Saturday, September 26, 2015

6 Tips To Fix Your Smile

There are a hundred at home remedies coming your way to fix and restore your smile to a healthier state. Our smile can positively impact our first impression, communicate our wants and needs to a partner, or let a friend know we’re happy to see them. An unhealthy smile can decrease our positive relationships. Here are six tips to help you get your smile back.

1.     Dr. Strutz states, “Brushing regularly twice a day is the recommendation in order to remove food from the gums and teeth.”

2.     Floss at least once a day. There is no other way to remove food from between the teeth.

3.     “Visit the dentist regularly. Visiting the dentist helps to correct any developing problems and to give early options to reverse the impact of dental decay,” Dr. Judy Strutz.

4.     Fix missing or broken teeth. Once you lose one tooth it is common to lose others due to a decrease in bone stimulation. Replace and restore is a good way to keep your mouth fit.

5.     Utilize natural whiteners such as natural fruit that help whiten your teeth. Think strawberries.

6.     Drink more water. Water helps remove food from the teeth in between eating.

If your smile is not up to your standards contact Dr. Strutz & her team today for help.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sleep Is Critical

Sleep is the critical component that restarts your body and mind. Without restorative and restful sleep, your body can slowly begin to break down and not work as well as it should. Here are 4 tips from Dr. JudithStrutz to help decrease the impact of sleep apnea.

1.     Avoid caffeine before bed. Drinking coffee, caffeinated tea or soda can decrease your body’s ability to shut down and sleep. Dr. Strutz says, “Caffeine enters the body through the bloodstream very quickly and can leave your body feeling the effects long after bedtime.”

2.     Stop watching television at least a half-hour prior to bedtime. T.V. helps keep the mind moving forward and processing images that we saw on the screen. It becomes a stimulate similar to caffeine. Reading a book, or listening to calming music instead can help you drift off to a restful sleep.

3.     Reduce food with high level of sugar in it prior to sleeping. Similar to caffeine large amounts of sugar can stimulate the body and keep you awake. “The sugar enters the blood stream and then increases hormones,” says Dr. Judy Strutz.

4.     Get help you if you have sleep apnea. A dental mouth guard can help open up the airway in order to prevent your airway from closing at night. The snore guard is fitted perfectly to your mouth and should be comfortable to wear.

Friday, September 18, 2015

4 Ways A Crown Can Improve Your Smile

Crowns are a great cosmetic solution to fix your smile. While you may have teeth that have been impacted by an accident, dental disease or decay, crowns can restore the tooth to its original shape and improve the overall look of your smile.

Dr. Judith Strutz suggests, "Crowns look and feel like your regular teeth." They can come in multiple colors, depending on your preference, and be made of different materials. If you are covering a tooth in the front of your mouth your dentist may recommend a ceramic colored crown that better matches the color of your other teeth. If the tooth is further back in the mouth, a gold or stainless steel crown may be recommended.

Crowns improve your bite, which can decrease stress that is placed on the jawbone. If you have a cracked or weak tooth you may naturally move food to a different location in the mouth. While this eases up the stress on one part of the jaw, it causes more stress on other parts, as you are unevenly utilizing one side of the jawbone.

Crowns can cover a tooth that is cracked or broken. Cracked and broken teeth can cause you to feel very self-conscious when smiling. Crowns allow for the teeth to be covered up and return your smile to a more natural look while protecting the broken or chipped tooth from being damaged further.

For more options with your smile contact Dr. Strutz & her team today.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

To Fix Or Not To Fix

Americans are faced with multiple problems throughout their day that impact their smile, their teeth, and their health. Sleep apnea is a common problem that impacts millions of Americans. While some people move about their day faced with sleep deprivation problems there is help you can get.

Some may feel that snoring once in a while is a minimal issue, or that treatment may be too expensive, but that is not the case.  Dr. Strutz and her team can help you achieve the rest you deserve so there is no reason to live one more day without help. Lack of sleep not only impacts your relationships, but after a while your body begins to break down. Your muscles will not work as efficiently and that includes your brain.

Waking up throughout the night to catch your breath can lead to death. Even if your sleep apnea is mild, one time not waking up to catch your breath is a problem. While sleep apnea may begin mildly, it can rapidly increase to a problem where you are waking up over twenty times a night in order to catch your breath, putting additional stress on other organs like your heart and lungs.

You may tell yourself that this isn’t the type of  procedure you want to invest in for yourself, but honestly, the impact to your health is too great not to at least visit with your dentist. Sleep apnea impacts mental clarity, internal organs, your motivation, your mood and ultimately your overall health and vitality.

If you think you may have sleep apnea contact Dr. Strutz and her team today for a consultation.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Let Your Smile Define Your Success

It is easy to put off replacing missing and cracked teeth. Or do you have bite challenges that have your dentist stymied? Even though others may have said they can do nothing, please know you have options. There are procedures that can be completed in order for you to get your smile back. Dr. Judy Strutz and her team have been working hard, and specialize in restoring difficult smiles.

The options you have depend on what is impacting your smile.  When you only have seven seconds to make a great first impression, you want it to be your best. Cosmetic dental procedures are more than just fixing a tooth, it is about restoring your smile to it’s youthful former glory.

If you are embarrassed to smile because of broken teeth or decay, then you may be letting opportunities slip through your fingers.  Prosthodontist Dr. Strutz, suggests, “Schedule an appointment to evaluate your smile.” It can be easy to convince your self that you are not worth the money it will take to fix your smile. You may even tell yourself that not having a great smile is no big deal, but in fact you could be missing out on opportunities due to your smile.

Contact Dr. JudyStrutz & her team today in order to get the help you deserve.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

3 Tips On Picking A Specialty Dentist

It can be difficult to wade through all the options when you are looking for someone to restore your smile. There are specialty dentists on every corner, and there are plenty of people that will tell you they will fix your smile, but you should be careful when you are looking for someone who can update your smile. In order to restore your smile to the best it can be, follow these three steps:

1.     Do your research. Look on-line and see what reviewers say. If there are a number of reviews, but over half of them are not positive, you may want to consider another dentist.  Take a look at the dental office’s Facebook, LinkedIn, & Twitter accounts. Do they post stuff about their office? Do they project an image that is pleasing to you? A place where you want to be?

2.     Take your time in picking someone that is right for you and not just the individual that is the closest to your home or office.  Completing a little bit of research can save you time and money in the long run. It can help you avoid making mistakes or choosing someone that is going to leave your smile as or more damaged than before.

3.     Ask questions. When you set up your consultation, "Ask questions, lots of questions,” says, Dr. Judith Strutz. “Your caregiver should be able to answer questions about restorative procedures, the lab they use, the quality of the products, why they are recommending that particular treatment and how much your investment to fix your smile will be.

For more information, call Dr. Strutz & her team today.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

4 Ways To Cosmetically Enhance Your Smile

Fixing your smile will depend on what challenges regarding your smile you are encountering. Dr. Judy Strutz & her team have been working to help patients restore their smile for more than 2 decades. Patients who have restored their smile, have found higher levels of self-confidence, a boost in self-esteem and more opportunities to achieve their goals.  Here are some ways she and her team can help.
  1. Veneers can be a fantastic way to fix your smile. If you have chipped or broken teeth, veneers custom fit for your teeth will allow you to take your smile back. Veneers can be completed in just a few visits, and once they are on, you'll be able to brush, floss and eat like they are your regular teeth.
  2. Fixing broken and chipped teeth can be done using a crown to cover the tooth. The tooth that is impacted and how it interacts with your other natural teeth will determine which type of crown may be recommended.
  3. Brushing and flossing is a natural way to get your smile back on track. In order to get and keep your gums healthy brushing and flossing is critical. It is recommended you brush 2x a day and floss 1x a day, but even then, you still will want to visit your dentist regularly. Plaque builds up below the gumline, in areas that can only be cleaned by your dental hygienist.
  4. Tooth whitening is a great way to restore the healthy look of your smile. It can be done at home with the right dental products for your smile based upon your examination with Dr. Judy Strutz. Dr. Strutz recommends getting an evaluation completed prior to choosing an at home whitening process as “There may be problems that need to be taken care of before the whitening process will be most effective.”

If you are struggling with your smile & want options, call Dr. Strutz and her team today.  

Friday, September 4, 2015

Take Back Your Life!

Sleep apnea can impact your life negatively. You may live day in and day out drinking extra coffee in order to get through the hours. You might wake up in the morning and think today is going to be the day where I get enough sleep to focus. Yet, until you take hold of the situation and get help, your body will continue to slowly break down. 

 There is a detrimental impact on your body when it is deprived of sleep. It may first seem that you are managing it. You might be taking a nap during the day. Or have figured out an extensive coffee and sugar regimen works for the afternoon crash? This will only temporarily fix the symptoms and may result in more bodily harm. There is hope. Dr. Judy Strutz and her team can conduct an extensive exam to determine if a sleep appliance, other than a c-pap machine, will help you reclaim your life. 

While for some a c-pap machine is the recommended choice, for many a less bulky and easier to travel with option is available – a dental appliance that opens the airway, giving you back your sleep. And this option may be all you need to take back your life & get a restful night sleep. 

Call Dr. Strutz & her team today for more information!