Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Stress Free Dental Visit

Experience deep relaxation through a stress-free dental experience. While you may struggle to commit to visiting your cosmetic dentist because of anxiety, your smile, and your self-confidence is worth the visit. Complete these 4 deep relaxing techniques prior to visiting the dentist to help with dental anxiety.

  1. Take deep breaths. If you struggle to have positive thoughts when visiting the dentist focus on your breath. By focusing on your breath, can help ease tension from the shoulders while decreasing the stress in the body. Say in for 5 and out for 5. This helps to keep your mind focused on getting to a place of calm.
  2. Ask questions. Many people struggle to ask questions about procedures for fear of sounding silly. However, the more questions you ask around the cosmetic dental procedures you are having done the more it can help to ease the stress around your procedure.
  3. Say a positive mantra. The negative that comes to mind becomes the negative message that your body responds to. If you are telling yourself that the dental visit is going to be stressful or is going to be painful. That will be what happens. By saying a positive mantra such as this is going to improve my self-esteem or I am going to experience an amazing dental experience. You will find this change in your mind can shift from a negative space to a positive one.

For more information about stress or anxiety and techniques to help you, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Have You Had An Oral Cancer Screening?

Oral cancer can impact any part of the mouth. Your tongue, lips, cheeks or gums. There are several different signs and symptoms of cancer in your mouth. This includes a lump or thickening in the cheek, a sore throat or a sore that does not go away with time. The problem with oral cancer is that most people do not catch it until it is in the later stages.

An oral cancer screening can help to identify, find and treat oral cancer faster in order for you to be able to move on with the other things that are important in your life. Oral cancer is also twice as common in men as in women. Tobacco use can increase the risk of oral cancer.  An oral cancer screening just consists of the dentist checking the inside of your mouth looking for any lesions or unusual bumps in the mouth.

The dentist will most likely put one finger in your mouth, under your tongue and a couple of fingers on the skin under your chin. This exam may be able to find problems sooner and help you take care of the problem. For more information about oral cancer, screeners contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Why You Should Consider A Dental Crown

A crown is an opportunity that a dentist can use to save a tooth that is impacted by discoloration, damaged, a cavity that is too large for a filling, and several other problems you may be facing. The crown goes over the other tooth and protects it from further damage. Here are 3 advantages to a crown you might want to consider.

  1. It lasts a long time. Crowns typically last patients between 5 – 15 years depending on how well you take care of the crown. You will want to brush and floss your teeth like you normally would and watch what types of food you consume to prevent further damage. But if you take create care of the crown it should last.
  2. It is a permanent solution. Once the crown is placed, it stays there. No worry about it falling off or needing to be glued back on. There are rare circumstances where you might have one fall off, but this should not be an issue if you are taking care of your smile.
  3. They hold a cracked or broken teeth together. Once you lose one tooth you are more likely to lose another. Having missing teeth can impact you in a variety of ways. By keeping all of your teeth it ensures a healthy smile for a lifetime.
While a crown might not be a solution or everyone, it may be just what you need. For more information on crowns and other dental procedures, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

The New Year Is Here!

Have you had a New Year resolution every year, and for one reason or another, it falls to the waste side? This year, give yourself the gift of a New Years' resolution you can complete. Contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team for a smile makeover. There are many options nowadays to improve your smile. Patients may come in with a feeling of hopelessness, that their smile is always going to look a certain way. However, modern technology has opened up a host of options for people when it comes to their smiles.

For example, Veneers might be a great option for you. These are are a cap that covers the structure of an existing tooth. Sometimes if you have a chipped or broken tooth, veneers might be an option for you. The great thing about veneers is that they cover your existing teeth so you do not have to be subjected to removing teeth to replace a tooth that is cracked or chipped.

Permanent denture. Gone are the days where you have to have a denture that doesn’t fit correctly, falls out or has to be glued to your gums. A more permanent solution is available and offers you the full capacity of what a natural smile would allow you to do. Eat the foods you love, smile, and enjoy a life free from worry that your teeth will fall out at an inopportune time. Everyone deserves a healthy smile that they love and now that option can be yours.

For more information on improving your smile, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.

Monday, December 23, 2019

5 Ways To Improve Your Smile

A healthy and beautiful smile is a great way to start off the New Year. How do you get there? It can be difficult with all of the different products and commercials out there to determine the best ways to really have the smile you want.

1.     Brush regularly. This is nothing new. You have probably been hearing this since you were a small child. There is no other way to remove food from the surface of the teeth but to brush and remove food from the enamel.
2.     Floss. Flossing regularly means that you do not have food build up on your gums. 
Build- up the gums can cause bleeding, inflammation and more severe problems later on such as periodontal disease.
3.     Consume healthy fruits and vegetables. Food that has a higher quantity of water in it helps to remove food from the surface of the teeth. When you consume vegetables and fruits it rinses the teeth so that food does not stay stuck on the enamel.
4.     Decrease the amount of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are a sticky substance that sticks to the enamel.
5.     Visit the cosmetic dentist to take care of any problems. While a crack, broken or missing tooth might seem like a very small problem. It is actually a problem that can get out of hand if not taken care of.

Your smile can last a lifetime when it is taken care of. For more information on how to keep your smile healthy, contact Dr. Strutz and her team today.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Your Smile

Your teeth are the backbone to your smile but did you know that your smile is also linked to your overall health? If you have decay, periodontal disease, cracked or broken teeth it can lead to other problems. For example, a heart attack or a decrease in energy. It can also make it very painful and difficult to consume food that you once loved leading to depression and an overall sense of sadness. When you have infection it is not something that can go away on its own. You also do not want to have your body in a tailspin trying to fight an on-going infection.
How do you combat the problems or the infection? First, you need to schedule a visit with your cosmetic dentist. While regular brushing and flossing will help things from getting worse, it will not help the infection go away. Visiting with your cosmetic dentist will ensure that you are able to come up with a treatment plan that is going to not only get rid of the infection it will also allow you to develop a plan to ensure the underlined problem is taken care of.

Dental infections do not just go away. You must receive treatment of sorts in order to be sure that the infection is taken care of and not going to return any time soon. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

The Health of Your Smile

Have you been told your whole life the health of your teeth is hereditary? Do they tell you it is something you have to live with even though you don’t want to? Then take a stand! There are things you can do to ensure your smile is as healthy as can be. You do not have to live with periodontal disease, cracked, or broken teeth. You can take the first step in getting your smile in great shape. Did you know, our teeth are designed to last a lifetime?

Here are a few tips for improving the health of your smile, no matter what you face. Step 1 is to visit your cosmetic dentist. You want to get to the underlined problem of what is impacting your smile. If you have decay or periodontal disease, this will not go away on its own. Visiting the dentist can help you come up with a plan and give you the necessary information you need to improve your smile.

Next, brush and floss. Brushing is the only way to remove food build-up from the surface of your teeth. While flossing is the key to keeping your gums in great shape, you want to be careful about the number of carbohydrates you eat. Carbohydrates tend to get a bad wrap they also can impact the health of your smile.

You deserve the best. If you have questions on how you can improve your smile, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.