Saturday, April 30, 2016

3 Things You Should Know Before Your Baby Gets A Lip Tie Procedure

While your anticipation, excitement and nervousness may be at its peak level. Take a deep breath, here are 5 things you should know that will help the lip tie procedure go more smoothly for your baby and you. A lip tie is when a piece of skin that attaches the gums to the inside of the lip is too tight and thick. When this membrane occurs, it can lead to breastfeeding and sleep problems in your baby. If left untreated, it can eventually lead to problems with speech.  A laser procedure can ensure that your baby can breastfeed comfortably and gets them the start in life they deserve. Here are 3 tips from Dr. Strutz that can help. 

1. Get the facts. Know what the procedure is going to look like. Get before and after care facts. Know what to expect the first few days after the procedure. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
2. The laser procedure helps to reduce recovery time, pain and bleeding, which is why Dr. Judy Strutz and her team chose this method instead of scissors.  

3. After care stretching is required in order to make sure that your baby’s lip tie heals properly.

For more information or to schedule your consultation, contact Dr. Strutz and her team today!  

Friday, April 22, 2016

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

It can be incredibly difficult to determine if you are getting enough sleep or if you are one of the millions impacted by sleep apnea. While there are several app’s that can be utilized in order to analyze your sleep, you can also take this short quiz if you think that you may have sleep apnea. If you answer yes to four out of five questions, you might want to consider scheduling an appointment with Dr. Judy Strutz for sleep apnea help today.

1.     Do you feel tired after you wake up? Often people report that they feel overly tired when they wake up. They may yawn or feel the need to drink more coffee and caffeinated beverages to stay awake throughout the day.

2.     Do you wake up suddenly feeling like you can’t catch your breath? Sleep apnea can cause you to stop breathing in the middle of the night and you may wake up several times throughout the night believing you can’t breath.

3.     Have you begun to fall asleep in odd places such as driving to work or in the office?

4.     Do you snore? While snoring is not the only symptom and some people snore when they do not have sleep apnea, other individuals did not snore prior to symptoms of sleep apnea, but do now.

5.     Do you feel depressed or have feelings of sadness that are unusual? “Once your body can not get the sleep it needs, you may be impacted by feelings of sadness or depression,” says Dr. Judy Strutz.

Dr. Strutz and her team can help find the right treatment today to get you back on track.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Why Should I Get A Dental Cosmetic Procedure Completed?

There are lots of people who may tell you that a cosmetic dental procedure is just to make your smile pretty. But unfortunately, this is not the case. Cosmetic procedures are about more than a pretty smile. It is about building a healthy smile that can last a lifetime. Having a healthy smile that can last a life time will allow you to smile for the family photo, laugh with friends when you are out to the movies, and share an ice cream with your grandson when he graduates. None of these are things that you should hide your smile from.

But research shows individuals who do not take care of their smile, or do not have cosmetic procedures, can begin to feel less self-confident. While there are cosmetic procedures that are simple procedures, dental veneers, crowns and implants may take longer, but can restore your smile so it is beautiful again. Dr. Judy Strutz and her team recommend a consultation if you are struggling to enjoy your smile. 

Dr. Strutz and her team are happy to answer any questions that you have about procedures. Once you schedule your consultation she’ll want to spend time analyzing your smile in order to determine what the best course of action is.

For more information on what restorative cosmetic procedure may be the right one for you contact Dr. Strutz and her team today.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Did You Know?

Tongue Tie Can Impact Your Baby’s Emotional Health.

While pediatricians, dentists and parents have begun to really evaluate the impact that tongue-tie has on breastfeeding, we now know that tongue tie can also impact your baby’s emotional health? Babies are born with a need to eat and suckle and Dr. Strutz suggests, “As they search for the breast in order to latch on, they are also looking for emotional security that is provided through breastfeeding.”

But babies who are not able to gain access to their mother and get the comfort they need can become more stressed and frustrated. This level of frustration can then impact the overall stress level of the mother. Once the baby begins to have difficulty when attempting to breastfeed, the milk production of a mother can decrease as well, causing the mother to become stressed, and the cycle continues. The baby tries to feed, they are unable, they become stressed, you, as a new mom become even more stressed, and milk production decreases.

To stop the cycle, a laser tongue-tie procedure may be just what is needed to help to fix the tongue and improve your baby’s ability to successfully breastfeed. Contact Dr. Judy Strutz & her team today for more help.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

4 Reasons Why Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Life


When you look in the mirror you may be impacted by the smile staring back at you. Your smile is the universal sign of happiness. It is the way you let your partner know you are happy or a way to let your kids know they are doing a great job. Without a smile, the people around you may begin to think you do not notice the great things they do, when really you may be impacted by your smile. You do not have to live with a smile you don’t love.

1.     Job opportunities can open up when you are self-confident and feel good about yourself. Employers admit one of the first things they evaluate when they interview a new person, is the quality of their smile.

2.     Your smile can improve your inner relationships. Enhancing the health of your smile can help build your self-confidence which then in turn can give you the confidence you need to expand your inner circle of friends.

3.     Happiness is contagious. When you are happy, smiling and laughing, others want to be around you because they want to be genuinely happy also.

4.     Improve your appearance. A strong, healthy smile can improve your appearance.

For more information on cosmetic options, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

When Is Enough Enough?

You lay in bed awake for hours. Or you fall asleep only to be woken up a few short minutes later because you are gasping for air. Tossing and turning all night, and never reaching rem sleep can be frustrating. Did you know that millions of Americans are impacted by the sleep disorder, “sleep apnea.” But now Dr. Judy Strutz can help you find options because there are dental treatments that can improve your ability to breathe and, most importantly, to sleep.

Obstructive sleep apnea is when your airway is blocked when you are sleeping. Once you stop breathing your body may abruptly wake up in order to re-catch your breath. After your body is continually attempting to wake up you never really hit the level of sleep you need in order to restart your body.

There is no reason for you to continue fighting depression, inattention to detail, frustration and exhaustion. If you have been living with sleep apnea for days, months and years there is no longer a reason for you to continue to live your life that way. Dr. Strutz and her team can help you get your life back.

For more information on sleep apnea or options contact Dr. Judy Strutz & her team today!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Why Chose Veneers?

Are you embarrassed when you smile? Do you have teeth that are broken, chipped or cracked? There are several reasons why you may not love your smile. Don’t worry though, there are options. Dr. Judy Strutz & her team recommend scheduling a consultation if you do not love your smile in order to evaluate them.

Veneers are one of those possible solutions to enhance your smile. Veneers can be done in just a few appointments. They are a thin covering that goes over your natural teeth and does not impact your ability to eat, sleep, or smile. In fact, veneers can add a layer of happiness that may have been missing before.

Veneers made of porcelain can be created in a shade that matches the natural color of your existing teeth. Once they are placed, they have the ability to make your teeth have a more even look and shape. Veneers can be a shade whiter than your teeth now, enhancing your smile even more and allowing you to look younger if you so desire. If you have teeth that are broken or chipped, veneers can many times be used to cover and give you back your natural, healthy looking smile.

If you don’t love your smile Dr. Judith Strutz & her team can provide cosmetic options.