Thursday, December 25, 2014

Laser Advancements Improve Dental Surgery For Your Child

Dental technology has come a long way over the last ten to fifteen years. One of these technological advances that have your family’s best interests at heart is the use of laser’s when completing dental surgery for your baby.   Dr. Judy Strutz is now providing laser surgery for your child’s frenum or tongue-tie problems. Some dentists and doctors may suggest you wait for this critical surgery, however, with the latest advancements in technology there is no reason to wait and many reasons to proceed early after birth.

Laser frenectomy procedures are a short and easy process that will enable your child to nurse correctly. Once Dr.Judy Strutz is able to meet with you and your baby for a preliminary screening she will be able to better provide you with the information you need to help make the decision whether to move forward or not. While a hundred years ago a midwife with a long nail would cut the extra skin in the mouth.  Now a laser has the ability to do the same thing with precision control of the outcome. Using a laser for this procedure allows for minimal pain and a quick recovery. Healing will begin right after the surgery and most children may breastfeed immediately. They will only need a short follow up to make sure everything is progressing as normal. 

Schedule your baby’s exam today.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

How Much Is Your Smile Worth?

Have you ever considered your inability to budget for your dental needs may be impacting your ability to move up the career ladder? Business leaders today agree your smile is one of the first factors that they, as potential employers, look at when they first meet you. If you have cracked or missing teeth they may view you through a negative lens that is difficult to contend with during the rest of the interview. “In fact, they may be so focused on your teeth they miss the important part, your resume,” suggests Dr. Judy Strutz.

While other dentists may have turned you away or made recommendations that only correct a certain tooth or problem, Dr. Strutz’s purpose is to build a long lasting smile that will give you not only better health, but also a fantastic first impression. She believes in building quality smiles with materials built to last.  With over twenty years in the dental field as a prosthodontist, she only works with labs that uphold the same standards as she does.  

When rebuilding your smile it is critical to find a person who will not cut corners. This holiday season give yourself the gift that will keep on giving to you all year long – the gift of investing in yourself and your smile

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Missing and Cracked Teeth Impact More Than Your Smile:

The way our teeth sit in our mouth impact how we say certain words. For example, if you have missing, chipped or cracked teeth you may find it difficult to stay certain sounds, which can be embarrassing as an adult, and it may be holding you back.

For example, the “th” sound is produced when your tongue is pressed up against the back of your front teeth. If those teeth are damaged it may come out as a “f” sound instead. So, not only is it not ascetically pleasing to have cracked and broken teeth it can be difficult for those around you to understand you.

While one cracked or missing tooth may not seem like a big deal the unfortunate part is that it can be a chain reaction. Once one tooth is lost the bone in that area is not stimulated enough. Without stimulation, bone loss on the jaw occurs, which then causes more missing teeth. Other teeth may also shift into the place of those missing teeth, which then impacts your jaw and can create extreme jaw pain.

With increased jaw pain you are less likely to eat the nutrient rich food you need to stay healthy. While you begin to crack and chip more teeth because your bite is off and your enamel is weakened from an improper bite. 

However, Dr. Judy Strutz, can restore your smile to a beautiful, fully functional smile.

Don’t wait to get help today.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

What Should I know About My Prosthodontist?

A prosthodontist is more than a dentist. They spend extra time in school to become specialists of restoring smiles that have been impacted by trauma, severe periodontal disease or diseases that may have impacted the mouth. While all dental professionals may seem the same prosthodontist stand out among the rest and they are not all the same. Here are a couple of questions you should ask before spending your money and time.

1.    What is their education?  Not all education is equal. Some Universities provide a more rigorous program than others and University programs can be accredited differently. Dr. Judy Strutz recommends finding out what program your prosthodontist is certified by in order to make sure you are in the best hands possible.

2.   The number of years they have been in prosthodontist makes a difference. While everyone has to begin somewhere and being new doesn’t mean incompetence. You’ll want to know if they are newer to the profession. The customized work that creates a beautiful smile is crafted in each one of Dr. Strutz’s cases and is based off of years of experience.

3.   Prosthodontist work closely with labs to rebuild your smile. Information on the labs that they will be working with can ensure not only an amazing restored smile but also at a cost you can afford. Part of the money you pay for is the lab work that is going to be done.

4.   Different restorations allow for a variety of options. Some individuals may only work with certain substances for veneers or completing implants. New technology and a variety of substances will change the look and amount of time your appliance will last. Educating yourself on the different materials available can help you make a more educated decision on whether the prosthodontist your working with can fit your needs.

5.   Their personality, will impact your comfort level. We all pay for and spend time with the people that we feel the most comfortable with. Restoring a smile is not an over night job and the last thing you want to do is start a big job like this and not finish because you are uncomfortable with the person that is completing the work. Make sure their personality is a good fit for you.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Veneers-Are They Worth The Money?

Our smile is the first tool we have to make a great lasting impression. If some of your teeth are stained, cracked or smaller than your other teeth a permanent solution is available. At first glance this solution may seem too expensive for you. However, you may be missing out on that valuable promotion or your dream job because your smile may be sending a less than positive message. Unfortunately, employers today will evaluate your worth and hire-ability based on the look of your smile.
Employers have reported they will often not hire someone who has an unhealthy looking smile," says Dr. Strutz. The assumption is that if you do not take care of yourself you also may not pay attention to the details it takes to complete the job. If you are working in retail or with customers there is an even greater importance placed on having a beautiful smile. So while you may think that Veneers are expensive the alternative may be costing you happiness and a life you deserve.
With the right prosthodontist completing the work, your veneers can actually save you money over the long term. Veneers are a less expensive option then having your teeth extracted and getting implants.  Your veneers should look natural and beautiful and when done correctly can last up to ten-fifteen years or more. Do not settle for less than the best when you are considering what a smile upgrade can do for you.
While your insurance may not cover cosmetic dentistry, with a little planning and prep work you can be on your way to a gorgeous smile you can be proud.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

No One Else Can Help Me!

Its the season of smiles, pictures and happiness, however you may not be feeling it. Embarrassed by your smile? Have you been to other dentists that have turned you away? Is jaw pain keeping you from enjoying some of your favorite holiday treats? Prosthodontist, Dr. Judy Strutz, may be able to restore your smile to a beautiful and healthy state that fixes the deep-rooted problem impacting your smile. 
So, what sets her apart from the others? She doesn’tt spend fifteen minutes with you on your first visit to her office. An assistant doesn’t relay your information to her.  Shes different because on your first visit Dr. Strutz is going to spend over an hour listening to you talk about your dental history and your smile. Shell ask you the tough questions and evaluate your entire health history. It doesn’t stop with a question or two about your teeth, or the one thing that is impacting your smile. She understands the importance of fixing all of the problems that negatively impact your teeth, your jaw, your bite and your smile.
For example, did you know that one cracked tooth could be a sign of more than just weak enamel? Dr. Judy Strutz does, she understands the importance of having an extensive oral exam that evaluates your entire mouth, because fixing one cracked tooth does nothing for you if your jaw is misaligned.  Placing a partial denture may work for some but not for others. Dr. Strutz takes the time to find out what is gong to provide the best dental work for you.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Restoring Your Smile Should Be Exciting

Are your lips pulled tight on family photos? Or are you embarrassed by what you see when you look in the mirror? No more. Dr. JudyStrutz and her team are ready to take on the challenge of restoring your smile to a natural beautiful smile that you want to show off everywhere you go. A smile is the universal sign for hello and it sets the tone for a first impression. If you’re uncomfortable when you smile it will show to everyone around you.

However, restoring your smile can be expensive and nerve-racking. Well Dr. Strutz and her team will work to help ensure that you’re expectations are full filled. From the first consultation to the last appointment they work to bring you back what you’ve been missing, a smile you can be proud of.

When you first enter the office you’ll notice comfortable furniture and a warm and inviting staff.  When Dr. Strutz meets with you for your initial consultation she’ll listen to your needs. It isn’t about her needs or what she wants, it’s about your dreams.

While, it can be expensive to rebuild your smile, Dr. JudithStrutz provides you upfront cost analysis as well as support with your insurance to allow you to know what your portion is going to be before you even get started. Begin your future today with a team that care’s about you.