night guard might minimize the problem. Scheduling a dental visit with Dr. Strutz and her team can help identify the problem and come up with the best solution for you. 
    • Have you started a new workout program where you are training heavily? Dentists have found that individuals training for a triathlon or other events like that can sometimes have dental pain. While they are not 100% sure of the cause, if this impacts you, scheduling a visit with your cosmetic dentist can help ensure you do not have something more serious impacting you. 
    • Nerve damage. While this is not necessarily common, nerve damage in your brain's nerves may cause pain when engaging in day-to-day activities such as eating or brushing your teeth. 
    • Unfortunately, receding gums can happen over time. As more of the gum recedes, exposing more of the tooth can cause problems. This might also indicate a more significant problem. So, visiting the dentist is essential if you are experiencing pain or noticing your gums receding. 

For more information or options for tooth pain, schedule a visit with Dr. Judy Strutz and her dental team. 

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Facts About Cavities

Cavities are no joke! You do not want to be caught off guard when a cavity gets worse and starts causing you problems. The key is catching them early, but how can you do this? Visiting your cosmetic dentist or getting cleaning done every six months can ensure you take care of any problems before they become something significant. 

So, what are some of the major causes of cavities? Well, you probably already know the top five: Drinking high-sugar drinks puts you at risk for cavities. Not brushing your teeth and smoking is another problem that increases the risk of cavities. Snacking a lot throughout the day with high-carb foods can create a problem you didn’t know about. And #5, not visiting your dentist regularly for that cleaning. 

But here are some causes of cavities you may need to consider regularly. For example, did you know chewing gum or using your teeth as tools can also cause a problem? Or flossing without floss can increase your risk of getting a cavity. But also be on the lookout for brushing too soon after eating. The acid from food can break down the enamel, so waiting 30 minutes after eating or drinking can reduce that risk. We know your dental health is essential! Contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today if you have questions or concerns. 

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Dental Care

Your smile is so important and can last a lifetime. However, if you need to take better care of it, don't stress because we're here to help. Our office offers a variety of cosmetic dental care services. We also provide opportunities to work with our Periodontal Therapist. 

During your visit with our hygienist, you can expect that you will have an in-depth cleaning, as well as an opportunity to talk to a periodontologist about any concerns you have. Our goal is to evaluate your gums and ensure they are as healthy as possible. If you have problems or need root scaling and planning to remove tarter and reduce the impact of periodontal disease, we can help. 

Gingivitis is an early sign of periodontal disease, and we want to be sure that all our patients have the healthiest smile they can. Once you schedule an appointment, please let us know if you have specific concerns you want us to address. 

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

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Aging and Dental Health

You might notice changes in your body and your smile as you age. We want to be sure you catch any problems that might crop up before they become a problem for you. As you age, you are more susceptible to periodontal disease. You might experience a decline in your overall gum health, or your gums might be bleeding when you floss. No matter the problem or concern, the sooner you schedule a dental consultation, the better. 

More than 50% of adults over 75 have root exposure affecting at least one tooth. You deserve to have the smile you love! The remarkable thing is that over time, our dental opportunities for patients have changed with the times, and there are ways that we can support your gum and smile health. 

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

Thursday, August 24, 2023

How Can You Tell If You Have a Cavity?

 Do you have noticeable sharp pain when you eat or drink? Or when you look at your smile, do you see a hole? You might also be experiencing pain in general when you are doing business. All of these could be a sign that you have a cavity. 

Various daily habits can cause cavities, which can become a problem that impacts your sleep, eating, or daily life. Scheduling a consultation with your dentist can help get you back on your feet. If you have a cavity and let it go for too long, you might end up with a situation that causes more pain and is more costly to fix. 

Cavities are not necessarily caused by one thing in one day. They are often created over time by a habit you have or an act you do often that wears down the enamel on your teeth. While brushing and flossing reduce the risk of cavities, once a cavity has formed, there is no way to get rid of it without visiting the dentist. 

However, visiting your cosmetic dentist can ensure your cavity is fixed, and you are back on the right track with your dental health. 


For more information or options for tooth pain, schedule a visit with Dr. Judy Strutz and her dental team. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Individuals Let's Talk Types of Dental Crowns

Are you feeling the impact of broken or cracked teeth? Or do you have teeth that have worn down over time? Your smile matters and is tied to your self-confidence. If your smile does not look the way you want it to, we might be able to help. 

Dental crowns are a popular option that allows you the flexibility of keeping your other tooth. They will fit over your tooth tightly so you can eat and drink normally. Other than having a smile you love to show off, you won't even notice them. They are made from various materials, and if you can take care of them, they can last on average between 5-10 years. While crowns are not the solution for everyone, the best way to know if a crown is best for you is to contact and schedule a cosmetic dental visit.


For more information or options for tooth pain, schedule a visit with Dr. Judy Strutz and her dental team. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Summer Is Upon Us, Take Time To Improve Your Smile!

 Friends are out and about, it is the season of sunny beaches, BBQ’s with friends and warm weather activities. Instead of staying inside and hiding your smile from people, schedule your cosmetic dental appointment today. Unfortunately, millions of people say that their self-confidence is hindered because of dental related troubles. But this can stop now.

Cosmetic dental procedures are more common now than they were 20 years ago. And the dental procedures available to patients has come a long way. While it may not be done in one session and it may take some time to get your smile back under way, now is your time to shine.  People who have cosmetic dental procedures completed report not only higher incidences of self-confidence and feeling more like their old selves. Don’t way for another summer to pass you by while sitting on the sidelines. Get the healthy and beautiful smile you deserve.

There are a variety of cosmetic dental procedures that may be the right fit for you. Once size does not fit all so it is critically important that you contact Dr. Judy Strutz and schedule your first cosmetic dental appointment in order to determine the best way to meet your smile needs. For more information about improving your smile, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.