Sunday, May 29, 2016

4 Problems That May Be Impacting Your Smile

Your smile is the connection between you and the world around you. Individuals who have a beautiful and healthy smile are more likely to land that job they have been wanting, meet that special someone, and connect with new and exciting friends. Here are 4 characteristics of a beautiful smile.

1.     Are you teeth white and free of stains? Discoloration of the teeth can cause you to appear older than you are or that you have not kept up on healthy dental habits, while this in fact may not be the case. Consuming certain foods or consuming coffee can unfortunately lead to discoloration.
2.     Are your teeth straight? Crooked or over lapping teeth can not only make it difficult to floss but can also cause your lips to look pursed.
3.     Do you have any missing teeth? Once you have one missing tooth, it can create a flood of other problems which can cause you to lose other teeth. Eventually your smile may begin to collapse as well and cause you to get wrinkles around your mouth.
4.     Are your gums puffy and swollen? “Puffy and swollen gums can be a sign of periodontal disease, “says Dr. Judy Strutz.  Left untreated, it can cause major dental and health concerns.  Get help today.

 For more information or advice on your smile, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today. 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

5 Signs Your Child May Have A Tongue Tie

Your brand new baby may be struggling to nurse and is only sleeping minimal amounts. They may latch on during breastfeeding sessions only to let go within a few short seconds. If your frustration is mounting and you think it is something you are doing wrong, stop! Take this short quiz to evaluate whether your baby is struggling with a tongue tie that is inhibiting them from latching on correctly during breastfeeding sessions. Here are 5 warning signs,

1.     Is the skin that attaches the tongue to the lower jaw thicker then what you would normally see.  Everyone has a piece of skin that holds the tongue to the floor of the mouth if it is thicker than normal it may be restricting the movement.
2.     Is your child using their lips to nurse instead of using their tongue? Babies impacted by a tongue tie may be unable to get the tongue in the correct position. In order to compensate they may use only their lips.

3.     Depending on the age of your baby, they may have already begun attempting to stick out their tongue. If they have a tongue tie, their tongue may stay in the mouth and not reach out beyond the teeth or may form a heart shape.

4.     Cracked/bleeding or blisters on the nipples.  If your baby is not able to latch on correctly during breastfeeding, it can cause them to attach to the nipple incorrectly. After time, your baby only latching onto the nipple can cause problems and pain for you.

5.     Sleeplessness for you and them. While having a baby is tiring already, when your baby is not able to get the nutrition they need, they begin to compensate by waking up and attempting to eat more frequently. This can lead to sleepless nights and extra nighttime feedings.

For more information on Tongue tie and how to get help, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Spend Time On Your Smile This Summer

Summer is around the corner and while you are working on getting your body in shape and ready for the summer, don’t forget to put some time into your smile as well. When you are happy and you share your smile with others you are more likely to be a part of the life you want. Opportunities may seem to come your way and doors may open, door you thought were once closed.

This summer stop by and discuss options with Dr. Judy Strutz and her team and get your smile ready for the summer. Do you have cracked or broken teeth? Or are you struggling with missing teeth? Any of these dental problems can cause you to be embarrassed and not want to share your smile with the world, but Dr. Strutz can discuss with you if a crown or veneers are the best option.  

It is not uncommon for a person to put their smile on hold. We work out our bodies, we watch what we eat, and maybe you brush and floss, but if you have been putting off the dental work you have needed for over a year, now is the time. For more information on your dental options, contact Dr. Strutz and her team today. 

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

Thursday, May 19, 2016

5 Sleep Apnea Options

There are options for sleep apnea. You do not have to continue to struggle and live your life in a daze. Individuals with sleep apnea, may have a reduced life span, struggle to stay patient in stressful situations, and not take advantage of opportunities. But you do not have to continue to live this way. Here are 5 options for sleep apnea treatment.

1.     Visit the dentist. While this may seem like an odd suggestion, Dr. Strutz and her team can evaluate your air way and access whether sleep apnea may be impacting you and determine which option for correction is best for you.
2.     It is recommended you consume a healthy diet. A healthier diet can decrease the impact of sleep apnea.
3.     Dental device. A dental device can help open the throat to help you sleep comfortably at night. Many times this helps both those who use a Cpap and those who are only mildly impacted with sleep apnea.
4.     Exercise regularly. Research supports that the healthier a person is the less likely they are to be impacted by sleep apnea. Exercising can help you maintain healthier sleep patterns.
5.     Don’t ignore sleep apnea. Some individuals may be negatively impacted by sleep apnea and instead of getting help, they may begin to feel that it’s useless to try. But don’t wait one more day, you can have a healthier life, free of sleep apnea symptoms.

For more information on sleep apnea options, contact Dr.Strutz and her team today.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Does your Baby Flange When Breastfeeding?

In order for breastfeeding to be successful it requires your baby to be able to latch onto the nipple correctly. When your baby has an upper lip tie it can prevent your baby from being able to flange. While they struggle to pop open their top lip and be able to successfully latch on during breastfeeding a lip tie inhibits this. If you have looked for help and are still struggling to determine why your baby is not successfully breastfeeding, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today.

When your baby is properly breastfeeding the mouth opens wide and the upper lip flange’s up. This allows the baby to latch onto the breast and not just the nipple. It can be frustrating when you are a new mom and your baby is trying to eat and they cannot flange and attach correctly. While you may attempt to physically move the lip up with your finger, some moms have said this does not work and the lip will just move back into the incorrect position or the latch will break completely. You do not have to live in a frustrating situation get help today.

For more information on lip tie procedure contact Dr. Strutz and her team today.

Friday, May 13, 2016

5 Reasons Why Cosmetic Dentistry May Be Right For You

Do you look in the mirror and frown or attempt to hide from photos? Do you wonder what your your options are, but don’t know where to turn? No more. Today you owe it to yourself to look into cosmetic procedures by Dr.Judy Strutz that are right for you. Here are 7 reasons why cosmetic dentistry may be the best option to restore your smile to the million dollar smile you’re looking for, but without the million dollar cost. There are plenty of options for you to get the smile you love.

1.     Increase in self-confidence. Nothing says happy like a smile you are dying to show off to others.
2.     Increased healthy and wellness. The healthier your mouth is, the healthier your body is.  
3.     More opportunities in your personal life. People want to be around others who are happy and smile.
4.     More career opportunities
5.     Options, find out which restorative procedure is best for you. There generally are many to choose from.

Today has the potential to be a new day for you and your smile. Call and schedule your appointment today for your newly restored smile with Dr. Strutz and her team today.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

4 Reasons Why You Should Get A Crown

Your smile matters and having it in the best shape you can is as important as brushing and flossing every day. But if you have a broken or cracked tooth, a crown may be the best option. Dr. JudyStrutz recommends this restorative measure if you have a tooth that can be saved. Here are 4 reasons why a crown may be best option.

1.     To save the life of a tooth instead of having to replace the tooth with either an implant, or a fixed or removable bridge.

2.     Having a cracked or broken tooth can cause pain and long hours of suffering. Too often broken teeth mean the pulp of the tooth has been impacted. Getting help early can sometimes mean no root canal treatment is necessary.

3.     A crown can be done where it looks like your other teeth and improve the overall look of your smile. Missing or broken teeth can impact a person’s self-confidence.

4.     A crown can allow you to consume foods that you enjoy. If you have a cracked tooth it may be causing pain when you consume certain foods, especially those that are either hot or cold. By getting a crown it can allow you to consume the food you love without the pain of a cracked tooth.

For more information on how to restore a cracked or broken tooth, contact Dr. Strutz and her team today.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

3 Reasons Why a Healthy Diet Can Improve Your Sleep

Are you impacted by sleep apnea? Do you Struggle with awake and sleep patterns? Or do you feel you are asleep when you are in fact awake? If you are fighting sleep apnea, there is help and part of the help can come by enjoying a healthy diet every day. Here are 3 reasons, from Dr. Judith Strutz, why making healthy choices can improve your sleep apnea.

1.     Not everyone who has sleep apnea is overweight, however maintaining a heathy weight can improve your breathing.

2.     While losing weight or maintaining a healthy diet can improve your energy level, sleep apnea can zap your desire to exercise or be energized. Fruits and vegetables can help bring that energy level back up.

3.     Feeling healthy and energized can improve your desire to embark on exercise. Exercise can help you reach REM sleep faster. The longer that you are able to stay in REM sleep, without disruptions, the less likely you are to feel tired when you wake up.

Don’t let sleep apnea control your life. Visit with Dr. Strutz and her team today for dental options while improving your overall health.

Monday, May 2, 2016

What Have You Done For Your Smile Lately?

Your smile is a part of what makes you, you. Don’t wait until a tooth falls out to visit your San Bernardino restorative dentist, Dr. Judy Strutz. Call today and make an appointment to see how you can get your healthy smile back. A smile is reported to be the number-one impact of a job interview. Your smile can help you feel more confident and bring opportunities your way that you thought were closed to to you. There is no reason to accept that.

Today’s restorative dentistry offers awesome solutions that were not necessarily available before. Veneers can cover stained or uneven teeth. They can add a facelift to your smile. They look like your natural teeth and all you have to do is brush and floss to keep them looking nice. The positive about veneers is they are usually done in just a few appointments, and they provide a new look to your smile, helping you to feel years younger. If you’re embarrassed about your smile and try to cover them up each time the photo is taken, it is time to look into alternative options.

Don’t waste time looking in the mirror and asking why you deserve an awesome smile.  
 Contact Dr. Strutz and her team today for your consultation appointment.